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The Prize Pot winners are out

Thursday 1st December, 2016
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The PayStream prize pot has been drawn and we can confirm who the luck winners are and what they have won.

In the spotlight - November 2016

Thursday 24th November, 2016
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This month we are introducing a member of our Accounts Team, Lewis Rutherford. This is a chance to let you get to know who you are working with a little more closely…

PayStream's Christmas deadlines

Thursday 24th November, 2016
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PayStream work with your agencies to process timesheets to ensure you get you paid on time. The PayStream office will be operating on reduced opening hours over the festive period.

The benefits of our umbrella service just keeps growing

Thursday 24th November, 2016
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Here at PayStream, we also provide our contractors access to a rewards scheme as well as access our in-house financial advisors and 60% discount on an annual Push Doctor membership.

The big picture - November 2016

Thursday 24th November, 2016
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In this month's newsletter we take a closer look at what this outcome could ultimately mean for agencies and limited company contractors operating within the public sector.

What does compliance mean to PayStream?

Wednesday 9th November, 2016
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Upholding a strong focus on compliance, in our industry, is essential not only for us but for everyone who uses our services...

Umbrella Company benefits - Infographic

Thursday 13th October, 2016
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Our umbrella service, My Max, offers contractors that little bit extra. From employee rewards, to help and advice with big financial decisions, we like to think that My Max is well ahead of the pack in every respect.

In the spotlight - September 2016

Thursday 29th September, 2016
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This month we are introducing a member of our Customer Care Team, Jamie Brothers. This is a chance to let you get to know who you are working with a little more closely...

PayStream roll out optimised version of the phone app

Thursday 29th September, 2016
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Over the next few weeks we will be rolling out new versions of our phone app into our testing site.

The big picture - September 2016

Thursday 29th September, 2016
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IR35 continues to be a hot topic within our sector. In our last newsletter we discussed HMRC’s consultation, which was launched in May 2016. This newsletter looks in detail at the outcome of this consultation and what it ultimately means for agencies and limited company contractors operating within the public sector.

PayStream once again pass their Customer Service Excellence assessment with flying colours!

Friday 16th September, 2016
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We are pleased to announce that we have once again passed our Customer Service Excellence (CSE) assessment with flying colours, having achieved full compliance across all of their 57 criteria points.

2016 Limited Company Satisfaction Survey results – Infographic

Wednesday 10th August, 2016
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Take a look at our latest infographic, which highlights what our PSC contractors told us in our 2016 Limited Company Satisfaction Survey

In the spotlight - July 2016

Wednesday 27th July, 2016
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This month we are introducing one of a member of our Accounts team members, Georgina Lee-Hindle. This is a chance to let you get to know who you are working with a little more closely...

The 2016 limited company satisfaction survey results are in

Wednesday 27th July, 2016
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This year’s outstanding results highlight that we are achieving our goal. We discuss them in further detail...

The big picture - July 2016

Wednesday 27th July, 2016
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This newsletter discusses the IR35 consultation in more detail and we take a look into the results from our limited company customer satisfaction survey.

PayStream launch their Tax Advice Service

Monday 20th June, 2016
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We are delighted to announce the launch of our new Tax Advice Service.

The big picture - May 2016

Friday 27th May, 2016
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As contractors are now aware, on the 6th of April new rules on Travel and Subsistence (T&S) were introduced, restricting a worker's ability to get tax relief on his/her travel and subsistence costs.

We always strive to deliver exceptional service

Friday 27th May, 2016
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Here at PayStream, we are continually asking ourselves "can we do more?" as we strive to deliver the best service possible to you.

In the spotlight - May 2016

Friday 27th May, 2016
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This month we are introducing one of a member of our Customer Care team, Mary-Beth Cullen. This is a chance to let you get to know who you are working with a little more closely…

In the spotlight - March 2016

Saturday 23rd April, 2016
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This month we are introducing one of a member of our accounts team, Sian Jones. This is a chance to let you get to know who you are working with a little more closely...

The Big Picture - March 2016

Thursday 24th March, 2016
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With the Travel and Subsistence (T&S) rules from April 6th, we are busy updating our systems, services and processes in order to ensure that we continue to offer a seamless service to all of our contractors.

