Umbrella companies

IR35 and zero-rights employment continues

The government has confirmed it will not align tax status and employment rights for the foreseeable future – this was one of the key takeaways from its long-awaited response to an employment status...

Employees see "no benefit" to working for umbrella companies

Damning research by the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) finds 61% of umbrella company workers say they see no benefit to being employed under this arrangement.

IR35: off-payroll one year on

As the anniversary of the 2021 IR35 private sector reforms – what has been the impact of the first year of off payroll working rules?

Errant umbrella firms to be named and shamed

The new CEO of the Freelance and Contractor Services Association (FCSA) has said he will name and shame umbrella companies that fall short of best practice compliance policies.

Umbrella firms trigger storm warnings

Umbrella firms take the regulatory strain out of using contractors, but while they can offer gig workers better protection, many in the sector think they exacerbate transparency issues, finds Peter...