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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Is there an umbrella company where you can choose your pension and other benefits?

    Public sector contract - considering a brolly but would like to choose what's included. Any suggestions?

    Started by GDL, 26th January 2017 12:00
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Should I trade as a Limited Company, umbrella or composite

    Hi everyone, Can't help but notice that there are many posts on here that ask the same question - should I use an umbrella or my own Ltd Company. Thought it might be useful to summarise once and for all the pros and cons of each method and how much you would be likely to take home. Might save...

    Started by simondolan, 10th May 2006 11:10
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Umbrella calculations and why they differ!

    In recent months we have seen more and more enquiries from contractors looking to work via an umbrella company, and querying why we cannot offer them a higher take home :tired so I thought I would put this small guide together to help you understand what might be going on So first of all...

    Started by lucycontractorumbrella, 31st January 2017 13:23
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Don't be fooled by imposter umbrella companies

    I've decided to repost this following a couple of sad posts regarding HMRC Enquiries on umbrellas that were not what they seemed. As the latest umbrella company (Compusource) hits the buffers with contractor's money, I thought I'd remind people what 'due diligence' is all about. It's all...

    Started by cojak, 12th April 2014 14:20
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    12th December 2016 20:51 Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Everything you ever wanted to know about umbrella companies but were afraid to ask...

    There have been so many questions by new contractors about umbrella companies and the way that they work that I thought I would put together a help guide. Hopefully it will answer most of the questions that crop up: All umbrella companies will process your payments through PAYE (Pay As You Earn)...

    Started by LisaContractorUmbrella, 23rd October 2006 13:58
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    30th April 2016 14:33 Go to last post
  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Umbrella companies 'expenses policy' changed

    We have had a great deal of enquiries lately about umbrella companies 'expenses policies' changing so I thought I would offer a little clarification. Umbrella companies do not really have an 'expenses policy' as they can only process those expenses that will be allowed under HMR&C guidelines,...

    Started by LisaContractorUmbrella, 8th August 2012 12:26
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    16th August 2012 07:02 Go to last post
  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: Dispensations

    Hi Everyone, We are asked about umbrella company dispensations almost every day so I thought I would add something here to try and help clarify the situation. All umbrella companies have dispensations - if we didn't we would spend all our time filling in forms for the Inland Revenue :( ...

    Started by LisaContractorUmbrella, 29th November 2006 15:56
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    14th June 2012 07:58 Go to last post
  1. please recommend a fix rate umbrella company for short term contract

    ideally low fee with standard insurance cover. thank you in advance :banana:

    Started by newcontractor2014, 6th December 2014 10:56
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    9th December 2014 06:57 Go to last post
  2. Autumn Statement 2014

    Just listened to the chancellor give his last budget statement for this government and he very briefly mentioned umbrella companies as part of the now seemingly standard Evil Tax Dodgers section if the statement. There were no details though, so is there anyone more in the know who has any ideas...

    Started by slatt, 3rd December 2014 12:39
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    3rd December 2014 14:01 Go to last post
  3. UK resident, contracting in Denmark

    Hi, First post, here goes. Forgive me if all this has been covered in a previous thread - I wanted to lay down my particular set of circumstances. I am also far from an expert in tax, and I've been visiting various sites and phoning helplines for about a week now and my brain is slightly...

    Started by Andrewd, 6th July 2014 21:05
    183 day rule, denmark, double taxation agreement
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    25th November 2014 18:04 Go to last post
  4. Questions about umbrella company

    Hi there, I'm French and I moved to London three month ago. I'm actually working on websites and mobile applications as an employe, but this is very boring. I have a few customers in France but I don't know hot to bill them. I read this post. An umbrella company looks like much more...

    Started by ajouve, 19th November 2014 19:40
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    25th November 2014 09:11 Go to last post
  5. beansaver?

    any thoughts:beansaver.co.uk/how-it-works/]How it works | BeansaverBeansaver http://central-government.governmentcomputing.com/news/settled-ibm-fujitsu-dispute-at-dvla-shows-need-to-define-vendors-roles-4432094apparently not tax avoidance in HMRC's eyes?

    Started by smalldog, 20th November 2014 12:29
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    21st November 2014 18:57 Go to last post
  6. you change umbrella, you lose the client?

    Hi there, I joined an umbrella company less than one month ago through a recruitment agency, and I am thinking to change company as I found out that they require minimum 2 months notice (unless I don't leave during the first month), which means not being able to accept a full time job offer if I'd...

    Started by Alma, 20th November 2014 11:39
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    20th November 2014 13:06 Go to last post
  7. Discreet contract via Umbrella - expenses

    Hi, So I am aware that if you work a single contract via an Umbrella that the location is not considered to be a temporary place of work and therefore you cannot offset your expenses. Does anyone know if this rule still applies if the location is in Germany and payroll is under German payroll...

