New government guidance to help recruitment agencies avoid referrals to non-compliant umbrella companies - FI

New government guidance to help recruitment agencies avoid referrals to non-compliant umbrella companies

The government has released new guidance for UK-based recruitment agencies and businesses that place temporary workers with umbrella companies. The guidance aims to help companies to reduce the risk of referring candidates to non-compliant umbrella companies. We’ve summarised the guidance below, and it’s well worth a read.

Why is Churchill Knight Umbrella partnered with My Digital – umbrella company software providers? - FI

Why is Churchill Knight Umbrella partnered with My Digital – umbrella company software providers?

Churchill Knight Umbrella is committed to compliance within our sector. However, we’re equally dedicated to customer service and ensuring our umbrella company employees have the best possible payroll experience using our umbrella company. As a result, we’re delighted to provide all our employees with access to My Digital – state-of-the-art cloud-based software specially designed exclusively for umbrella companies. My Digital makes getting paid with an umbrella company more effortless than ever before. Most importantly, the software is secure and protected with cyber security that is second to none. Keep reading, and we’ll explain My Digital’s approach to cyber security.

Recruitment agencies must be aware of company cloning security threat

In recent news, a well-known UK-based umbrella company appears to have been struck by cyber-security breaches – causing havoc to the organisation, its employees and the supply chain. This blog explains what recruitment agencies can do to protect themselves and their candidates from unscrupulous activities within the supply chain. Sadly, recruitment agencies appear to have been targeted too, as we explain below.

Making Tax Digital for income tax self-assessment delayed until April 2024 - FI

Making Tax Digital for income tax self-assessment delayed until April 2024

In a statement released on the 23rd of September (2021), the government has confirmed Making Tax Digital (MTD) for income tax self-assessment (ITSA) will be delayed by a year. In an attempt “to help those impacted by the changes” and “ for their representatives to develop their own support and guidance”, MTD for ITSA will be now be rolling out from April 2024. Keep reading, and we’ll summarise the latest announcement from the government and how it’ll impact landlords and self-employed professionals in the UK.

Umbrella Companies and Visa FAQs

Umbrella companies and visa FAQs

The Churchill Knight Umbrella team has recently received several queries from contractors who have moved to the UK but are unsure whether they can use an umbrella company for assignments (both inside and outside the UK). This article will answer some of the questions we have been asked about different types of visas and their restrictions concerning umbrella companies. We hope you find it helpful.

The government has unveiled a health and social care plan that’ll see a 1.25% rise in National Insurance and dividend tax

The government has unveiled a health and social care plan that’ll see a 1.25% rise in National Insurance and dividend tax

To help the country bounce back from the devastating economic impact of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a 1.25% rise in National Insurance to help fund health and social care. Estimated to raise up to £12 billion a year, the National Insurance rise has gone against the Conservative Party’s manifesto pledge and has been greeted with mixed feedback. However, it’s not the only pledge that will impact the country. Limited companies will also be subjected to increased share dividend tax. This article will summarise the government’s health and social care plan and how it’ll impact workers in the UK.

Banning umbrella companies would make outsourced workers "more vulnerable" says the FCSA

Banning umbrella companies would make outsourced workers “more vulnerable” says the FCSA

In a recent report in the Guardian, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has called upon the government to ban all umbrella companies. The Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA) has described the request as a “knee jerk reaction” and has jumped to the defence of compliance-driven umbrella companies. Keep reading to discover why the FCSA believe that banning umbrella companies would leave outsourced workers “more vulnerable”.

The government introduces new measures to clamp down on promoters of tax avoidance schemes

The government introduce new measures to clamp down on promoters of tax avoidance schemes

To clamp down further on promoters of tax avoidance, the government is consulting on new draft legislation. Following on from the Promoter Strategy (unveiled in Spring Budget 2020) and existing steps in the Finance Act 2021, a new series of measures will aim to protect public finances by targetting offshore promoters, UK entities and non-compliant umbrella companies. Keep reading to find out more.