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Autumn Statement 2015

Autumn Statement 2015

As you may already be aware yesterday the Chancellor confirmed his intention to restrict the ability of contractors to get tax relief on travel and subsistence expenses. As of yet the Chancellor has not revealed the details of the changes meaning we cannot yet fully know what the impact will be and who it will […]

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Sports Relief

Sports Relief

Sports relief helps the entire nation get together and get active. It’s all about having fun and raising money, so from the 21st to the 23rd of March, do your bit for Sports Relief. Click here to find out about the events going on in your local area. You could join in on a Swimathon, […]

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Focused's Top Five CV No No's

Focused’s Top Five CV No No’s

We have sifted through hundreds of CVs the good the bad and the ugly, we have compiled just five of the embarrassingly brilliant mistakes floating around the web. At number five our favourite arrogant applicant: “I have guts, drive, ambition and heart, which is probably more than a lot of drones that you have working […]

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There is no such thing as a free lunch!

There is no such thing as a free lunch!

But with Focused you can claim for your lunch every working day so long as you purchase an item of food and drink. Make the claim on your timesheet and dependent on how many hours you are away from home that day, a £5 or £10 allowance will increase your take home pay further. Remember! You […]

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Focused Pension Scheme Auto Enrolment Reminder and FAQ’s

Focused Pension Scheme Auto Enrolment Reminder and FAQ’s

For any employee who started after the 1st of August 2013, your auto enrolment date will be approx 3 months from your start date. If you wish to remain in the pension scheme then you do not have to do anything. FAQ’s Opting out  I wish to opt out of the pension scheme? If you […]

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Another Step Forward For Focused!

Another Step Forward For Focused!

Focused are delighted to announce that we have been formally welcomed to APSCo by Ann Swain CEO. Tracie Bates and Steve Jones met with Ann last week and as ex recruiters were impressed by Ann’s dynamic, knowledgeable and hands on approach. They strongly believe the relationship with APSCo will have many gains for Focused and we look forward […]

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Another milestone for the UK’s best umbrella company

Another milestone for the UK’s best umbrella company

Focused Umbrella gains full membership of Professional Passport

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Dispelling the Top Three Umbrella Myths

Dispelling the Top Three Umbrella Myths

My umbrella company can pay more than yours!

All COMPLIANT umbrella companies will be working to the same set of HMRC guidelines which control the level and type of expenses that can be paid.

The only pay differentiator between COMPLIANT umbrella companies will be their fee or margin. The fee or margin covers all of the costs of running the umbrella company together with the shareholders profits. If it’s too high your contractor will be lining the pockets of their umbrella companies shareholders.

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Top Tips for Claiming Mileage

Top Tips for Claiming Mileage

1. Always ask in the petrol station for a VAT receipt It helps us validate claims quicker if we have your petrol receipt so please either post them to us weekly at Focused, 30 Churchill Square, Kings Hill ME19 4YU or send us a scanned copy with the words PETROL RECEIPT in the subject field. […]

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Umbrella company benefits for agencies

Umbrella company benefits for agencies

How do agencies benefit from using an umbrella company? There are significant advantages for agencies who use a company such as Focused Umbrella for their temp workforce – additionally, there are also real benefits for the temp involved, which makes it an attractive proposition for both parties. Focused Umbrella are the preferred supplier for the […]

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