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BUDGET 2013
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The Budget announces the Government's budgetary plans and this serves as a reminder to us all that we should ensure that our personal and business budgets and plans reflect the reality of our available income and necessary expenditure.

The key points of Chancellor George Osborne's Budget.

FUEL, ALCOHOL AND CIGARETTES

  • September's 3p fuel duty rise scrapped
  • April's 3p rise in beer duty scrapped. Instead, beer duty to be cut by 1p
  • Annual inflation +2% rise in beer duty to be ended but "duty escalator" to remain in place for wine, cider and spirits
  • Cigarette duties unchanged - continuing to rise by inflation +2%

INCOME TAX

  • Limit at which people start paying tax to be raised to £10,000 in 2014 - a year earlier than planned

HOUSING

  • Shared equity schemes extended, with interest-free loans for homebuyers up to 20% of value of new-build properties
  • Bank guarantees to underpin £130bn of new mortgage lending for three years from 2014

STATE OF THE ECONOMY

  • Growth forecast for 2013 halved to 0.6% from 1.2% in December
  • Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) watchdog predicts UK will escape recession this year
  • Growth predicted to be 1.8% in 2014; 2.3% in 2015; 2.7% in 2016 and 2.8% in 2017

BORROWING

  • The OBR predicts borrowing of £121bn this year, the same as last year, and £120bn for 2014-15
  • George Osborne says the deficit as a share of GDP will fall from 7.4% in 2013-14 to 5% in 2015-16
  • Debt as a share of GDP to increase from 75.9% this year to 85.6% in 2016-17

SPENDING AND PAY

  • Most government departments to see budgets cut by 1% in each of next two years
  • Schools and NHS will be protected
  • £11.5bn in further cuts earmarked in 2015-16 Spending Review, up from £10bn
  • 1% cap on public sector pay extended to 2015-16 and limits on "progression" pay rises in the sector
  • Military to be exempt from "progression" pay limits.
  • Proceeds of Libor banking fines to be given to good military causes, including Combat Stress charity

JOBS

  • 600,000 more jobs expected this year than at same time last year
  • Claimant count to fall by 60,000

TRANSPORT AND INFRASTRUCTURE

  • An extra £15bn for new road, rail and construction projects by 2020, starting with £3bn in 2015-16

HELP FOR BUSINESS

  • Corporation tax to be cut by 1% to 20% in 2015
  • New employment allowance to cut National Insurance bills by £2,000 for every firm
  • 450,000 small firms will pay no employer National Insurance
  • Government procurement from small firms to rise fivefold
  • Tax relief for investment in social enterprises
  • Stamp duty axed on shares traded on growth markets like Aim.
  • Tax avoidance and evasion measures, including agreements with Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey, aimed at recouping £3bn in unpaid taxes

ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

  • Tax incentives for ultra-low-emission cars
  • Pottery industry in Midlands to be exempt from climate change levy
  • Tax allowances for investment in shale gas

INFLATION

  • 2% Bank of England inflation target to stay in place
  • Bank remits to be changed to focus on growth as well as inflation

PENSIONERS

  • Single flat-rate pension of £144 a week brought forward a year to 2016
  • Cap on social care costs confirmed

FAMILIES

  • 20% tax relief on childcare up to £6,000 per child from 2015
  • £5,000 payments for those who lost money on Equitable Life policies bought before 1992. Extra money for those on low incomes

This Budget will help those who aspire to work hard and get on, buy a home, start a business or save for retirement. It includes measures to build a fairer society by making the tax and welfare system fairer, by supporting aspiration and by keeping costs down for households and business alike.


BUDGET 2012
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The Office of Budget Responsibility’s forecast for the economy was 0.8% this year and 2.0% in 2013 and 2.7% in 2014. Inflation is forecast to be 2.8% this year and 1.9% next year.

The Chancellor announced the budget deficit would be £126bn this year falling to £120bn next year and £98bn in 2013-14 (£21bn by 2016-17).

PERSONAL HIGHLIGHTS :

  • Personal allowance 20% tax threshold rises to £8,015 in April 2012 and £9,205 from April 2013. Corresponding £630 cash decrease in the basic rate limit, taking it to £34,370 in April 2012 and £32,245 in April 2013.
  • Top rate will decrease from 50% to 45% in April 2013. The dividend additional rate will be reduced from 42.5 per cent to 37.5 per cent.
  • Change in threshold for withdrawal of Child Benefit for non basic rate income tax payers from 2013 to £60,000 with a 1% withdrawal for every £100 from £50,000.
  • New cap on tax reliefs set at 25% of total income for anyone claiming more than £50,000 in a year.
  • Consultation on integrating the operation of income tax and national insurance contributions after Budget 2012.
  • Increase in stamp duty to 7% for properties over £2 million and 15% if bought through a company
  • New Buy scheme making mortgages available for people to buy a new home with a five per cent deposit for up to 100,000 households through the scheme.
  • Right To Buy for two million tenants in council housing with a cap of £75,000, effective from 2 April 2012.
  • Automatic review of state pension age to keep pace with increasing lifespans.
  • New single-tier state pension for future pensioners to be set at about £140 and based on contributions
  • Age-related allowances for pensioners to be simplified over time, starting in April 2013, creating a single personal allowance for all.
  • Individuals aged 60 or over able to commute funds of £2,000 or less held in personal pensions into a lump sum regardless of their other pension savings, subject to a maximum of two such commutations in a lifetime.
  • Confirmation of 3p petrol duty increases in petrol duty. Vehicle excise duty to rise by inflation, but frozen for road hauliers.
  • Alcohol duty will increase by 2 per cent above the RPI.
  • Rise in tobacco duty of 5% above inflation, 37p on a packet of cigarettes.
  • Air Passenger Duty (APD) rates rise from April 2012 and by RPI from 1 April 2013.
  • From April 2012 the Enterprise Investment Scheme annual investment limit for individuals will be increased to £1 million.
  • New Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS), providing income tax relief of 50 per cent for individuals who invest in shares in qualifying seed companies.
  • CGT annual exempt amount (AEA) will remain at its 2011–12 level of £10,600 for 2012–13. From April 2013 the AEA will rise in line with the CPI instead of the RPI.
  • IHT nil-rate band (NRB) frozen until April 2015. From April 2015 the NRB will rise in line with the CPI.
  • Confirmation of increase to the annual charge to £50,000 for non-domiciles who have been UK resident for 12 or more years.
  • Statutory definition of tax residence for individuals from April 2013 and abolition of ordinary residence.

