As a long term lurker but not poster, I thought I fairly clued up on the new rules.
Work through umbrella company = no T&S expenses before tax.
I actually thought it was fairly cut and dried.
i've always been limited so maybe I havent paid as much attention to the subtleties as I thought I had but....... the developers on site at my current project are pretty much all through a brolly. They are all being allowed T&C to be paid before tax.
Seemingly the contractor sends the expenses in to the brolly who deduct it as a cost of employment before paying them the salary.
Surely this is just bloody semantics and hector may well come calling with the KY asking them to touch their toes.
Before I make myself look like an idiot and try to convince them otherwise - is the above true? Is there any specific link to where I can direct them if they refuse to believe me.
Its no skin of my nose but we have a couple of junior developers (who probably shouldn;t be contractors anyway but that's another story) who are being swayed by the long in the tooth boys and frankly if the more experienced guys get shafted its on them but I feel sort of protective towards the kids.