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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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    9th May 2017 13:30 Go to last post
  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 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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    17th April 2017 20:51 Go to last post
  4. 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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    2nd February 2017 10:29 Go to last post
  5. 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
  6. 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
  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. 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
  2. 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
    • Replies: 7
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    7th October 2014 07:56 Go to last post
  3. 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
  4. Launch claim daily help

    Hello I’m 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
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    29th September 2014 10:01 Go to last post
  10. Smile New to Contracting

    Hi All, I am relatively new to contracting, in my second week, and I am playing with the idea of umbrella payroll. I was just wondering if anybody on here had a copy of any companies dispensations that I could have a look at? I've searched online and can not find dispensations anywhere. I've...

    Started by briansmith1987, 17th September 2014 15:47
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    27th September 2014 07:45 Go to last post
  11. Fees charges by Childcare Voucher scheme providers

    I am in the process of selecting an umbrella company which I am going to use for an upcoming contract. I phoned up one of the more reputable umbrellas (Contractor Umbrella) and was shocked when they told me that the provider they use to manage their childcare voucher scheme takes a 10% fee for...

    Started by silvys, 22nd January 2013 16:19
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    10th September 2014 09:33 Go to last post
  12. Issue with seemingly low pay from an Umbrella company

    Hi everyone I'm new to contracting, having signed up with an umbrella company (who, for now, will remain unnamed) 2 weeks ago. I'm writing this post because I'm concerned about the amount of money the umbrella seems to be taking, and am looking for a little clarity on the matter from anyone...

    Started by WhiteRoses, 5th September 2014 23:07
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    8th September 2014 16:31 Go to last post
  13. reputable umbrella companies ratings

    Hi, Which umbrella companies have good reputation here? Which ones are to be avoided? Cost/quality ratio? Please share some of your experience, comrades.

    Started by gardener, 6th May 2014 12:15
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    3rd September 2014 06:53 Go to last post
  14. New to Contracting, advice on mileage and travel

    Hello, I am new to Contracting after leaving 21 years of full time employed work. I have also just signed up with an Umbrella company. The distance to work from my house is over 250 miles one way,I will working 5 days a week and want to go home most weekends (leave Friday evenings returning...

    Started by niaz7, 28th August 2014 22:50
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    2nd September 2014 20:55 Go to last post
  15. Accommodation advice

    Hello, Working as PAYE Contractor, I need some help with the following 3 options. Although I will be working 5 days, I will be going home most weekends. 1. I can get a room share for say £300 to £350 per month all bills included, but I cannot get a tenancy agreement or a breakdown of charges...

    Started by niaz7, 29th August 2014 15:17
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    30th August 2014 20:19 Go to last post
  16. Umbrella companies

    Hi, Ive just started a new contract through an agency I have used before, on starting the job I have been advised to use an umbrella company to process my wage. Now im no accountancy whizzkid thats why I work in construction and before any one says anything yes I have contacted them about...

    Started by Deaksy, 28th August 2014 15:04
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    29th August 2014 08:36 Go to last post
  17. leavers procedures and notice period

    Hello there :smile ! Yes I am a newbie and yes I am on my first contract with an umbrella company..and yes, I ve tried to search for other threads but.. here I am.. that's my situation: I am negotiating with an umbrella company (Giant) for a 12 months contract with a recruitment agency on a...

    Started by zammakiram, 20th August 2014 13:56
    notice period, umbrella company
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    28th August 2014 09:17 Go to last post
  18. Am i costing myself money

    Previous have been through a Limited Company but am temporarily using an Umbrella I currently travel from London to North by Train weekly and stay away. I have been travelling standard class and been using discount websites to get train tickets as cheap as possible. However i am not sure...

    Started by ContractorUK99, 14th July 2014 14:03
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    13th August 2014 20:12 Go to last post
  19. Smile Newbie question Umbrella versus Ltd

    Hi All Ive been contracting for approx 4 months now using an umbrella company but am thinking of using a LTD company to maximise my earnings and Nixon Williams seems like a good deal for £95 per month. One thing concerns me though, I dont want any delays in payment into my personal bank...

    Started by guitarxx, 12th August 2014 13:41
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    13th August 2014 07:11 Go to last post
  20. Umbrella Company offering 87% return

    Hello all I've been advised by a friend of mine who is using a company called <mod snip> to use them instead of using my Limited company. I am an IT contractor in the city. I have been told that the company invoice the company I work for for the full amount of days worked, when they are paid, I...

    Started by frog61, 12th February 2014 08:02
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    21st July 2014 12:56 Go to last post

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