What is an Umbrella Company?

Man with umbrella.

An umbrella company is a company that employs freelancers and contract workers from different industry sectors to work under various contract assignments during the term of employment, usually via a recruitment agency in the United Kingdom.

The umbrella company will enter into an agreement with the Recruitment agency or client (if direct with the end user) in respect of the provision of services.

The umbrella company then issues invoices to the recruitment agency (or client) and, when payment of the invoice is made, will pay the worker through PAYE.

There is no need to set up a limited company, register for self-assessment, or employ the services of an accountant when working via an umbrella company.

When working through our umbrella, we’ll employ you under a contract, taking care to ensure that you pay the right amount of tax, whilst providing you with your statutory rights.

For more detailed information on our specialist contractor umbrella company solution, call us on 01344 776316, or check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

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