Editor | 16 February 2024

Whether you’re new to contracting or an existing customer, understanding your payslip might

Editor | 6 June 2023

Innovate UK is the latest public sector body facing a hefty tax bill as a result of non-compliance with off-payroll working (IR35) legislation. 

Study: Half of self-employed people are over 50
Editor | 13 April 2023
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The results of a new study from Rest Less show that flexible work is increasingly popular with the over-50s.

UK workers seek out extra casual work

Jobs website Indeed has reported a significant increase in the number of workers seeking out additional part time and casual work to cope with the cost of living crisis.

The recruitment platform found that searches for ‘weekend only’ work and ‘night shift part-time’ jobs were up 120% and 110% respectively in the three months to January 2023.

The data also showed a surge in searches for low-skilled jobs, with searches for 'warehouse part-time' increasing by 252% and 'retail part-time' increasing by 124%.

Editor | 19 July 2023

Regardless of whether you are new to contracting or a seasoned pro, there always seems to be someone out there who has a list of reasons why you won’t be able to get a mortgage.

Government announces planned change to rolled-up holiday pay
Editor | 22 May 2023

The government has announced a consultation process on their plans to fully legalise rolled-up holiday pay, making it easier for umbrella company workers to know how much they’ll be paid

Childcare tax trap will catch 55000 working parents Umbrella.co.uk

Fiscal drag will push 55,000 working parents into the childcare tax trap, according to new analysis by the Centre for Economics and Business Research

What the Chancellor’s ‘back to work’ budget means for employees

The headline measures in Jeremy Hunt’s ‘back to work’ budget will benefit expectant parents and some higher earners, but a lack of action on tax brackets will leave many workers worse off.

In the 2023 Budget, the main policy announcements for employees revolve around childcare and pension reform.

Most UK firms in four-day work week trial opt to continue

A large trial of the four day working week in UK companies has been hailed a ‘major breakthrough’, with almost all of the participating companies choosing to continue using a shortened working pattern.

Staff participating in the scheme reported a much improved work-life balance and companies reported maintained or improved business productivity in almost every case.

The six-month trial, which involved 61 companies, found that 56 of them will continue with the four-day week, with 18 opting to make it a permanent change.