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  1. Don’t base it on cost alone pick up the phone and...

    Don’t base it on cost alone pick up the phone and talk to them to get a proper idea of who will be handling your cash [emoji6] but they can range from £15 per week to £30. HTHs
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    Glad it got sorted in the end for you :smile

    Glad it got sorted in the end for you :smile
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    Sorry should have explained it in more detail......

    Sorry should have explained it in more detail... the calculation of the deduction is based on the gross pay (before tax and NI) for the pay period and no deduction will be made if the statutory...
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    Hi Michael, happy to give them a call and see...

    Hi Michael, happy to give them a call and see what I can do. I will PM you :smile
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    Thanks ladymuck I will be back very shortly!...

    Thanks ladymuck I will be back very shortly!
    :hug:
  7. Sticky: The brolly will have to net you National Minimum...

    The brolly will have to net you National Minimum Wage over that fill your boots :wink

    As Northern Lad said, you can pay more that £40k in via the brolly, but they will claw back the tax over that...
  8. Sticky: As you are the employee of the umbrella company,...

    As you are the employee of the umbrella company, the pension goes into the Group Pension Scheme, but as others have said, there are companies that will allow transfers at no cost, in which case you...
  9. Are stating that you have earned more than...

    Are stating that you have earned more than statutory employment rights due to your length of service? If so you may wish to go back and revisit your contract of employment to see what is stated as...
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    Best advice I can give is to pick up the phone,...

    Best advice I can give is to pick up the phone, speak to a person and then start to do your research. If they cannot answer any questions you have then don't go with them! You need to know exactly...
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    Hi Paul, I have PMd you, so it now looks like...

    Hi Paul, I have PMd you, so it now looks like your salary has increased and therefore your earnings will be taxed on a higher figure increasing your tax take.
  12. You are still entitled to Mat Pay, Pat Pay etc...

    You are still entitled to Mat Pay, Pat Pay etc through an umbrella, as long as they are opertaing properly, they are legally your employer, so they must make these payments to you. HTHs
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  14. Make sure you speak with them all on the phone,...

    Make sure you speak with them all on the phone, you can get a better idea of the company if they can explain it all properly over the phone to you! Then make the choice :wink
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    As NotAllThere said, at retirement age you are...

    As NotAllThere said, at retirement age you are correct in that no Employee's NI is due, but Employer's NI is due on every employee irrelevant of age, as this is deemed to be paid from the contract...
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    Always good to not be the norm then :tongue I...

    Always good to not be the norm then :tongue

    I would like to think so too, but for me the relationship has to be about service. I keep the contractor and the agency happy and then there are no...
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    There are rare occasions when you can gain an...

    There are rare occasions when you can gain an exception, but rarely :frown
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    Bit of a sweeping statement! I am aware of...

    Bit of a sweeping statement! I am aware of compliant one's still slipping pre paid credit cards under the recruiters noses!



    So those that are compliant and not operating with referrals are...
  19. Poll: Completely agree, a standard template would work...

    Completely agree, a standard template would work in everyone's interests; HMRC, the contractors and the umbrella (cutting legal costs, setting very clear guidelines etc) but HMRC would need to agree...
  20. They do here...

    They do here :smile, but as for acting fast, who knows! :spank:
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    Hi Delectable, if you need any advice let me know...

    Hi Delectable, if you need any advice let me know and I will help.
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    Until HMRC come knocking on your door for the...

    Until HMRC come knocking on your door for the personal tax liability which technically has nothing to do with them - as most people have said run a mile. TBH if they are offering 2 schemes, I wouldnt...
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    Or work on the basis that if a company cannot or...

    Or work on the basis that if a company cannot or will not explain how the figures are arrived at then look elsewhere? Every company should be able to provide a breakdown of exactly how the figures...
  24. This link...

    This link may help.
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    Unless you are a 20% tax payer - in which case...

    Unless you are a 20% tax payer - in which case you may bag nearer to 70% so dependent on earnings :smile
  26. Did they ever get to a point of issuing a P60 for...

    Did they ever get to a point of issuing a P60 for you? Or have the liquidators ever got round to issuing a P45?
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    Tomato / Tomaeto (or however you would say it) -...

