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    No-one should be able to net you more, so be very...

    No-one should be able to net you more, so be very careful that you are comparing like for like figures; sames number of days per period, same tax code.
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    Good job I don't get offended :laugh

    Good job I don't get offended :laugh
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    :nerd

    :nerd
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    Hi curtis, have they given you a specific list...

    Hi curtis, have they given you a specific list you MUST choose from or made specific requirements for your choice of umbrella ie to be FCSA accredited? I have seen some contractors recently challenge...
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    They may offer different margins to different...

    They may offer different margins to different agencies, just a thought.
  6. I think I know who the agency is - drop me a...

    I think I know who the agency is - drop me a message if you can and I can talk you through it.
    If you want of course :tongue
  7. If they really are quoting the same rate then...

    If they really are quoting the same rate then jump at it, but I will bet that when you look further into it the rates are different.

    Agency PAYE - should quote taxable salary (ie only subject to...
  8. Because the rates should be different - the...

    Because the rates should be different - the umbrella rate would be subject to Employment Costs and the PAYE rate should not be as this would already have been taken and allocated by the agency -...
  9. I'm speaking with an agency at the moment who is...

    I'm speaking with an agency at the moment who is being bombarded by a broker who is pushing the same :tantrum: they don't get to know who the brolly is at that point either :tired
    Conversations with...
  10. Day rate increased moving you tax brackets?

    Day rate increased moving you tax brackets?
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    They are not on the list of accredited members -...

    They are not on the list of accredited members - so no they are not. They cannot piggyback the other business, it would need to be a separate accreditation - so a bit cheeky of them to try and use...
  12. Sticky: Was just explaining that MPP is not a warning...

    Was just explaining that MPP is not a warning sign - as for that company, no comment other than take a look at the directors - :eyes
  13. Hi Grant, if you can't use us :cry2:, then I...

    Hi Grant, if you can't use us :cry2:, then I would trust these guys to help make your decision.
  14. Sticky: MPP or Match Pay Perm is what umbrella companies...

    MPP or Match Pay Perm is what umbrella companies now have to operate, as they revoked the Swedish Derogation Model. It is the method that means that an umbrella company has to check that the...
  15. Come on then, be interested to see who they are...

    Come on then, be interested to see who they are and what's the link?
  16. It all comes down to the way in which the...

    It all comes down to the way in which the umbrella communicates the deductions, if an umbrella ever claims to take this from the workers pay, then yes they are correct and the umbrella could find...
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    Nope just catching up on things! :tired

    Nope just catching up on things! :tired
  18. Hi Jerome OK take your invoice value as £3,825...

    Hi Jerome

    OK take your invoice value as £3,825 deduct £437.55 (Ers NI) and £16.70 (AL) and margin £18, less pension £13.01, leaving a taxable salary of £3,339.74. For the Ers, it is 13.8% of that...
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    Oh my :facepalm:

    Oh my :facepalm:
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    And this is only the start! :tumble: waiting for...

    And this is only the start! :tumble: waiting for more and more of these to pop up ready for any start of year rush!
  21. Unfortunately, FCSA Accreditation or not, running...

    Unfortunately, FCSA Accreditation or not, running an umbrella company is not a "cheap" affair and for those charging much lower margins, they either have thousands of contractors on their books to...
  22. Sticky: To be honest never heard of any of them :eek Dark...

    To be honest never heard of any of them :eek Dark Blue and Hero seem to have linked Directors, so may be connected somehow. As I always say, the best thing to do is to pick up the phone to them and...
  23. Sticky: There are only a few on there who have been...

    There are only a few on there who have been around for a while, but if you want my vote on any of them I would suggest the team at iPaye, I've known a few of the team there for a while and they were...
  24. IF the pension is done via salary sacrifice, then...

    IF the pension is done via salary sacrifice, then it reduces your taxable salary by that pension amount. Employers NI is calculated based on the taxable salary; hence you reduce one, you reduce the...
  25. That'd be us :wink

    That'd be us :wink
  26. Nope not heard anything about them in quite some...

