Are you a recruiter looking for umbrella advice? In this section you will find a number of handy guides.

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How Umbrella Companies work?

Working through an Umbrella Company can seem confusing, so let’s take a look at how the process works from Umbrella Company, to recruitment agency or end client to contractor.


The benefits to recruitment agencies of working with Umbrella Companies

Quite frankly, there are lots of people who don’t understand what an umbrella company is and realistically you don’t need to know every last detail either. However, what you should know is that as an agency, if you use a non-compliant umbrella company you could leave your business and your clients’ businesses wide open to Read More...


Partner Recruitment Agencies

We believe Umbrella Companies should work alongside recruitment agencies , see a list of some of the agencies Contractor Umbrella work with.


Umbrella company expenses and dispensations

As of 6th April 2016, dispensations were revoked as detailed in the Finance Act 2016. Umbrella companies now cannot process expenses for tax relief purposes via salary sacrifice for any contractor who is unable to show that they are not under the Supervision, Direction or Control (or the right thereof) of the client. *Mileage under Read More...


Limited or Umbrella for recruiters

There have been many legislative changes in recent years but how do they really affect you when placing a contractor or freelancer?