Umbrella company / payroll fees
Labourer (Former Employee) – Southampton, Hampshire – 2 February 2019
I worked for this company for around ten weeks, I was told my hourly rate was (for 3 different assignments) £10ph, £10.50ph and £12ph, BUT, this is misleading.
The payroll "umbrella" company takes a £20 fee, then they take EMPLOYERS NI, then standard employees NI and tax.
These charges come to around £100 per week, they do not tell you, management suggested I make FALSE expense claims to reduce my tax bill.
It is my belief this company is exploiting workers, especially foreign workers who may not understand their pay slip.
The end clients and jobs were ok, but the rate of pay was far worse than advised.
Rate of pay is BEFORE ALL costs