Neil Armitage, Operations Director, commented, “Raising money for a worthy cause is always something we’ve done at but when the opportunity came up to run through a massive bubble wall with my 9 year old daughter I jumped at the chance! Myself, Sarah Kinder and Louisa Lockton all took members of our family and had a brilliant time running through the bubbles and my daughter has already asked if we can do it again next year.

I almost feel guilty for having so much fun as I thought you were supposed to carry out some form of endurance event to raise money for charity but this was a day that everyone enjoyed thoroughly and pushed us towards almost a £1,000 total for our chosen charity”

As an employee of an umbrella company, YES, you can be entitled to Statutory Adoption Pay (SAP) and Statutory Adoption Leave (SAL). 

Editor | 27 April 2015
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The Great Bake Off! A different staff member has volunteered to bake every week for the next few months. Here's this week’s Frozen masterpiece made by Helen Johnson

Editor | 7 April 2015
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Please find below the key tax changes that came into effect on 6th April 2015.

Employee National Insurance Contributions (NIC) Threshold (rate above which your start paying at rate of 12%)

£153 to £155 pw (per week)

Or if monthly paid

£663 to £672 pm (per month)


Editor | 26 March 2015
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Spring has arrived at The Great  Bake Off! Easter Bunny treats, created by Ashley O'Connor in Accountancy Services.

Nick Holmes, CEO, commented “I would like to say a big thank you to all our staff for supporting our chosen charity, East Cheshire Hospice, with various fun (and sometimes gruelling) initiatives.”

Umbrella Accountants are pleased to announce they have now achieved the status of FreeAgent Premium Partner.

Having moved over from their existing software supplier in mid-2014 Umbrella Accountants have migrated over 1,000 clients onto the system and have a training program in place that means 100% of their accountancy staff are FreeAgent accredited.

Operations Director Neil Armitage said “I have passed the accreditation myself as FreeAgent is now at the core of our clients’ experience so we need to reflect that across the board. Using FreeAgent has meant that we can concentrate on providing first class accounting advice and tax planning while the clients have up to date information wherever they are. By signing up with FreeAgent we have 70 plus experts working on the accountancy software for our clients and updating constantly”

Kilian Fitzsimmons-Wilson from FreeAgent added “We’re delighted to welcome Umbrella Accountants as Premium Partners. Since they joined we have seen the numbers and usage rise considerably as the company grows and it’s pleasing to know FreeAgent has been a big part of that growth.” staff have come in dressed up as superheros today to raise money for East Cheshire Hospice would like to wish you a Happy Easter. Please see below our opening hours over the Easter period:

Thursday 2nd April 2015 - Normal Hours

Good Friday - Closed

Saturday 4th April 2015 - Closed

Sunday 5 April 2015 - Closed

Easter Monday - Closed

Our out of hours service will be operating on the days we are closed. This is monitored by duty staff. Please call if you have any queries.


The Great Bake Off! A different staff member has volunteered to bake every Thursday for the next few months. Here's this week’s Cookie Monster Showstopper, created by Alex Peet in Accountancy Services.