Flexible and hybrid working could open up jobs for four million

Research has found that up to 3.8 million parents, disabled people and carers who were previously ‘locked out’ of certain roles could re-join the workforce as a result of organisations implementing hybrid working solutions for their employees.

How compliant umbrella companies demonstrate transparency around workers’ pay

When choosing a payroll umbrella company to work with, it’s crucial to ensure that you’re given full transparency around what your pay will be for your upcoming assignment.

How is my rate of pay calculated when working through a payroll umbrella company?

When selecting a payroll umbrella company to work with for your next assignment, one of the most important things to look out for from the outset is transparency around how you will be paid.

Can I claim expenses when working through a payroll umbrella company?

The short answer is yes! If your end client has approved them, then you should be able to claim expenses when employed by a payroll umbrella company. Each payroll umbrella company has their own claims process, so we recommend speaking to your payroll manager to determine exactly how to claim expenses for the payroll umbrella company you are employed through.

IR35 Explained

IR35, also known as the Intermediaries Legislation, was introduced in the year 2000 and was designed to collect additional tax and NI from independent professionals (referred to in this guide as ‘workers’) who HMRC believed to be working in ‘disguised employment’.

What did we learn from the 2021 Budget Announcement?

After an extremely turbulent year in the business world, the team at Competex Pro awaited the 2021 budget announcement with bated breath.

What is the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme?

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is a temporary scheme open to all UK employers for at least three months starting from 1 March 2020.

IR35: Why senior independents in the public sector are switching to payroll umbrella company working

April 2017 saw the introduction of HMRC’s ‘off-payroll working’ rules for temporary workers in the public sector, including consultants, contractors and interim managers.

Our Digital Handbook

We have produced this free and useful guide to working through a payroll umbrella company, with the aim to help you understand the benefits Competex Pro can offer you as a contractor, interim manager or consultant.


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