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Welcome to umbrellacompanies.org.uk – the website that provides clear, informative and factual information about all-things umbrella companies. Umbrella companies are often painted in a bad light by the media and many stakeholders who are against the industry. We’re not here to put wool over the eyes of our readers, and unfortunately, some umbrellas have given the industry a bad name. However, we’re here to provide trustworthy guidance and promote compliant umbrella companies’ services in the UK. Don’t worry – most umbrella companies operate PAYE and will provide you with an expert payroll service following HMRC’s rules and regulations. It’s only a minority of providers promoting tax avoidance, and our website is designed to help our readers stay well-clear of these evil organisations.

Believe it or not, our website has been around for over 10 years and is dedicated to sharing important information about umbrella companies. Every month, thousands of contractors, freelancers and temporary workers visit our website searching for answers about umbrella companies. We sincerely hope everyone finds what that were after!

Our editorial team has extensive experience working in the contractor and freelancer payroll sector, and everything on the website is designed to educate temporary workers and stakeholders in the industry. Umbrella companies are complex, and this is why we’ve written hundreds of blogs and pages dedicated to answering the most frequently asked queries about the sector.

Meet the EditorUmbrellacompanies.org.uk - About Us - Meet the Editor - Amy Bellman-Croup

Hi! I’m Amy Bellman-Croup, and I’ve spent a lot of my career working in the contractor payroll sector. The umbrellacompanies.org.uk is an online resource I’m proud to be associated with because it helps temporary workers make better decisions regarding their payroll. Compliance is key – and I certainly do my best to reiterate this in everything that I write!

I’m pretty confident when it comes to writing about the umbrella company marketplace. However, when it comes to writing a short bio – I always get writers block! Therefore, I’ve stolen a concept that is appearing on more and more “about us” pages – a snapshot bio.

Profile

Career

  • 15+ years working for multiple organisations within the contractor payroll sector.
  • Guest writer for many leading umbrella companies in the UK.
  • Marketing and website design enthusiast (often building sites for small businesses).

Interests

  • Reading a good book (especially murder mysteries)
  • Gaming (a hobby picked up during the lockdowns)
  • Cooking something new
  • Heading to the gym
  • Ticking new countries off my travel list

Tips

  • Always use a compliant umbrella company and never feel pressured to go down a particular path – just because a recruitment consultant has pointed you in that direction.
  • Listen to Michael Kiwanuka’s self-titled album – it’s sensational.

If you have any questions about umbrella companies, or you’d like to suggest ideas for new content we can post on the umbrellacompanies.org.uk website, please do not hesitate to send me an email! This website is dedicated to providing you, the reader, with as much helpful information as possible. Therefore, any suggestions are most welcome! My email address is a.bellman-croup@umbrellacompanies.org.uk. Also, please connect with me on twitter. My handle is @ABellmanCroup.

I hope you enjoy engaging with the umbrellacompanies.org.uk website as much as I have enjoyed contributing towards it.

Umbrellacompanies.org.uk - About Us - Meet the Editor - Amy Bellman-Croup

Meet the Editor

Hi! I’m Amy Bellman-Croup, and I’ve spent a lot of my career working in the contractor payroll sector. The umbrellacompanies.org.uk is an online resource I’m proud to be associated with because it helps temporary workers make better decisions regarding their payroll. Compliance is key – and I certainly do my best to reiterate this in everything that I write!

I’m pretty confident when it comes to writing about the umbrella company marketplace. However, when it comes to writing a short bio – I always get writers block! Therefore, I’ve stolen a concept that is appearing on more and more “about us” pages – a snapshot bio.

Profile

Career

  • 15+ years working for multiple organisations within the contractor payroll sector.
  • Guest writer for many leading umbrella companies in the UK.
  • Marketing and website design enthusiast (often building sites for small businesses).

Interests

  • Reading a good book (especially murder mysteries)
  • Gaming (a hobby picked up during the lockdowns)
  • Cooking something new
  • Heading to the gym
  • Ticking new countries off my travel list

Tips

  • Always use a compliant umbrella company and never feel pressured to go down a particular path – just because a recruitment consultant has pointed you in that direction.
  • Listen to Michael Kiwanuka’s self-titled album – it’s sensational.

If you have any questions about umbrella companies, or you’d like to suggest ideas for new content we can post on the umbrellacompanies.org.uk website, please do not hesitate to send me an email! This website is dedicated to providing you, the reader, with as much helpful information as possible. Therefore, any suggestions are most welcome! My email address is a.bellman-croup@umbrellacompanies.org.uk. Also, please connect with me on twitter. My handle is @ABellmanCroup.

I hope you enjoy engaging with the umbrellacompanies.org.uk website as much as I have enjoyed contributing towards it.

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Our Objectives

The team behind the Umbrella Companies website is committed to helping everyone who visits it. We have six company objectives that the website sets out to achieve.

  1. Help temporary workers make well-informed decisions about their payroll.
  2. Educate our readers on topics associated with umbrella companies and related industries.
  3. Promote compliance within the sector, and warn readers of the severe implications of tax avoidance schemes.
  4. Share news stories and posts from compliant third parties.
  5. Paint a fair picture of umbrella companies and how they operate. We’re not saying they’re the ideal solution for all – but we want our readers to understand precisely how they work so they can decide whether to use one or not.
  6. Promote the services of FCSA and Professional Passport accredited umbrella companies and contractor accountants. These are the two most respected professional bodies in the UK, and they’re committed to promoting compliance within the sector.

Our Values

The umbrellacompanies.org.uk website was built with some strong values. These values haven’t changed, and we’re proud to have the temporary workforces’ best interests at heart. Below are our three fundamental values.

Compliance

We believe in compliance. As a result, we’ve made it our priority to promote compliance on this website and encourage our readers to only engage with compliant umbrella companies and payroll providers. HMRC’s rules there to be adhered to, and we must reiterate how important it is to ensure you pay the correct tax and National Insurance Contributions (NICs).

Transparency

We’re not here to try and mislead workers, and we’re not here to pretend umbrella companies are the perfect for every worker because they’re certainly not. We’re here to educate readers and provide transparent information about the sector. We must stress that any decision you make regarding your payroll must be entirely your own. Do not be swayed by anything you read that promotes higher take home pay etc. Always conduct thorough due-diligence.

Sharing

There are some great businesses out there – including compliant umbrella companies, accountants, professional bodies, and independent organisations. We are always sharing value content from third parties – assuming we think it’ll be valuable for our readers. We do not pretend to be experts. We’re here to try and help. This is another reason we share other company’s content – to provide our readers with trustworthy information.

Social Media

We thoroughly enjoy sharing useful resources on social media! Please click on the icons below to join thousands of contractors, freelancers, temporary workers and industry stakeholders who follow us.

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