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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  • Robert was excellent. I recently signed up and he was knowledgeable, helpful and quick to give me the info I needed to make a decision. Great representative of the company who knows his stuff.Rich A. February 2022

  • Very simple and understandable...Christina Parker February 2022

  • Very professional company. Great company, spoke to one of their BDE's, Robert Charlton who was extremely helpful and professional and answered all my questions with aplomb :)Susan Mac Nicol February 2022

  • Great experience so far. Robert Charlton was very helpful with the breakdown of my new contract via umbrella.co.uk. My agency told me this morning that Umbrella.co.uk is quite prompt and will get all my contracts sorted out before COP today and this is the case so I'm very impressed.Yinka Falase February 2022

  • Quick Friendly Easy professional umbrella service. First time I've dealt with an Umbrella company and Josh made the whole process quick and easy. 10/10 thank you for being so helpful explaining everything.John S February 2022

  • I've just signed up with Umbrella and I have to say my first impression of them is excellent! Phone was answered straight away and the assistant, Josh, was so helpful. He was very happy to explain lots of things before asking for any of my personal data - really great initial service. After the call I had a couple of additional things I needed help with. I emailed Josh and got responses back so quickly. So far I am a very happy client indeed!Debs February 2022

  • Emily is a legend, very bright, helpful and full of enthusiasm I hope other staff are similar!David Ryell February 2022

  • Umbrella.co.uk have been very quick to respond to any queries I've had. My personal contact is Lauren, she's been very helpful. I've been with them for 3 months and would recommend them based on my experience so far.Kym January 2022

  • I joined Umbrella as an interim from another company. They have been fab - things happen but they always are prompt, sort it out, v informative. I am v impressed by them. I als feel that I work with a company that cares about its staff.Jane December 2021

  • Due to my own fault I needed a copy of p60 for 2018 and 2019. I mailed Umbrella.co.uk and the following day I received them by email. Thank you Laura Royston and Umbrella - EXCELLENT service. HenrikH Hellkvist November 2021