PayStream celebrate another successful year

Monday 14th March, 2016
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Here at PayStream, we are proud to celebrate another successful end to the financial year.

In the spotlight - January 2016

Friday 29th January, 2016
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This month we are introducing one of our Customer Care Advisors, Liam Lewis. This is a chance to let you get to know who you are working with a little more closely...

Here's what the IT department has been up to recently

Friday 29th January, 2016
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It's been another 6 months of tinkering away behind the scenes for the I.T. team and we've been working on a wide variety of small, incremental changes right across the business.

The big picture - January 2016

Friday 29th January, 2016
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In this month's newsletter we explain the growing focus within our industry of individuals using non-complaint schemes as a way to avoid paying the correct amount of tax.

Customer service excellence – The PayStream way

Wednesday 25th November, 2015
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We are delighted to announce that once again we have passed our Customer Service Excellence (CSE) Award with flying colours, having fully met every criteria of the CSE assessment and walking away with 3 "compliance plus" awards!

In the spotlight - October 2015

Thursday 22nd October, 2015
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This month we are introducing one of our Accounts Seniors, Harrison Hamilton. This is a chance to let you get to know who you are working with a little more closely...

The Big Picture - October 2015

Thursday 22nd October, 2015
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We are all awaiting the results from the Governments travel and subsistence consultation which will be announced later next month so watching this space for more information.

PayStream improve efficiency of accounting platform

Friday 28th August, 2015
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We've been busy beavering away behind the scenes to make our accounting platform more efficient, alongside building the tools needed to allow our accountants to deliver the best experience possible to you, our contractors.

In the spotlight - August 2015

Friday 28th August, 2015
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This month we are introducing Cara Brennan from our Customer Care Team. This is a chance to let you get to know who you are working with a little more closely...

PayStream are staying ahead of the game

Friday 28th August, 2015
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Posted by Tony Hodkinson
The start of 2015/16 has been a busy time at PayStream with year on year increases in both agency and existing customer referrals.

The big picture - August 2015

Friday 28th August, 2015
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In this month's newsletter we provide an update on the recent T&S consultation along with sharing with you ways in which we have improved our internal processes and systems.

PayStream become accredited members of PRISM and associate members of the FCSA

Monday 27th July, 2015
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Here at PayStream, we are delighted to announce our new trade association memberships as we have become both a member of PRISM and an associate member of FCSA.

The Big picture - June 2015

Thursday 25th June, 2015
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Over the last couple of months we have been busy compiling the results from our latest umbrella company customer satisfaction survey and once again we have received some fantastic responses, which are discussed in further detail in this month’s newsletter. As always I’d like to thank all of our contractors that took part as your feedback on the service we provide is invaluable to us.

You said, we developed!

Thursday 25th June, 2015
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Here at PayStream we have taken on board the feedback from our Customer Satisfaction Survey and have been working with our Development Team to develop new features as requested by you. In order to make the process of claiming your expenses even easier, you will now be able to upload important documents straight to your PayStream portal.

In the spotlight - June 2015

Thursday 25th June, 2015
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This month we are introducing Michael Sala from our Accounts Team. This is a chance to let you get to know who you are working with a little more closely.

The public has spoken and the Conservatives are back for another term

Friday 8th May, 2015
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Posted by Julian Ball
With the Conservatives winning a majority of the seats in Parliament I think most contractors and recruiters breathed a sigh of relief firstly because the result brings certainty after a long period of uncertainty. The stock market reacted well to the news that another election was not needed and share prices went up. But more importantly because the Conservatives are almost certainly more contractor friendly than the Labour Party promised to be.

In the spotlight - April 2015

Thursday 23rd April, 2015
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This month we are introducing Hannah Dorward from our Customer Care team. This is a chance to let you get to know who you are working with a little more closely...

PayStream launches a new Dashboard functionality for the mobile app

Monday 1st January, 1
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We are proud to announce the latest update to our mobile phone apps, including the new dashboard functionality, which gives you a snapshot of your finances at a glance.

