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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: READ ME before choosing your umbrella

    Read this first before picking up the phone. Guidance (on) Providers of Tax Avoidance Schemes (POTAS) And read this as well 10 things you need to know about tax avoidance Be aware that by using a legitimate umbrella that will pay the expected amount of tax and NI, you will receive...

    Started by cojak, 7th July 2017 08:57
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    10th October 2017 18:29 Go to last post
  2. 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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    29th September 2017 12:25 Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Why am I paying Employers NI?

    OK so I get asked this question over and over and it appears that some companies still cease to explain things properly to contractors leaving them disgruntled when they see their first payslip, so let me explain the situation in simple terms for any newbies... So what you need to be aware of is...

    Started by lucycontractorumbrella, 9th August 2017 15:21
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    13th September 2017 15:33 Go to last post
  4. 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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  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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. Maximising take home

    Hello all, I have been following this forum for a while as I’m about to undertake a Job in overseas in Norway and as such will be operating via an umbrella company. They have done a few illustrations for me, which is great but there is something fundamental that I cant understand in the...

    Started by kobestarr, 6th September 2010 10:58
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    8th September 2010 13:56 Go to last post
  2. Umbrella Companies

    Hi folks, I am new here and would like some tips from people who aren't novice in this area. I recently started working as a contractor, and the recruitment agency that got me the role recommended an umbrella company they claimed to have a good relationship with. As I had to commence...

    Started by clone5, 4th August 2010 23:58
    umbrella company
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    6th August 2010 10:37 Go to last post
  3. Anyone heard of Templar Management?

    Hello Fellow Contractors! Ref: Templar Management The account manager of my agency called me up for a "friendly-catch-up-just-to-see-how-it's-going" and he specifically recommended them. It's a Guernsey PAYE setup apparently, I'm awaiting more info but just wondered if anyone had looked into...

    Started by kontractor, 30th July 2010 14:30
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    payroll solutions, templar, templar management
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    3rd August 2010 13:48 Go to last post
  4. self employed umbrella company

    Dear Moderator, I would like to throw this out for discussion if possible as it seems it is a hot topic…… The self-employed umbrella proposition rests on an alternative interpretation of the IR35 section “provision of personal services through an intermediary company”. The driver of...

    Started by peterreddyhoff, 28th April 2010 10:29
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    3rd August 2010 13:30 Go to last post
  5. Agency worker regulations

    Hi, I was hoping that someone could help me. I am contracting and an using an umbrella company called JMK which suits me well. However a couple other contractors keep hearing about changes to the AWR from October? and I just want know if anyone knows how this could affect me being paid through an...

    Started by kayt22, 5th July 2010 10:42
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    14th July 2010 15:30 Go to last post
  6. Question Springboard Umbrella or Ltd company??

    Has anyone used this company before? I'm a first time contractor and don't think I'll have time or be able to set up my limited company and get VAT regsitered before Monday! I need to return umbrella or Ltd company with VAT details to the hirer on Monday for a 4 month gig. This firm seems to offer...

    Started by CaptainChaos, 11th June 2010 20:07
    first timer, ltd company, springboard, umbrella company
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    16th June 2010 18:48 Go to last post
  7. SMP and Umbrella Companies

    Hi there, Got a technical query on Umbrella companies and payment of SMP. On a standard working week any wage payment is subject to a deduction of Tax together with Employee and Employer NI. When SMP is paid is the calculation the same for these statutory deductions or would the SMP be...

    Started by bass1999, 8th June 2010 15:46
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    9th June 2010 17:22 Go to last post
  8. Sombrilla Umbrella - dodgy calculation needs help!

    Hi, I have enquired with Sombrilla a calculation of how much money i can take home, as I need to join an umbrella company. There calculations, seem weird to me as it doesnt account for NMW. It works out at £5.48 instead of the £5.80. Could someone help me to understand this better? My rate...

    Started by MalaveCare, 4th June 2010 11:00
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    4th June 2010 14:54 Go to last post
  9. Question One quick question

    I am new to contracting I was advised to check how many payrolls umbrella company runs .. How does it matter to me ? Does this mean that if my umbrella runs 1 payroll a week on Mondays, if agent pays umbrella Tuesday, I need to wait until next Monday to get my payment ?? Does it also...

    Started by askhnking, 27th May 2010 10:59
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    umbrella payroll
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    2nd June 2010 12:47 Go to last post
  10. dodgy umbrella company

    ive been with <mod>co name removed</mod> for 1 1/2 years i made less money whilst using their services compared to <mod>co name removed</mod> and now that i said i want to leave they have decided not to pay me the outstanding money they owe me which is a few thousand pounds which has gone missing...

    Started by jonjr007, 2nd June 2010 11:27
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    2nd June 2010 11:27 Go to last post
  11. Choosing an Umbrella - new to contracting

    Hi there, i am new to contracting and am looking for an Umbrella solution. I have come across Parasol (PCG offers their umbrella service in association with Parasol), PayScheme+, Carrington Umbrella to name a few. Do you have any recommendation or advice?

    Started by Byte, 31st July 2009 06:09
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    13th August 2009 12:24 Go to last post

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