Umbrella workers Articles

More ‘umbrella’ workers pushed into tax avoidance schemes

Tax charities TaxAid and the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) have expressed concern about the number of ‘umbrella’ workers being pushed into tax avoidance schemes without their knowledge.

Speaking to the FT, the charities said that more and more workers were getting in touch to complain about non-compliant umbrella companies.

LITRG said some unscrupulous umbrella companies were failing to deduct tax on wages, effectively paying workers via ‘disguised renumeration’, which is banned by HMRC. Affected workers included agency nurses and supply teachers.

Challenges and opportunities for umbrella workers in 2021

Last year was a challenging year for almost everyone in the UK, including umbrella workers. Many of these challenges are likely to continue this year, but there will also be opportunities for umbrella workers to prosper in 2021.

In this article, we look at some of the most important challenges and opportunities facing umbrella workers this year.