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How a Tax Calculator Can Mislead Contractors

As an umbrella company employee, if you plug your contract rate into an online PAYE calculator it will overestimate your take home pay. This is

Supply Teacher? Here's how we calculate your pay

If you're new to supply teaching or to employment with an umbrella company it's important that you understand how your pay us calculated as

Top 5 Questions from Umbrella Company Employees

Questions Asked by Umbrella Company EmployeesAs a responsible umbrella company, we’re always keen to provide the information our employees actually

Private Sector IR35 Reform: Why not Engaging PSCs is Too Risky for Recruiters

IR35 reform has been with us since April 2021 and any end client who doesn't class as a small private company and is hiring contractors who trade

Private Sector IR35 Reform: Help Your Clients Maintain “Reasonable Care”

For a number of reasons, most often resourcing issues or time constraints, we’re still seeing end clients using “blanket” or “role based” IR35

What Recruiters Need to Know About IR35

As a recruiter, you don't need to be an expert in the IR35 legislation, but you do need to know the broad strokes of how it affects your

IR35 : How Your Clients Can Avoid Losing Contractors

Since April 2021 most end clients have been responsible for determining the IR35 status of any contractors they engage. As this decision has a marked

Can Recruiters Turn IR35 into a Competitive Advantage?

The contracting industry has been adjusting to IR35 reform since April 2021, and as those adjustments take effect the commercial landscape will

Dividends and How They Work

Despite the headlines over the last few months and our own communications we have been surprised by the number of clients who were unaware or had

Engaging Subcontractors Through Your Limited Company

Can I subcontract my work to a fellow contractor?Do you have multiple contracts and too much work to do? A good problem to have and one that is

Limited Company Contractors FAQ - June 2022

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

Self-Employed FAQ - June 2022

Here are the most frequently asked questions we've received from self-employed clients in June 2022, with answers from the experts at Orange

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IR35: Why Role Based Assessments Are Not Enough

In terms of controlling your risks and treating contractors fairly, not to mention sourcing key skills at a sensible price, blanket or “role-based”

IR35 Reform: Why Recruiters/Clients Shouldn’t Make Blanket Decisions

Most end-clients are now responsible for assessing the IR35 status of any contractor they hire, and they’ll be liable if their decision is found to be

4.3 Million Reasons Why Your Clients Need Expert Help with IR35 Compliance

In 2019 the NHS received a £4.3 million tax bill after HMRC decided it had set its contractors’ IR35 status incorrectly, even though CEST -

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