    Tomato / Tomaeto (or however you would say it) - you can call me whatever you like, I will still respond :tongue
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    Hi Andy I am so sorry to hear of the issues...

    Hi Andy

    I am so sorry to hear of the issues you have had, I have sent you a PM to address this :smile
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    Try International Umbrella - not sure if they can...

    Try International Umbrella - not sure if they can help but worth a call :smile
  30. All down to the Taylor Review - meaning hours and...

    All down to the Taylor Review - meaning hours and days must be specified on any payslip and every employee has the 'right' to a slip... This is the first part of the review to kick in.

    Payslip...
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    Your PSC / Ltd company is the intermediary...

    Your PSC / Ltd company is the intermediary closest to the end client at this point and therefore the end client would have to make all of the PAYE and NI deductions at source, which they won't want...
  32. Well thats a new one!!! :frown If you want to...

    Well thats a new one!!! :frown

    If you want to email it over to me I can look at the amount and try and work out what it refers to, but my guess is either Employers NI or Apprenticeship Levy.
  33. Ooooo thats a new one :whoosh: and they call it a...

    Ooooo thats a new one :whoosh: and they call it a "scheme"????
  34. Hi David You wouldn't be able to work via a...

    Hi David

    You wouldn't be able to work via a compliant umbrella company as the work is more ad-hoc. Umbrella companies have to guarantee the worker minimum hours which wouldn't be feasible for you....
  35. Basically i want an umbrella company that offers...

    Basically i want an umbrella company that offers the following
    Account manager
    Low fees - please don't base your choice on the charge, I am not saying go with the most expensive, but this is an...
  36. Maybe you guys could all put in a good word for...

    Maybe you guys could all put in a good word for me :laugh
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    Hi it depends on a few things, how long the...

    Hi it depends on a few things, how long the assignment is likely to be, in most cases if over 183 days then tax residency will fall in the country you are working, if under that then you may still be...
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    Highly doubt it will make any difference, we have...

    Highly doubt it will make any difference, we have contractors that have done just the same with no issues :smile
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    So sorry to hear that Beany, could you email me...

    So sorry to hear that Beany, could you email me so I can get to the bottom of this for you and get it resolved and dealt with accordingly.
    Thanks, Lucy
  40. If there are any director links between the two...

    If there are any director links between the two companies it would potential highlight a Phoenixing of the business and I have a feeling this falls under TAAR which if this is the case will not...
  41. And in 2020 this is just going to get worse!!!...

    And in 2020 this is just going to get worse!!! :bluelight
  42. They may be interested to see those requests for...

    They may be interested to see those requests for you to sign up with another employer! It also sucks as any short term contractors who were employed will probably be left without any case for...
  43. Think I would prefer no publicity on that...

    Think I would prefer no publicity on that occasion! :eek
  44. If TUPE'd you get continuous employment, if they...

    If TUPE'd you get continuous employment, if they are not doing that they would have to officially terminate your employment with the appropriate notice, they cannot simply move you to a different...
  45. Direct Engagement Model under scrutiny by HMRC

    So we have all seen so called "compliant" models appear in all their glory, claiming to be approved by HMRC and therefore everybody's safe and happy apparently! For those of us who stick to standard...
  46. If they move you by TUPE, there is probably no...

    If they move you by TUPE, there is probably no case for redundancy, if you refuse TUPE then your rights are very limited. So I guess it all falls under how they do this...
    The other thing is - if...
  47. As they've all said - as the invoice was raised...

    As they've all said - as the invoice was raised it will sit on their books as a debt. There is nothing to stop you signing with a new umbrella and submitting any timesheets for subsequent work, just...
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    Which is why I would expect if there is a...

    Which is why I would expect if there is a transfer that this would have to be all employees TUPE'd over to the new entity, at that point the employment if continuous! If not handled properly, it will...
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    Correct 3 months is the max postponement you can...

    Correct 3 months is the max postponement you can do for any employees. At that point the employee is auto-enrolled, and if they wish to Opt Out, they will sign and Opt Out form with the Pensions...
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    It appears my ears were burning :happy If the...

    It appears my ears were burning :happy

    If the letter has been received saying they are transferring you over to another company, then they would have to TUPE you over, they cannot simply provide...
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