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Pension Planning and What Umbrella can Contribute

The UK workforce has over 896,000 employees working as contract workers, according to a report published in 2019 by Stastisa. However, saving enough money for retirement can be a tough task for many contractors due to the varying income means alongsi...


Job Retention Scheme- Everything you need to know

Rishi Saunak, the UK’s Chancellor announced the first budget of his term recently amid the havoc wrecked by the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. It was the first budget since October 2018 and is mainly aimed at the healthcare sector and offering secur...


Tax Rates and Thresholds for 2020-21

The tax year for 2020/21 has already begun from April 6th, 2020. New tax rates and thresholds are out and amid the Coronavirus outbreak, personal finances can be affected by the new tax rates introduced by the government. Here’s everything individu...


Coronavirus Information for Contractors

The UK is one of the 199 countries being severely affected by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic which started with just a single person living in the city of Wuhan, China. Since then over a million people all around the world have been affected b...


Top 10 IT Recruitment agencies for Contractors in the UK

The job scenario has been rapidly changing and IT is one industry that has seen an enormous shift from permanent jobs to contract based jobs. The stereotype behind contact workers until now was that they weren’t talented enough to get themselves a ...


How To Find IT Contract Work?

Career boredom is one of the very common issues prevalent in today’s workforce. But again constantly switching over jobs can backfire one’s career if s/he is a regular employee within an organisation who is liable to tax deduction as well as gett...


Budget 2020- Impact on UK Contractor Workforce

According to a report by Stastisa published back in December 2019, the number of zero-hour contract workers in the UK rose up from 225 thousand people in 2000 to around 896 thousand people in 2019. The stats clearly show how the job scenario in the U...


Agency Workers Regulations

Agency Workers Regulations came into force on 1st October 2011, providing agency workers with the same basic working conditions as that of an employee in a workplace, provided they have completed an official period of 12 weeks in the job. However, th...


Cycle To Work Scheme

The Cycle to Work scheme was initiated by the UK Government to promote healthier journeys to work, to make healthier lifestyle choices and reduce environmental pollution. It’s already been 21 years since the cycle to work scheme was introduced - an...


Holiday Pay and Sick Pay

In January 2009, it was ruled by the European Court of Justice that workers are entitled to accrue statutory minimum holiday entitlement while on sick leave or can carry it forward to another year. If an employee takes a holiday leave as sick leave, ...