Parasol - Employment Costs - extra charges??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Hallett View Post
    I'd be amazed if any legit brolly was able to offer you a better return. Both Parasol and Giant fit that category.
    With Giant there's no additional 'Employment costs', only their margin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Spartan View Post
    Sweet, me too
    Hi Spartan

    I like you fell for the old Parasol B/S and have been ripped off it seems... Having contacted them I was amazed to find out the full extent of their tactics. They refuse to provide original voice recordings of my original call describing the their breakdown. After raising a complaint and grievance, they then added a contract to my profile without knowledge or consent, saying I accepted it. However, I took a screen shoot of my profile with them, when it did not contain a contract. Can you tell me if you managed to recover the employment costs from them and did you have to take them to court in order for them to pay? did they refuse to pay your wages as a result of you requesting a refund?

    Thank you for sharing your insight on this company

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    Default hmmm

    Good thing I found this thread about Parasol.
    That's them off my list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Hallett View Post
    I'd be amazed if any legit brolly was able to offer you a better return. Both Parasol and Giant fit that category.
    A legit brolly can offer no better return than any other - only difference in take home pay between 2 brollies should be down to their margin and nothing else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LisaContractorUmbrella View Post
    A legit brolly can offer no better return than any other - only difference in take home pay between 2 brollies should be down to their margin and nothing else.
    Muddying the waters: surely it is theoretically possible that different umbrellas could be using scale rates for expenses and have a legitimately agreed higher scale rate than another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ASB View Post
    Muddying the waters: surely it is theoretically possible that different umbrellas could be using scale rates for expenses and have a legitimately agreed higher scale rate than another.
    Scale rates are only permitted for subsistence expenses and the rules are pretty clear - breakfast and dinner are only allowable in exceptional circumstances unless the contractor is staying away from home and staying in hotel so any difference really would be negligible
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    Also worth noting that if you are in rented or a b&b with access to cooking facilities the breakfast and dinner may not be allowable either!
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    Default Update 5 years on

    I left Parasol shortly after starting this thread back in 2012.

    I decided to go the limited company route instead of going with another umbrella co. I've used InTouch since for my accounting and have had a good experience. I would recommend them if asked.

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