The Government announced that from the 2014–15 tax year a new Personal Tax Statement will be introduced for taxpayers, including Self Assessment taxpayers and those in Pay As You Earn (PAYE) who receive a coding notice showing application of tax collected by the Government from the taxpayer.

In relation to IR35 the Budget document states:

"The Government will introduce a package of measures to tackle avoidance through the use of personal service companies and to make the IR35 legislation easier to understand for those who are genuinely in business. This will include:

  • strengthening up specialist compliance teams to tackle avoidance of employment income;
  • simplifying the way IR35 is administered; and
  • subject to consultation, requiring office holders/controlling persons who are integral to the running of an organisation to have PAYE and NICs deducted at source by the organisation by which they are engaged."

MARCH 2012


NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE 2012 - 2013!
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The National Minimum Wage (NMW) is a minimum amount per hour that most workers in the UK are entitled to be paid.

Current NMW rates

There are different levels of NMW, depending on your age. The current rates for 2012 - 2013 are now:

  • £6.19 an hour for adults (workers aged 21 and over)
  • £4.98 an hour for workers aged 18 to 20 inclusive (often known as the developmental rate)
  • £3.68 an hour for young people aged 16 to 17 (often known as the youth rate).

A young worker is someone who is older than mandatory school leaving age and younger than 18.

Future NMW rates

The NMW rate is reviewed every year and any changes take place on 1 October.

Pay and Work Rights helpline

For confidential help and advice on the NMW call 0800 917 2368 Most workers in the UK over compulsory school leaving age are legally entitled to be paid at least the NMW and all employers have to pay it to you if you are entitled to it. It makes no difference:

  • If you are paid weekly or monthly, by cheque, in cash or in another way
  • If you work full time, part time or any other working pattern
  • If you work at your employer’s own premises or elsewhere
  • What size your employer is
  • Where you work in the UK

You are entitled to the NMW even if you sign a contract agreeing to be paid at a lower rate, either of your own free will or because your employer persuades or makes you. The contract will have no legal effect and you must still be paid the proper rate.

Please contact SmartWork.com on 0800 434 6446 or info@smartwork.com for any further details


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NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE 2011 - 2012!
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The National Minimum Wage (NMW) is a minimum amount per hour that most workers in the UK are entitled to be paid.

Current NMW rates

There are different levels of NMW, depending on your age. The current rates for 2011 - 2012 are:

  • £6.08 an hour for adults (workers aged 21 and over)
  • £4.98 an hour for workers aged 18 to 20 inclusive (often known as the developmental rate)
  • £3.68 an hour for young people aged 16 to 17 (often known as the youth rate).

A young worker is someone who is older than mandatory school leaving age and younger than 18.

Future NMW rates

The NMW rate is reviewed every year and any changes take place on 1 October.

Pay and Work Rights helpline

For confidential help and advice on the NMW call 0800 917 2368 Most workers in the UK over compulsory school leaving age are legally entitled to be paid at least the NMW and all employers have to pay it to you if you are entitled to it. It makes no difference:

  • If you are paid weekly or monthly, by cheque, in cash or in another way
  • If you work full time, part time or any other working pattern
  • If you work at your employer’s own premises or elsewhere
  • What size your employer is
  • Where you work in the UK

You are entitled to the NMW even if you sign a contract agreeing to be paid at a lower rate, either of your own free will or because your employer persuades or makes you. The contract will have no legal effect and you must still be paid the proper rate.

Please contact SmartWork.com on 0800 434 6446 or info@smartwork.com for any further details


AGENCY WORKERS REGULATIONS
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MILEAGE RATE INCREASE
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We at SmartWork tax-reduce our employees’ business travel and mileage expenses as set out by the HMRC. From the 06th of April, 2011, the claimable business mileage rate has increased to £0.45 per mile for the first 10,000 miles in a tax year.

The rates for vehicles able to claim mileage are as follows:

Type of vehicle 10,000 miles in a tax year 10,001+miles per tax year
Car 45p 25p
Motorbike 24p 24p
Bicycle 20p 20p

If you are claiming mileage expenses against your SmartWork earnings, or would like to start claiming business mileage, we will require copies of this additional information:

  • Driving Licence (Both parts)
  • Insurance Certificate – Including use for business purposes
  • MOT Certificate (if applicable)
  • Driver Details Form (Attached).

Remember, if you do not submit the required details, you will not be able to use your mileage expenses against your earnings!

Please contact the SmartWork office or your Business Manager directly with any questions you may have on: 0800 434 6446.


BUDGET 2011
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The Office of Budget Responsibility’s forecast for the economy was 1.7% this year and 2.5% in 2012 Inflation is forecast to remain between 4% and 5% this year and return to 2.5% next year and 2% thereafter.

The Chancellor announced the budget deficit would be £146bn this year falling to £122bn next year and £29bn (by 2015-16). National debt would be 60% of GDP this year and 71% in 2012. He said that the deficit would continue to fall faster than previously forecast so that net government debt would begin to fall as a percentage of GDP to 69% by 2014-15, a year earlier than forecast.

The Budget contained no new tax increases or spending cuts but focused on reforms of taxation. Consultation is to take place on the merging of income tax and national insurance but this is to be a long term measure and on revenues raised by 50% tax rate.

