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    Thinking of becoming a contractor, is it true that a contractor working for a umbrella company has to pay employers N.I from their own pay.
    In this case is it that as a contractor whose 24 month period has exceeded and is termed as a permanent employee takes home less net pay then a normal permanent member of staff if the rate of pay is the same.




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    Quote Originally Posted by srk View Post
    Thinking of becoming a contractor, is it true that a contractor working for a umbrella company has to pay employers N.I from their own pay.
    In this case is it that as a contractor whose 24 month period has exceeded and is termed as a permanent employee takes home less net pay then a normal permanent member of staff if the rate of pay is the same.




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    There is so much wrong with that question, I don't know where to start.

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    Any links to the guides would be appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by srk View Post
    Any links to the guides would be appreciated.
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    Thanx Waldorf and malvoli

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    [QUOTE=srk;1386999]Thinking of becoming a contractor, is it true that a contractor working for a umbrella company has to pay employers N.I from their own pay.
    In this case is it that as a contractor whose 24 month period has exceeded and is termed as a permanent employee takes home less net pay then a normal permanent member of staff if the rate of pay is the same.


    An umbrella company has a business to business contract with the recruitment agency and, in that contract, a rate will be given. The umbrella company invoices for that rate and then receives payment for that invoice; from the money that they receive they must pay you, HMR&C (income tax, employee's NI and employer's NI) and retain an amount for themselves.

    When a contract exceeds 24 months or from the point that you know a contract will exceed 24 months you will no longer be able to claim travel or accommodation expenses.
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    Thank you Lisa

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