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    Poll: Just keep in mind that a decent lobbying company...

    Just keep in mind that a decent lobbying company based in London will charge from about £7K to £10K a month and there are no guarantees when it comes to results. A lot of organisations spent a lot of...
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    Hi Anna, I did pass your query on after your...

    Hi Anna, I did pass your query on after your email at 11.23. I know you said you would rather have an email then a phone call but I have asked our team to get back to you this afternoon.
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    Jet Spanner - please can you DM me with your...

    Jet Spanner - please can you DM me with your personal details or email me at steven.proud@parasolgroup.co.uk. One of our senior operations managers will then give you a call to go through this with...
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    Steven is the PR manager so he will come on here...

    Steven is the PR manager so he will come on here and defend parasol but when he says he is going to get someone to look at your query dont believe him, I did, then took my foot off the gas and its...
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    Yehudi - apologies but we can't comment in on...

    Yehudi - apologies but we can't comment in on open forum on the personal circumstances of our employees and in relation to employment costs as not everyone is affected. Those who are are not affected...
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    Thanks Vallah I appreciate your comment. I...

    Thanks Vallah I appreciate your comment.

    I think ickyboo's comment is justified on this occaision based on their post that they have already been in touch with us and require further explanation....
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    HI ickyboo. Can you email me your full name...

    HI ickyboo. Can you email me your full name please and I can look into who you spoke to and have someone follow up with you.

    Thanks

    Steven
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    By giving us a call or contacting me directly to...

    By giving us a call or contacting me directly to arrange a phone call at a time convienient to them so that we can talk them through it based on their own individual circumstances.
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    Hi Lisa, we do make those deductions yes but I...

    Hi Lisa, we do make those deductions yes but I asked our payroll team to make a calculation based on the example Geoff gave and that is the figure for employment costs that they came back with.

    It...
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    guyacan I've PM'ed you my direct details and you...

    guyacan I've PM'ed you my direct details and you can call me direct or let me have a number you are available on today and a time you are free and I will have a senior memeber of the operations team...
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    The margin we take is £27.50 a month. Using...

    The margin we take is £27.50 a month. Using Geoff's example of a £500 a day contractor working 20 days in a single month the employment costs would be £1,126.60.
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    Hi Chris? How is your umbrella funding the...

    Hi Chris?

    How is your umbrella funding the PBA? either your end client has agreed to cover the cost, your agency has agreed to take a hit on their margin, or the umbrella is paying it out of their...
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    Geoff, are you using the monthly NI free...

    Geoff, are you using the monthly NI free allowance in your calculation? I'm not getting the same figures as you?
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    I have published how we calculate employment...

    I have published how we calculate employment costs on this and other threads on this forum as per the below. We also have a payslip payslip explanation that is available with each payslip and is...
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    Who's bad? Sorry!

    Who's bad?






    Sorry!
  16. Hi Truth If you PM me your details or email me...

    Hi Truth

    If you PM me your details or email me directly I'll look into this for you. my email is steven.proud@parasolgroup.co.uk
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    Hi Skillmaster Employment costs consist mainly...

    Hi Skillmaster

    Employment costs consist mainly of Employers’ National Insurance Contributions (NIC) but they also include amounts to cover your insurance costs, as well as enough funds in order to...
  18. Hi Skillmaster Employment costs consist mainly...

    Hi Skillmaster

    Employment costs consist mainly of Employers’ National Insurance Contributions (NIC) but they also include amounts to cover your insurance costs, as well as enough funds in order to...
  19. Hi Simon, no as I said earlier in the thread: ...

    Hi Simon, no as I said earlier in the thread:

    "We are making a deduction from the contractor. We do not hold on to it until they are out of assignment though, it is paid in advance and included in...
  20. I think this is where we disagree with Lisa as we...

    I think this is where we disagree with Lisa as we are making a deduction from the contractor. We do not hold on to it until they are out of assignment though, it is paid in advance and included in...
  21. We have taken on board the feedback we've...

    We have taken on board the feedback we've recieved re our payslips and a new one was introduced last month.
  22. Our ClearSky clients did experience a situation...

    Our ClearSky clients did experience a situation recently were a number of them recieved late penalty notices due to the late filing of their P35.

    Companies need to file a P35 form every year which...
  23. It's a bit of both to be honest. Forums such...

    It's a bit of both to be honest.

    Forums such as this are part of the communications mix now and it's another channel for people to communicate with us just as twitter and Linked In are and we are...
  24. It’s not just the Swedish Derogation, if you...

    It’s not just the Swedish Derogation, if you include ClearSky Accounting we have 4 AWR solutions but on the umbrella side it’s Swedish Derogation or Match Perm Pay (MPP). As to which model the...
  25. Hi there I am Parasol's PR Manager and you are...