PERSONAL HIGHLIGHTS :

  • No new tax increases.
  • Personal allowance 20% tax threshold rises to £7,475 from April 2011 and £8015 in April 2012/ 40% threshold reduced to £43,875.
  • Additional 1% National Insurance charge for employers and employees from April 2011 but increase in threshold for employers by £21 per week.
  • Continuation of temporary waiver of stamp duty for properties up to £250,000 for first time buyers, increase in stamp duty to 5% for properties over £1 million and £250m fund for shared equity schemes for 10,000 first time buyers of new properties.
  • Confirmation on rise in pension age to 66, restoration of earnings link to pension increase (minimum rise of 2.5% a year). Continuation of restriction of tax benefits for pension contributions for highest earners from 2011/12. Annual pension contributions that qualify for tax relief reduced to an annual allowance of £50,000 instead of the previous limit of £255,000. Consultation on introduction of single pension of £140 per week in place of current system.
  • Continuation of Inheritance Tax allowance freeze, a 10% discount on inheritance tax introduced for people leaving 10% of estate to charity.
  • Increase in tax free individual saving allowances (ISA’s) to £10,680.
  • Reduction in petrol duty 1p per litre increases in petrol duty postponed to April 2012 and summer 2012, postponement of fuel duty escalator to 2015.
  • Mileage allowance to rise from 40p per mile to 45p per mile for first 10,000 and 25p per mile thereafter.
  • No alcohol duty increases beyond those announced by previous government.
  • Continuation of rise in tobacco duty of 2% above inflation.
  • No further changes in VAT.
  • Confirmation of freeze in Child Benefit for 3 years and the withdrawl of Child Benefit for non basic rate income tax payers from 2013.
  • Confirmation of abolition of toddler tax credit, reduction of tax credit payment threshold to £40,000. Increase for low income parents of children of tax credit by £150 above the rate of inflation from 2012. Abolition of health in pregnancy grant.
  • Confirmation of freeze in Council Tax for 1 year from April 2011.
  • Continuation of winter fuel payments for pensioners (but without additional supplements).
  • Confirmation of Housing Benefit cap starting at £280 a week for one bedroom flat up to a maximum of £400 per week for four bedroom house.
  • Confirmation of public sector wage freeze for 2 years for workers earning more than £21,000 and increase of £250 for those below.
  • No rise in air passenger duty this year, postponed to April 2012.
  • A £50,000 charge will be applied to non-domiciled individuals who have been resident in the UK for 12 years or more.

The Chancellor also announced a further crackdown on tax evasion and tax avoidance including disguised remuneration schemes offering loans to employees but no change to IR35 taxation basis.


SMARTWORK MARCH NEWSLETTER
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SMARTWORK FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER
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SMARTWORK PARTNERSHIP WITH CWJOBS
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SmartWork is pleased to announce that we are now in partnership with the IT Specialist job site CWJobs!

You will now be able to search for jobs offered through CWJobs stress-free on the SmartWork Website at www.smartwork.com/SW_Search.html.

CWJobs

As well as easing your search for your next contracting role, we are also offering all contractors that sign up to our services through CWJobs One Month’s Free Service AND a Free Financial Review!

For further information regarding this exciting partnership, please contact us on 0800 434 6446

January 2011


SMARTWORK JANUARY NEWSLETTER
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LONDON: 18 Soho Square, London, W1D 3QL, T: 0207 268 3683, F: 0117 376 3737
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NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE!
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The National Minimum Wage (NMW) is a minimum amount per hour that most workers in the UK are entitled to be paid.

Current NMW rates

There are different levels of NMW, depending on your age. The current rates are:

  • £5.80 an hour for adults (workers aged 22 and over)
  • £4.83 an hour for workers aged 18 to 21 inclusive (often known as the developmental rate)
  • £3.57 an hour for young people (often known as the youth rate)

A young worker is someone who is older than mandatory school leaving age and younger than 18.

Future NMW rates

The NMW rate is reviewed every year and any changes take place on 1 October.
The rates from 1 October 2010 will be:

  • £5.93 an hour for adults (workers aged 21 and over)
  • £4.92 an hour for workers aged 18 to 21
  • £3.64 an hour for young people

Entitlement to the NMW

Pay and Work Rights helpline

For confidential help and advice on the NMW call 0800 917 2368 Most workers in the UK over compulsory school leaving age are legally entitled to be paid at least the NMW and all employers have to pay it to you if you are entitled to it. It makes no difference:

  • if you are paid weekly or monthly, by cheque, in cash or in another way
  • if you work full time, part time or any other working pattern
  • if you work at your employer’s own premises or elsewhere
  • what size your employer is
  • where you work in the UK

You are entitled to the NMW even if you sign a contract agreeing to be paid at a lower rate, either of your own free will or because your employer persuades or makes you. The contract will have no legal effect and you must still be paid the proper rate.

Please contact SmartWork.com on 0800 434 6446 or info@smartwork.com for any further details.

October 2010


AGENCY WORKER’S REGULATIONS PUBLISHED!
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Following 2 consultations the government has published Regulations to implement the Agency Workers Directive (AWD) in October 2011. The purpose of the Regulations is to give 'vulnerable' agency workers some of the rights of permanent workers after 12 weeks.

The Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) will publish formal guidance on the Regulations at a later stage.

Based on the CBI-TUC agreement of May 2008, an agency worker will be entitled to equal treatment to basic working and employment conditions after a 12 week qualifying period has elapsed. These include: working time, overtime, breaks, rest periods, night work, holiday and public holidays and pay.

In line with the CBI-TUC agreement, occupational benefits such as occupational sick pay, pension and maternity/paternity pay (over and above the statutory minimum) and participation in other benefits, such as share participation and profit sharing schemes, are excluded from "pay".

BIS's response to the latest consultation confirms that the Regulations are not intended to extend rights to workers who are genuinely in business on their own account. Arrangements under which agency workers have a permanent contract of employment will be excluded, provided the employer meets certain requirements, including paying the agency worker a minimum amount between assignments.

Agency workers will be entitled to no less favourable treatment in relation to collective facilities such as canteen, childcare facilities and transport services. Special provisions exist in respect of protection of pregnant agency workers.

