Five Reasons to Use an Umbrella Company

Five reasons to use an umbrella company

So, you’ve taken the plunge into contracting and now you need to get your employment affairs in order. You’ll likely be applying for lots of different assignments that meet your skill set, and (if you’ve done your homework) you’ll know that the way you’re able to operate/be paid is not your choice, it’s dictated by […]

Why does your 2nd Payment in a New Tax Year often look different?

One annual event that we’d like to get ahead of is the 2nd payroll cycle of the new tax year. It’s common for your 2nd pay slip of the financial year to look a little different when compared to previous, but why? Well, it’s because of the way your payroll is set up if you […]

How the National Insurance Contribution Increase may affect you post April 6th

We’ve all seen the line item National Insurance Contribution on our pay slips, it’s a deduction that is factored in automatically if you work on PAYE basis. And, whether it’s from coffee machine small-talk or national new outlets, we’ve all been made aware that there will be increases to NIC’s when the new tax year […]

Increases to National Minimum Wage in the New Tax Year

It’s no secret that the entire population of the UK is subject to some contribution increases when the new tax year hits us on April 6th 2022. We wanted to get comprehensive information to you ahead of time so that you know what to expect as an umbrella employee. NMW: The countdown is on to […]

Travel Councellors

As a part of CM Perks, we here at Charteris Management have formed a new relationship with the renowned Pippa Wilson of the award-winning, Travel Counsellors. Pippa is an expert in her field, her bespoke travel concierge packages are top prior as they come. We’re extremely to be able to refer our hard-working and loyal contractors her way. […]

Maternity and Paternity Pay

How Does Maternity and Paternity Pay Work As An Umbrella Employee? Many agency workers are unsure as to what they are entitled to if they use an umbrella company. We want to make things clear so that you don’t miss out! In short, you are an employee of our company and due to that, you […]

New Travel Processes and How They Might Affect You

Here at Charteris Management, we’re extremely proud to have a diverse base of contractors, many whom hold an EU citizenship or come from further afield. The Government recently released new guidelines about the travel logistics with careful consideration to the difficulties of COVID-19, and with the preparatory advice enabling you to stay on the correct […]

Gov’t Decides to Delay the Return of In-Person RTW Checks

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Gov’t decides to delay the return of in-person right-to-work (RTW) checks The recruitment industry has welcomed the news that the UK Government is to delay the return of in-person right-to-work (RTW) checks until September 1st at the earliest. The decision means the continuation of a more efficient, less logistically-challenging procedure that many are petitioning heavily […]

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 […]