    Hi there
    I am Parasol's PR Manager and you are welcome to contact me directly. Or if you would prefer PM me with your contact details and we'll get in touch with you ASAP.
    Steven
  26. You have have my details now.

    You have have my details now.
  27. Hi chrisk, sorry I have just seen this thread. ...

    Hi chrisk, sorry I have just seen this thread.

    We recently had this discussion on another forum so I'm not sure if someone has already got back to you on this but...

    The contract is between...
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    Sorry Zippy and Malvolio had pretty much given...

    Sorry Zippy and Malvolio had pretty much given the same answer that I would have given. I was just making the point that scope is always welcome to contact us as well.

    The only slight quibble with...
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    Scope if there is anything you want to talk about...

    Scope if there is anything you want to talk about in more detail you can always give our employee support team a call, tweet us @askparasol or join the Parasol Contractor Network on Linked In.
    ...
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    Sorry ClearSky Accounting is part of our Group.

    Sorry ClearSky Accounting is part of our Group.
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    yes, same situation for us. Is this because...

    yes, same situation for us.

    Is this because everyone knows the rules and what we are dealing with now? And if so, does the panel think this is an argument for keeping the legislation in its...
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    Wanderer is right, the guidance actually...

    Wanderer is right, the guidance actually contradicts the legislation in several places and an employment tribunal judge will make their decisions based on what it says in the legislation, not the...
  33. Ok I've done a bit of digging around on this and...

    Ok I've done a bit of digging around on this and the OP and I have had a chat. We've also been in touch with the home office.

    The key thing in this situation is that the OP is working part time...
  34. The contract you have with your umbrella company...

    The contract you have with your umbrella company is breaching the conditions of your visa so you need to contact them straight away.

    The umbrella company should have picked up on this when they...
  35. yes - or NMW if this is higher.

    yes - or NMW if this is higher.
  36. You can absolutely do all of those things still....

    You can absolutely do all of those things still. The positive thing about the swedish derogation model, and the match perm pay model (and we'll be offering both) is that nothing changes for the...
  37. Good point and I've no idea! We've been...

    Good point and I've no idea!

    We've been sending comms out to all our contractors and the majority have been comfortable with the changes to their copntracts of employment. largely because take...
  38. Its not strictly true that Limiteds are out of...

    Its not strictly true that Limiteds are out of scope. DBIS did this intentionally to stop dodgy agency forcing their fruit pickers, clearners etc to form limiteds just to dodge the legislation.
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    Who is your accountant? A lot of the specialist...

    Who is your accountant? A lot of the specialist contractor accountants offer this as part of their package
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    you've hit the nail on the head there. Sucessive...

    you've hit the nail on the head there. Sucessive governments have failed to make the distinction in the temporary labour market between the vulnerable agency workers who absolutely need protection...
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    IR35 is currently the rule of thumb that...

    IR35 is currently the rule of thumb that determines if a Ltd co contractor is in the cope of AWR or not.

    There will be specific tests in due cause, and probably some case law once the legislation...
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    We don't always get it exactly right every time...

    We don't always get it exactly right every time either but we do do out best and we do listen to feedback.

    We get a lot of contractors who have never contracted before, and in some cases aren't...
  43. What are you going to be riding mostly? Trails,...

    What are you going to be riding mostly? Trails, cross country, down hill?

    i ride mostly trails and have a Whyte at the moment. Its now my prized possession. I love it.

    Cube are good, Ghost is...
  44. Working via an umbrella company could be an...

    Working via an umbrella company could be an alternative option for you if you have been declared bankrupt.

    The financial advantages are probably less then contrcting via your own limited company...
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    It's not our rule, we can only apply the rules...

    It's not our rule, we can only apply the rules set out by HMRC.
  46. I am staying Ltd, I like to sleep at night but...

    I am staying Ltd, I like to sleep at night but you can see why the Umbrellas / EBT are so popular? (and I can dream of the holidays / ferrari’s!)[/QUOTE]

    True umbrella companies are emplyment...
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    Ian, I have your records in front of me and have...

    Ian, I have your records in front of me and have gone through your call history and notes etc with our Head of Operations so do please get in touch when you have a minute.

    Regarding our fees, you...
  48. I think that is what Tract were doing as well. ...

    I think that is what Tract were doing as well.

    http://forums.contractoruk.com/accounting-legal/49724-anyone-know-anything-about-tract-management.html
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    Thanks DaveB, more haste less speed! Although...

    Thanks DaveB, more haste less speed!

    Although my work details are in that many places I don't know if its possible to get more spam!
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    Ian, I am Parasol's PR Manager. Please feel free...

    Ian, I am Parasol's PR Manager. Please feel free to email me at steven.proud@parasolgroup.co.uk or give me a call on 01925 644 892 (my direct line) so we can go through your issues.

    Thanks
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