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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 financial penalties from HMRC.

UK businesses hiring contractors through UK agencies can be at risk if they do not look beyond the agency to check whether the real source of the workers lies offshore. Agencies promoting such schemes and their clients are at risk of being found to be the employer, in law, and therefore liable for unpaid national insurance contributions. They are also at risk of financial penalties under the Debt Transfer Legislation.

Personal service companies (one man Ltd Companies) are also not a risk free option for recruitment agencies with the Agency Workers Regulations, changes to IR35 tests and the association between PSC’s and tax avoidance in the Public Sector.

If your contractors work through a compliant umbrella company, like Contractor Umbrella, you can breathe a sign of relief. If you would like to know more, then please contact us on 01026 591 000.

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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