PayStream Rewards service continues to benefit our contractors

Thursday 23rd April, 2015
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PayStream have offered the PayStream rewards service to our umbrella contractors for two years now and the service has continued to be well received.

The big picture - April 2015

Thursday 23rd April, 2015
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In this month's newsletter we share with you why you should complete your Personal Tax return sooner rather than later, information on our PayStream Rewards scheme and more detail on the latest mobile app and portal developments.

PayStream reflect on their achievements for the year

Friday 17th April, 2015
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We take a look back at the achievements and successes we have made during Q4 of the last financial year.

In the spotlight - February 2015

Tuesday 24th February, 2015
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This month we are introducing from our Martin Brennan from our accounts team. This is a chance to let you get to know who you are working with a little more closely...

Big picture - February 2015

Tuesday 24th February, 2015
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In the December newsletter we mentioned that we were in the process of collating the results of our contractor insights survey. We can now confirm that the responses have been analysed and we’d once again like to thank everyone who took part.

Our response to the Dispatches report regarding umbrella companies

Wednesday 21st January, 2015
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Posted by Julian Ball
In response to the Dispatches programme on Channel 4 Legal Director Julian Ball said: "The programme confirms that there are non-compliant providers out there and that agencies and contractors should choose their umbrella companies carefully."

PayStream have won best Umbrella Provider of the year

Wednesday 14th January, 2015
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Posted by Kerry Hull
We are pleased to announce that we have once again triumphed in the Contractor UK Readers Awards by picking up not one, but two awards.

Take part in What's Wally Wearing

Wednesday 17th December, 2014
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Posted by Kerry Hull
Contractors, why not take part in our newest social media competition What's Wally Wearing.

In the spotlight December 2014

Monday 15th December, 2014
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This month we are introducing Luke Granata from our Customer Care Team. This is a chance to let you get to know who you are working with a little more closely…

PayStream rolls out its next phase in mobile app development

Monday 15th December, 2014
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We're well into our next phase of phone app development incorporating your requests and other new functionality.

The big picture - December 2014

Monday 15th December, 2014
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The run up to Christmas has been a busy one at PayStream, with the release of the 2014 Autumn Statement and the collation of our contractor insights survey results. We would like to thank everyone again that took part as we received an overwhelming response and are busy analysing all of the data, the results of which will be released next year.

In the spotlight September 2014

Thursday 2nd October, 2014
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This month we are introducing Vicky Knight from our Accounts Team. This is a chance to let you get to know who you are working with a little more closely...

The Big Picture

Thursday 2nd October, 2014
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At PayStream we have certainly noticed an increase in contractor activity and as such we have issued a survey asking our contractors for their opinion and thoughts on the current market, along with their views on contracting in general.

PayStream take on the ice bucket challenge - Take 2

Thursday 25th September, 2014
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PayStream take on the ice bucket challenge… again! There were claims that Legal Director, Julian Ball, cheated in the original challenge by wearing a wetsuit, so we thought it was only fair to make him do it again!

PayStream take on the ice bucket challenge

Friday 5th September, 2014
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PayStream's not one to turn down a challenge, so when we were nominated to take part in the ALS ice bucket challenge, we were quick to accept.

PayStream has been awarded the silver accreditation by Investors in People

Wednesday 6th August, 2014
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Having been originally recognised by Investors in People in 2011, we are delighted to announce that in our recent audit we have taken this accreditation even further by being awarded the Investors in People Silver standard, demonstrating our commitment to realising the potential of our people.

In the spotlight July 2014

Tuesday 29th July, 2014
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This month we are introducing Jamie Brothers from our Customer Care Team. This is a chance to let you get to know who you are working with a little more closely…

PayStream enters the first phase of its new functionality releases

Tuesday 29th July, 2014
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Our IT department always strives to remain on the cusp of innovation to ensure that we provide the most up to date services, with your convenience at the forefront of our mind.In light of this, we are proud to announce that we’ve just pushed the button to release new iOS and Android applications!

Our PSC’s said and we did

Tuesday 29th July, 2014
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Our most recent limited company survey received a record number of replies, meaning that we had plenty of data so sift through and analyse and the one question that we are always interested to see the results of is 'what one thing could we do better?'

