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.
When you join an umbrella company, the umbrella becomes your employer, and you become an employee. Therefore, it is a legal requirement for umbrella companies to auto-enrol their employees into a workplace pension scheme. Keep reading, and we’ll explain how pensions with an umbrella company work and what your best options are.
To further safeguard the temporary staffing sector, the Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA) has amended its Codes of Compliance. After five months of engaging with stakeholders to ensure the updated Codes are up to scratch, the FCSA confirm “no one else in the sector can give contractors or the supply chain this level of assurance”. Keep reading and find out more about the FCSA’s updated Codes of Compliance.
Demand for umbrella companies has risen considerably since the government changed off-payroll working rules into the private sector earlier in the year. Many temporary workers have been faced with the prospect of using an umbrella company for the first time, and naturally, many questions have arisen. This article will provide first-time umbrella company users with helpful information so that you can go ahead and engage with an umbrella company with confidence.
The government has announced it will be launching a new, single enforcement body for employment rights. Having released a consultation paper in 2019 outlining a plan to consolidate three existing employment welfare bodies into one, the overall reception from over 110 industry stakeholders was positive. Please keep reading and find out more about the new enforcement body and why the government believe it’s a great solution to protect the rights of employees in the UK.
It’s more important than ever to ensure you use compliant umbrella companies. A recent report by the LITRG found there are over 500 umbrella companies in the UK. With so much choice, how do you know which providers are operating ethically within the market? Keep reading, and we’ll summarise the importance of using a compliant umbrella company and provide some tips to help you find a provider you can trust.
In a recent press release, the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) calls upon HMRC to set up a special hotline for workers to report non-compliant and unethical umbrella companies. The dedicated phone line is just one part of REC’s “four-point plan” to protect workers from unscrupulous tax avoidance schemes and non-compliance. Keep reading to find out more.
Three years ago, we created a free to download World Cup wallchart. We won’t go as far as to say that it went viral, but we were astonished to observe it being downloaded tens of thousands of times! Therefore, with Euro 2020 kicking off in under a month, we thought it would be a good idea to create a Euro 2020 wallchart for those who visit the Churchill Knight blog. Keep reading to get your free Euro 2020 wallchart now.
HMRC has been aware of mini umbrella companies (MUC) for years, but sadly, they’ve made the headlines again recently. Interestingly, rather than targeting temporary workers, the criminals behind mini umbrella companies are targeting recruitment agencies. Keep reading, and we’ll summarise what’s going on.
Having undergone a thorough compliance review, both Churchill Knight & Associates Ltd and Churchill Knight Umbrella have successfully proven they remain fully compliant with UK tax law and associated regulations. As a result, both companies retain their FCSA membership for another year. Keep reading to find out more about the FCSA, and why passing the annual compliance review is something we’re celebrating.