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Tom Bescoby Wins June Umbrella.co.uk Employee of the Month
marketing | 17 July 2019
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The accolade of “Employee of the Month” was presented today to Tom Bescoby. Tom has been with Umbrella.co.uk for almost three years and is one of our hardest working Account Manager’s. Tom’s personable and friendly disposition ensures that he’s always engaging with our clients. Tom receives a glowing recommendation from many of our clients who benefit from his fast, efficient and reliable service.

Richard Perch, Account Director, who works alongside Tom said “Presenting this award to Tom was a real pleasure. He’s a real inspiration to the industry and we’re very proud of him. We hope he enjoys the Champagne with friends and family. Working alongside Tom I can testify as  to how passionate he is in trying to deliver the ultimate service to our clients”. 

HMRC Wins Case Over Contractor Loan Scheme
marketing | 4 April 2019
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HMRC has won a tribunal case against a contractor loan scheme promoted by Hyrax Resourcing Ltd.

Hyrax Resourcing will now be forced to disclose the details of 1,180 ‘high earners’ that use the scheme and help the tax authority claim back more than £40 million in unpaid taxes.

The scheme in question was a disguised remuneration tax avoidance scheme that paid users in loans so that they could avoid paying income tax and National Insurance contributions on their earnings.

 

marketing | 12 March 2019
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Large and medium sized private sector organisations have just over a year left to prepare for important changes to IR35 legislation.

When similar changes were introduced in the public sector in April 2017, many organisations were woefully underprepared. In the most serious cases, public sector organisations made costly errors and saw major projects delayed.

Getting ready for April 2020 requires effective leadership and co-operation across departments and business areas.

In this blog post, we will provide a brief introduction to the changes before detailing what different teams can do to prepare.

 

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4Dm1n | 12 November 2014
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European Court Rules That Employers Must Track Worker Hours

In a new ruling that could affect agencies and other employers, The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has confirmed that employers need to have systems in place to accurately record hours worked by a worker each day.

In a case between the Federación de Servicios de Comisiones Obreras (CCOO) and Deutsche Bank SAE, the court ruled that employers need to have records of hours worked to ensure compliance with the Working Time Directive.

Treasury: 2019 Loan Charge Will Go Ahead Despite Appeals
marketing | 4 April 2019
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The Treasury has confirmed that the 2019 Loan Charge will take effect this week, despite appeals from MPs, members of the House of Lords and Loan Charge campaigners.

HMRC released a last-minute statement on Wednesday, reminding Loan Scheme users that they have an obligation to pay the tax owed.

The statement urged users of disguised remuneration schemes to come forward and settle their debts by April 5. The tax authority also said that ‘flexible’ payment options are available to those that worry they will not be able to pay.

 

The Construction Industry’s New VAT Headache
marketing | 13 November 2018
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The Chancellor’s most recent Budget contained new measures to combat VAT avoidance by companies in the UK.

As part of the Treasury’s strategy to combat ‘missing trader’ VAT fraud, contractors in the construction industry will have to grapple with confusing changes to the VAT system that could affect their cashflow.