Employment Status

Are you a contractor? If you work for someone else, it is important to know whether you are working for that person in an employed capacity or in a self-employed capacity as an independent contractor.

Your employment status will determine the charge to tax on income from your employment or self-employment. It will also determine the class of NICs, which are to be paid.

Umbrella Companies employ you for tax purposes and complete central returns for all their contractors. It's less hassle and more flexible for you but take home pay is typically less than that the limited company option.

The best option for you depends on your plans, 'one off' contract or 'contractor for life'? [Read More...]

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Gain Advantage

Fantastic value

Gain Advantage, To be confirmed WWW: http://www.gainadvantage.org MAIL: info@gainadvantage.org CALL: 01594 546597 - Quote Ref: ORRKA HOURS: Mon to Fri 9am - 5pm SCORE: 2.9 / 5.0 [14 Votes] FIND: To be confirmed

Introducing Gain Advantage

If you are an independent contractor working on temporary assignments particularly through employment businesses, you will probably be aware that changes made in tax legislation have had significant effects on the way you can receive your earnings.

In response to this, Gain is pleased to announce the arrival of our PAYE Umbrella Company Service.

This structure sits outside of the Managed Service Company (MSC) legislation and enables you to continue providing your services to your customers without being employed by them. It gives you freedom to work where you like and when you like, helps you maximise take home earnings whilst ensuring that all NI and tax is paid in a proper and timely manner with minimum administration on your part

How do I gain advantage by being part of a Gain umbrella company?

The ability to maximise your earnings through the use of qualifying business expenses, administered for you in an efficient, friendly high customer service environment. Specifically, see some points below:-

  1. The lowest fee charges in the industry.
  2. Charge typically a third of competitors. Currently just £10 per week.
  3. No hidden costs.
  4. No joining fee
  5. No termination fee
  6. No fees for when you're not working
  7. The best service delivery.

Friendly and efficient customer services department just one call away

  • People to answer telephone queries - no "call centre" button pushing frustration.
  • Guaranteed payment into your account on Friday*
  • Text on Thursday letting you know what is going into your bank account Friday.

This is a unique advantage over working for any other umbrella company. You get paid on time even if the money due from the "agency" you have been working through does not arrive on time. Gain guarantees to provide funds to pay you on Friday simply as long as information from the previous week is sent in time by the "agency".

How do you gain advantage?

  1. You become an employee of a Gain Umbrella Company.
  2. Your earnings are subject to PAYE and Class 1 National Insurance.
  3. You can become a director.
  4. You do not receive your earnings through a combination of National Minimum Wage and dividends
  5. We raise all invoices, do all credit control, ensure good cash flow, process your expenses and calculate your payments, pay all your tax across to HMRC and in general, make life as simple as possible for you.

Umbrella Compare Review of Gain Advantage

Gain Advantage comes across as a small niche outfit, and they offer you a compliant PAYE service. They have a small but growing number of clients who will benefit from good customer service.

Their website is a bit sterile and doesn't go into a great amount of detail about how they work with contractors - a minor point. They understand all the latest laws to do with contractors and are a friendly lot.

The reason they are so competitively priced, they state, is because they only make salary payments by BACS (takes 3 days for you to get your money) rather than CHAPS like some other Umbrella companies.

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Rating and Reviews of Gain Advantage

With 14 votes, Gain Advantage has an average review score of 2.9.

2.9 / 5.0 [14 Votes]

HMRC Compliance

It's the basics... Compliance with Tax, VAT, PAYE and fiscal arrangements is mandatory for contractors regardless of whether you use an umbrella company or your own limited company.

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Umbrella Compare provides a holistic overview of contracting with the aim of helping new and old contractors find the right payroll solutions. Contracting should be about focusing on the contract, not payroll, accounting, HMRC and bureaucracy.