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Off-payroll to go ahead-What it means for the Umbrella agencies

Contractors and umbrella agencies have been long listening to the online media discussing the reforms to the private sector off-payroll working rules (IR35) that were to come into effect from 6th April 2020. However, due to the unannounced outbreak o...


Construction Industry Scheme- How Umbrella can help?

Working as a contractor in the UK is booming with thousands of UK professionals taking over contract job roles over regular jobs. However, managing and filling VAT and company returns can be an added workload for contractors who trade using a Limited...


Do Umbrella Employees need to file Self-assessment?

Working under an Umbrella company has been a saviour for thousands of self-employed workers. It frees them from the unnecessary hassle of administrative burden that owning a Limited company can bring along. Contractors working under an umbrella are c...


Can I work through a Limited Company and Umbrella?

The UK government is all set to roll out the changes to off-payroll working rules (also known as ‘IR35’) in April 2021. And contractors working through their own limited company (or Personal Service Company) will be the most affected since they w...


Importance of having a life insurance policy

We all eventually die but no one knows for sure when they will die. But ignoring the reality that anything might happen to an individual which can result in his/her sudden demise can cost a family everything, especially when the demised member is the...


Off-payroll in the private sector: Lords Committee Report

IR35 is the UK Government's framework to tackle tax avoidance by those in 'disguised employment'. IR35 was to be extended to the private sector in April 2020. However, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it has been deferred until April 2021. And d...


Completing P-87 form to claim tax relief on work-related expenses

Employees in the UK can use the P87 form to claim tax relief for their work expenses like work uniform, business travel, professional fees, etc, that their employer doesn’t reimburse. Here in this article we will be discussing the P87 form and...


Expenses you can claim when working from home

Work from home is the new black when talking about work culture. Technology has already been influencing how we work and the Corona outbreak served as a catalyst to trigger the growth of work from home culture. Work from home has saved businesses fro...


Difference between Agency PAYE and Umbrella

One of the most asked questions by contractors who are new to the contract working scenario is ‘What is the difference between an Agency PAYE and Umbrella? While contractors do have the option to work under their own limited companies, most pr...


Reliasys Employee Perks

Working as independent contractors has seen a rise in the recent years. Stastisa back in December 2019 published a report stating that the number of zero-hour contract workers in the UK rose up from 225 thousand people in 2000 to around 896 thousand ...