What Happens if my Umbrella goes Bust?
An umbrella company going bust is a worrying scenario for any umbrella contractor – here we give advice on what action you need to take if you do find yourself in this situation.Read MORE
Why does the Apprenticeship Levy appear on an Umbrella Contractor’s Pay Statement?
As an umbrella company contractor, you may have noticed that the Apprenticeship Levy appears on your pay statement. It’s perhaps not a tax that you’d automatically assume would be payable by those working via an umbrella company, so here we take a look at why this is the case.Read MORE
What childcare and family support is available for contractor-employed parents?
People employed by an organisation often don’t appreciate the difficulties faced by self-employed/contractor parents. Not only do the self-employed often miss out on help such as childcare vouchers and parental leave and pay, they also don’t enjoy the safety net of a regular salary. If they have to take time off to care for their children, they’re losing out on pay.Read MORE
Why Use An Umbrella Company
Every umbrella company is required to offer their contractors support in finding their next contract, so we have put together a list of tips for contracting job seekers.Read MORE
What is the Apprenticeship Levy and why does it appear in my pay calculation?
The Apprenticeship Levy was introduced by the government in April 2017 and is designed to fund apprenticeship schemes – which allow employers to recoup some costs of providing training to apprentices – across the UK.
What is an overarching contract of employment and why do I need one?
Any contractor employed through an umbrella company will sign an overarching contract of employment. In essence, this means that the contractor becomes a permanent employee of the umbrella company – it provides continuity of employment during and between different contracts.Read MORE
Why do I have to pay Employers National Insurance?
In permanent employment, it is the company that is liable for the Employer’s National Insurance contribution (NIC), through an umbrella company is no different.Read MORE