Agency workers will be entitled to be informed of any relevant vacant posts with the user to give the agency worker the same opportunity as a comparable "worker" to find permanent employment with the user.

Although the Regulations are now published it should be borne in mind that they will not come into effect before October 2011 by which time there has to have taken place a General Election. Opposition parties have pledged to review the Regulations so further changes to the proposed implementation may follow before the Regulations take effect.

February 2010


SMARTWORK AND THE PRE BUDGET REPORT
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Chancellor Alastair Darling delivered his Pre-Budget Report yesterday, Wednesday 9th December, outlining his growth forecasts and tax/spending plans for the next few years.

Umbrella company contractors can take cheer that the expected attack on umbrella expenses has failed to materialise, as have forecast changes to the 24-month expenses rule. Construction worker employment status will come under scrutiny as anticipated, with proposals due in the New Year.

Many of the most feared measures against contractors’ failed to materialise. These include things like re-introducing income shifting proposals, attacking dividends from personal service companies and targeting contractor umbrella companies.

Obviously contractors will be affected in the same way as the rest of the country by some of the measures introduced, such as;

  • The increase in VAT to 17.5%.
  • An increase in all National Insurance rates from 2011.
  • Government spending cuts.
  • Restrictions on tax relief for pension contributions for high earners.
  • A tax on banker's bonuses.

For further information on the Pre Budget Report click here. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have on 0800 434 6446.

December 2009


IMPROVED CONTRACTOR INSURANCES
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From the 1st July this year all our contractors are now covered by the following levels of insurances AS STANDARD.

Professional Indemnity      
Employers Liability
Public Liability
£2M*
£10M
£5M

And our brand new Personal Accident Cover, whereby our employee’s can receive up to 2 x their minimum wage salary in the event of serious personal injury or death. **

You can find copies of our up to date renewed policies for your records here.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions either by our ‘contact us’ page or on 0800 434 6446.

*Some medical professions and contracts overseas may need additional professional indemnity insurance please contact us if you feel you may require additional cover.

** details available on application

SMARTWORK TOP TEN UMBRELLA COMPANY
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SmartWork has been ranked in the top ten of all umbrella companies on Freelance Supermarket this week.

This ranking is created by individual reviews by the contractors that are working through SmartWork. They rate the companies by price, customer service, would work with again, proficiency of payroll team and joining/leaving process.

If you would like to leave feedback regarding SmartWork.com, please click on the link below and complete the short questionnaire. Here at SmartWork we value your feedback and endeavour to always be improving the service that is provided to you.

http://www.freelancesupermarket.com/league-tables/umbrellas.aspx#main

If you have any further questions regarding this, please feel free to contact us on 0800 434 6446.


SMARTWORK LAUNCH EXPANDED SMARTBENEFITS PACKAGE
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The SmartWork Team are delighted to announce that they have just expanded their exclusive range of benefits for SmartWork Flexible Employees. We now offer a comprehensive range of SmartBenefits to all SmartWork Flexible Employees – from Pension planning advice through to Life Cover & Financial Protection. All SmartBenefits gain from a specially negotiated corporate rate that has been designed to help our employees make the most of their hard-earned income.

Check the SmartBenefits out in the dedicated zone on the SmartPortal. Further details are available on request by contacting the SmartWork Team on 0800 434 6446 or by going online and simply ticking the box and clicking the ‘Submit’ button on the SmartBenefits page which you are interested in.

We are confident that our exclusive and comprehensive SmartBenefits package will put SmartWork’s Flexible Employees comfortably ahead of the game!

Call us now on 0800 434 6446 to find out more – or check out the SmartBenefits section on the SmartPortal.

September 2008


SMARTWORK AWARDED ATSCo COMPLIANCE STAMP OF APPROVAL
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SmartWork is delighted to have received the ATSCo Compliance stamp of approval in formal recognition of its strict adherence to regulations under the Managed Service Company legislation.

The ATSCo Compliance review was introduced to ensure robust compliance of all ATSCo members following the recent MSC legislation. SmartWork’s operational practices have therefore undergone rigorous scrutiny and review as part of the ATSCo Compliance process, and have been deemed to be fully satisfactory.

July 2008


SMARTWORK AWARDED ISO 9001 CERTIFICATION
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Following an independent assessment by QMS Quality Management Systems, SmartWork, the umbrella of choice for today’s flexible workforce, was awarded ISO 9001 certification in July 2008. This certification has been achieved by only 1% to date of payroll umbrella companies and just 5% of UK businesses. ISO 9001 certification is a prestigious award, supported by the Government and recognized on a worldwide basis.

On receipt of the Award, SmartWork advised, “We have always been proud of the high level of service we offer our clients and the way that we conduct our business. Now, with the award of ISO 9001 certification, we are delighted that this has been further confirmed by independent outside experts who are used to judging standards on a daily basis across a wide variety of trades and industries.

QMS Quality Management Systems, who judged and awarded the ISO 9001 certification, paid particular tribute to SmartWork’s “investment in people and training that enabled it to provide a highly efficient service to its customers”.


SMARTWORK NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER
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SMARTAPP LAUNCHED!

SmartWork has now launched its SmartApp! Designed to make life easier for you while you are on the move, the SmartApp will provide you with details on the services provided by SmartWork as well as full access to the SmartPortal from your mobile. This will allow you to update and review securely your timesheets and expenses on a 24/7 basis whenever you need to.

Full details of how to download the application are on our website at www.smartwork.com.

AGENCY WORKER REGULATIONS

The Coalition Government has announced that following a review of the Regulations and consultation with its partners, the CBI and TUC, there will be no change to the Regulations due to come into force in 2011. The next step in the process will be the publication of the guidance to the Regulations which will set out how the Regulations are to be implemented in practice.

SmartWork will be examining the detailed guidance when published and producing a summary of how the Regulations will impact clients, agencies, umbrella companies and workers.


