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Umbrella Company glossary of terms

May 25th, 2022|

If you’re considering a career in contracting and doing some research about what it involves, you may be wondering what certain terms mean, and how they could affect you. In this glossary of terms we debunk the main terms you’ll come across as a contractor, to help you navigate your way through the world of Umbrella Companies. BACS – stands [...]

Helping our employees source their next contract

April 11th, 2022|

Finding your first or next contract as an Umbrella employee can be daunting, but fear not! In this blog the expert team here at SG Umbrella will take you through their top tips on finding your next gig, and give you advice on how to find your future contracts. Tailor your CV to sell yourself and your skill set Contractor [...]

The Spring Statement 2022 – what it holds for contractors

March 23rd, 2022|

In this blog our MD, Daniel Mepham, shares his thoughts from the March 2022 Spring Statement. A much anticipated Spring Statement was delivered on March 23rd by Chancellor, Rishi Sunak against a backdrop of war in Ukraine, post pandemic super spending and an ever increasing rate of inflation. With that in mind I was expecting some headline grabbing announcements. I’ve [...]

Holiday pay when you’re using an Umbrella Company

March 22nd, 2022|

With Covid restrictions beginning to ease and travel returning to a new version of normal, you may be considering booking your summer holiday. But if you’re contracting under an Umbrella Company, do you get holiday pay? In this blog we explore how holiday pay works, what you’re entitled to and how it’ll be paid. How is your holiday pay calculated? [...]

When is using an Umbrella Company the right option for you?

January 26th, 2022|

If you’re new to the world of contracting you may be considering using an Umbrella Company to help get you started, but how do you know if using one is the right path to take, and what are the pros and cons of doing so? In this blog we explore just that, to help you decide which is the right [...]

The Autumn Budget 2021

November 1st, 2021|

Autumn Budget 2021 The Chancellor Rishi Sunak presented his third Budget on 27 October 2021. In his speech he set out the plans to “build back better” with ambitions to level up and reduce regional inequality. Main Budget proposals Tax measures include: a new temporary business rates relief in England for eligible retail, hospitality and leisure properties for 2022/23 a change [...]

SG Umbrella’s top tips for new Umbrella Company contractors

October 6th, 2021|

Whether you’re completely new to contracting or if you’re moving over to an Umbrella for the duration of your contract, it’ll be a new experience. This blog is for those who are using an Umbrella Company for the first time, and offers some top tips on how to make the most from your time with them. Understand how much you’ll [...]

Agency PAYE vs Umbrella Company – which is the best option for you?

August 10th, 2021|

As a contractor about to start your very first contract you’ll have a couple options, to be paid through a recruitment agency or register with an Umbrella Company. You’ll need to decide which option is right for you as it’ll determine how you get paid. In this blog we explore your options for both solutions, to help you decide which [...]