Beware the short-term appeal of the tax ‘umbrella’
Intended for healthcare professionals
Careers Previous     Next

Beware the short-term appeal of the tax ‘umbrella’

Alison Moore Freelance health journalist

Being paid through a third-party company may seem attractive, but it is a risky arrangement you may well come to regret

Agency nurses working in the NHS have been having a tough time recently. As well as caps on how much they are paid, they are increasingly being caught by regulations that mean they have to pay tax as if they are an employee and cannot offset expenses, such as travelling to work, against tax.

Nursing Standard. 32, 21, 38-39. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.21.38.s32

Want to read more?

Already subscribed? Log in


Unlock full access to RCNi Plus today

Save over 50% on your first 3 months

Your subscription package includes:
  • Unlimited online access to all 10 RCNi Journals and their archives
  • Customisable dashboard featuring 200+ topics
  • RCNi Learning featuring 180+ RCN accredited learning modules
  • RCNi Portfolio to build evidence for revalidation
  • Personalised newsletters tailored to your interests
RCN student member? Try Nursing Standard Student

Alternatively, you can purchase access to this article for the next seven days. Buy now