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Have an EGG-STRAVAGANT EASTER with our April offers!

With the weather getting warmer and Spring in full swing, what better way to enjoy the sun than getting outdoors and relax! Or if you prefer to be more active, then it’s a great time to start on those DIY projects! From booking your Easter escape holiday to more ambitious past times, such as building…

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Increasing cyber security attacks push contractor IT roles in demand

ContractorUK has identified three large areas where IT contractors’ skills will be required the most this year – one of which is information security and governance.  Additionally, roles that will be most sought after this year includes security engineers, security consultants and security analysts to name a few. This is most likely due to the…

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Highlights of Spring Budget 2017 for Contractors

The eagerly anticipated Spring Budget has already come and gone and whilst we were expecting most of the changes, there were a few announcements which will be affecting contractors and freelancers alike.  As there are so many changes coming into effect this April, we’ve summarised the main points from the spring budget which may be…

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Apprenticeship Levy

The Apprenticeship Levy One of the many changes that will come into effect in April 2017 is the Apprenticeship Levy, which has been somewhat overshadowed by the off-payroll reform in the public sector. This new levy will affect both the public and private sector with payments starting from May 2017. The government has pledged to…

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Cloud9 Umbrella launches new rewards scheme for clients

Here at Cloud9 Umbrella, we understand that there is more to life than just contracting. That is why we are launching ‘Kingsley Hamilton Lifestyle’ – an exclusive rewards scheme for our clients. The rewards scheme is our way of adding value to the services we provide to you whilst also helping you to achieve a…

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Off-Payroll Working in the Public Sector – HMRC Update

Last Friday (3 February), HMRC published further guidance regarding off-payroll working in the public sector from 6 April. The update provided clarification that the responsibility of determining the IR35 status of a Personal Service Company (PSC) worker would lie solely with the hiring Public Authority. If the Public Authority determines the PSC worker to be inside…