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    Hi all, just wondering if anybody went down the tribunal / legal route in the end or managed to claim anything back on unlawful deductions?

    After reading this thread I've just noticed CrystalUmbrella are also making deductions as part of 'additional required contributions' which consist of employers NI and 'statutory benefits'. If you don't ever receive any statutory benefits from them, how can they legally justify keeping this money they have deducted? They are refusing to refund anything.

    I'd definitely avoid Crystal Umbrella as have had no end of issues in 4 years - including pension payment errors and most recently 'system errors' meaning very late pay, no payslips, and subsequently messed up tax. This week I was even copied into invoices about another contractor showing all their day rates. Complete mess of a company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elouise View Post
    After reading this thread I've just noticed CrystalUmbrella are also making deductions as part of 'additional required contributions' which consist of employers NI and 'statutory benefits'. If you don't ever receive any statutory benefits from them, how can they legally justify keeping this money they have deducted? They are refusing to refund anything.
    elouise as the umbrella company is your "employer" they are not allowed to make deductions to cover standard statutory rights such as sick pay, or maternity / paternity pay. This is something they must cover... if the deductions are being made and you are employed under a contract of employment (COE) then this could be perceived as unlawful deduction of earnings. You will need to look closely at their explanations and make sure you check your COE.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TykeMerc View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFaQQer View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    No. He responded to a spammer saying they had been reported. Mods removed the spammer and then removed the spammers name from tykes post. Nothing untoward I am afraid.
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