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Danbro, Gabem’s Parent Company responds to the Autumn Statement

A “stealth tax” aimed at the UK’s army of contractors will hit British industry and stall economic growth says national accountancy firm Danbro, despite claims from Chancellor George Osborne that his Autumn Statement “delivers what businesses need”. Despite protests and appeals for a further review, the Chancellor has pushed ahead with plans to scrap tax […]
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HMRC Intermediaries Reporting- we can help!

The deadline for the first employment intermediary report to HMRC has now passed, and many of our agencies got in touch to request our assistance in compiling their return.
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Umbrella Jargon Buster- “Gross” and “Net” Margins

The margin is the amount an Umbrella company retains from the money from your agency. All compliant Umbrella companies operate in exactly the same way so one of the few ways providers can compete is on how much of a cut they take.
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HMRC Intermediaries Reporting- first deadline looming!

All of our agency partners will be aware that, as  employment intermediaries, they must now report details of all workers they place where they don’t operate PAYE on their payments. The return will be a report (or reports) that must be sent to HMRC once every 3 months. Payments made from 6th April to 5th […]
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What does the “X” (or W1 / M1) after my tax code mean?

A  “W1 / M1” or just “X” suffix (such as 1060LX) on your tax code stands for Week 1 or Month 1. It indicates that HMRC has asked Gabem, as your employer, to operate your code on a non-cumulative basis. This means that your tax due will only be calculated on the payment being processed, […]
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Gabem signs up to the “Straight Talking” Umbrella Company Charter

All Umbrella Companies Are Equal- an unbiased resource for UK contractors and recruiters
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Calling all drivers!

From the 8th June 2015, the DVLA is abolishing the paper counterpart of the UK driving licence. Details previously printed on this portion of the licence, such as vehicle categories, endorsements and penalty points will be held online only. While the aim of this change is to simplify the system, one anticipated complication is that […]
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Compliance is King

As a preferred supplier to many key players in UK recruitment, we know that compliance is a high priority for our agency partners. In an industry beset by legislation changes, at Gabem we are committed to providing the most watertight Umbrella contracting possible. Changes in payroll practice and legislation is one key area we absolutely […]
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Take us where your contracts take you

If your assignment is coming to an end and you will soon be starting another temporary contract, you do not need to end your employment relationship with Gabem. Umbrella companies are specifically designed for workers who are on a series of fixed term assignments and because we work with 100s of agencies and commpanies throughout […]
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Important info if you claim for travel

We can’t stress enough the importance of claiming your expenses to increase your take home pay. Every pound you claim in legitimate expenses related to your assignment can increase your take home pay by 40p or more. Compliant Umbrella companies such as ourselves have an obligation to verify that expenses are being wholly, exclusively and […]
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