SMARTWORK HEADLINE SPONSORS APSCo CHARITY BALL

SmartWork are the proud sponsors of the APSCo Charity Ball in aid of ChildLine. The event is being held at the InterContinental Hotel on Park Lane on the 26th November and will this year be set in the mystique of the Kasbah!

CHANGES TO PENSIONS

The amount of tax-free income that savers can put into pensions has been reduced by the government from £255,000 per annum to £50,000 from April 2011. As well as this the state pension age is increasing to 65 for women in 2018 and again to 66 for everyone from 2020.

To find out information on SmartWork’s group pension scheme, just contact your Business Manager on 0800 434 6446 and they will put you in contact with our IFA Lansdown Place for further details.

SELF ASSESSMENT

SmartWork provides the Self Assessment Tax Return for a reduced and competitive fee of £135 plus VAT. It is mandatory for all company directors, self employed and individuals with complicated tax affairs (including higher rate tax payers) to complete a Self Assessment tax return. Fees are for the basic tax return and additional fees may be payable if you have complex tax affairs.

 

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SMARTWORK DECEMBER NEWSLETTER
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SUMMER BUDGET 2010
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The new Government has presented its Emergency Budget.

The Chancellor’s forecast of the Office of Budget Responsibility for the economy was 1.2% this year 2.3% in 2011 and 2.8% in 2012. Unemployment is forecast to peak at 8.1% this year and decline to 6.l% in 2015. Inflation is forecast to peak at 2.5% at the end of this year and return to 2% thereafter.

He announced the budget deficit would be £149bn (10.1% of GDP) falling to £20bn (1.1% of GDP) by 2015-16. He said that the deficit would continue to fall faster than previously forecast under the previous Government – it had forecast a drop to £74bn in 2014-15. The structural deficit is due to be eliminated by 2015-16.

PERSONAL HIGHLIGHTS :

  • No new changes in income tax so new 50% income tax band on earnings over £150,000 from April 2010 continues
  • Continuation of restriction of personal allowances for earners over £100,000
  • Personal allowance 20% tax threshold remains at £6,475 and 40% threshold at £43,875 but rises to £7,475 from April 2011 with a longer term target of £10,000,
  • Continuation of additional 1% National Insurance charge for employers and employees from April 2011 but increase in threshold for employers by £21 per week.
  • Continuation of temporary waiver of stamp duty for properties up to £250,000 for 2 years for first time buyers but subject to review and increase in stamp duty to 5% for properties over £1 million
  • Consultation on rise in pension age to 66 from 2016, earnings link of pension increase restored (minimum rise of 2.5% a year). Continuation of restriction of tax benefits for pension contributions for highest earners from 2011/12
  • Increase in Capital Gains tax charge for higher income earners to 28% of gain
  • Continuation of Inheritance Tax allowance freeze for 4 years
  • Continuation of increases in tax free individual saving allowances (ISA’s) to £10,200
  • Continuation of petrol duty to rise 1p per litre in April, October and January 2011
  • Continuation of wine, beer and spirit duty increase of 2% a year until 2013
  • Reversal of duty rise on cider and alcopops by 10% above inflation
  • Continuation of rise in tobacco duty by 1% this year and 2% a year in future years
  • Increase in VAT to 20% from January 2011
  • Freeze in Child Benefit for 3 years
  • Abolition of toddler tax credit, reduction of tax credit payment threshold to £40,000. Increase for low income parents of children of tax credit by £150 above the rate of inflation from 2012. Abolition of health in pregnancy grant.
  • Freeze in Council Tax for 1 year from April 2011
  • Continuation of winter fuel payments for pensioners at £250 and at £400 for those over 80.
  • Housing Benefit cap starting at £280 a week for one bedroom flat up to a maximum of £400 per week for four bedroom house.
  • Public sector wage freeze for 2 years for workers earning more than £21,000 and increase of £250 for those below.

June 2010


BUDGET 2010
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The Chancellor forecast the economy would grow by between 1% and 1.5% this year and between 3% and 3.5% in 2011.

He announced the budget deficit had gone down from £178bn to £163bn. He said that the deficit would continue to fall faster than previously forecast - dropping to £74bn in 2014-15.

PERSONAL HIGHLIGHTS :

  • No new changes in income tax
  • Confirmation of new 50% income tax band on earnings over £150,000 from April 2010
  • Confirmation of restriction of personal allowances for earners over £100,000
  • Confirmation of personal allowances thresholds remaining at £6,475 and 40% threshold at £43,875.
  • Confirmation of Additional 1% National Insurance charge for employers and employees from April 2011
  • Temporary waiver of stamp duty for properties up to £250,000 for 2 years for first time buyers
  • Increase in stamp duty to 5% for properties over £1 million
  • Confirmation of restriction of tax benefits for pension contributions for highest earners from 2011/2012
  • Inheritance Tax allowances frozen for 4 years
  • Increases in tax free individual saving allowances (ISA’s) to £10,200
  • Petrol duty to rise 1p per litre in April, October and January 2011
  • Wine, beer and spirit duty up 2% a year until 2013
  • Duty on cider and alcopops to rise by 10% above inflation
  • Tobacco duty up 1% this year and 2% a year in future years
  • No changes in VAT
  • Increases for parents of children aged one or two of £4 a week in child tax credit, from 2012
  • Winter fuel payments for pensioners at £250 and at £400 for those over 80 continued for further year.

The Chancellor also announced a further crackdown on tax evasion through new disclosure requirements for tax schemes and agreements with governments.

March 2010


SMARTWORK AND THE PRE BUDGET REPORT
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Following the recent Government consultation regarding tax relief for travel expenses, temporary workers and overarching employment contracts conducted in the summer and autumn of 2008, the Government has announced in the Pre Budget Report (PBR) under the heading “Helping People Fairly” that it has decided to leave the current rules unchanged.

The PBR also goes onto to say that “in the light of evidence from the consultation confirming poor levels of compliance in this area HMRC will refocus its efforts to ensure that the current regime is properly applied”.

