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 […]

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 […]

Moving away from a 5 day work week – The Pros and Cons

5 day work week

Facebook Twitter Linkedin Youtube To work full-time has, for years, been synonymous with ‘8 hours a day, 5 days a week’. Many sources cite Henry Ford as the first to institute what we now consider to be the standard 5 day, 40 hour week in the 1930s. Before this, recreational time was considered to be […]