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Why Choose Contractor Umbrella?

So, why should you choose Contractor Umbrella as your umbrella company?

  • Emails / Calls: We know that your time is precious so all emails sent during office hours will be answered within 4 hours and all calls will be answered by one of our team within 3 rings.
  • Employment: Our Expert Contractor Support team will work with you to ensure that your employment with Contractor Umbrella is hassle free.
  • Same Day Payments: As we run a payroll every single working day, providing cleared funds are received into our bank account by 9am, we will make payment to you the same day.
  • Timesheets: You can submit both timesheet and expense information through our online portal which is easy to use and totally secure.
  • Insurance: We have negotiated a comprehensive £20 million insurance package to cover employees of Contractor Umbrella.
  • Our Commitment to You: We have set-up a Service Guarantee to ensure all employees and clients are looked after at every step of the way.
  • Registration: You can register with us online now and your online employee record will be open and ready for you to use within 24 hours.
  • Employee Benefits: Employee Rewards Scheme, Group Pension Scheme, Contractor Accommodation and much more.

Best Umbrella Company

Contractor Umbrella are proud to be multi award winning. In 2019 we were awarded the Contracting Awards best umbrella company and have been voted best umbrella company previously by the readers of ContractorUK. So what do we think makes us the best umbrella company? Well, firstly you will have the security of knowing that you are working with the biggest specialist contractor umbrella service provider in the UK. As well as this, we offer all our contractors the following first class service:

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Expert Contractor Support Team

At Contractor Umbrella our Expert Contract Support Team are on hand to guide you at every step of the way during your employment with us. Read some of the glowing testimonials we’ve received about our expert team and and the outstanding commitment they give to all our employees and clients.


9 out of 10 contractors surveyed would recommend Contractor Umbrella to their friends and colleagues. We won’t be satisfied until this figure reaches 10!

Financial Stability

With Contractor Umbrella, you can sleep soundly at night knowing that we have absolutely no financial liabilities other than those due to HMRC. You’ll be surprised at how many umbrella companies are unable to say the same thing!

Guaranteed Service

Our Service Guarantee ensures all employees and clients are looked after at every step of the way.

No nasty surprises

Contractor Umbrella doesn’t pass on any of the costs associated with the AWR, so you won’t find any hidden ‘employment costs’ deducted from your pay.

Award Winning

Contractor Umbrella has won a number of awards over the years – including ‘Best Umbrella Company’ and ‘Runner Up’ as voted for by readers of ContractorUK.

Going Limited

If you consider converting to a Limited Company at some point in the future; Contractor Umbrella is happy to recommend you to Dolan Accountancy, so we can make sure that the transition is smooth and trouble free if that time comes.

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You won’t be able to find this level of commitment with any other umbrella company, which is why our employees keep coming back to us time and time again. To speak with one of our Expert Contractor Support Team you can contact us on 01206 591 000 or email us at

We have over 20 years experience, have won numerous awards and have helped tens of thousands of contractors. Our friendly, professional Contractor Support Team are experts in their field, so no matter the question, we’re sure we can help you.

Signing up couldn’t be easier – just click ‘sign up‘, provide us with some basic details and within 24 hours your online employment file will be activated. We’ll also send you a comprehensive and straightforward employee starter pack and you will be contacted by our expert Contractor Support Team.

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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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