    Started by Midland White, 20th November 2014 11:46
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    20th November 2014 13:01 Go to last post
  8. Really dont understand payslip

    Hello, Hoping someone can shed some light on why I am receiving so little from my contract. My rate is 250 per day. For two days work I received only 211.44 out of 500....? How is this right? I also had claimed expenses of 200 pounds. Am I better off not claiming expenses, would I have...

    Started by sophia57, 20th September 2014 10:53
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    19th November 2014 06:50 Go to last post
  9. Comparison of umbrella calculators

    When I use this calculator: Umbrella Company Tax Calculator (375 per day, 110 umbrella fee, 37.5 hours per week, 52 weeks per year, 1000L tax code, no expenses) ... results are as follows: Total annual income: 97,500.00 Employers NI: 11,781.12 Employee PAYE: 28,623 Employee NI:...

    Started by AutomationGuy, 16th November 2014 14:49
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    17th November 2014 10:46 Go to last post
  10. GAP Pay

    Hi All I would love to get some feedback from other users about their experience with gap pay. I was with Giant for some time and they introduced GAP pay in which they said they would pay eight hours a week of my pay. However what they dont tell you is it is only for two weeks and only paid at...

    Started by Bemused and confused, 5th November 2014 12:02
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    10th November 2014 13:17 Go to last post
  11. AWR Uplift

    Hiya Please can anyone tell me if AWR Uplift payments are subject to tax? Many Thanks

    Started by Laura79, 16th October 2014 08:44
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    16th October 2014 12:07 Go to last post
  12. Umbrella Companies - legal signatory requirement?

    I have a client that is looking to engage a contractor who is using an Umbrella Company. We have drafted the contract to include confidentiality responsibilities for both parties, the contractor and the UC. When it has come to signing the contract, my client refused the initial signatory as it was...

    Started by Dan R Alt, 8th October 2014 16:10
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    9th October 2014 13:08 Go to last post
  13. Changes in employment intermediaries rules

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/employment-intermediaries-reporting-requirements/what-the-changes-mean https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/employment-intermediaries-reporting-requirements/new-legislation-changes-for-employment-intermediaries I'm a complete beginner in terms of...

    Started by Rob79, 2nd October 2014 08:57
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    7th October 2014 07:56 Go to last post
  14. Umbrella company problem with expenses (+25K owed)

    Hi All To cut a long story short ... was with my umbrella company for a year working on a contract the other side of the country. So was entering my weekly travel expenses which were being checked/approved against valid petrol receipts (or so I thought) by my umbrella company "account manager"....

    Started by kennygratts, 15th September 2014 17:04
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    1st October 2014 11:59 Go to last post
  15. Launch claim daily help

    Hello Im new on umbrella system, just signed up with Umbrella Company. My question his work 8 h a day + 2.30h travel what give me more them 10h in total. My umbrella company said I could claim daily when I go to work for launch up to 9.50, and need to provide receipt for it. They also told me...

    Started by vibewr, 28th September 2014 09:24
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    1st October 2014 07:49 Go to last post
  16. Filetravel of liverpool

    Is there anyone on this site who used to use Filetravel? If so did you use their recomended Pension scheme?

    Started by glen, 8th May 2014 18:21
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    30th September 2014 12:41 Go to last post
  17. Question Contract job and Tier 2 visa via umbrella company

    Hi all, Some time ago I was contacted by a UK recruiting agency with a job in London at company XXX, contract Y months. I've just passed an interview. However, I don't have a work permit and I live in non-EU country. The recruiting agency is going to open a PSC for me and work via umbrella...

    Started by voodoo, 27th September 2014 18:08
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    contract tier 2 umbrella
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    30th September 2014 08:05 Go to last post
  18. Can my LTD company be a Umbrella?

    Hi, I have a quick question and I hope this group being the fountain of knowledge might know the answer. I have been contracting via a Ltd company since June 2005 and I decided to expand our business by employing a few full time staff at the start of the year. At the moment I have a...

    Started by hcl, 15th September 2014 21:33
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    29th September 2014 15:42 Go to last post
  19. UK national, resident in Spain offered contract in Belgium. Umbrella company ideas?

    Hi all, First post on here and first contract for me so go easy on me! For those reasons alone I could use some solid advice from any pros here as my research efforts are starting to get me down... I'm a UK national currently based in Spain (tax resident) and I've been offered an 8 month...

    Started by dansmith51, 27th June 2012 21:23
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    29th September 2014 12:06 Go to last post
  20. National Insurance Jiggery Pokery

    So, I requested some illustrations from a few Umbrella companies in the UK for managing a contract in the Netherlands. One of the payroll models payed National Insurance in the UK (fine no problem) and paying income tax in the Netherlands. All reasonably happy with that but questioned the amount...

    Started by Midland White, 25th September 2014 20:45
    • Replies: 1
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    29th September 2014 10:01 Go to last post

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