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Workers owed £15k after agency hid wages in complex umbrella web

Posted by Jarrod Mollison on 14 May 2018
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A recruitment agency, who employed a group of joiners to work at a holiday centre in Skegness, have 'short-changed' their candidates, paying them just £8.75 p/h instead of the advertised rate, £21 p/h. Worker Direct, who have now ceased trading, have been accused of withholding monies from their workers, after outsourcing their workers pay through a complex umbrella web.

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Topics: Umbrella Company Legislation

The cost of new umbrella company legislation and how RPO can help

Posted by Jarrod Mollison on 07 Apr 2016

When we first heard the HMRC was bringing in new Travel and Subsistence (T&S) legislation for agency workers this April, there was a lot of speculation over the potential impact on umbrella companies. Designed to help regain tax lost when contractors and freelancers incorrectly used T&S to reduce their tax bills, the new rules said those working through umbrella companies couldn’t claim T&S expenses unless they passed the ‘supervision, direction, control’ (SDC) test.

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Topics: Umbrella Company Legislation

Changes in Umbrella Company Legislation – What does it mean for users of temporary and contractor workers?

Posted by Jarrod Mollison on 08 Feb 2016

From April 2016 temporary and contractor workers who operate through umbrella companies may be restricted on their ability to claim travel and subsistence expenses at the time they are incurred.

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Topics: Umbrella Company Legislation