Editor | 6 August 2012
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If you are new to contracting a key part is obviously being able to find the best contracts for you. To help do this there are a number of iPhone applications (apps) that offer to help. 

Editor | 26 July 2012

Could the recent scandal regarding people working for BBC (including many famous faces) being paid through a 3rd party (i.e. off payroll) going to affect umbrella company workers?

PayMatters also operate a number of additional resource websites for people looking for information about working through a contractor umbrella company,paye, ir35 or contracting.

Editor | 12 July 2012
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Pensions Reform

Background

People are living longer and are therefore expected to require pensions for longer.

If you are a company looking to employ temporary staff but are worried about the legal aspects of this then perhaps an Umbrella Company could help?

Editor | 30 July 2012
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Contractors worried about getting a mortgage often ask is it easier to get one while working through an Umbrella Company than it is working as a contractor through their own limited company.

Editor | 20 July 2012
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The high profile criticism of the BBC paying over 300 people through their own personal service companies (or PSC's) continues to rumble on. People are rumoured to include Jeremy Paxman and Fiona Bruce.

The BBC has reported that 148 of it's on screen presenters, actors or artists have been paid through their own personal service companies (limited companies) rather than as employees.

Offshore Umbrella Company

We’ve all heard this famous saying “If it’s too good to true, it probably is!” on the news recently in respect of Jimmy Carr and Take That members who have been paying considerably less tax (in percentage terms!) than the rest of us.

The number of insolvencies expected to affect UK companies is set to rise, according to analysts at bankruptcy-insolvency.co.uk, an established debt advice service. With more businesses failing to budget accordingly for HMRC liabilities, many SMEs (smal and medium sized enterprises) could be pushed over the edge.

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