The Big Picture

Tuesday 29th July, 2014
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Busy times for all! According to the REC/KPMG job report in June, there was a considerable reduction in the availability of staff for temporary/contract roles...

Power cut at PayStream

Tuesday 22nd July, 2014
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Posted by Kerry Hull
Unfortunately the PayStream offices are experiencing a power cut at the moment which is affecting our telephone and email systems.

In the spotlight May 2014

Wednesday 28th May, 2014
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This week we are introducing Karen Johnson from our Tax Team. This is our chance to let you get to know who you are working with a little more closely…

The 2014 umbrella satisfaction survey results are in

Wednesday 28th May, 2014
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Thank you to everyone who completed our 2014 umbrella satisfaction survey. This year we received a fantastic 847 responses, an 18% increase in the number of customers completing our survey from last year!

PayStream is expanding

Wednesday 28th May, 2014
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We are always focused on ensuring that our high levels of service are maintained and to ensure that our new customers receive the best possible care we have hired three additional new business consultants...

PayStream launch in-house financial services company partner

Wednesday 28th May, 2014
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PayStream are pleased to announce the launch of our in-house financial services company partner, Haven Global Strategies Limited...

PayStream accountants getting set for the exam period

Wednesday 28th May, 2014
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Its revision season across the UK and at PayStream our accountants are gearing up for their professional exams, so they will always be able to provide you with the up most support and professional advice..

In the spotlight April 2014

Thursday 3rd April, 2014
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Posted by Lisa Manson
This week we are introducing Lisa Manson from our Customer Care Team. This is our chance to let you get to know who you are working with a little more closely...

New online chat

Thursday 3rd April, 2014
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Here at PayStream we are continuously looking for ways to enhance our service offering to you, including how and when we are able to provide assistance. That is why we have launched our new live chat service...

New portal release

Thursday 3rd April, 2014
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Our IT department always strives to remain on the cusp of innovation to ensure that we provide the most up to date services, with your convenience at the forefront of our mind.

What’s new with PayStream - April 2014

Thursday 3rd April, 2014
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Another budget comes and goes, and the changes and proposed changes affect us as individuals of course and may also affect how certain contractors work.

PayStream Prize Pot

Thursday 27th February, 2014
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Here at PayStream we value our customer's loyalty, which is why from the 1st March we aim to reward our loyal customers every month, in the form of the PayStream Prize Pot.

In the spotlight - January

Tuesday 28th January, 2014
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This week we are introducing Claire Wilson from our PSC Team. This is our chance to let you get to know who you are working with a little more closely...

We’re always striving to improve our apps and online portals

Tuesday 28th January, 2014
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Our IT department always strives to remain on the cusp of innovation to ensure that we provide the most up to date services, with your convenience at the forefront of our mind. A lot of our project time is currently dedicated to our PSC application, bringing new features and flexibility to the platform.

PayStream’s preferred banking partner

Tuesday 28th January, 2014
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The recent decision to appoint Cater Allen as PayStream’s preferred banking partner has proven to be an instant hit with new joiners.

What’s new with PayStream in January

Tuesday 28th January, 2014
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PayStream is always adapting to legislation changes in the market. Sometimes it can feel that legislation is constantly changing and making it difficult to just get on with day to day business. At PayStream, we embrace new legislation and see such change as a huge opportunity to show people what we can do.

And the winner is…..

Thursday 30th January, 2014
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Congratulations to Louise Gotch who won our December Facebook caption competition and was the recipient of a Christmas hamper. From our caption competitions to our PayStream puzzlers there are lots of competitions to get involved in so if you aren’t already doing so make sure you follow PayStream on Facebook and Twitter to make sure you don’t miss out.

New Extended Opening Hours

Friday 24th January, 2014
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At PayStream we are always looking for ways to improve our service and tailor it around the needs and wants of our customers. Therefore from the 3rd of February, PayStream will be extending our office opening hours to 9.00am – 6.00pm Monday to Friday.

