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    Freeagent looks good, but £30 a month unless we...

    Freeagent looks good, but £30 a month unless we nabk with RBS/Natwest and we are happy with Starling Bank.

    Does anyone use any of the following freebies that the HMRC recommend? Why is Freeagent...
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    That's correct. We were just paying the...

    That's correct. We were just paying the accountant to start us up. Payroll services were an optional add-on.
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    Thanks for tip. Any reason why they aren't on the...

    Thanks for tip. Any reason why they aren't on the HMRC recommended list?
    Find payroll software: Free software - GOV.UK
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    Payroll Options

    Hi,
    Can anyone advise please?
    I am in the process of setting up my own small limited company, just myself as Director and my wife employed as Secretary.
    Our accountant advises that we should use...
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    Yep. I had an interview last week and got the...

    Yep.

    I had an interview last week and got the job.

    None of my interviewers were suited and booted, but I was. It felt right and I didn't regret it - I was the one who needed to impress after...
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    OK Thanks that is helpful. So to sum up my...

    OK Thanks that is helpful.

    So to sum up my understanding, if I got the role through an Agent the option of being a 'sole trader' has effectively been closed to me. But if the end client had...
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    Sole Trader and IR35

    Probably a simple question I should already know - But is it correct that only a Limited company can be outside IR35, and a Sole Trader cannot be outside IR35?
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    Wrong.

    Wrong.
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    I would have thought in this circumstance there...

    I would have thought in this circumstance there would be a strong case for backdating JSA payments.

    You could say that you did not initially apply for JSA on the expectation of being furloughed.
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    You can claim UC while still employed, but not...

    You can claim UC while still employed, but not JSA.
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    JSA and Furlough

    My umbrella are dragging their heals on making a decision as to whether I can be furloughed through them - from reading other posts on here I am not optimistic!

    BUT if I put in a claim for JSA in...
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    Other people are still making useful, relevant...

    Other people are still making useful, relevant and helpful points - SimonMac, Paryltic, etc. It is always interesting to hear that others have had similar issues - LondonManc, etc.

    I am grateful...
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    i know a number of people have made a similar...

    i know a number of people have made a similar point, but I am not convinced this is legally correct.

    I understand that legally a verbal contract is a valid contract, barring some exceptions such...
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    No. Other offers were verbal. But my current...

    No.

    Other offers were verbal. But my current company knew I had other offers because I told them. It spurred them to offer me a contract extension (Or not as it transpired!)
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    Interesting point. So you mean that if there was...

    Interesting point. So you mean that if there was no contract extension i should have finished on 31/03? By giving me 4 week notice they have effectively admitted I am still an employee?

    In...
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    Yes I agree in many ways. This is an issue only...

    Yes I agree in many ways. This is an issue only loosely related to Covid19 and it may have gone pear-shaped anyway.

    But the Manager is saying the situation has changed due to Covid 19, meaning the...
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    Thanks - my thoughts too. The other point here...

    Thanks - my thoughts too.

    The other point here is that I didn't follow up on two good offers elsewhere, because the current role 'was being extended'.

    My gut feeling is that legally I would...
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    Sorry, just to be clear, this is the scenario.......

    Sorry, just to be clear, this is the scenario....

    Manager (verbally): "I have clearance to give you a 6 month contract extension if you would like it?"

    Contractor (verbally) "Let me think about...
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    Thanks that is useful advice. My role ends in...

    Thanks that is useful advice.

    My role ends in a week, so in effect I will no longer be receiving pay through my umbrella company, or indeed any pay. Will this change circumstance affect the...
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    I see your point, but If James replied in writing...

    I see your point, but If James replied in writing "That's fantastic news that you have accepted my offer" it would prove the offer was real, no?

    This is what happened in my case.
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    No I am not operating through a Ltd company.

    No I am not operating through a Ltd company.
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    Previous contract offer ignored.

    I have been working as a contractor for a local authority, employed through an umbrella company.

    My contract was due to finish at the end of March 2020, but back in February my manager verbally...
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    Interesting. Are you able to say which ones? I...

    Interesting. Are you able to say which ones?

    I did try to find some, but wasn't successful.
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    I admitted it was a 'simple' question :)

    I admitted it was a 'simple' question :)
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    Umbrella weekly fee/transaction fee

    My umbrella got taken over by another umbrella. Without any warning/notification the new umbrella has almost doubled my weekly transaction fee. Is this legal?
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    Simple Pension question

    When umbrellas offer a company pension (People, Now, etc) are the pension payments effectively coming out of my own salary?

    In other words, is there any point consigning up? Or am I better off...
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    Presumably if the employer argues that a job can...

    Presumably if the employer argues that a job can be undertaken at home, there will be no government support anyway?
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    Thanks. Furloughing sounds like an interesting...

    Thanks. Furloughing sounds like an interesting option.
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    Government Payouts for Contractors

    I am a contractor through an umbrella company and my contract officially ends on the 31st March.

    Does anyone understand the government coronavirus payments? Will I get any? Should I apply now or...
  31. Ok so the general message I am hearing is that...

    Ok so the general message I am hearing is that since the rules changed 2 years ago for the public sector, The HMRC would come after the Council rather than the Contractor if they disagreed with IR35...
  32. IR35 Status - Can Employer promise be trusted?

    Hi - Newbie here,

    Can anyone help advise please?

    I have been offered a contracting job by a Council local authority.
    The role is very similar to my current job, but the hourly rate is less...
  33. Umbrellas that offer 'Salary-Sacrifice' pensions

    I know some Umbrellas offer a 'Salary-Sacrifice' pension scheme (i.e. deducted from gross rather than net income), but plenty don't offer this.

    Ones that I am aware do include contractor payroll....
  34. Hi Lucy, I would like to chat about this option...

    Hi Lucy,
    I would like to chat about this option please. Who is your pension provider?
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