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Temp pay grows at record pace amid candidate shortage
marketing | 17 November 2021
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A new report on the UK labour market has revealed that a lack of candidates is driving up rates of temp and starting pay.

The KPMG and REC’s latest UK Report on Jobs survey found that strong demand for staff, coupled with a steep fall in the labour supply, drove the sharpest increase in starting pay since the survey began in 1997.

comparing umbrella companies

New HMRC research has revealed that some of the most attractive ‘umbrella’ deals on comparison and broker websites aren’t tax-compliant, meaning they could land you with a big bill further down the line.

The companies that come out on top of these comparison listings usually boast unbelievable take home pay figures, together with other ‘too good to be true’ advantages. In reality, the only way umbrella companies can achieve these ‘enhanced’ or ‘advanced’ rates is through tax avoidance.

Remember, YOU are responsible for paying the right amount of tax. The tax man will come after YOU if you try and cheat the system. And if a deal sounds too good to be true, YOU know that it probably is.

At Umbrella.co.uk, we’re proud of our track record of protecting clients through compliance. We’re accredited by the FCSA and APSCo, two of the largest and most prestigious staffing and employment bodies. We have also been approved as business partners by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).

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Set up new hotline to report dodgy umbrella companies, HMRC told

The REC, which represents professional recruiters in the UK, has called on HMRC to set up a hotline to allow workers to report bad practices by umbrella companies.

After recent reports of unscrupulous behaviour by some umbrella companies, the recruitment body joined several politicians in calling for tough new action to protect workers.

Sarah | 21 August 2015
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Most UK businesses plan to take on more contractors and freelancers in the next three months, new data suggests. The latest JobsOutlook survey by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) reveals that 98% of companies intend to maintain or increase the size of their non-permanent workforce during the next quarter.