The Government wants to encourage us to save for our retirement. So, every employer, including us, must enroll their workers in a qualifying pension scheme. This is called automatic enrolment.
Bradleys has joined forces with Nest Pension, you will automatically be opted into Nest Pension on this date if you meet the below criteria:
• You’re at least 22 years old
• You’re under State Pension age
• You earn more than the £10,000 per annum (equal to £768 per month or £192 per week)
• You usually work in the UK
Once an employee has been automatically enrolled into the pension scheme, they can stay enrolled if they wish to, however, they also have the opportunity to opt out within a set time period or leave the scheme at a later date. Details of how to opt out will be contained in your joining pack which will be supplied by The Nest Pensions. Paying into a pension provides financial stability for your future. With Bradleys as your employer, you can feel secure knowing that we will make the automatic enrolment process simple and seamless.
For more information, please contact your dedicated Accounts Manager.
You can get more information about automatic enrolment at: http://www.direct.gov.uk/betterfuture
You can get more information about The NEST Pension at: https://www.nestpensions.org.uk/
Under the Working Time Regulations 1998, you are entitled to take 28 days paid holiday a year (including bank holidays) or pro-rata for shorter service and part-time staff. Bradleys accrue funds from your salary into a “holiday pot” to use when you take time off.
We accrue holiday at the National Minimum/Living Wage at the rate of approximately 2.33 days per one month worked or, if you are weekly billing, just over half a day’s holiday per week worked.
Employees can take a holiday whenever they wish to; however, we can only pay holiday pay if you have the accrued holiday. Our Holiday year runs from 6th April to 5th April and you must take the full 28 days as a holiday to benefit from the funds we have accrued. Holiday pay cannot be rolled over to the following year or used as a saving scheme. Any holiday which is not taken within the correct holiday year will be lost. However, if you do decide to leave us at any stage, please let us know to include funds in your final payment.
When booking a holiday, it is imperative that we are informed in advance with at least 10 days’ notice. You can inform us of your holiday by e-mailing email@example.com
The tax code depends on your personal financial situation and you can change it by calling HMRC on 0300 200 3300. All you need are your employer details and NI number to make the change
If you have switched jobs, it is mandatory for your previous employer to issue you a P45 and update HMRC regarding the same so the taxes are deducted correctly.
The travel and subsistence policy introduced in 2016 doesn’t allow contractors to claim ad hoc expenditures such as travel, meals, hotels, sundry items like laundry. It is only when the agency reimburses the expense with a confirmation of tax relief, then you can claim. For more details, please refer to our Expense Policy and Procedure.
The payslips will be emailed after your payroll has been processed. Going forward, you can also log in to the online portal and review your payslips. If you have any difficulties accessing the payslips, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0203 507 1811.
An umbrella company offers a convenient way to trade to contractors because of the presence of an all-encompassing contract that provides continuous employment to a contractor. It is a company that acts as an employer to the contractors who work under a fixed term contract assignment, usually through a recruitment employment agency.
It’s a good option if you're really just in between permanent jobs. It involves a simpler process with no or little paperwork. At Bradleys Payroll Solutions, we enable you to get paid for your contracting work on a PAYE basis. We will assume you are working under Supervision, Direction or Control, you will be paid with no tax relief and we will deduct the tax and National Insurance due against your earnings.
The registration process at Bradleys Payroll Solutions is simple and can be done online or by phone. We will require the following information, preferably via email or post:
Once we have the above documents, we will contact your agency and update them about your contract with us as an Umbrella employee.
It’s your responsibility to ensure that your timesheets are approved and submitted according to the processes mentioned in your Contract of Employment. Please forward copies of all timesheets to email@example.com.
If there is a delay in the submission of copies, then a delay in payments is inevitable. We, at Bradleys Payroll Solutions, keep an accurate record of all the timesheets we receive from the contractors. For more details, give us a call on our number 0203 507 1811 or write to us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes, you have the flexibility to work on multiple contracts simultaneously at no additional cost.
No. All contractors using an umbrella company are deemed to be working within IR35 and hence, the IR35 rules don’t apply. You will be paid via PAYE. You will not receive dividends in any form.