When you work for yourself and you only get paid for the time you work, it can be difficult to switch off from work.
All the team at Umbrella.co.uk would like to wish you a happy festive season and a prosperous new year.
This year has been turbulent and challenging for all and we are excited to welcome in the New Year and are hopeful that normality is within reach.
As Christmas draws closer, many contractors will be finalising their plans for the festive season.
You know who is in charge of wrapping presents, what time you’re going to travel to the in-laws and who’s cooking the turkey. But you shouldn’t forget about the tax return deadline in amongst all the merriment.
After all, you only have until 31 January to complete and pay your Self-Assessment.
At the end of this strangest of years, Umbrella’s traditional end of year celebrations and awards ceremony have for the first time been held in our offices! Conscious of our status as a holder of a COVID-secure employer accreditation, the prize winners were informed by email and were invited to make the solo walk to CEO Nick Holmes’ office to collect their trophy and accept the praise heaped on them! The walk along ‘Winners’ Way’ was accompanied by appreciative cheering and support from their colleagues!
Umbrella staff have been busy in their free time getting their desks festive ready for the annual desk decorating competition.
A little tinsel here, some snowflake stickers there…and then came an onslaught of creative and tasteful office decorations until the offices transformed into our own Umbrella Winter Wonderland.