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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  • I would like to thank Liz Dunlop for the excellent customer service she provided for this week. She was very knowledgeable and informative. Her manor was very professional and encouraging and approachable I will say an asset to your company. She provided me with my documents and payslips with no trouble at all. Please thank her me. Joseph P 23 Sep 2020

  • I have been with Umbrella for 2.5 months and have always received exceptional customer service. A few days ago, I had a query with understanding the payslips. I contacted umbrella one evening and received a call the next morning offering assistance. I was put through to Ciara who provided such excellent support - she explained everything so thoroughly and in laymans terms without leaving me feeling silly for asking. My enquiry was resolved in a matter of minutes and in such a polite and professional way. I could not have asked for better service! L Smith 18 Sep 2020

  • Excellent customer service and prompt action taken. Called about an issue regarding payslips, spoke with Laura who was lovely and helped me resolve this issue without fuss. Can highly recommend Umbrella having used them for 12 months now. Payments always on time which is fundamentally the key aspect. Stuart 17 Sep 2020

  • This is the second time I'm used Umbrella.co.uk over the course of the last decade, and both times they've been excellent. They're efficient, friendly, and reliable, and I couldn't be happier. A particular shout out to Emma, Aidan, Suzie, and Ciara who have all gone the extra mile when I've needed them. They've been absolute stars! Martin 16 Sep 2020

  • Sarah Postlethwaite has been beyond helpful with my queries. Her and the team are always polite and resolved my queries quickly and efficiently. CsS 16 Sep 2020

  • I’ve been with Umbrella for a year. Had nothing but a positive experience. Sarah & her team are fantastic. Paid on time and had no problems. Lucy A 16 Sep 2020

  • First time contractor and Umbrella were recommended to me. They were very helpful, always courteous and professional. I was always paid on time, with clear breakdown of deductions. Any queries swiftly and carefully resolved by them. Will use again in future for my next contract. Really good overall service. T Ellis 9 Sep 2020

  • Umbrella has been great, the consultant called Aiden was really helpful at explaining every thing to me as I had never used a company like this before. I was paid on time and had no problems, would recommend them. Kate R 4 Sep 2020

  • Had a very helpful and, for me, a pretty amazing experience with Daisy Birch who helped me with some p60 issues. Very fast,very helpful, and actually waited until I had both confirmed I had received her emails before we ended the conversation, not just "I'll get that done and goodbye" and actual nice person willing to see London Assessor 25 Aug 2020

  • I am very happy with the customer care and service I experienced as a employee paid via Umbrella. Laid off due to site shutdown, essential because of the corona virus pandemic lockdown, I had only worked one month of a six month contract. I was advised I was entitled to Furlough by Umbrella, who worked hard to arrange this for relevant contracted workers. Although payment process was slow, Peter Langham and staff kept me regularly updated of progress, any issues arising causing delays and supported with reassuring they were working hard to resolve. I have already thanked all those involved who maintained communication, answered any queries and were generally accomodating during the challenges of 2020. I have started a new role and requesting my P45 etc again received great customer care and a speedy response from Ciara Morris. Thanks again to all who helped manage and arrange furlough. Lisa Z 18 Aug 2020