Further Updates to National Insurance Contributions – July 2022

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Facebook Twitter Linkedin Youtube What exactly is National Insurance (NIC)? National insurance is a compulsory tax paid by employees and employers. This was introduced back in 1911 and expanded by the Labour government in 1948. The tax is applied to all those over 16 years of age (when you receive your National Insurance number) until […]

Five Reasons to use an Umbrella Company

Facebook Twitter Linkedin Youtube So, you’ve taken the plunge into contracting and now you need to get your employment affairs in order. You’ll likely be applying for lots of different assignments that meet your skill set, and (if you’ve done your homework) you’ll know that the way you’re able to operate/be paid is not your […]

Do Umbrella Company Certifications Carry Any Actual Assurance?

Facebook Twitter Linkedin Youtube 6 Reasons to Question: Do Current Umbrella Certifications Carry Any Actual Assurance. In the relatively small world of UK umbrella companies, there exists a few certification bodies who, time-after-time will tell you that their assessment process is “industry leading and integral to the supply chain”. But, especially of late, there have […]

Statutory Sick Pay Rules from March 24th 2022

Statutory Sick Pay Rules

Facebook Twitter Linkedin Youtube So, what are the rules to the SSP? This week, there are some key changes taking place regarding Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) for employees in England. When the pandemic was in full swing (some would argue that it hasn’t lost too much momentum even now) the Government made temporary provision within […]

Why does your 2nd Payment in a New Tax Year often Look Different?

Facebook Twitter Linkedin Youtube So, What’s going on with my 2nd payment? One annual event that we’d like to get ahead of is the 2nd payroll cycle of the new tax year. It’s common for your 2nd pay slip of the financial year to look a little different when compared to previous, but why? Well, it’s because […]

How the National Insurance Contribution Increase may affect you post April 6th

Facebook Twitter Linkedin Youtube So how much will I be paying in NIC? We’ve all seen the line item National Insurance Contribution on our pay slips, it’s a deduction that is factored in automatically if you work on PAYE basis. And, whether it’s from coffee machine small-talk or national new outlets, we’ve all been made […]

Increases to National Minimum Wage in the New Tax Year

Facebook Twitter Linkedin Youtube It’s no secret that the entire population of the UK is subject to some contribution increases when the new tax year hits us on April 6th 2022. We wanted to get comprehensive information to you ahead of time so that you know what to expect as an umbrella employee. National Minimum Wage […]

Luxury Lake District Stay at the Fleece at Ruleholme.

Exclusive Umbrella Rewards: Luxury Lake District Stay at the Fleece at Ruleholme. Umbrella Contracts have partnered with the Fleece at Ruleholme to provide an exclusive dinner, bed and breakfast package for our hard-working contractors. We chose the Fleece at Ruleholme for its incredible rooms, restaurant offerings and lounging areas, but also because of its location. […]

Travel Counsellors

Travel Counsellors Pippa Wilson As a part of your Umbrella Rewards package, we have formed a relationship with the renowned Pippa Wilson of the award winning, Travel Counsellors. Pippa is a bonafide expert in her field, her bespoke travel concierge packages are of the highest caliber and we’re delighted to be able to refer our […]

Maternity and Paternity Pay

Facebook Twitter Linkedin Youtube How Does Maternity and Paternity Pay Work As An Umbrella Employee? Many agency workers are unsure as to what they are entitled to if they use an umbrella company. We want to make things clear so that you don’t miss out! In short, you are an employee of our company and […]