In this article we look at the challenges around furlough for umbrella employees. In particular the frustration and confusion created by differing opinions as to whether furlough pay is calculated on gross pay or basic pay.
From Wednesday 25th March our offices will be closed, however we are well under way with our remote working plans to continue to support all our customers through this crisis. While we will endeavour to deliver our normal level of service, as I’m sure you’ll appreciate this may have some impact on the high levels you have come to expect from us.
Steven has been working at PayStream for the past couple of years as our Senior Digital Marketing Executive. He looks after all content for the company's social media channels, as well as contributing to our email campaign strategy, SEO management, video creation, webinar hosting and literature design. We wanted to find out a little more about Steven and his PayStream journey.
With the introduction of the new legislation due in a matter of weeks you will spot a trend with this month’s newsletter – help and advice regarding the off-payroll working legislation. For instance, if you’re a limited company contractor affected by the changes, you may not be aware of how an umbrella company differs from an agency payroll, so we explain the difference between the two and the benefits that can be gained from working as an umbrella company contractor.
For those who don't yet know, changes to off-payroll working in the private sector are coming into effect from April 2021. It means the private sector will essentially fall in line with the off-payroll working changes implemented in the public sector back in 2017, minus a few alterations here and there. As changes go, it's almost as big as Sol Campbell's transfer from Spurs to Arsenal in 2001.
At PayStream we are committed to making a difference in our local community through a variety of methods, such as our volunteering incentive which sees PayStream staff taking time out of their working day to support local charities. Our latest volunteer was our Company Formations Lead, Sharon Lemon, who was recently lucky enough to help out at not one but two charities!
Mary-Beth has been working at PayStream for a number of years, originally joining as a Customer Care Advisor. She’s since worked her way up to become a Customer Care Team Leader and helps with the day to day running of the Customer Care team. We wanted to find out a little more about Mary-Beth and her PayStream journey.
At PayStream we are committed to making a difference in our local community, which is why we have launched a volunteering programme which gives our team members the opportunity to get involved with local charities. This not only provides the charities with much needed help and support but it also helps to broaden our employees’ horizons and perspectives.
The public has spoken and Boris Johnson has been elected as Prime Minister. Even though the Conservative Party said they would review the IR35 reforms in the private sector, given they were the architects of the legislation we strongly believe that these changes will go ahead as planned however watch this space for further announcements.