FLEXIBLE UMBRELLA SOLUTIONS FOR WORKERS WHO WANT TO ENJOY THE BENEFITS OF CONTRACTING, FULL EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS AND MORE.

What is an Umbrella Company

Working for an umbrella company means you get most of the benefits of self-employment without all of the extra hassle

As an umbrella company, Umbrella.co.uk is an organisation that employs temporary workers and enables them to carry out a number of short-term contracts for agencies and end-clients.

For a flat weekly margin we will take care of your payroll and other administration, leaving you with more time to concentrate on the work that really matters.

Once you’ve signed up you effectively become an employee of Umbrella.co.uk. You will have an employment contract and benefit from all of the same employment rights as other permanent employees. You will be able to carry out multiple short-term contracts with less overall risk.

At Umbrella.co.uk we provide our employees with a number of important services, including:

  • Collecting payments from agencies on your behalf
  • Helping you claim allowable business expenses
  • Processing your payslip and making sure you get paid on time
  • Keeping you compliant with the latest tax regulation updates and the HMRC
  • Umbrella employees can come from a broad range of sectors including:
    • Construction
    • Transport/logistics
    • Engineering
    • IT and telecoms
    • Health and social care
    • Education
    • Legal

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Why have I been referred here by an employment agency?

Many employment agencies like to use professional services companies like Umbrella.co.uk because it makes it easier to manage temporary workers.

If you’ve been referred to us by an agency, then we will be acting as an intermediary between you and the agency (as well as any end-clients). Once you’ve carried out work for an agency and filed your hours, we will bill them on your behalf.  We’ll deduct the tax and other costs, passing the remainder on to you.

Alternatives to umbrella contracting

Umbrella companies are great for contractors who want to have a fully managed risk free payroll solution. But it’s not the best choice for everyone. If you choose to operate as a limited company, for example, then you might be able to take advantage of more generous tax arrangements to boost your take home pay. Find out more.

Call today and one of our experienced advisers can provide you with a personal comparative illustration to working either umbrella or operating your own limited company

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  • My experience with Umbrella.co.uk was visibly clear and professional with the movement of my wages and pension contribution.Greg Thomas October 2021

  • Excellent Service Delivery & Client Care I was having some problems with a partial pension transfer I wanted to do, I raised it with Umbrella and Christel stepped in. She was an absolute star in handling the issue . Very knowledgeable, prompt, proactive, empathetic, thoughtful , follows through - I could go on and on about her excellent client care. She saw to it that my matter was sorted out at the right level . I wish we had many more Christels - she is an excellent asset to any organisation .Olubunmi October 2021

  • I had to find an umbrella company quickly and was very happy with this choice. They are very helpful in particular Christel in the pensions team was very attentive in resolving a problem I was having. She communicated at every stage until the issue was resolved.Janet Russell October 2021

  • Ciara Morris - Excellent customer service / support provided today. The first great experience with Umbrella, thank you.Deji Dosumu September 2021

  • Very good company to go through! Special thanks to rob charlton for the friendly and good customer service! Top lad and explained everything clearly and quickly to do with the company!Ian July 2021

  • I have been dealing with Robert​ Charlton from umbrella.co.uk and he has been an excellent help. His calculations for salary sacrifice have helped me see how I could save thousands in tax. I know he can't give me advice, and I'm not asking for any, but the information and his efficiency has already saved me days of working them out in spreadsheets (which is what I had to do last year) and I will definitely save ££££ over the year. Thank god I moved from another umbrella company to them, this service alone has been worth it !M Shah August 2021

  • Christel, was great. All my questions were answered with great detail. Who highly recommended using Christel. I couldn’t have asked for anymore.Ian Jimmy August 2021

  • Robert Charlton is my contact, was extremely helpful, very knowledgeable, explained everything very thoroughly. Looking around at some of the other umbrellas, it's a bit wild west out there, but I feel like Umbrella.co.uk are doing it right, and are one you can trust.Richard Norris August 2021

  • I had an issue with a payment “I didn’t get it” phoned umbrella and spoke to Robert, and within a few hours the payment was in my bank account. Well done umbrella and Robert.Ian August 2021

  • Alex Palazzo is very polite and calm. His customer service is exceptional and second to none. I will recommend him and Umbrella Company Limited to friend and family. Thank you Alex for your first class customer service.Elizabeth July 2021