Multi Award Winning Umbrella Company

Same day payments as standard

Find out more


Friendly Expert Contractor Accountants

The complete accountancy package

Find out more


Transfer for FREE Between ContractorUmbrella and Dolan Accountancy

Find Out More

Use our online calculator to see what you could be taking home through ContractorUmbrella today!

Want to know more? Download one of our handy guides to contracting today.

Your tax or expense questions answered by Roger Westlake, our ex HMRC Inspector.


ContractorUmbrella - The UK's Most Trusted Umbrella Company

The hassle-free, "Straight Talking" umbrella company that provides the employment solution for UK Project-based Contractors & Freelancers. Independently voted as the Best Umbrella Company by readers of Contractor UK.

As one of the most trusted Umbrella Companies in the UK, we guarantee contractors total peace of mind, absolute compliance and complete security. We are one of the longest standing and most respected umbrella companies in the UK, but you don't need to take our word for it, take a look at some of our employee testimonials.



Dolan Accountancy - Dedicated Contractor Accountants

Dolan Accountancy are dedicated contractor accountants delivering a combination of experience, service and technology for just £95 + VAT per month; one of the lowest rates in the industry. No more hidden costs, no switching accountants every few months, no more outsourcing to other internal and external teams, just the service you have grown to love over the years at its very best.

Find Out More



  • I have recommended CU to numerous people and all of them are very happy with the service they receive.

  • Just wanted to say thanks a lot for everything you've helped me with. I've had a really positive experience working with you, Jack and CU in general and you guys could not have been more helpful and professional.

  • I feel like I was getting a VIP service. Customer service is absolutely outstanding. All my queries have been dealt with quickly and on time. I won’t hesitate to go with Contractor Umbrella again when I will go back to contracting.

  • I have found, much to my surprise in these days of poor customer service, that the CU team deliver exactly what they promise.

  • Contractor Umbrella provided a fantastic service to me during my final months as a contractor and were by far the best in the market - I even recommended a friend to you!

  • Have greatly appreciated the team and how well and efficiently you processed the payroll for me. Have very kind words to say about CU and definitely a good recommendation to anyone I meet new to contracting.

  • Excellent. Dave Johnson has been brilliant as my ELO, he’s been professional, efficient and offered good advice. CU’s overall communications and incentives have been relevant and well thought out.

Why ContractorUmbrella?

Why clients choose ContractorUmbrella?

Est. in 2002, we pride ourselves on being the hassle-free, transparent umbrella company you can trust!

Benefits of working through ContractorUmbrella »

Fast and easy registration

You can register with us online now and your online employee record will be open and ready for you to use within 24 hours.

Register Online Today »

Take Home Pay Calculation

Use our online calculator to see what you could be taking home through Contractor Umbrella today!

Online Calculator »

Our Commitment to You

We have set-up a Commitment Charter to ensure all employees and clients are looked after at every step of the way.

Commitment Charter »


We offer limited company accountancy too

When you sign up to our sister company Dolan Accountancy you can transfer to ContractorUmbrella when umbrella employment better suits or your assignment sits inside IR35.

Find out more »

Employee Benefits

At ContractorUmbrella there are many benefits available to you as our employee including Childcare Vouchers, our Employee Rewards Scheme, Group Pension Scheme, Foreign Currency Exchange, Contractor Accommodation, Contractor Mortgages and much more.

Find out more »

99% of our contractors would be happy to recommend us

Why not tell a friend and they too can benefit from our outstanding service!

Recommend a Friend »

So why would you work through an Umbrella Company?

  • Daunted by the thought of being legally responsible for your own Limited Company?
  • No time to manage all of the Limited Company administration?
  • Contract starts immediately?
  • Inside or worried about being caught by IR35?
  • Short contract – 9 months or less?
  • New to contracting?
  • In between permanent jobs and looking for a simple solution?
  • Can't have a Limited Company due to visa restrictions?

If any of the points above apply to you, then ContractorUmbrella may be your best option. If you want to know more then you can either call us on 01206 713 680 or alternatively request a call back by completing our online form and one of our advisors will be in touch.


Work with ContractorUmbrella

Working with ContractorUmbrella is easy! To begin your employment with us,
please click here and signup today.

The self-employed sector has be divided into nine distinct segments after data was taken from contractor's earnings, levels of independence and how much security their work provides. The report, comp...

Latest research has revealed that confidence among the UK's two million contractors is continuing to rise, but issues such as Bexit and government policy has resulted in lower levels than usual. The...

Umbrella company contractors working in the manufacturing sector will be pleased to learn that the industry has experienced a positive start to the final quarter of the year. Data from the IHS/Markit...

With the new labour market figures showing employment numbers are continuing to grow, the rising number of self-employed workers has also been highlighted. There are now 32.1 million people working in...