    Nope not heard anything about them in quite some time, but I know there is usually a delay between taking pension payments and them being transferred to the provider, os if you know what day they...
  27. Maybe just maybe when the government finally get...

    Maybe just maybe when the government finally get their backsides into gear, the umbrella regulation may allow for a little more fair competition in the marketplace!
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    HMRC need to set up to the mark and start...

    HMRC need to set up to the mark and start prosecuting those agencies for recommending these schemes. I thnk we need to see a big court case that highlights this sooner or later. I have spoken to a...
  29. Just keep an eye on your pension pot!

    Just keep an eye on your pension pot!
  30. Broker sites = 100% pointless Maybe at some...

    Broker sites = 100% pointless
    Maybe at some point someone will get done under POTAS :bluelight
  31. Unfortunately there is no actual legislation on...

    Unfortunately there is no actual legislation on this that anyone has used to challenge it. In our conversations in the past, BEIS stated that it was a commercial decision as to who the agency chooses...
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    Happy to speak dependent on the outcome :happy

    Happy to speak dependent on the outcome :happy
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    There has to be a guarantee of at least 1 days...

    There has to be a guarantee of at least 1 days work a week for an umbrella to fulfil their obligations as the employer, so if they cannot guarantee that then it is probably a no go - but if you want...
  34. Absolutely, it needs to come back to you -...

    Absolutely, it needs to come back to you - otherwise it's an unlawful deduction of earnings!
  35. Sorry a bit late to the party, but yes they have...

    Sorry a bit late to the party, but yes they have an obligation to make payment at NMW, and then as and when the funds are received, the rest of the payment should follow.
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    Problem is if there is a requirement for the...

    Problem is if there is a requirement for the FCSA, unfortunately at present that excludes both Clarity and Orca. :frown hopefully that will change soon!
  37. You will need to check on the PAYE that they are...

    You will need to check on the PAYE that they are acruing an amount for holiday, in which case at the end of the assignment if you hadn't taken holiday then they have a legal obligation to pay you...
  38. Yep, all of their umbrella is through Parasol.

    Yep, all of their umbrella is through Parasol.
  39. They are linked to so many other businesses, just...

    They are linked to so many other businesses, just check out the Runnymeade address, all come back to the same people! Just a case of Phoenixing after phoenixing I think!
  40. They should do, although it normally comes from...

    They should do, although it normally comes from the client. A template one could be supplied for the client to work off.
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    Standard and is deemed to come from the invoice...

    Standard and is deemed to come from the invoice value before your taxable salary is arrived at - this should have been explained to you at the start.


    Afraid so, assuming you are a 40% tax payer...
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    Odd that that post on the offpayroll site was...

    Odd that that post on the offpayroll site was listed just after you posted this timewise!! Coincidence - I don't think so!?
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    Hmmm just seen it - that is interesting to see. I...

    Hmmm just seen it - that is interesting to see. I am trying to speak with the owner of the site as it just goes to show the site is open to abuse as this is incorrect. Not best pleased to see the...
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    Would be interested in seeing where that is...

    Would be interested in seeing where that is stated...



    We have furloughed our employees where their assignments have been terminated due to Covid - so would be interested to see the original...
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    Happy to talk you through things Greg if you...

    Happy to talk you through things Greg if you want, as it is a little different probably to what you are used to. If you're interested let me know here and I can call at your convenience.

    I will...
  46. As everyone has said it depends on the lender,...

    As everyone has said it depends on the lender, best to have a broker experienced in contractor mortgages.
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    First of all furloughing is a decision that is...

    First of all furloughing is a decision that is made by the employer, there is no requirement / obligati to furlough someone.



    Again an employers decision, morally probably not, but from a...
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    Yes correct, it is your taxable salary figure...

    Yes correct, it is your taxable salary figure :happy
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    Not to worry Heathmount, I am used to that at the...

    Not to worry Heathmount, I am used to that at the moment! Hopefully things will change soon and best of luck with it all!
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    There is no right answer to it, as it is in the...

    There is no right answer to it, as it is in the hands of HMRC and what they issue. As I said best route is to notify HMRC via your personal tax account and give them your predicted earnings for the...
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