Contractor Umbrella Usages Expected to Soar in 2020

An overwhelming majority of recruiters expect umbrella company usage to soar in response to IR35 changes coming to the private sector.

A survey from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) found that 91% of professional recruiters thought that more contractors would shun Personal Service Companies (PSCs) in favour of umbrella arrangements due to the new IR35 rules which take effect in April 2020.

 

HMRC’s ‘Crusade Against Contractors’ to Net £27.7m
Editor | 12 August 2019
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Investigations into the contractor employment status could generate close to £30m according to figures released by HMRC.

The data shows that HMRC believes it can generate an extra £27.7m before investigations are concluded. The figure refers to ‘tax under consideration,’ which is an estimate of what HMRC would lose if it didn’t investigate.

Can Boris Johnson Save Contractors?
Editor | 1 August 2019
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Boris Johnson has won the tentative support of contractor and freelancer organisations, but experts have urged the new PM to improve the economy and support the self-employed.

The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) called on the Brexit-supporting leader to keep the economy flexible and competitive in the run up to Britain’s exit from the EU.

In a statement, they called on Mr Johnson to reform the tax system and scrap damaging changes to IR35, reduce the retrospective nature of the loan charge and help stamp out late payments among other policies. 

How to Protect Yourself From IR35
Editor | 23 August 2019
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When private sector organisations are charged with judging a contractor’s IR35 status from April 2020, more limited company contractors are likely to be classified as ‘inside IR35’.

To prevent paying more tax, contractors should take steps now to ensure compliance in the future.

In this blog post, we detail a few of the things you can do to give yourself the best chance of avoiding an inside IR35 judgement.

Allison Gallagher Umbrella.co.uk July Employee of the Month
Editor | 5 August 2019
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Congratulations to Allison Gallagher, Finance & HR Manager, on winning July Umbrella.co.uk Employee of the Month.

Allison has been invaluable and hard working member of the team for 9 years.

“Well done to a very deserving winner!" Simon Pearson, Finance Director.