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Thu 3rd Jun 2021

Government Rejects Calls For Further Umbrella Company Regulation

This week, the government rejected calls for amendments to the UK's 2021 Finance Bill that would further regulate umbrella companies.

MPs David Davis and Sir Iain Duncan Smith tabled the proposal to "curb or kill" umbrella companies, giving the government a ...

Wed 19th May 2021

Calls For Further Action to Combat Mini Umbrella Fraud

Hot on the heels of HMRC releasing guidance on working with umbrella companies come calls for action against the rise of mini umbrella company (MUC) fraud in the UK.

BBC Radio 4's File ...

Wed 12th May 2021

HMRC Releases Guidance on Working with Umbrella Companies

The IR35 off-payroll working rules, which came into effect on the 6th April 2021, saw many Personal Service Companies (PSCs) engage the services of umbrella companies to help navigate the changes.

This increased use of umbrella companies has led ...

Tue 27th Apr 2021

IR35: Inside or Outside?

In our previous blog, we explored the new IR35 off-payroll rules that came into effect for medium and large-sized businesses in the private sector.

To recap, IR35 means that when engaged via an intermediary (a limited company or personal services company) ...

Mon 19th Apr 2021

IR35 Reforms: Why a Blanket Ban on Contractors is a Mistake

New IR35 off-payroll rules for medium and larger-sized businesses came into effect this April, following a 2017 roll-out for the public sector.

The reform sees responsibility transferred from private sector contractors to the companies that employ them ...

Mon 15th Mar 2021

What can freelancers and contractors expect in 2021?

With 2020 creating waves in the freelance world, first with the COVID-19 pandemic, followed by Brexit and the IR35 reform, we wanted to look into some of the things that freelancers and contractors can expect to see in 2021.

Increase ...

Mon 8th Mar 2021

What’s the difference between Umbrella and PEO?

As the IR35 reform draws nearer, many freelancers and companies are searching for ways to manage the transition. One of the ways people are preparing for this change is through working with an umbrella company or PEO.

Working with one ...

Fri 8th Jan 2021

NWM Are Now Accredited by the FCSA!

Over the last twenty years, we have been committed to providing unmatched services to our contractors and recruitment partners. Now, we are thrilled to announce that our efforts in upholding these standards have been recognised by the UK’s leading membership ...
Fri 20th Nov 2020


In 2019, the average household energy bill cost £1,184, according to an Ofgem report. This year, with more people than ever working from home due to the pandemic, this price is sure to go up. With heating across the nation ...
Wed 30th Sep 2020

Working remotely or remotely working?

If you have been working from home throughout the pandemic crisis you may have struggled to stay motivated but you are absolutely not on your own.

Many of us started the beginning of lockdown assuming that we would be working ...

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