Umbrellas & Holiday Pay: Professional Passport Responds to MPs

In an interesting turn of events, Professional Passport has submitted a response to the Loan Charge & Taxpayer Fairness APPG answering the questions that they put to FCSA last month.  The influential group of MPs has raised concerns due to umbrellas potentially withholding holiday pay from their contractors, particularly in the light of the recent […]

Crawford Temple from Professional Passport Discusses Holiday Pay Issues

Earlier this year allegations surfaced that some umbrella firms are wrongly withholding holiday pay from contractors.  The story was highlighted by BBC Radio 4’s Moneybox programme and its impact was felt throughout the entire industry as all umbrellas came under suspicion for duping contractors out of money due to them. Crawford Temple is CEO of […]

027 Umbrella Regulation – Some Quick Wins

This is the second of our two-part special chatting about the unregulated umbrella sector with industry expert Crawford Temple.  We rejoin the conversation discussing the lack of enforcement in the sector and the detrimental impact this is having.  We go on to discuss some quick-wins that HMRC could easily implement which would support and empower […]

026 Could Umbrella Regulation Mirror Financial Services?

There have been many calls for the umbrella sector to be regulated by the government, so we chat to industry expert Crawford Temple to find out his thoughts on the subject.  His answer is very interesting: implement a system similar to financial services which has a track record of success and could achieve the same […]

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

A new report, “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” has been published to address the issues of non-compliance in the umbrella sector.  Written by Professional Passport the report calls for a number of short-term and longer-terms plans to be put in place that will help build a more open, compliant and orderly marketplace without […]