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Healthcare services have come under a lot of pressure during the coronavirus pandemic,  and independent charity The Health Foundation have raised concerns that many people are at risk of not getting the care they need. As a recruiter, you need your contractors to be well enough to work, which means it’s a concern if they don’t have access to medical care. Fortunately, recommending the right umbrella company can help make sure your contractors always have access to medical care.

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The coronavirus crisis has raised concerns that some patients are not getting the care they need from their GP. Independent charity, The Health Foundation, have suggested a solution, similar to a service our umbrella company employees already benefit from, and have commissioned further research to inform decisions about NHS services.


If the last few months have taught us anything, it’s that our plans can be quickly derailed by events outside our control. Many self-employed contractors have been unable to secure new contracts, or have had existing contracts cancelled, as a result of the coronavirus crisis. Some have found themselves unable to access government help, and as a result have experienced severe financial stress.


HMRC has won their appeal against the First Tier Tribunal (FTT) decision that the relationship between TalkSport Radio and presenter Paul Hawksbee was outside IR35. This leaves Mr. Hawksbee’s company, Kickabout Productions Ltd (KPL), with a tax and NIC liability of over £140,000.


IR35 reform is due to hit the Private Sector in April 2021 and many commentators expect it to have a dramatic and negative effect on the contracting industry. If experience of similar changes in the Public Sector mean anything, end clients will also experience some negative consequences, as contractors vote with their feet and projects begin to fail. In this article, we’ll look at how your clients can avoid these negative effects.