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BAM intimidates UCATT members on V and A Dundee site

25 October 2016 - Umbrella compaines, Unions - admin - Comments Off on BAM intimidates UCATT members on V and A Dundee site

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UCATT have castigated the wall of silence received from major contractor Bam over workplace intimidation, bullying and the threat of blacklisting on a major public project. UCATT officials undertaking a scheduled visit in September were met with a barrage of anti-union abuse at the public funded Victoria and Albert Museum project in Dundee. Managers from […]

Tax changes could cost construction workers over £3000

5 January 2016 - UCATT, Umbrella compaines - admin - Comments Off on Tax changes could cost construction workers over £3000

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A recent document released by UCATT highlights the impact of the tax changes made to umbrella companies by Mr Osborne in the recent budget with construction workers travel expenses at an average of £144 a week now being taxable at 45% this will mean a loss of £64.80 or £3,369 per year. Construction union UCATT has […]

Construction workers face losing thousands in tax change

26 November 2015 - Construction wages, Umbrella compaines - admin - Comments Off on Construction workers face losing thousands in tax change

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Hidden in the details of the chancellors autumn statement is a serious blow for construction workers using umbrella companies with a sharp reduction in take home pay.As stated in the 154 page document is the decision to ban workers employed via umbrella companies from receiving tax relief on their expenses. The document says: “As confirmed […]

UCATT warning over short term loan product

3 September 2015 - UCATT, Umbrella compaines - admin - Comments Off on UCATT warning over short term loan product

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Construction union UCATT is warning construction workers to be extremely cautious before taking out a new short term loan product. The loans are being offered by the company SubMe and are primarily aimed at construction workers who are paid via the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) and are officially self-employed or who are paid via umbrella […]

The umbrella con trick, taking your money

6 August 2015 - UCATT, Umbrella compaines - admin - Comments Off on The umbrella con trick, taking your money

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This post is about umbrella companies and how they work and how they take money of you, this is part of a campaign by UCAT to stop umbrella companies taking YOUR money if you can I would advise getting paid PAYE or through your own company, read on for the low down on how they […]

Surprise growth in construction false self-employment

5 August 2015 - Umbrella compaines - admin - 2 Comments

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New figures obtained by construction union UCATT indicate that false self-employment and casualisation grew in the construction industry last year. A freedom of information request revealed that the number of workers who received payments via the Construction Industry Scheme increased last year. The HM Revenue and Customs confirmed that 963,000 workers received payments via CIS […]


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