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  1. 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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  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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  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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  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: 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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  8. 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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  1. New to Umbrella's - when should I get paid?

    Just started a contract through an Umbrella; there has been a slight hiccup in that timesheets through the Umbrella and internal (electronic for the end client) are not being matched. Consequently, those invoices raised by my Umbrella are sitting in limbo because the 2 timesheets are not being...

    Started by Banshee, 19th April 2018 14:22
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  2. Whats happening at Contractor Umbrella?

    They seem to have massively messed up their move to a new system over the weekend. I received an update email saying some people did not get paid on Friday due to issues with the move but they would be in over the weekend to sort the issue out but no updates since then. I cannot access the new...

    Started by davetza, 9th April 2018 12:03
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    19th April 2018 10:19 Go to last post
  3. Question on Umbrella Reviews

    Hi There Newbie to contracting here So my scenario is the following. I will only be a contractor for a short period of time for an IT role (6m only) then I'm back to permanent roles, this is why I want to use an umbrella company. But I'm really struggling to find how to get reviews of the...

    Started by LillyC, 12th May 2017 10:07
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    umbrella companies, umbrella recommendations
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  4. Regulate Umbrella

    I might be giving up contracting as been on the bench for a while, but I have a short piece of work and may use an umbrella company. Is there anything to look out for? I remember years ago when I used one (before I used a scheme) that Professional Passport was mentioned. I see their website is...

    Started by WalterWhite, 5th April 2018 16:13
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    5th April 2018 20:17 Go to last post
  5. PAYE v Umbrella

    Okay I have been offered a short 3 month contract in the NHS which may fill a gap, my choices offered are ( rounded up ) PAYE £16 via agency, or umbrella £19 ph Having researched the umbrella route it's right on the cusp of being unviable with the extras payable (employers nat ins, apprentice...

    Started by Yonmons, 26th September 2017 14:03
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  6. Moved: International Contracts tax Liability - Help please

    Started by Razzy, 8th March 2018 10:26
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  7. Question Tax return advice - part umbrella, part freelance

    Hi Not sure if anyone can advise me, I work on a freelance basis for a few companies, in the middle of which I was offered some agency contract work. I use an Umbrella as I don't have a Limited company; the work is in 4 hour stints and can vary from nothing in a month to working 2 to 3 days...

    Started by sue51, 3rd March 2018 12:43
    freelance, umbrella
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  8. Smile Difference between PAYE and Umbrella

    Hello Newbie here...... Apologies this has probably already been asked a million times but...... I'm confused between Umbrella and PAYE! I understand how PAYE is calculated (Personal allowance / Tax / NI) but what's the benefit of an Umbrella company when potentially you are going to...

    Started by Cargie, 23rd February 2018 19:27
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    27th February 2018 10:41 Go to last post
  9. Umbrella companies and VAT on billable expenses

    Hi all, apologies if this is the wrong place to post this. When I am receiving my expenses after submitting them to my agency and it is paid to the umbrella company, the amount I receive back is minus the VAT amount. It seems to me that the company I am working for are paying the net amount plus...

    Started by alext, 19th February 2018 12:01
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    27th February 2018 10:18 Go to last post
  10. Pipefitter 'only a worker due to parasitical brolly'

    Now this is an interesting twist - worker not self-employed because of dodgy umbrella company - Heritage Solutions City Ltd. https://www.contractoruk.com/news/0013455pipefitter_only_worker_due_parasitical_brolly.html

    Started by cojak, 22nd February 2018 13:19
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    22nd February 2018 14:42 Go to last post
  11. Exclamation Opus bestpay umbrella - do not use it! It's highly toxic!!!!!

    Contractors in the UK, Since this Forum doesn't seem to blacklist this Umbrella, despite the carnage we can all read HERE, I am opening this thread to make you aware! I have just signed up to a new contract, the agency suggested OPUS BESTPAY. I asked to have a bog standard pay arrangement, NI...

    Started by whattheheck, 12th February 2018 10:14
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    bestpay, opus, shop, trust, umbrella
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  12. Why is BestPay in the directory

    Hi Searching http://forums.contractoruk.com/ in regards to bestpay it becomes apparent that it might not be wise to user their service. But when you look at Directory of Umbrella Companies & Alternative Contractor Pay Solutions :: Contractor UK it's the fourth company from the top. It's...

    Started by Floo, 27th June 2016 13:28
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  13. Recommend an Umbrella Company for Aussie moving to London?

    Hi, I'm an Australian moving to London in a week's time on a Tier 5 Youth Mobility Visa and this is my first time contracting. I have been contacted by My OE re setting up contractor management services with them and to have an initial chat once I arrive which was where I discovered that I...

    Started by aussiemovingtoUK, 13th February 2018 13:11
    auexpat, myoe, umbrella company
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  14. Is this a dodgey company ? advice please

    I've been given the name of this umbrella by the agency are they a reputable company for those with more educated eyes ? S&S Umbrella - A Company where efficiency meets trust thanks a lot Jonathan

    Started by jwid, 5th February 2018 18:32
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  15. Thumbs down Parasol Group: A Warning (Do not use this Umbrella Company)

    Hi all. I just wanted to share my experience with Parasol. If you are thinking of using them, my one piece of advice to you is: don't. Find a different umbrella, or go Limited. I did some work with them for a two month contract (or thereabouts) a few months ago, and inputted my time sheets...

    Started by siouxsieryan, 21st February 2017 10:15
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    parasol, review, umbrella company
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  16. Contractor moved from Tier 2 General to ILR

    Hi, I was a contractor for past 5 years on Tier 2 general where my sponsor use to process the my expenses and salary. Last Friday, I got ILR. so I don't need to depend on Sponsors any more. Even though I was a contractor for long time.. I didn't get a chance to setup any...

    Started by contractorak, 3rd February 2018 21:27
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  17. Umbrella Co -Self-employed ?

    A nurse works with an Agency who find work (at the moment only 1 agency is used but this may change in future). Monies are paid via an umbrella company (Paymax) who then deduct PAYE and forward the monies to the nurse. The contract with the umbrella company states that there is no employment...

    Started by ss002d6252, 27th January 2018 14:12
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  18. Umbrella paying into non-UK bank acccount, and a question about frequency of payments

    In case it can be useful to people in the same situation ... Had to choose an Umbrella company and wanted to be paid on my Italian account. Asked: contractorumbrella: would have liked to use them given the very useful advice I found from them on this forum and other sites, and the very...

    Started by enrico200165, 13th December 2017 13:25
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  19. Smile Guys - quick question as I've been out of the game for a while...

    I currently get a pension for about £8k, I'm looking to pay myself wages of about £9k and then about £30k of dividends a year. Am I right in saying the £8k & £9k I get £11k allowance and then pay income tax ( 20%ish ) on the other 6k. The dividends I'll pay 5% on the whole amount? ...

    Started by Bluebird, 21st December 2017 09:03
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