As a company that has always worked within HMRC guidelines to ensure accurate recording and claiming of expenses and requires all expenses to be fully receipted, SmartWork welcomes the governments initiative to ensure that the correct compliance checks are carried out on all umbrella companies. SmartWork also welcomes the decision to leave the current rules unchanged and the continuing monitoring and compliance that the HMRC will carry out to ensure all umbrella companies enforce employment and tax legislation correctly.

If you would like any further information regarding this, please contact us on 0800 434 6446.


WINNERS OF THE SMARTWORK SPONSORED APSCO AWARDS!
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The winners of the SmartWork.com sponsored APSCo Staffing Industry Awards were announced on Friday November 27st at the 10th annual APSCo charity ball, in aid of ChildLine. The ball was attended by 500 guests at The Intercontinental in Park Lane, London.

The winners were:

Recruitment Company of the Year £100 million plus

Winner: Volt Europe – The specialist recruitment company

The finalists: Volt Europe, NES Group, Networkers International and Capita Resourcing

Recruitment Company of the Year £21 - £100 million

Winner: CBSbutler – The technical and engineering recruitment specialists

The finalists: CBSbutler, Penta Consulting and Martin Ward Andersen

Recruitment Company of the Year Under £20 million

Hobson Prior – The specialist life sciences recruiter

The finalists: Hobson Prior, Eurostaff Group and Poolia

Recruitment Sector Service Provider of the Year

Lander Associates – The training and performance development specialists

The finalists: Lander Associates, Parasol, CWJobs.co.uk and Broadbean Technology

Individual Contribution to APSCo 2009

Winner: Frances Lewis – Partner at Blake Lapthorn

Individual Contribution to APSCo 2009

Richard Herring – Chairman of the APSCo Executive Committee and Director at Volt Europe

Thanks to all at APSCo for a great night yet again!

December 2009


AGENCY SMARTPORTAL COMING SOON!
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SmartWork will be launching our Agency SmartPortal within the next few weeks.

Our Agency SmartPortal will help agencies keep up-to-date with their contractor payments and ensure a smooth and effortless process with SmartWork.

Agency login details will be sent to all of the agencies that have contractor’s employed at SmartWork and the facility will then allow them to do the following online:

Submit new / extension contracts.
Submit timesheets for your contractor’s.
Check status of contractor regarding documents received and checks completed.
Track insurance status to ensure your contractors are covered.
Download / Save / Print new and old invoices.
View a report of invoices awaiting your payment.
Send Remittance advices to SmartWork.
Request amendments to invoices.
Review contract rates and details.
View and print incorporation, vat certificates, insurance certificates and bank details.


SmartWork will update all of the agencies working with us of the exact launch date when confirmed.

If you have any questions regarding the SmartPortal, please contact us on 0800 434 6446 or drop us an e-mail at info@smartwork.com.

June 2009


SMARTWORK ATTEND APSCO AWARDS JUDGING DAY!
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As sponsors of the APSCo Awards for Excellence 2009, SmartWork attended the judging day at the IOD in Pall Mall on the 15th and 16th of October.


The Judges: Don Byrne (Vocalink), Derek McAllan (KPMG), Stephen Peerless, Marilyn Davidson (APSCo – not judging), Phil McMullen (Recruitment Consultant) and Steven English (SmartWork – not judging).

SmartWork’s representative Steven English, was there to meet and greet the finalists as they arrived for their interviews. He will also be handing out the awards at the Venetian Masked Ball taking place at the Intercontinental hotel on the 27th of November, when the award winners will be announced!

For a full list of the awards and nominees (along with pictures) please click here.

SmartWork wishes all of the award nominees the best of luck on the night and look forward to seeing you all there!

October 2009


AGENCY WORKER’S DIRECTIVE DELAYED!
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Following months of speculation and uncertainty, the government has finally confirmed that it is to delay implementation of the Agency Workers Directive (AWD) until October 2011. This is the last possible date under EU law.

The purpose of the AWD is to give 'vulnerable' agency workers some of the rights of permanent workers after 12 weeks.

The trade bodies representing the industry have been lobbying the government hard. In particular, they have said that professional workers, who operate through umbrella companies and have their own limited company, are not vulnerable workers, and clearly do not require the protection of AWD. The government in publishing its draft regulations has proposed that those workers who operate limited companies and operate outside of IR35 regulations should indeed be exempted from the requirements of the AWD.

In a statement made late last week, minister of state for employment relations and postal affairs, Pat McFadden, said:

"Last year the government secured a deal in Europe on the Agency Workers Directive that allows us to base Britain's rules on the agreement reached in the UK between the CBI and TUC.

"This allows us to implement the directive in this country in a way which gives fair treatment to agency workers and maintains labour market flexibility. It was only possible because the government is engaged in the mainstream of Europe actively influencing proposals coming from Europe, which affect the UK economy and UK workers. Careful and sometimes difficult negotiations were required to get the CBI-TUC agreement reflected in the final EU directive.

"As the Prime Minister has said, the government is committed to getting this legislation on the statute book by the end of this parliament. The law will come into force in the UK in October 2011, giving recruiters and their clients time to prepare and plan. We are also mindful of the need to avoid changing requirements on business until the economic recovery is more firmly established."

At the same time the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills has published a consultation (due to close in December) on the draft regulations and the process of implementing the AWD.

SmartWork will continue to monitor developments and participate in industry responses to the consultation.

October 2009


NATIONAL FREELANCERS DAY – NOVEMBER 23rd
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As part of its ‘Spirit of Freelancing’ campaign, the Professional Contractors Group (PCG), which represents the UK’s freelancers, has declared Monday 23rd November 2009 National Freelancers Day! This is a drive to encourage everyone to acknowledge all freelancers, consultants and contractors and the contribution they make to the UK economy.

PCG’s vision is for freelancers to enjoy the optimum environment in which to operate and thrive. As such, National Freelancers Day will highlight five key themes:

  • Fair and equitable taxation
  • The right to work freelance
  • Government to make it easier for clients to engage freelancers
  • Recognition that freelancers are in business on their own account
  • Freelancing to be respected as a valid career choice and essential ingredient in the success of UK Plc.

