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UK Skills Shortage

Posted 16-01-2014 by Ifan

As the British economy continues to recover, many industries that were previously faced with a job shortage are now having to deal with a skills shortage. This stark change will benefit contractors in many sectors, particularly those working in IT, for years to come as industries compete to make their vacancies as enticing as possible.

In the case of IT, the surge in new positions is not simply due to the new economic climate, but also due to a requirement for expertise in new IT channels, such as cloud and mobile software, as well as a renewed awareness of the importance of cyber-security (in light of the recent spree of cyber attacks and NSA scandals). Skills for these roles in particular are in short supply, and so salaries for such positions are expected to rise by at least 4% this year, compared to the national average of 2.5%.

This is according to Robert Half Technology’s ‘Salary Guide’ for 2014-2015. Contractors with skills in security, cloud operations, data analysis, e-commerce and mobile will not only find an abundance of contracting opportunities in 2014 but also lucrative pay rates. Having to decide between multiple lucrative contracting positions – what a wonderful problem to have!

Christmas Updates

Posted 17-12-2013 by Ifan

Express Payments over Christmas

Our Express payment service which gets payment to you by 1pm will not be available during the Christmas Period (27 December – 31 December).

We will process Express Payments again from Wednesday 2nd January 2013.

Christmas Opening Hours

The office will be closed from the 27th of December until the 2nd of January 2014 for phone and expense processing.

Payments will be made on 24, 27, 30, 31 December providing cleared funds reach our bank account by 11.00am and are accompanied by a remittance advice.

Expense Receipts for payments during the Christmas Period

Please send any receipts, and enter corresponding claims, to reach the office by 18 December for expenses to be included on payments between 23 December and 2 January 2014.

Thank you for your support in 2013 and we look forward to working with you in 2014!

Redego Vetted and Accepted on Umbrella Compare’s Top 10 Umbrella Companies!

Posted 04-11-2013 by Ifan

Redego Umbrella has been accepted onto Umbrella Compare’s list of top 10 Umbrella Companies as a HMRC compliant service with a track record for providing contractors with an efficient and accessible solution.

We at Redego are excited about the creation of this new web site and hope that it will continue to provide contractors with a list of fully compliant payroll solutions.

If you currently use or have used Redego Umbrella, we would be most grateful if you could provide feedback.

New Deals for Contractors

Posted 17-07-2013 by Ifan

The heat must have got to us here at Redego – what else could explain the fact that we are practically giving money away with our two new deals!?

£100 Refer a Friend!

What could be better than receiving £50 for doing no more than referring a friend to our service?

Knowing that the person you referred also received £50 AND is now benefiting from our great service, just as you are!

Fill in this form to refer a friend.

It’s Fun to Introduce!

We at Redego regularly encounter new recruitment agencies through contractors that have benefited from our umbrella service. To build on this, therefore, we have recently launched a rewards scheme aimed at any contractor that introduces a new recruitment agency to us. You will receive a £50 fee refund when you begin a contract (must last six weeks or longer) for an agency with whom we have never had any previous dealings with. You will be notified by email should you qualify.

New smartphone app – send in your mileage claims and fuel receipts by text!

Posted 07-05-2013 by Ifan

As you currently submit mileage claims and send your fuel receipts by post, to make life easier we’ve developed a smartphone app to help ease the administration

If you have an Android phone (2.2 or above) or an iPhone you can download the app for free and submit your fuel receipts from your phone. Rest assured the iPhone version is coming soon.

This is the first version which we are releasing to our clients. It has been extensively tested, but please let us have your feedback. We’ll be extending the functions soon, so you will be able to send other receipts and enter claims on your phone.

Submit mileage claims and fuel expenses with our iPhone app

Submit mileage claims and fuel expenses with our Android app

Redego Christmas opening times

Posted 18-12-2012 by Ifan

The office will be closed from 24 December until 1st January 2013 for phone and email support, and expenses processing.

Payments will be made on 24, 27, 28, 31 December providing cleared funds are accompanied by a remittance advice. There will be no Express Payments during the Christmas Period.

Thank you for your support in 2012 and we look forward to working with you in 2013!

Refer a friend and earn £100

Posted 12-12-2012 by Ifan

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Do you know anyone who would benefit from our services? If you refer a friend to Redego you’ll receive £100 per referral! *

Click here and submit their email address and contact number and we will do the rest!

* Once you’ve both completed 6 weeks payroll with Redego.

New Android App – no need to post fuel receipts!

Posted 20-11-2012 by Ifan

As you currently submit mileage claims and send your fuel receipts by post, to make life easier we’ve developed a smartphone app to help ease the administration

If you have an Android phone (2.2 or above) you can download the app for free and submit your fuel receipts from your phone. Rest assured the iPhone version is coming soon.

This is the first version which we are releasing to just a few of our clients. It has been extensively tested, but please let us have your feedback. We’ll be extending the functions soon, so you will be able to send other receipts and enter claims on your phone.

Have you considered other payment options?

Posted 11-11-2012 by Ifan

As a freelancer the way you are paid should be determined by the nature of the work carried out.

A freelancer might be one of the following:

- short term employee of a client or an agency
- employee of an ‘umbrella’ company
- self-employed individual
- director and shareholder of a limited company (also known as a personal service company or PSC
Advantage and disadvantages of each option

Umbrella
An umbrella company, in addition to the agency PAYE legal provisions regarding salary etc, also allows you to claim bona fide expenses, which means more pay in your pocket. You have no admin, no commitment, no hassle and no limited company statutory or legislative worries and responsibilities.

Self-Employment
A self-employed individual is usually paid gross, unless working on a construction project, and simply needs to keep a record of their business related income and expenditure and submit accounts once a year to HM Inland Revenue with their self-assessment.
All agencies and some clients may not agree to contract on a self-employed basis.

Limited Company (PSC)
Setting up a limited company should not be a short-term proposition, as it requires genuine commitment. Managed properly, running your own company has a number of advantages: being in control of your own business, the freedom this brings and the ability to optimise your income.

With all this in mind, you need to make sure your decision to freelance is primarily a lifestyle choice.
Don’t be influenced by employment and tax laws as they undoubtedly change.

We will guide you through the legislation and compliance procedures and any changes to them, and you can be confident that you are receiving the best accountancy support and working as safely as possible.
Our accountancy, tax advice and support services remove as much of the administrative burden as is appropriate and provide guidance, to ensure you meet your responsibilities.

You can call us to discuss any questions you may have about our services, or if you need help in assessing other accountancy and support services you have come across.

Once you have made your mind up, getting started is extremely easy.

Same-day, every day payment without extra cost.

Posted 01-02-2011 by Ifan

Redego is unique in that it provides real same-day, every day payments without extra cost. Other umbrella companies say they offer ‘same-day payments’ but this often means something other than the Redego offering.

  • One large umbrella company – will pay same-day for an extra fee.
  • Another large umbrella company – pay ‘same-day’ but on the day after receipt.
  • Others – pay by same-day but only on one particular day per week.

Redego pays same-day, every working day (we haven’t missed a day!).

Our customer service promise is to pay contractors’ cleared funds into their bank account on the same-day we receive funds from their agency.