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

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) or Professional Passport. Please keep reading to find out more and for the link to our umbrella company directory.

Visit our updated umbrella company directory now

To see our updated* umbrella company directory, please click here.

The umbrellacompanies.org.uk umbrella company directory is an easy to understand list of umbrella companies that are accredited by either the FCSA or Professional Passport (some of them are accredited by both). If you’re looking for a compliant umbrella company (and you should be) – we highly recommend you start by focusing on the providers that have one of these prestigious accreditations.

Who are the FCSA and Professional Passport?

The government does not regulate the umbrella company marketplace as things stand. However, the government recently launched a Call for Evidence which encourage stakeholder participation – on the back of numerous claims that some umbrella companies were acting unethically. For example, there were accusations made against an umbrella company for retaining accrued Holiday Pay, and unethical umbrella companies that facilitate tax avoidance have been found to be preying on vulnerable contractors and freelancers. It’s also worth reading up on mini umbrella company fraud.

It’s highly expected that the government will roll out stricter rules and regulations in the umbrella company marketplace. However, while the sector is currently not under government restrictions, the FCSA and Professional Passport, two independent professional bodies, are doing an excellent job protecting temporary workers’ welfare.

For an umbrella company to obtain accreditation from either of these bodies – it must undergo a strict series of assessments and audits – with no stones left unturned. Only umbrella companies that can provide they are fully compliant with HMRC and have their employees’ best interests at heart will be rewarded with accreditation, and take it from us; these accreditations mean a great deal to umbrella companies throughout the UK.

Top 10 umbrella companies

The team here at umbrellacompanies.org.uk has put a list of our top 10 umbrella companies together – and we hope you find it helpful. Every umbrella in our top 10 is accredited by either the FCSA or Professional Passport and some have special offers at the moment. Please go and check them out.

Did you know that our number 1 umbrella company, Umbrella Company UK, is running a special offer at the moment? Click here to find out more information (you’ll be taken to their website).


*Updated on 06/05/2022/. Always check that an umbrella company is listed as an accredited member on the FCSA and Professional Passport websites before committing to their services.

The Complete Umbrella Company Guide - Download Now

Click here to see our top 10 umbrella companies!

Scroll to Top