Umbrella Grenfell tower cake sale

The staff at Umbrella.co.uk have generously baked and donated goodies for our cake sale today.

All the money raised will be donated to those affected by the Grenfell Tower Fire.

Our array of home baked goodies varied from Coconut Tres Leches, Victoria Sponge cake, chocolate cake, lemon drizzle cake to a huge selection of cookies and cupcakes.

We would like to thank all our staff and visitors today for their support and generosity. 

The chaotic introduction of the new IR35 rules
Editor | 16 June 2017
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The controversial changes to IR35 legislation, which affect contractors working in the public sector, have been in place for more than two months now. Already it is clear that the new tax policy has had a number of unintended consequences that have made life more difficult for contractors and the public sector organisations that want to employ them.

Umbrella.co.uk celebrating national freelancers day 2017

Today is all about recognising the hard work and dedication that goes into operating as a freelance worker, and helping those workers be fully aware of how to manage their business as effectively and smoothly as possible.

James McInnes Umbrella May Employee of the Month
Editor | 1 June 2017

Umbrella.co.uk would like to congratulate James McInnes on winning our Employee of the month award for May. James has been with Umbrella for just over a year and works on our payroll team. James is always happy to help fellow staff members with any queries.

Thanks for all of your help and hard work James, enjoy your bubbly!

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On the 5th July our Operations Director, Neil Armitage, will be attending the Strategic FreeAgent Partnership Meeting up at FreeAgent Headquarters up in Edinburgh.  

We’ve attended every partner summit so far and taken part in the self-employed tax summit.

Our partnership with FreeAgent is important to us as a practice as it’s the leading cloud platform for contractor accountancy which means we can be part of steering the direction FreeAgent travels so that we can provide even greater levels of service and portal usability to clients. We will report back after the meeting on developments that will affect our clients.

FreeAgent income soars by 41%

Cloud accounting software provider FreeAgent have seen their  income soar by 41% to £8m for the year to the end of March.

As Umbrella Accountant’s provider of choice for contractors and freelancers FreeAgent reported a net loss of £2.9m for the same period, including share-based payment expense of £0.8m, as the group continued to invest in scaling its business (2016: £1.3m).

Editor | 6 June 2017

The nation will be observing a minute's silence today in remembrance of all those who lost their lives, and those who suffered injuries, in the London terrorist attack last Saturday.

We will turn our phone system off for 1-2 minutes just before 11 so our staff can observe the minute’s silence.

We thank our customers for their patience whilst our phone systems are turned off.