Do Current Umbrella Certifications Carry Any Actual Assurance?

Do Current Umbrella Certifications Carry Any Actual Assurance?

6 Reasons to Question: Do Current Umbrella Certifications Carry Any Actual Assurance. In the relatively small world of UK umbrella companies, there exists a few certification bodies who, time-after-time will tell you that their assessment process is “industry leading and integral to the supply chain”. But, especially of late, there have been compounding questions about […]

Statutory Sick Pay Rules from March 24th 2022

Statutory Sick Pay Rules

This week, there are some key changes taking place regarding Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) for employees in England. When the pandemic was in full swing (some would argue that it hasn’t lost too much momentum even now) the Government made temporary provision within the SSP rules that stated anyone who had to take time off […]

Why does your 2nd Payment in a new tax year often look different?

Why does your 2nd Payment in a new tax year often look different?

One annual event that we’d like to get ahead of is the 2nd payroll cycle of the new tax year. It’s common for your 2nd pay slip of the financial year to look a little different when compared to previous, but why? Well, it’s because of the way your payroll is set up if you work via […]

National Insurance Contribution Increase – How it may affect you post April 6th

How it may affect you post April 6th

So, how will the National Insurance Contribution affect me? We’ve all seen the line item National Insurance Contribution on our pay slips, it’s a deduction that is factored in automatically if you work on PAYE basis. And, whether it’s from coffee machine small-talk or national new outlets, we’ve all been made aware that there will […]

National Minimum Wage Increase in the New Tax Year

National Minimum Wage Increase in the New Tax Year

It’s no secret that the entire population of the UK is subject to some contribution increases when the new tax year hits us on April 6th 2022. We wanted to get comprehensive information to you ahead of time so that you know what to expect as an umbrella employee. NMW: The countdown is on to an […]

Travel Counsellors

We have formed an amazing relationship with the renowned Pippa Wilson of the award-winning, Travel Counsellors for you, our hard-working and loyal contractors. Pippa is a bonafide expert in her field, her bespoke travel concierge packages are of the highest caliber and we’re delighted to be able to refer our contractors her way.  If you’re looking […]

Maternity & Paternity Pay

Maternity & Paternity Pay

Many agency workers are unsure as to what they are entitled to if they use an umbrella. Maternity & paternity pay is one of those entitlements.

The Right to Disconnect

The Right to Disconnect

The Right to Disconnect, what does it mean and what conclusions came out of France? In 2017 France introduced a piece of legislation aimed at companies with more than 50 workers. The aim was to ensure that the company’s employees would not work or partaking in work related activities once they have passed their contracted […]