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According to a recent study, the number of doctors and nurses working as contractors has increased dramatically over the last 2 years.

Large companies such as Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Bayer, Hoffmann–La Roche, Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi-Aventis, AstraZeneca, Abbott Laboratories and Merck & Co employ nearly one million people, of which tens of thousands are pharmaceutical / healthcare contractors.

Recent surveys suggest that there are significant changes happening within the Pharmaceutical industry. When over 3,600 healthcare contractors were surveyed it revealed that the number of young doctors and nurses (aged between 18 and 29) working on a contract basis has increased by 90% since 2009.

So why do these healthcare companies choose to take on contract workers rather than full time employees? Well, contractors provide a flexible workforce without the additional expenses of pensions, holiday pay, sick pay or workers rights.

So what are the benefits of becoming a pharmaceutical contractor?

  • Better daily pay rates
  • Higher take home pay after tax
  • Flexible working
  • Opportunities to work abroad
  • Be judged on ability rather than personality within the working environment
  • Develop a diverse range of skills whilst being paid

As you can see there are many advantages to being a freelancer / contractors in the healthcare industry, both financially and personally. Once you have made the decision to contract and sourced your pharmaceutical job, you need to look at whether you want to work under an Umbrella Company or whether you want to look at setting up your own limited company.

Working through an umbrella company is one of the simplest options, letting someone else take away the day-to-day paperwork, tax returns & general burdens. Or you could look to open a Limited Company and be responsible for running your own business? See our comprehensive page on Umbrella Company vs Ltd Company for more details or alternatively give one of our advisors a call on 01206 591 000.

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Why Choose Contractor Umbrella?

Contractor Umbrella 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.

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

Benefits of working through Contractor Umbrella;

  • 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 Contractor Umbrella.
  • Same day payments – We offer same day payments as standard providing funds are received into our account by 9am, for no additional fee.
  • Our Service Guarantee – 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 Contractor Umbrella when umbrella employment better suits or your assignment sits inside IR35.
  • Employee Benefits at Contractor Umbrella 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.
  • Expert Contractor Support Team – Every employee of Contractor Umbrella has access to our expert Contractor Support Team who are available to deal with any queries that you may have. You can get in touch with the Contractor Support Team, through the online chat, by email or by telephone.
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