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...]
Ship Shape Pay for WorkersFed up paying just to get paid?
Many switch to Ship Shape Pay from payroll providers who charge fees and offer nothing in return. We provide a range of valuable services that are relevant and useful to all of the workers we pay, regardless of whether they are Self Employed, working through a Limited Company or working through our Umbrella PAYE solution.
Joining Ship Shape Pay could mean you are 15% better offer versus direct employment.
BenefitsFinancial rewards of using Ship Shape Pay:
Other service benefits:
This service is supplied to workers who have registered directly with Ship Shape. We cannot offer this service if you have been introduced to us by a partner agency or end company, without the express permission of that agency or company.
If this is the case and please call us and we will seek the permission from your introducing agency or companyCOSTs
Our services cost from as little as £9.90 per week plus £2.99 for extensive insurance. For maximum tax efficiency, rather than us charging you a fee, you simply discount your charge rate to allow for these costs.
Even after these costs, we find properly managing expenses and tax returns will leave you with a profit compared to managing your own tax affairs.
A good company for CIS workers to check-out. There seem to be quite a few little extras that you just don't get with comparable companies.
The customer services team handled our mystery-shopper with patience, dspite having to repeat themselves many times!
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Note: introductory offers and promotions run by ShipShapePay are subject to change without prior notice. Umbrella Compare is not responsible for offers current, planned or discontinued by ShipShapePay. See our terms and conditions for more details.
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With 13 votes, ShipShapePay has an average review score of 2.3.
2.3 / 5.0 [13 Votes]
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.