John Brazier, managing director of PCG, said: "As National Freelancers Day approaches, we are asking freelancers and client organisations to let us know what freelancing means to them. We would like as many people to get involved to mark the day and capture the spirit of freelancing”.

PCG is urging its members and other freelancers to get involved and send PCG their views on what freelancing is all about, what it means to them and how they would define it.

Freelancers are being encouraged to send an anecdote, a short story, a one-liner, a few words or a single word, a photograph or drawing – humorous or serious - to capture the spirit of freelancing to spirit@pcg.org.uk.

Find out how you can get involved through the link below and find out where your nearest event is taking place.

http://www.nationalfreelancersday.org.uk/cms/get-involved

info@nationalfreelancersday.org.uk

October 2009


NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE!
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The National Minimum Wage (NMW) is a minimum amount per hour that most workers in the UK are entitled to be paid.

Current NMW rates

There are different levels of NMW, depending on your age. The current rates are:

  • £5.73 an hour for adults (workers aged 22 and over)
  • £4.77 an hour for workers aged 18 to 21 inclusive (often known as the developmental rate)
  • £3.53 an hour for young people (often known as the youth rate)

A young worker is someone who is older than mandatory school leaving age and younger than 18.

Future NMW rates

The NMW rate is reviewed every year and any changes take place on 1 October.
The rates from 1 October 2009 will be:

  • £5.80 an hour for adults (workers aged 22 and over)
  • £4.83 an hour for workers aged 18 to 21 inclusive
  • £3.57 an hour for young people

Please contact SmartWork.com on 0800 434 6446 or info@smartwork.com for any further details.

September 2009


BUDGET 2009
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PERSONAL HIGHLIGHTS :

  • Increase in personal allowances thresholds to £6475 but also National Insurance threshold from £844 a week
  • Confirmation of new 50% income tax band on earnings over £150,000 from April 2010
  • Restriction of personal allowances for earners over £100,000
  • Additional 0.5% National Insurance charge for employers and employees from April 2011
  • Reinstatement of higher VAT from January 2010
  • Continuation of temporary waiver of stamp duty for properties up to £175,000 until end of December 2009
  • Increase in annual allowance for tax exempt pension contributions to £245,000
  • Restriction of tax benefits for pension contributions for highest earners
  • Continuation of transfer of unused Inheritance Tax allowances with increased threshold of £325,000
  • Increases in tax free individual saving allowances (ISA’s) to £10,200
  • Introduction of £2,000 car allowance for scrapping old cars
  • Petrol duty to rise 2p per litre, alcohol duties 2% and tobacco duties 2%

Alistair Darling confirmed the increases in personal allowances and increases in National Insurance thresholds taking place from 6 April.

Additionally he confirmed the introduction of the new 50% income tax band for earnings over £150,000 due to come into effect from April 2010.Furthermore earners over £100,000 will gradually have their personal allowance withdrawn.

Also confirmed was the Additional 0.5% National Insurance charge for employers and employees from April 2011.

VAT will revert back to 17.5% from January 2010.

As previously announced the annual allowance for tax exempt pension contributions will increase to £245,000 with the lifetime allowance rising to £1,750,000 but there will be a restrictions to basic rate for pension contributions for the earners over £150,000 from April 2010.

The reform to allow spouses and civil partners to transfer unused Inheritance Tax allowances with an increased threshold of £325,000 continues.

We will also see changes and increases in tax free Individual Saving Allowances (ISA’s) with ISA’s limits increasing to £10,200 (£5,100 for cash ISA’s) for over 50’s and everyone next year.

The introduction of a “savings gateway” nationally in 2010 for low income families is also confirmed.

Mr Darling also confirmed the introduction of a £2,000 allowance for scrapping cars over 10 years old up to March 2010.

In other measures, petrol duty will increase by 2p per litre in September 2009 and then by 1p a litre above inflation each April for the next four years. Alcohol duties will go up by 2% from midnight on 22 April 2009 and there is an increase in tobacco duty of 2% from 6pm. These measures will raise more than £6bn for the government by 2012.


SMARTWORK SPONSOR APSCo ANNUAL AWARDS 2009
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SmartWork are proud to announce that they will be sponsoring the APSCo Annual Awards for the second year running!

The APSCo awards celebrate and recognise excellence and outstanding performance across the industry and as such are fiercely contested. Judged by an independent panel of industry experts winning an APSCo award is the highest accolade any professional recruiter can receive.

The awards ceremony will take place at APSCo’s annual Charity Ball in November this year (venue tbc).

January 2009


ATSCo RELAUNCHED AS APSCo – THE ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL STAFFING COMPANIES
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From the 1st January, ATSCo has broadened its membership to include all companies who recruit ‘business professionals’ on behalf of their clients. Membership is now open to those organisations engaged in the acquisition of business professionals on behalf of their clients, either on a permanent or flexible basis.

To reflect this broadening scope of the association, they have made a slight change to the name, which has become APSCo -The Association of Professional Staffing Companies.
The broader membership will include companies recruiting in the Accountancy, Banking & Finance, Legal, Media and Pharmaceutical, to name but a few sectors.

This decision has been made to reflect the work that APSCo do, which is relevant to the whole of this ‘business professional’ recruitment sector and not just the technology area. The Temporary Workers Directive is an excellent example of this since its focus is on the protection of vulnerable workers, not on professional contractors. The opportunity for a larger membership will give APSCo a louder and even more influential voice in Government!

SmartWork wishes APSCo all the best with its new venture and we look forward to greeting all of the perspective new members that this opportunity will bring!

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EU ADOPTS AGENCY WORKERS DIRECTIVE
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The European Parliament has voted in favour of adopting the Temporary (Agency) Workers Directive. The Directive, which now has legal effect, and which the UK Government has three years to implement into national law, gives agency workers the same basic employment rights as comparable permanent employees of the end user of their services. These rights include statutory holiday and sick pay, access to training and equal pay but will not extend to occupational benefits.

