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Why do Companies Hire Contractors and Umbrella Employees?

If you’re considering getting into contracting it’s important to know your worth and to understand why a company may choose to engage you instead of taking on a permanent employee. There are a few distinct reasons that a business may choose contractors over “permies” – let’s use a very common industry in the contracting world …

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Contractor Mortgages: Greenwich Contracts & CMME

We understand that being an umbrella employee contractor comes with a unique set of circumstances, meaning applying for a mortgage may come with some additional challenges. That’s why we’ve joined forces with one of the UK’s biggest names in the mortgage industry to support you with award-winning, expert services. CMME are a contractor mortgage specialist …

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Can a Recruitment Agency Mandate the Use of Certain Umbrella Companies?

As IR35 approaches more contractors are seeking the services of umbrella companies throughout the UK. For the most part, umbrella companies are suggested to contractors from the recruitment agency associated with their relevant assignment. This is an attempt to help the contractor speed up the signup process reducing the need for due-diligence checks between the …

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No fines for incorrect IR35 determinations for 12 months

The UK Government has announced that will waive penalties relating to incorrect IR35 determinations for 12 months from April 6th 2021. The move comes amid widespread confusion relating to the legislation from both fee-payers and affected contractors. The immediate prose of IR35 reform remains true; as of April 6th the government is mandating that it …

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