PayStream’s Charity Support

Wednesday 8th January, 2014
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At PayStream we’re proud to support the charity Anthony Nolan who save the lives of people with blood cancer who need bone marrow transplants. In aid of our nominated charity we have carried out several fundraising events in the hopes of raising enough to beat last year’s fund of £1180.

Customer Service Excellence – the PayStream way

Monday 25th November, 2013
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Here at PayStream we recently received our Customer Service Excellence (CSE) accreditation 1st formal review and passed with flying colours! The CSE award is a government recognised accreditation. CSE delivers recognition of constant development in customer service delivery and skills growth. They certify that companies such as PayStream, are concentrating on tailoring their services to the customers' needs and preferences.

What's new with PayStream in October

Thursday 10th October, 2013
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At PayStream we are constantly striving to improve the service that we offer which is why we carry out annual surveys on all of our customer groups. We were really pleased with not only the level of response from our umbrella customers with 713 customers completing the survey but also with the results which were published in our 'Umbrella 2013 Satisfaction Survey Results' article. Watch this space for the limited company survey which is due shortly.

In the October spotlight

Thursday 10th October, 2013
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This week we are introducing Leanne Horne from our Customer Care Team. This is our chance to let you get to know who you are working with a little more closely.

In the Spotlight for July

Tuesday 30th July, 2013
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This week we are introducing Christian Kumawu from our Accounts Team. This is our chance to let you get to know who you are working with a little more closely.

PayStream have launched their expenses app for the BlackBerry

Tuesday 30th July, 2013
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We're always looking for ways to keep you earning in the most tax-efficient, compliant way which is why we launched our expenses App. The initial release was for iPhone and Android phones only and has been a huge success. However after an overwhelming response from our last umbrella satisfaction survey where a number of our contractors advised that they were actually BlackBerry users we have now created a version of the App that is compatible with BlackBerry 10 Smartphones using OS 10.0.0 and higher.

What’s new with PayStream this month

Monday 29th July, 2013
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At last we seem to be seeing encouraging signs in the economy. GDP in Q2 grew 0.6% accelerating from the 0.3% in the prior quarter. Nearer to home the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG have just published their June jobs report which is consistent with the headline GDP growth.

PayStream have expanded TAX Team services

Friday 5th July, 2013
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PayStream has now extended the services offered by its TAX Team to provide freelance workers and contractors with further leading accountancy services. Clients will be able to access the team for help and guidance towards meeting all tax obligations. The TAX Team will be available to offer solutions and ideas that can mitigate clients' tax liabilities. Clients will be offered tailored opportunities and advice that is entirely suited to their individual needs.

Out with the old Financial Year and in with the new

Wednesday 22nd May, 2013
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Payroll year end is always a very busy time for us all at PayStream and this year was no exception. The start of the financial year means tying up all the payroll information from the previous year as well as getting ready for the year ahead. Here are a couple of things for you to look out for over the next couple of months.

In the Spotlight for May

Wednesday 22nd May, 2013
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This week we are introducing Nim Burgin from our Customer Care Team. This is our chance to let you get to know who you are working with a little more closely.

Umbrella 2013 Satisfaction Survey Results

Tuesday 21st May, 2013
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Posted by Sarah Tasker
Thank you to everyone who completed our 2013 umbrella satisfaction survey. This year we received a fantastic 713 responses, a 61% increase in the number of customers' completing our survey from last year! The growth in the completion rate is welcomed in support of better customer engagement and of course more customers using our services!

What's new with PayStream for March

Thursday 21st March, 2013
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We have been preparing for the tax year end which is a critical time for a provider as one of our key tasks is to work with our contractors and ensure that they are up to date in their tax affairs as the 5th April looms. This is doubly important this time around as the new tax year brings with it the challenges of RTI and Pensions.

Interesting findings from our latest marketing survey

Thursday 21st March, 2013
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Thanks to all of our limited company contractors who responded to our recent marketing survey. The response exceeded our expectations and the results were very interesting so we thought we’d share some of them with you.

In March's spotlight

Thursday 21st March, 2013
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It's always nice to put a face to a name so this is our chance to let you get to know who you are working with a little more closely.

