Our staff will be observing a minute's silence today at 11am
Editor | 25 May 2017
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Umbrella.co.uk are a Manchester based company. Our staff will be observing a minute's silence today in remembrance of all those who lost their lives in the Manchester concert bombing.

The silence at 11am today will also mark the nation's solidarity with those who were injured in the blast as well as all those affected by the atrocity.

We thank our customers for their patience whilst our phone systems are turned off for 1-2 minutes.

Steven Nihill Umbrella.co.uk Employee of the month April 2017
Editor | 16 May 2017
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We would like to offer our congratulations to Steve Nihill who has won our Employee of the Month award for April.

Umbrella Accountants will be attending at Accountex 2017!

Accountex combines a world-class conference and exhibition dedicated to Accountancy Professionals. Umbrella Accountants are despatching Ricky Patidar to catch up on all the latest technology at the exhibition at the Excel Centre in London

Exhibiting at the show will be Cloud Accounting specialists such as FreeAgent, Sage, Receipt Bank, Expensify and Xero. We’re always looking to discover how cutting edge cloud-based platforms can make a difference to our clients – the more automation available and the more accurate the information the more time our contractors can spend away from their accounts. 

FreeAgent’s highlights from the Accountex show
Editor | 24 May 2017
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Rise of the robots

FreeAgent’s CEO Ed Molyneux took to the stage to deliver his keynote speech ‘Rise of the Robots: Accountancy at the Crossroads’, which examined the future of the profession in an ever-changing technological environment.  

FreeAgent and NatWest have joined forces

FreeAgent were delighted to be joined by their new partners, NatWest at the conference.

CCO, Kevin McCallum, and Head of Business Banking at NatWest, Haydn Thomas, co-hosted a seminar on the new open banking legislation and what this means for the accountancy profession. They also took some time after the event to chat to AccountingWEB about financial technology for accountants - watch the video on FreeAgent’s website.

Umbrella.co.uk customer services team image
Editor | 11 May 2017

Our newest member is Jazmin Coglan who joins us with extensive customer service experience in different environments.  She joins Billy Barnett and Gabriela Amaro as recent newcomers to the team.  The team is led by Sarah Postlethwaite and any team member should be able to help with your enquiries.

Hermes newest target in employment status debate

Courier company Hermes is the latest target in a long-running debate around employment status that has previously engulfed Uber and Deliveroo.

HMRC has reportedly stepped up its investigation into Hermes, which classifies it couriers as self-employed even though their working patterns don’t reflect this.

Separately, the GMB trade union has brought an employment rights lawsuit against the company vowing to fight against ‘bogus self-employment’ and the ‘gig economy’.