Court Decides Umbrella Contract Is Not Employment

An Upper Tribunal has concluded that an umbrella’s overarching contract was not employment, meaning that they are potentially liable for a multi-million tax bill for incorrect treatment of travel and subsistence expenses. Background Employees can claim tax deductible travel and subsistence expenses incurred through being required to attend temporary workplaces for their employer.  Umbrella companies […]

Umbrella Company Loses £11m Tax Tribunal

A tax tribunal has concluded that an umbrella company has a potential £11m liability due to their overarching contract not being one of employment.  The case concerns Exchequer Solutions Limited which operates primarily in the construction industry.  The tribunal focuses on tax deductible travel and subsistence expenses that were paid to their umbrella workers in […]