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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Focused Consulting

Strong, compliant and worth a call.

Focused Consulting, To be confirmed WWW: http://www.focusedumbrella.co.uk MAIL: info@focusedgroup.co.uk CALL: 0845 47 47 001 - Quote Ref: IYWLO HOURS: Monday to Friday 9am - 8pm SCORE: 2.9 / 5.0 [42 Votes] FIND: To be confirmed

Introducing Focused Consulting

Focused use their expertise, and over 40 years experience in the market, to enable freelance contractors throughout the UK to maximise their income.

Their services are tailored to your personal circumstances saving time and money, allowing you to FOCUS on your assignment.

Whether you are contracting for the first time or you are a seasoned freelancer, they have the solutions to enable you to take advantage of improved tax efficiency resulting in increased net income, all with the minimum of administration.

Umbrella Compare Review of Focused Consulting

Their website is bright and fresh and explains the mechanics of the umbrella process well. On the phone they are equally clear and you can get hold of them up to 8pm.

All round it seems a good value service.

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Rating and Reviews of Focused Consulting

With 42 votes, Focused Consulting has an average review score of 2.9.

2.9 / 5.0 [42 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.

Incredible then that there are still rogue umbrella companies and limited company accountants who expose their contractors to fraud. Umbrella Compare provides THE solution, we thoroughly vet all umbrella companies and limited company accountants that we list [Read more...].

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.