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Do I Need to Submit a Self-Assessment Tax Return if I Use an Umbrella Company?

02 November 2021
What is Self-Assessment? Self-Assessment is a system HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) uses to collect Income Tax. Tax is usually...
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SmartWork Expenses Guide for the Umbrella Worker

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09 March 2021
Reasons Your Net Pay Might Differ from a Take-home Pay Illustration
It is important to remember that net pay illustrations are often based on assumed information. We do our best to be as accurate as...
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02 March 2021
Contractor’s Guide: Things to Consider When Choosing an Umbrella Company
In our previous guide, we talked about in what case you’d opt for going with an umbrella company so if you haven’t read it yet,...
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30 November 2021
INTRODUCTION1 When joining SmartWork, we become your employer, with the overall aim of keeping life as simple as possible for you and...
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What is SDC (supervision, direction, control)?
09 November 2021
As of 6th April 2016, HMRC introduced new legislation which affects the claiming of tax relief on expenses for umbrella employees. ...
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Do I Need to Submit a Self-Assessment Tax Return if I Use an Umbrella Company?
02 November 2021
What is Self-Assessment? Self-Assessment is a system HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) uses to collect Income Tax. Tax is usually...
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Making the Switch from Umbrella Employment to Limited Company Contracting
15 September 2021
If you are here reading this article, there is a good chance you already know about the benefits of umbrella employment. It is an...
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Umbrella Guide: Pension Contributions Explained
29 July 2021
When you are in employment, especially when you are younger, retirement is a faraway concept we tend not to think about. Many,...
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What is FCSA and why our accreditation is important
20 July 2021
As a freelance contractor, you have, at some point, looked at choosing the right umbrella company to work with. But with so many...
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Contractor’s Guide: Working Through an Umbrella Company
03 June 2021
What is an umbrella company? The primary function of an umbrella company is to organise payments for fixed-term work undertaken by...
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Tax Codes Explained – Umbrella Contractor’s Guide
17 May 2021
Tax Codes - Everyone on payroll in the UK has them, but what are they, and how are they important? In this guide, we will go...
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The Mini Umbrella Company Scam – Choosing a Compliant Business for your Supply Chain
11 May 2021
In the past few years, particularly since 2017, thanks to changes in the legislative environment, and of course, the pandemic, we've...
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SmartWork Expenses Guide for the Umbrella Worker
30 March 2021
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Reasons Your Net Pay Might Differ from a Take-home Pay Illustration
09 March 2021
It is important to remember that net pay illustrations are often based on assumed information. We do our best to be as accurate as...
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Contractor’s Guide: Things to Consider When Choosing an Umbrella Company
02 March 2021
In our previous guide, we talked about in what case you’d opt for going with an umbrella company so if you haven’t read it yet,...
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What is FCSA and why our accreditation is important
04 February 2021
As a freelance contractor, you have, at some point, looked at choosing the right umbrella company to work with. But with so many...
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What is an Umbrella Company?
20 January 2021
What is it? The primary function of an umbrella company is to organise payments for fix-term work undertaken by independent...
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Contractor’s Guide to Umbrella Company Costs and Fees
02 December 2020
If you are new to freelancing and just researching umbrella companies, you may wonder why there is a margin being deducted from your...
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Contractor’s Guide: When should you use an umbrella company?
18 November 2020
Are you just starting out contracting or perhaps looking into some freelance work? There are a few different trading options...
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How do umbrella company salary illustrations work? Top tips for when shopping around.
27 October 2020
Umbrella companies are a popular choice for freelancers that want to have the ability to work on multiple assignments while enjoying...
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Making the Switch from Umbrella Employment to Limited Company Contracting
16 September 2020
If you are here reading this article, there is a good chance you already know about the benefits of umbrella employment. It is an...
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Recruitment Agencies, Is it Time to Review Your PSL?
10 September 2020
Why review? Companies are criminally liable if they fail to prevent tax evasion by a member of their staff or other...
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Umbrella or Agency PAYE – What are the differences?
27 August 2020
As a contractor, you may find that your assignment falls inside IR35. So what options do you have if trading via a limited company...
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Umbrella Guide: Pension Contributions Explained
13 August 2020
When you are in employment, especially when you are younger, retirement is a faraway concept we tend not to think about. Many...
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Umbrella Insurance Explained
09 July 2020
One of the benefits of contracting via an Umbrella company is freedom from admin. This is no different when it comes to insurance....
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Pros and cons of using an umbrella company
23 June 2020
For newcomers to contracting, the umbrella option offers great flexibility and simplicity.  It can be a great stepping stone to a...
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‘Key Information Document’ For Agency Workers
24 April 2020
A new "Key Information Document" (KID) has been introduced from the 6th April 2020, bringing extra work and administration for...
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SmartWork Benefits Guide
31 March 2020
When joining SmartWork, we become your employer, with the overall aim of keeping life as simple as possible for you and ensuring you...
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Our New Affiliate Partners: Sanlam Wealth Management
17 March 2020
Many of you reading this will know that, at SmartWork, we are always looking for ways to increase the value of our services and...
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) | Precautions and Measures
13 March 2020
Given the recent developments on Coronavirus, it is our top priority to ensure the protection and safety of our people, including...
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Budget 2020 – A Summary by MyAccountant.co.uk
12 March 2020
Have a look at our sister company MyAccountant.co.uk's summary of yesterday's Budget announcement by clicking the image...
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Meet our new affiliate partner Contractor Friendly Mortgages
25 February 2020
We are excited to announce our new partnership with Contractor Friendly Mortgages to add to the list of benefits for SmartWork's...
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SmartWork Passes Annual FCSA Review for the 5th Consecutive Year
19 February 2020
SmartWork is pleased to announce that we have once again passed our annual FCSA review. FCSA Accreditation demonstrates to...
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The Grass isn’t Always Greener – Offshore Schemes and What to Avoid
13 February 2020
Often our employees or prospective clients come to us, wondering why our figures don't match the improbable 95% retention rates...
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Non-compliant umbrella schemes and how to spot them
12 November 2019
Since the off-payroll legislation reform hit in 2017, we’ve seen the popularity of the umbrella company increasing. With that...
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Umbrella vs Limited – Which Trading Vehicle is Right for You?
03 October 2019
When embarking on a contractor career, the first big decision you will likely have to make is whether to operate via your own limited...
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Meet our Sales Manager – Neil Kane
04 July 2019
Neil has over 14 years’ experience within the industry and is always on hand to help support agencies and contractors in...
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Umbrellas and the Nursing Agency VAT Concession: The Essentials
18 September 2018
Since the IR35 reforms and the subsequent increase in the use of umbrella companies by NHS workers, there has also been a rise in...
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Disguised Remuneration – the April 2019 loan charge
22 February 2018
Following our previous look at loan schemes and how these impact your choice of umbrella provider, the latest in this series looks at...
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SmartWork & iContract announce partnership
03 October 2017
SmartWork is thrilled to be partnering with iContract, the new online platform connecting contractors and recruiters that has...
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The Criminal Finance Act – time to review your PSL?
29 September 2017
From the 30th September 2017, Companies will become criminally liable if they fail to prevent tax evasion by a member of their staff...
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