What's new with PayStream for January

Thursday 24th January, 2013
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A great start to the New Year at PayStream - we have been recognised by contractors voting on Contractor UK as the best umbrella provider in 2012 having been runner up in the previous year. In addition we were voted runner up in best Accounting provider for the second consecutive year and we have also been recognised with the Customer Service Excellence standard.

An update on what our IT department are busy developing

Thursday 24th January, 2013
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We've not made much noise about new IT developments for a couple of months as the development team have got their heads down on a big project to re-architect our payroll software from the ground up, in the latest technologies making it more flexible than ever.

In the contractor spotlight for January

Thursday 24th January, 2013
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It is always nice to get to know who you are working with a little more closely so in this months edition we are introducing Stephanie Sayle.

PayStream is voted Contractor UK's umbrella provider of the year

Wednesday 9th January, 2013
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PayStream, a leading supplier of accountancy services for freelancers and contractors, has been voted the best Umbrella Provider in the Contractor UK 2012 reader awards.

PayStream launches fresh and easy-to-navigate website redesign

Wednesday 12th December, 2012
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PayStream, a leading supplier of accountancy services for freelancers and contractors has launched a new website that is easier to navigate, optimised for mobile phones and tablets and includes a blog giving customers the latest industry news and views. Managing Director Paul Malley says: "It's fresh, professional and informative

PayStream are ready for Real Time Information

Saturday 10th November, 2012
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PayStream, the leading supplier of accountancy services to contractors and freelance workers, has confirmed that it is ready for the introduction of Real Time Information (RTI), the submission of Pay As You Earn data when payments are made.

PayStream are awarded Customer Service Excellence accreditation

Thursday 1st November, 2012
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PayStream have been awarded the CSE accreditation which is a government-backed standard.

The success of our new mobile expenses app

Wednesday 31st October, 2012
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It's been a few months since we launched our mobile phone applications which have been a massive success with well over 1000 customers regularly using them to submit their expenses saving them time and allowing them to get claims done on the move.

Improving cash flow management

Wednesday 31st October, 2012
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Cash flow is the life blood of all businesses and is the primary indicator of business health. It is generally acknowledged as the single most pressing concern of most small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), although even finance directors of the largest organisations emphasise the importance of cash.

In the October spotlight

Wednesday 31st October, 2012
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It's always nice to put a face to a name so this is our chance to let you get to know who you are working with a little more closely.

In the September spotlight

Monday 3rd September, 2012
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This week we are introducing Joe Bold and Sarah Gyzl. This is our chance to let you get to know who you are working with a little more closely.

Introducing ‘controlling persons' the latest announcement from the Treasury

Friday 31st August, 2012
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Over the last couple of months we have been keeping you up to date with the introduction of the IR35 Business Entity tests, providing help and advice on what these tests are and why HMRC have introduced them.

What's new in August

Friday 31st August, 2012
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Change is an ever present in the recruitment world. We have just digested the changes arising from AWR and now we are preparing for pensions auto-enrolment, Real Time Information and then there's the controlling persons consultation explored below.

What's new in June

Thursday 28th June, 2012
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With the constant stream of articles on budget cuts, falling contractor activity and increased cost of legislation such as AWR, it can be very easy to generalise and assume that everything is doom and gloom. The good news is that we all work in a huge market which will continue to be very important in the future and so we should maintain a sense of perspective.

An insight into our IT capabilities

Thursday 28th June, 2012
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Modern businesses are at the mercy of their software and with agility being one of PayStream's core values, the ability to rapidly bespoke our applications and web portals is key to staying on top of legislation, opportunity and most importantly - customer needs!

In the June spotlight

Thursday 28th June, 2012
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PayStream unveils My PSC Online - tailored software to help limited company contractors with their accounting

Tuesday 15th May, 2012
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PayStream, a leading provider of accountancy services to professional contractors , has unveiled its revamped 'My PSC Online' service to provide contractors operating through their own limited company with 24/7 access to easy to use business software making it even easier to keep track of income and expenses and so saving them both time and money.

