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Lynne Gowers
28th April, 2017

What a snap election might mean for contractors

Following the announcement that a snap General Election is to be held on 8th June, one of the UK’s leading voices for independent professionals has been asking what contractors can expect if Mrs. May succeeds in obtaining a stronger mandate from the electorate....

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Lynne Gowers
25th April, 2017

A cautionary tale - what happened when we Googled "best umbrella companies"

In our industry you have to be fairly thick skinned. The sector has come under fire from tabloids and unions with Umbrella companies being maligned as everything from “pirates” making money out of contractors’ hard work (BBC Yorkshire), to simply a “con-trick” (UCATT)...

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Lynne Gowers
19th April, 2017

Understanding your Tax Code 2017-18

If you are a Liquid Friday umbrella employee, we use your tax code to work out how much tax to deduct from the payments we make to you. Your tax code determines how much you can earn in a financial year (April - March) before you have to start paying income tax. This is known as your personal allowance. This changes every year and is set by the Chancellor in the budget....

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Lynne Gowers
12th April, 2017

Meet the Team - Michael Burton, Payroll Manager

As our very own Prince of Payroll, Michael is at the helm of the Liquid Friday payroll team, who manage the whole Liquid Friday payroll process from receiving hours and time sheets through to raising invoices and processing payments and deductions. We managed to take 5 with Mike to chat about his role and Liquid life....

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Lynne Gowers
6th April, 2017

IR35 reforms are here: FCSA urges agencies and umbrellas to work together

Despite little coverage in the mainstream press, the changes to public sector IR35 rules apply from today. The changes undoubtedly will see an increase in umbrella contracting, as agencies and public sector bodies attempt to head off the responsibilities of assessing IR35 status and calculating and operating deemed payments....

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