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Alisha Celebrates 5 Years at Green Lantern

Here at Green Lantern, we understand how important our excellent staff are.  As an owner-managed business, we see first hand the difference that our team can make. Today we celebrate our Operations Manager, Alisha Subherwal, being with us for five years. Alisha joined Green Lantern as a Graduate in 2012 having completed her degree in […]

Recruiters – how can we benefit you?

Green Lantern’s Umbrella Company service doesn’t just benefit our contractor employees.  Recruiters, we can help you too.  Our low cost services get it right for your candidates every time and provide a great alternative to processing your own payroll. If you want to see some of these benefits on your temporary desks, give our Sales […]

International Mandela Day

Launched in 2009 to celebrate Nelson ‘Madiba’ Mandela’s birthday, Nelson Mandela International Day celebrates the life and legacy of Mandela and aims to bring around enduring change. There is much we can learn from this inspirational man, and here at Green Lantern we’re reminding ourselves today how some of his words can inspire us in […]

Changes to Flat Rate VAT in April 2017

The Government has announced several changes to Flat Rate VAT in April 2017 – this will impact on many contractors who own businesses registered under the FRS. Flat Rate VAT – how does it work at the moment? When registered under the FRS currently, the calculation for VAT is simply that the business multiplies its […]

Off-Payroll Public Sector and IR35

As you are more than likely aware, last week saw the publication of draft legislation and guidance in relation to the treatment of ‘Off-Payroll’ workers in the public sector, reforming the Intermediaries Legislation known as IR35.  This follows a public consultation earlier in the year, and we were not surprised by Chancellor Philip Hammond’s announcement […]

What lengths do candidates go to in order to stand out?

Each year at this time, job seekers see a surge in competition for their ideal position.  Returning from a summer break, or Graduates looking for their first position, or just candidates deciding to make a move before the end of the year. With this, it becomes harder for candidates to stand out and be noticed […]

Supervision, Direction or Control – What Does This Mean For You?

The definitions of Supervision, Direction or Control (SDC) are as follows: Supervision is when someone overseeing a person doing work to ensure that the person is doing the work they are required to do and it is being done correctly to the required standard.  Supervision can also involve helping the person where appropriate in order […]

Get in touch

According to recent statistics, there are now over 3 billion active internet users across the world, with over 2 billion of those being active social media users. According to recently released figures, Facebook alone counts for over 1.39 billion active monthly users. We understand that you like to be kept updated with the latest news […]

Travel and Subsistence – Why Do These Changes Impact On Your Pay?

Further to our earlier blog post, legislation introduced in April 2016 restricts access to tax relief for home to work travel and subsistence where a worker: personally provides services to another person is employed through an employment intermediary (typically an umbrella company or recruitment company) is under (or the right exists to) the supervision, direction […]

Travel and Subsistence Relief- why did things change?

April 2016 saw the introduction in legislative changes by the government to ensure workers are paying the right amount of tax given their own specific circumstances. The main change, and the one which has attracted the most attention and news coverage across our industry is the removal from most contractors of the option to claim […]