This is an area that is causing confusion following all the changes in 2016.
Just because an agency allows some expenses to be recharged to them does not automatically follow that these can be paid to a worker tax free.
The test for an agency/client on whether 'expenses' are reimbursed is a contractual test. Whilst it may pass the contractual test this does not automatically mean that it passes the tax test that an umbrella would need to carry out.
In the main article we provide an explanation and examples to help understand as well as ways to work closely with umbrella providers resulting in simplified processes for all parties.
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