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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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5 years, 6 months ago Comments Off on Umbrella company benefits for agencies
5 things to know about your umbrella company dispensation

5 things to know about your umbrella company dispensation

Five things you should know about your umbrella company’s dispensation 1. Have you seen it? Whilst you are safe from any risk of third party debt transfer when using an umbrella, most agencies do consider that they have a duty of care to their candidates where they make referrals to specific umbrella companies or indeed […]

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P60 2012-2013

P60 2012-2013

Please be advised that if you were an active employee with Focused in the last week of tax year 2012-2013 and are still employed by Focused, your P60 is now available online. If you were an employee of Focused in the last week of tax year 2012-2013, but are no longer employed, you will receive […]

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Why do temps and contractors use an umbrella company?

Why do temps and contractors use an umbrella company?

There are many reasons why people decide to temp, become freelance or pursue contracting as a career choice. Whatever those reasons are, the hassle can be taken out of that choice by using an umbrella company to pay their salary and manage all the necessary paperwork. By using Focused Umbrella, rather than being paid via […]

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Automatic Pension Enrolment Announcement

Automatic Pension Enrolment Announcement

Today NEST have announced Focused as part of their selected employers list and we are delighted to tell you that Focused will be working along side NEST to fulfill automatic pension enrolment for all our employees. Focused elected to work with NEST to give our employees the greatest level of flexibility and portability with their […]

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What does the future hold for career choices?

What does the future hold for career choices?

At Focused we always like to ensure our employees are earning as much as they can. Looking to the future it would appear there are a few surprising career paths that may be a lot more financially beneficial than you would currently assume. It would appear that the jobs we are doing now and the […]

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5 years, 8 months ago Comments Off on What does the future hold for career choices?
Easter Treats - Action For Kids

Easter Treats – Action For Kids

As well as treating our members of staff to Easter treats and goodies we have donated an enormous parcel of 964 mini eggs to Action for Kids. Action for Kids helps disabled children and young people to independence and we felt a worthy cause deserving of a wonderful Easter gift.   We hope you enjoy the […]

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Focused Do Something Funny For Money!

Focused Do Something Funny For Money!

As it is Red Nose Day we thought we would show you exactly how our office decided to raise money.  We have three offices we used this to create a little friendly competition, using all the red accessories we could find, our staff dressed up and ‘the big boss’ announced the team who had put in […]

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