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A Complete Guide concerning Umbrella Company Sick Pay for Contractors

Contractors who work under an umbrella company enjoy a scope of advantages. These contractors can set their own rate of pay and have the option to pick any contracts at any time, while additionally having the security of an umbrella company that offe...


Understanding my payslip: What is HMRC payment 'NIERS'?

The UK based firms whether small or large are obliged to pay Employer’s National Insurance Contributions. If you’re a contractor who is working with a recruitment agency or an umbrella company and getting paid through PAYE, the Employer’s Natio...


PM unveils National Insurance and dividend tax increase by 1.25 per cent

Boris Johnson has dazed the self-employed sector by declaring a stunning increase in the dividend tax by 1.25 per cent. These taxes were hiked to fund the health and social care sector which was hit hard due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In the Par...


New HMRC avoidance letters: how contractors with employers should react?

The new IR35 reforms have urged more contractors to look for work through umbrella companies. But, one can not deny the ascent in disguised remuneration schemes that have now provoked HMRC to act. HMRC has begun giving Tax Avoidance Warning let...


Self-isolation exemptions putting many contractors at risk of losing income

The UK government has been asked to stretch out self-isolation exemptions to self-employed professionals who might have restricted employment rights in case they are compelled to remain at home. The Association of Independent Professionals...


How to access IT contractor talent amid IR35-led shortages?

The need to hire IT contractors has grown at a fast pace in May 2021, accomplishing a dynamite level not recorded since May 1998. However, the dependence on contractors to help in activities and fixing gaps because of skills shortage gives no indicat...


CVs for Contractors After Introduction of Off-payroll Legislation

Lately, there has been a rising worry among contractors with their engagers to have the option to show that they are "outside" instead of "inside" off-payroll. Off-payroll is the tax enactment that guarantees that employers aren't avoiding their obli...


Covid sees self-employed women lose 2*times income than men

There are currently 1.7 million women classed as self-employed in the UK, as indicated by the Office for National Statistics, which implies ladies presently make up around 33% of the 5,000,000 individuals who are self-employed. This is a ...


A rise in mental health issues among self-employed individuals

The Coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent lockdowns, job losses have adversely influenced numerous self-employed individuals' mental well-being. As per a study done by IPSE, the number of contractors encountering mental wellness issues ...


Nursing: The most respected profession in the UK

Taking care of others when they need you is compensating professionally and personally. Nurses (whether beginner or experienced) have always been held in high regard in the UK. Recently, the Totaljobs research uncovered that nursing is the most regar...