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.


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. If you would like to be kept up to date with any legislation or industry changes then please do sign up to our newsletter form today!

ContractorUmbrella at a Glance

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

Benefits of working through ContractorUmbrella

99% of our contractors would be happy to recommend us. Why not tell a friend and they too can benefit from our outstanding service!

Limited company accountancy through Dolan Accountancy

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.

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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.

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Take Home Pay Calculation: Use our online calculator to see what you could be taking home through Contractor Umbrella today!

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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.

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  • 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.

  • Good work, you guys rock. I keep recommending you to everyone I meet.

  • 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!

  • Thanks for the excellent service up to now. I wish I had switched to your services years ago.

  • I was worried about finding a reliable umbrella company and am so glad to have been recommended Contractor Umbrella.


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