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Read the latest industry news about contractors, expenses, AWR, TAX and lots of other interesting topical areas. We have also included polls around the site to help us understand what you think is important and how you feel about the latest hot topics.


Offshore umbrella companies: what recruiters need to know

Offshore umbrella companies are in the news again, after the government published fresh details of its forthcoming legislative crackdown. The Offshore Employment Intermediaries legislation, due to come into force in April 2014, seeks to close a tax loophole whereby the … Continue reading

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Enforcement key to offshore umbrella company crackdown

Legislation to tackle offshore umbrella companies must be backed by tough enforcement in order to make an impact, a leading UK-based employment services provider has claimed. Responding to the inclusion in the draft Finance Bill 2014 of measures to address … Continue reading

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Autumn Statement 2013: Parasol welcomes shale gas tax break

Employment services provider Parasol has hailed news of a tax break for shale gas companies as a major boost for specialist recruiters and contractors working in the fledgling industry. George Osborne unveiled the policy, which was first floated during the … Continue reading

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Returning career contractor waxes lyrical about Parasol

Michael Finnan Parasol iPad winner

An IT management specialist who rejoined Parasol upon returning to the world of career contracting has lavished praised on our employee support and payroll teams. Michael Finnan first became a Parasol employee in August 2005, and returned to us earlier … Continue reading

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Parasol given thumbs up by contractor employees

We recently conducted a wide-ranging satisfaction survey in order to find out what our contractor employees think of Parasol, and identify any areas for improvement. The questionnaire was emailed to all active Parasol contractor employees between 8th October and 8th … Continue reading

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