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We are delighted to add ContractorUmbrella to its growing list of Accredited Members. FCSA Accreditation demonstrates to freelancers, contractors and recruitment businesses that members are acting both professionally and ethically within the UK tax, employment and regulatory laws. Coupled with financial stability tests, FCSA Accreditation is proof that professional businesses can take the lead in delivering the highest levels of industry standards.

ContractorUmbrella was founded in 2002 to provide hassle-free, straight-talking umbrella employment services for UK based contractors and freelancers and was independently voted as the best umbrella company by the readers of ContractorUK in 2013.

On becoming FCSA Accredited, Lucy Smith, Managing Director at ContractorUmbrella said: “ContractorUmbrella is synonymous with professionalism and understanding, not just within the market but also in the way we serve our employees and recruiter partners. That’s why we are delighted to secure FCSA Accreditation.  FCSA stands for compliance and integrity, which aligns with our core set of values and we look forward to working with Julia and the FCSA team to drive up standards.”

To become an Accredited Member, applicants must undergo an independent and rigorous assessment of their business services, operations, policies and processes, all of which are examined to ensure adherence to FCSA compliance standards.

FCSA’s chief executive, Julia Kermode added: “I am very pleased to welcome ContractorUmbrella on board as our newest member and would like to congratulate Lucy Smith and her team for meeting the extremely high standards required to become a fully Accredited Member of the FCSA. It is a great achievement and something to be celebrated.”

ContractorUmbrella is both fully FCSA acredited and an APSCo affiliate member. To download a copy of our FCSA or APSCo certificate please visit our agency documents. To find out more about ContratcorUmbrella and how it could help with your employment needs. Please call 01206 591 000 or email

Why Choose ContractorUmbrella?

ContractorUmbrella is 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.

Benefits of working through ContractorUmbrella;

  • Fast and easy registration - be ready to work in 24 hours, simply register online and we’ll take care of the rest.
  • Calculate your take home pay - use our online calculator to find out how much you could be taking home through ContractorUmbrella.
  • Same day payments - we offer same day payments as standard, for no additional fee.
  • Our Commitment Charter- is our guarantee that you will be looked after at every step of the way.
  • Flexible Limited Company Accountancy - 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.
  • Employee Benefits - at ContractorUmbrella there are many benefits available to you as our employee including our Employee Rewards Scheme, Group Pension Scheme, Foreign Currency Exchange, Contractor Accommodation, Contractor Mortgages and much more.
  • Personal Employee Liaison Officer - we believe in the personal touch, so you will have your very own dedicated Employee Liaison Officer during your employment with us. Read some of the glowing testimonials we've received about our lovely staff and the outstanding commitment they give to all our employees and clients.

If you’d like to find out more, call us on 01206 591 000 or request a call back by completing our online form.