IR35 and the Business Entity Test – Would your contract pass the test?

If you have ever thought about starting your own Ltd Company then you need to be aware of the changes to IR35 and the new Business Entity test that was introduced last year. will take you to the HMRC document which explains the test and gives example scenarios. HMRC have been tasked by the […]

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Simplify Contractors can use Childcare Vouchers

As a contractor with Simplify Umbrella, you can receive Childcare Vouchers towards the cost of Childcare.  Childcare Voucher are offset against your salary and mean that you can save up to £933 per year in tax and NI. The vouchers can be used to pay for registered Childcare for any child that you have parental […]

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Christmas Payments

Simplify would like to wish all our Contractors, Agencies and Clients a very Merry Christmas. Over the Christmas holidays, Simplify will continue to process payments from Agencies on the same day that we receive the funds. Contractors should check with their agency what the deadlines for timesheet/invoice submission is, and what day payments are due […]

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Simplify nominated as Best Umbrella Company!

Simplify’s PAYE Umbrella service has been nominated in the category of Best Umbrella Company in the Contractor UK 2012 Readers Award, in Association with Hiscox. We are really please to have been nominated as these awards are voted for by Contractors, and therefore our customers get to have their say. To vote for Simplify you […]

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Payroll Giving – The Tax Efficient way to donate to Charity.

Simplify have joined together with Charitable Giving to enable you to benefit from a tax efficient way to donate to your favourite charity. By using a Payroll Giving Scheme you can donate to charity directly from your salary and the charity receives the amount you have donated plus the tax you would have paid on […]

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Simplify join APSCO

Simplify are pleased to announce that we have been accepted as Affiliate Members of the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCO). As part of the application process Simplify has been vetted and checked to ensure that we comply with APSCO’s Code of Conduct, has had to demonstrate compliance against external audit requirements, and has had […]

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National Minimum Wages increases on 1st October

As has become the norm in the UK on 1st October each year, the National Minimum Wages goes up. From 1st October 2012 the new hourly rates are: • Workers aged 21 and over – £6.19 • Workers aged 18 to 20 – £4.98 – no change • Workers aged 16 and 17 – £3.68 […]

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Simplify Launches new Website

Simplify are really pleased to be launching our new website. As well as being easier to use and a cleaner layout, the new website has a host of features such as a Take Home Calculator, Jargon Buster, and Information for 1st time contractors.  The site also allows new Contractors to sign up online via a […]

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Simplify passes Professional Passport Audit

Simplify Umbrella are pleased to announce that we have recently passed the Professional Passport Audit and become an Approved Supplier. The audit of our processes, compliance, structure and financial position was completed in October 2011 and included a full review of our AWR contracts and processes. Simplify are very pleased with the feedback that we have […]

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HMRC targets those who aren’t VAT registered.

HMRC is still on its campaign to raise revenue by targetting those who owe taxes.  This time it is VAT that they are focusing on.  The latest campaign, launched on 6th July 2011, focuses on those trading above £73,000 turnover but who have not registered for VAT. HMRC’s website states that “More than 40,000 letters […]

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