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Welcome to Umbrella Companies

Over 10 years ago, we made it our mission to help contractors and freelancers in the UK. Ever since IR35 legislation was introduced (2000), there has been a real increase in the number of umbrella companies. In fact, there’s now well over 500. Choose a compliant umbrella company for your payroll – you have nothing to worry about. Choose a non-compliant umbrella company – you could find yourself in serious trouble with HMRC.

Our website is dedicated to helping contractors and freelancers make well-informed decisions about their payroll. We’ve done what we can to offer reliable and impartial advice, and we cover all-things umbrella, including IR35, how umbrellas work, the importance of compliance, how to identify evil tax avoidance schemes, and more!

We hope you find the site useful. Please feel free to comment on our blogs and to share any information you find helpful.

Oh, and don’t forget to check out our top 10 umbrella companies!

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10 organisations every contractor and freelancer should be following

If you’re a contractor or freelancer, there are many rules and regulations to understand within your sector – especially when it comes to payroll. For example, with so many temporary workers finding themselves inside IR35 since recent changes to off-payroll working rules, hundreds of thousands of workers have been required …

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Umbrella company examples – the difference between a compliant umbrella and tax avoidance scheme

We’ve noticed that many contractors and freelancers are Google searching for ‘umbrella company examples’, and as a result, our team has put a few examples together to help you out. Please keep reading for two umbrella company examples – one example being an experience with a compliant umbrella company and …

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An Umbrella Company Comparison Guide

The umbrella company market is booming, and there are over 500 providers in the UK. With so many companies to choose from, how do you know which umbrella will provide you with the best value and most reliable payroll service? Please keep reading because this guide will explain everything you …

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Should You Bother Transferring Umbrella Companies?

Transferring umbrella companies sounds stressful. However, you may be surprised to know that it’s pretty easy, and your new umbrella will support you throughout the process. Please keep reading, and we’ll summarise the steps involved when transferring umbrella companies, and we’ll help you decide whether it’s worth moving or not. …

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The FCSA responds to the Queen’s speech: No Employment Bill is a “missed opportunity”

In a blog on the Freelancer and Contractor Service Association’s (FCSA) website, CEO Chris Bryce explains how he believes leaving out the Employment Bill from the Queen’s speech is a “missed opportunity”. Chris reiterates the umbrella company sector still requires “much-needed” regulations to protect contingent workers. Keep reading for more …

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We’ve Updated Our Umbrella Company Directory To Help You Identify Which Providers Are FCSA And Professional Passport Accredited

There are hundreds of umbrella companies in the UK, meaning it’s difficult to choose a provider you can trust with so many options. To help make your life easier, we’ve updated our popular umbrella company directory that shows the providers accredited by either the Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA) …

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