In the UK, an agreement between the UK Government, CBI and the TUC means that agency workers will be given these rights only after 12 weeks on assignment. The TUC is, however, pushing for early implementation of the Directive. It is likely that the CBI will concentrate efforts on pushing for the Government to use the full three-year implementation period so as to not increase costs for businesses during the current recession.

The implementation of the Directive in the UK is unlikely to stop use of agency workers as a flexible alternative to permanent staff but may change the models agencies use to minimise the impact of the Directive. ATSCo, (Association of Technology Staffing Companies) of which SmartWork is an approved affiliate is working with the UK Government to ensure as far as possible that member agencies in professional sectors are not aversely affected.

For further details of the Temporary (Agency) Workers Directive and to find out about SmartWork’s ATSCo compliant service contact us on 0800 4346446.

October 2008


IR35 TEST CASE LOST
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A limited company contractor has lost an important test case in the High Court and will have a £99,000 tax bill to foot.

Dragonfly Consulting lost its high court appeal against an unpaid £99,000 tax bill.

The decision, which affects all limited company contractors working in the UK, was that Dragonfly director and shareholder John Bessell was working within the scope of IR35 during his contract with The Automobile Association.

The Professional Contractors Group, which had been supporting the applicant in his appeal, expressed disappointment at the decision and would be looking at the judgment "in very close detail to work out its full implications".

The Dragonfly appeal has been seen as a test case for existing IR35 tax defences, which are apparently now in need of review.

September 2008


HM TREASURY PUBLISHES CONSULTATION DOCUMENT FOR TAX RELIEF FOR TRAVEL EXPENSES
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The HM Treasury consultation document published July 2008 follows a statement of intent in this year's Budget to review the sector.

The Government is actively seeking constructive comments and feedback from umbrella companies and employment agencies and the labour market in which they operate, plus responses to the problems identified and solutions proposed . The Government has identified two possible solutions - tackling non-compliance by umbrella companies (including a possible transfer of umbrella company debt to third parties) or the withdrawal of travel expense concessions for umbrella companies - but is inviting alternative solutions. The deadline for all comments to be received is 13 October 2008.

An announcement in response to the HM Treasury Tax Relief for Travel Expenses consultation document containing details of any new legislation is anticipated in the forthcoming Pre-Budget Report to be published in late 2008. Any new legislation announced is expected to become active from the next financial year commencing April 2009.

For further information, please see the link below :

http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/consultations_and_legislation/travel_expenses/consult_travel_expenses.cfm


BUDGET 2008 - IMPACT FOR THE INDIVIDUAL
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Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling delivered the 2008 Budget on Wednesday 12th March 2008. A selection of the key issues which impact on the individual are summarised below:

  • New 20% Income tax replaces the current 10/22% rate
  • Increase in personal allowances
  • National Insurance threshold increase from £670 to £770 a week
  • Income splitting legislation proposals deferred to 2009
  • Increases in tax free individual saving allowances (ISA’s) to £7200
  • Capital gains tax changes to standard 18% with entrepreneur relief at 10% for first £1m of lifetime gains
  • Non-domiciled taxpayers charge of £30,000 introduced from 6 April for those who have been resident in the UK for 7 years or more.
  • Postponement on stamp duty on shared ownership houses until people own 80% of their home
  • Continuation of transfer of unused Inheritance Tax allowances with increased threshold of £312,000
  • Delay in 2p rise in fuel duty for six months
  • Increases in taxes on alcohol and tobacco, 4p on beer, 3p on cider, 14p on wine, 55p on spirits, 11p on 20 cigarettes, 4p on five cigars, 11p on 25 grams of rolling tobacco, 6p on pipe tobacco
  • Major reform of car tax from 2009 with first year regime for new cars, high polluting cars will be forced to pay more tax
  • Air passenger duty scrapped in favour of flight tax

To read more on the 2008 Budget , click the links below :
FT budget 08 microsite

Times budget 08 microsite

Telegraph budget 08 microsite

News budget 08 microsite

Chancellor’s budget 08 speech


2008/09 TAX YEAR USEFUL DOWNLOADS NOW AVAILABLE
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The 2008/09 Tax Year commences on the 6th April 2008

  • New Personal allowances will start from April 6th including your savings allowances
  • If you haven’t used your tax free savings for the 20007/08 tax year, try to utilise them before it is too late!
  • Statutory sick pay increases to £75.40 per week
  • SMP/SPP/SAP increases to £117.18 per week

Click here to download SmartWork’s Tax Tips Calendar 2008/09.
Click here to download SmartWork’s  Tax Allowances Overview


SMARTWORK HMRC DISPENSATION UPDATE
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  • In the notes that accompany the Budget speech it has been announced that the HMRC will be monitoring Umbrella companies and looking at their dispensations.  SmartWork holds a dispensation from the HMRC and retains evidence of all expenses claimed for full compliance.

SMARTWORK REGISTERS WITH HMRC CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY SCHEME
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From March 1st 2008, after registering as a sub-contractor with the HMRC’S Construction Industry Scheme (CIS), SmartWork joins the few umbrella companies allowed to provide a PAYE Umbrella service to contractors working in the Construction Industry. Contractors wishing to work on a PAYE basis  in the construction industry via SmartWork will now be entitled to the full employee benefits of being a SmartWork employee including access to the Corporate gym membership, company pension and childcare voucher scheme.


UMBRELLA SUPERMARKET ENDORSES SMARTWORK
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  • PAYE Umbrella online forum and ratings vehicle, Umbrella Supermarket, has formally endorsed SmartWork  (ranked as one of the Top Ten PAYE umbrella companies) as a compliant and ethical payroll umbrella company.

    Umbrella approved

SMARTWORK GIVES FULL SUPPORT TO ATSCo 2008 AWARDS
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  • SmartWork is proud to be sponsoring The Association of Technology Staffing Industry Awards  2008. The Awards recognise agencies in the IT, Telecom & Engineering Sectors for their Professional Values and Innovation.

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