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10 Essential Online Resources for Supply Teachers

Here we look at the top online resources for supply teachers. Whether you’re struggling with an emergency lesson plan, on the hunt for fresh ideas or

10 Myths and Misconceptions about IR35

As with many complex ideas, the internet is full of myths, misunderstandings and half-truths about IR35, and it can be difficult for contractors to

Blanket IR35 Decisions – Where Do They Leave You?

With changes to the off-payroll rules coming in April 2020, many contractors are concerned that their clients may take an apparently “risk averse”

Claiming expenses for phone calls and broadband costs

Almost every modern business incurs costs for communication, and your contracting business is likely no exception. It’s often difficult to work at all

Common Questions About Umbrella Company Contracts of Employment

A good, compliant umbrella company will have a standard contract of employment (COE) that is by necessity designed to cover many different

Keeping Track of Your Umbrella Company Pay and Pension

Keeping Track of Your Umbrella Company Pay and PensionAs an umbrella company employee, you will receive a payslip each time you’re paid. This will

Umbrella Company Employees: Protecting Your Health and Wellbeing

Umbrella Company Employees: Protecting Your Health and WellbeingAs your employer, your umbrella company has a legal and moral duty to safeguard your

What Contractors Need to Know About Umbrella Company Insurance

What Contractors Need to Know About Umbrella Company InsuranceIf you’re working as a contractor, you won’t usually be covered by your end client’s

Why You Shouldn’t Need to Chase Your Umbrella Company for Payment

Why You Shouldn’t Need to Chase Your Umbrella Company for PaymentEach week we receive a great many queries from umbrella company employees who want to

Statutory Maternity Pay for Supply Teachers

Supply teachers often ask us about Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP), and a surprising number assume that they won’t qualify because they work in supply.

Umbrella Company Payslips – A Closer Look

Umbrella Company Payslips – A Closer LookIf you’re working for an umbrella company for the first time, you’ll notice that your pay documents contain

Top 5 Questions from Umbrella Company Employees

Top 5 Questions from Umbrella Company EmployeesQuestions Asked by Umbrella Company EmployeesAs a responsible umbrella company, we’re always keen to


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What is CIS tax? Are you due a refund?

Who should be paying CIS tax? And why might you be due a refund? Are you surrounded by fellow workers on a construction site, excitedly talking about

Limited Company Contractors FAQ - March 2022

Here are the most frequently asked questions we've received from Limited company contractors in March 2022, with answers from the experts at

A Reminder of the Complexity of IR35 Status Determinations

If we didn’t know it already, the Court of Appeals recent decisions in the Paul Hawksbee and Kaye Adams cases have reaffirmed the complexity of IR35

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