It’s Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK. We’d like to take the opportunity to remind our contractor customers that you have access to a free professional counselling service with Umbrella Rewards. If you are affected by mental or emotional strain, especially in these difficult times, login to the Umbrella Rewards Customer Portal and visit the 'Care & Support' area.
We are awaiting further information from government in relation to the Government’s planned job retention scheme / furloughing workers receiving 80% income.
We are hoping that the job retention scheme will be applicable to umbrella, but we do not actually know for certain at this stage.
The situation is changing on a daily basis and we will keep you informed of all developments that we are aware of.
Please find some useful information about Recruiters and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme here.
Nick Holmes, CEO.
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.
Are you wondering why there are rainbows popping up in windows around your local area too?
With social distancing and restrictions due to coronavirus, children are connecting with each other by creating colourful rainbows and displaying them in their windows for passers-by to see and to spread hope and cheer.
It is thought this rainbow display trend began in Italy, but has quickly caught on in other countries.
Leading recruitment companies have urged the government to delay and ultimately rethink IR35 reforms, warning that the tax changes will damage the industry and wider economy.
Fourteen companies including Adecco, Harvey Nash, Hays, Reed and ManpowerGroup wrote to Chancellor Sajid Javid last week pleading with him to reconsider the changes that affect off-payroll contractors working through limited companies.
Under the new rules, contractors working in the private sector will no longer be responsible for judging their employment status.