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Contractor Umbrella – The UK’s most trusted umbrella company

The hassle-free, straight talking umbrella company that provides umbrella employment for UK based Contractors and Freelancers. Independently voted as the Best Umbrella Company by the readers of Contractor UK.

As one of the most trusted umbrella companies in the UK, we guarantee our employees 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.

Why Contractor Umbrella?

Why do clients choose Contractor Umbrella?

We’ve been helping contractors since 2002 and we pride ourselves on being the hassle-free, transparent umbrella company you can trust. Working with us you can be sure that you will be looked after at every step of the way.

We offer limited company accountancy too

When you sign up to our sister company Dolan Accountancy, you can transfer to Contractor Umbrella when your contract is better suited to umbrella employment or your assignment sits inside IR35.

Fast and easy registration

You can register online now and we will have you set up and ready to work within 24 hours, we make umbrella employment straight forward and hassle free. Your Contract Manager will be there to guide you through the process and answer any queries.

A long list of our Employee Benefits

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

Our committment to our clients and employees

Our Service Guarantee ensures all employees and clients are looked after at every step of the way. We strive to deliver excellent levels of service and we back this up with our guarantee.

99% of our contractors would be happy to recommend us

We love hearing how satisified our employees and clients are, and are proud that 99% would recommend us. Why not tell a friend and they too can benefit from our outstanding service!

Dolan Accountancy – Dedicated contractor accountants

Dolan Accountancy are dedicated contractor accountants, offering you the complete accountancy package for just £95 + VAT per month. We deliver a combination of experience and service all backed by our Service Guarantee with no more hidden costs, no switching accountants every few months and no more outsourcing. Plus free use of our award winning umbrella company, Contractor Umbrella.

Download your free guides to contracting

If you’re thinking about becoming a contractor you are bound to have a list of questions as long as your arm. From “how much can I take home?” through to “should I be limited or umbrella?” this Complete Contractor’s Guide will help to answer those questions. 

We’ve put together some useful information such as;

  1. First-timers Guide to Contracting
  2. Choosing An Umbrella Company
  3. Contractor Pensions
  4. A guide to IR35

So why would you work through an umbrella company?

  • You’d prefer not to manage the administration of your own limited company?
  • Your contract is inside IR35 or you’re working in a public sector contract?
  • Your contract is three months or less?
  • You are inbetween permanent jobs and looking for a simple solution?
  • You can’t have a limited company due to visa restrictions?

If any of the points above apply to you, then Contractor Umbrella could be your best option. If you want to know more then you can either call us on 01206 591 000 or alternatively request a call back.

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