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Three Essentials for Your CV

Posted by Amaze Team on Sep 25, 2019 9:00:00 AM

A great CV can be used as the template for all your social media profiles and any online application forms you might have to fill out. While there’s lots of advice on how to write your CV on the web, we’ve narrowed it down to three essential factors that really make the difference when it comes to what recruiters want. Once you’ve got the basics covered, your CV should only need updating with your latest skills and experience, so investing some time in getting your CV right is worthwhile. Recruiters receive hundreds of CVs for each position; here’s how to make them stop and take notice of yours.

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Topics: Staffing, Umbrella Company, FCSA, Recruitment, CV

Umbrella Companies Set to Soar

Posted by Amaze Team on Aug 27, 2019 4:20:11 PM

Following changes to off-payroll working in the public sector in 2017, research from APSCo found that 55% of professional recruitment companies had witnessed a drop in the use of PSCs, with most of this movement into umbrella companies. A survey of the trade association’s membership revealed that 91% of the professional recruitment firms polled believe that an increasing number of contractors will turn to umbrella companies in response to the new rules that come into effect in April 2020.

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Topics: IR35, Umbrella Company

A five-minute guide to IR35

Posted by Amaze Team on Jul 1, 2019 6:34:06 PM

*Updated 24th March 2020*

Recent changes to IR35 legislation mean that all contractors should be aware of the facts. Although IR35 is both complex and controversial, the good news is that Amaze Umbrella offers you a fully compliant solution, so that you never have to worry about being caught out. Below is a brief explanation of the legislation and how Amaze gives you peace of mind.

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Topics: IR35, Umbrella Company

Is your Umbrella Toeing the Compliancy Line?

Posted by Amaze Team on Jun 24, 2019 12:35:34 PM

With contracting becoming an increasingly popular way of working, there’s been a boom in the number of umbrella companies entering the market. Although this gives contractors more choice when it comes to selecting an employment solution, it can also complicate the process. Many contractors don’t have the time to research various umbrella companies, or know what to look for in a reliable payroll provider. Nearly all umbrella companies will market themselves as compliant, but as recent activity surrounding IR35 has shown, this term can be misleading. Changes in legislation can leave contractors vulnerable to HMRC investigations and large retrospective tax bills. There are a number of unscrupulous employment providers who operate various schemes to reduce tax liability while claiming to be fully compliant. At Amaze, we understand that making the wrong decisions can have serious consequences for contractors. Not only do we aim for maximum compliancy with approval from independent regulators, we also aim for transparency, so that your payment process is clear and straightforward at every stage. Below we’ve put together some guidelines on what to look for when it comes to selecting a compliant umbrella company, and what to avoid.

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Topics: IR35, Umbrella Company

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