Umbrella Advice

If you’re considering umbrella employment in ths section you’ll find a number of helpful resources to guide you through every step of umbrella employment.

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Case Study – Moving from Permanent Work to Contracting

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Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Contractors

Large companies such as Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Bayer, Hoffmann–La Roche, Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi-Aventis, AstraZeneca, Abbott Laboratories and Merck & Co employ nearly one million people, of which tens of thousands are pharmaceutical / healthcare contractors. Recent surveys suggest that there are significant changes happening within the Pharmaceutical industry. When over 3,600 healthcare contractors were Read More...

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Becoming an IT Contractor

Starting out as an IT contractor can be daunting, particularly if you are moving straight from permanent employment. The extra work required can seem overwhelming; so where do you start?

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Contracting Video Guides

Need to know more about contracting? Contractor Umbrella have compiled some quick video guides to help you understand a little more about contracting in the UK, whether that is through an umbrella company or your own limited company.

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How does an Umbrella Company calculate my take home pay?

You have, no doubt, seen adverts from Umbrella Companies along the lines of ‘more take home pay’ and ‘take home 85%’; have you ever wondered how they come up with their figures?

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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.

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How Umbrella Companies work?

Working through an Umbrella Company can seem confusing, so let’s take a look at how the process works from Umbrella Company, to recruitment agency or end client to contractor.

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The April 2016 changes to Travel & Subsistence for Contractors

In April 2016 HMRC announced that workers who operate through an intermediary (recruitment agency, umbrella company or PSC) would not be able to claim for tax relief on travel and subsistence expenses.

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