The Right to Disconnect

right to disconnect

The Right to Disconnect, what does it mean and what conclusions came out of France? In 2017 France introduced a piece of legislation aimed at companies with more than 50 workers. The aim was to ensure that the company’s employees would not work or partaking in work related activities once they have passed their contracted […]

Moving away from a 5 day work week – The Pros and Cons

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To work full-time has, for years, been synonymous with ‘8 hours a day, 5 days a week’. Many sources cite Henry Ford as the first to institute what we now consider to be the standard 5 day, 40 hour week in the 1930s. Before this, recreational time was considered to be a luxury afforded only […]

Confusing Terms Explained

What does it all mean? It can be confusing as a contractor starting out when you hear so many acronyms mentioned by both your agency and Umbrella Company.You may hear things such as IR35, WTR, AWR, and SDC along with terms such as ‘Opting Out’. You will also see it on documentation that you are […]

How do I claim holidays?

How do I request holidays as an Umbrella Employee? As an employee of Charteris Management you are entitled to annual holidays just like any other employee in the UK. Taking holidays while contracting via an umbrella company is a relatively simple process, but if you’re new to this way of working sometimes it can be […]

2021/22 Tax Changes

Tax Changes

Knowledge Base / Useful Articles / 2021/22 Tax Changes New Tax Changes The new tax year has begun, and necessary changes have been made by HMRC and the Government that will affect most people throughout the UK. These changes could see individuals gaining more in their monthly wages, but may also result in having to […]

UK Government’s IR35 tool unable to determine employment status

UK Government’s IR35 tool unable to determine employment status

Knowledge Base / Useful Articles / UK Government’s IR35 Tool unable to determine employment status Experts are urging businesses and contractors to scrutinize IR35 determination results produced by the Government’s CEST tool. In an attempt to streamline the introduction of their legislation amendments in the private sector, the Government produced its own, free-to-use, determination tool […]

Is talk of a vaccine paving the way for a major contractor bounce-back?


Knowledge Base / Useful Articles / Is talk of a vaccine paving the way for a major contractor bounce-back? Experts are claiming that the UK Economy could bounce back in as little as six months, thanks to the news of a vaccine breakthrough.Economists have raised hopes that the UK could return to pre-pandemic levels within […]

Revisiting The Good Work Plan

Knowledge Base / Useful Articles / IR35 reform in the Private Sector: What are your thoughts? It’s been a turbulent year. With many businesses adopting survival mode mid-March it is understandable that certain aspects of the operation have found themselves lower on the priority list than would be justified in a “normal” year. As an […]

Your Contract: IR35 Determination

Knowledge Base / Useful Articles / Your Contract: IR35 Determination Some time ago, HMRC determined that a minority of contractors opting to work via their own ltd company (or Personal Service Company/PSC) were performing roles in a “disguised employee” context, i.e. they were being paid via their company for work that is justifiably that of […]

Is your end client’s approach to IR35 in your best interest?

Knowledge Base / Useful Articles / Is your end client’s approach to IR35 in your best interest? It’s no secret that the vast majority of contractors do not want to work inside of IR35. The common conception (based on feedback and industry insight) is that contractors – for the most part, would like to continue […]