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.

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Red Umbrella

Mid priced - high service levels

Red Umbrella, To be confirmed WWW: http://www.redcontractors.com/workers/umbrella/overview/ MAIL: info@redcontractors.com CALL: 0113 369 79 89 - Quote Ref: OVPOA HOURS: Mon to Fri 9am - 5.30pm SCORE: 1.9 / 5.0 [8 Votes] FIND: To be confirmed

Introducing Red Umbrella

RedUmbrella is a contracting arrangement for employees and is suitable for those working on temporary contracts who do not wish to move into self employment. We operate a PAYE scheme and you are taxed at source under PAYE regulations and receive all the benefits and advantages that go with an employment status.

Our systems ensure you take home the highest proportion of your gross pay by allowing legitimate work related expenses to be claimed. Through RedUmbrella's comprehensive dispensation arrangement (obtained from HMRC) expenses can be claimed for travel, accommodation, etc incurred wholly, exclusively and necessarily in the performance of your employment duties on a temporary work site.

Details of what constitutes a temporary place of work and what expenses can be claimed, as well as details of how to claim can be found here.

RedUmbrella will establish links with the agency or work provider and will exchange the relevant information. Payments will be made in an accurate and timely fashion making sure funds are in your bank when you need them.Other benefits of using RedUmbrella:

  1. Regular income: You get paid weekly or monthly into your bank account. We work hard to ensure you get paid on time every time.
  2. Communication: Every pay day you will receive a call or a text from you Business Manager, making sure you are happy with everything and to advise you of the Nett payment and deductions. This is in addition to the wage slip sent in the post.
  3. Compliance and Service: We operate compliance procedures to confirm and protect your status and keep you updated as necessary.
  4. No surprise charges: Our service is efficient, professional and affordable. There is no set up cost and no cost when you are not working. You know exactly how your funds are calculated.
  5. Business Manager: You will always deal with the same person, a dedicated professional who will understand your needs.
  6. Insurances: We have Employers Liability Insurance to £10,000,000 and Public Liability Insurance to £5,000,000 We can also make arrangements for Driver Negligence Insurance and Professional Indemnity cover

RedUmbrella offers all these benefits with a clear emphasis on service. We invest heavily with our independent consultants and the HMRC to ensure that you remain compliant with all existing and new regulations.

Umbrella Compare Review of Red Umbrella

Red Umbrella company's website is straightforward, some would say quite basic. This isn't really an issue as you don't need to know what happens behind the scene - it's sufficient to know they are compliant with UK legislation.

If you choose to register on the phone, rather than online, you'll find Red Umbrella are welcoming and on-the-ball.

They explain the service in simple and understandable terms. Nothing seems too much trouble for their customers.

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Rating and Reviews of Red Umbrella

With 8 votes, Red Umbrella has an average review score of 1.9.

1.9 / 5.0 [8 Votes]

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