What's new in March

Thursday 29th March, 2012
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This month we've been focussing on the changes announced in last week's Budget and the effect this will have on contractors. In order to ensure these changes are implemented seamlessly we have eight team members at PayStream that work purely on tax and compliance related matters focusing on contracts, self assessment and IR35 reviews to list but a few.

In the March spotlight

Thursday 29th March, 2012
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It's always nice to put a face to a name so this is our chance to let you get to know who you are working with a little more closely.

PayStream opinion on the IR35 test

Wednesday 25th January, 2012
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The recent case of JLJ Services v HMRC 25 October 2011 [click here for full case] confirms that whilst there are standard tests (e.g personal service, control, mutuality of obligation, business risk) that are used to determine IR35 status each tribunal will have its own view on how much weight to afford to each test. In this article we look briefly at the tests, how they were applied by the Tribunal Judge and whether the contractor could have taken any practical steps to improve his position.

Our January survey says....

Wednesday 25th January, 2012
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With the personal tax deadline of 31st January 2012 fast approaching and coupled with HMRC's new penalty regime it'' now more important than ever to ensure you file your Self Assessment tax return on time. We asked our web visitors if they knew the circumstances in which they must complete a Self Assessment tax return and a staggering 81% advised that they didn't.

What's new in January

Wednesday 25th January, 2012
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Another busy month at PayStream! We have enhanced both our limited company (My PSC) and umbrella offerings, continued to develop our processes and have also been recognised for our service by contractors in the annual Contractor UK awards.

The new expenses portal app

Tuesday 24th January, 2012
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Entering expenses is a fact of life for contractors and making that process as convenient as possible is one of our key goals.

What's new in November

Wednesday 23rd November, 2011
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Over the last couple of months we have been busy ensuring that we were ready for the introduction of the AWR but that's not all. We've also been working hard on the online functionality that we offer via the PayStream portal and there are exciting new developments ahead so watch this space for more information.

In the November spotlight

Wednesday 23rd November, 2011
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This is our chance to let you get to know who you are working with a little more closely.

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Friday 2nd September, 2011
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Make sure you're following PayStream on Twitter to receive all our latest news and views direct to your Twitter account.

What's new in August

Wednesday 24th August, 2011
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At PayStream we have always been focussed on ensuring that we deliver the best customer experience possible and have invested a lot of time and money into improving our online functionality, the efficiency of our internal systems and have restructured some of our departments to ensure that we deliver the best service possible.

A sneak peak at our forthcoming online developments

Wednesday 24th August, 2011
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Posted by Andrew Cleal
Having access to your account online when you're a busy contractor is very important, this is why we've been dedicating lots of time and resource into adding new functionality and improving existing functionality by streamlining processes throughout our portal systems.

In the August spotlight

Wednesday 24th August, 2011
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It's always nice to put a face to a name so this is our chance to let you get to know who you are working with a little more closely

What's new in June

Wednesday 15th June, 2011
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We are pleased to announce that in May 2011 PayStream was recognised as an Investor in People (IiP) following an in-depth review process. Investors in People is the UK's leading people management standard providing a simple and flexible framework to help organisations of all sizes and sectors to improve their business performance.

The role of our Client Relationship Managers (CRMs)

Wednesday 15th June, 2011
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Posted by Colin Thompson
Managing the relationship with some of PayStream's largest clients can be a varied, challenging and hugely enjoyable role. As well as seeking out new opportunities, our CRMs support consultants in any payroll related issues they have, from general queries, to specific issues with individual contractors.

Do you know how to ensure you're on the right tax code?

Wednesday 15th June, 2011
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It is your responsibility to ensure that your tax code is correct because failing to do so could result in a hefty tax bill at the end of the year, and let's face it, this is somethig nobody wants to be faced with. However don't fear, PayStream are on hand to give you some hints and tips of what to look out for to ensure you pay the correct amount of tax, failing that, our personal tax team are always on hand to help resolve any issues you may encounter regarding your tax code, very quickly on your behalf.

We have increased our insurance cover

Wednesday 15th June, 2011
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We are pleased to announce that from 13th June 2011 PayStream increased its professional indemnity (PI) insurance from £1 million to £2 million for our umbrella contractors.

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