What is Umbrella?
Our Umbrella service lets you enjoy the freedom of working for yourself, with all the benefits that employment offers.
With us you never have to worry about admin or ensuring that you’re tax compliant. We stay on top of all the tax legislation updates so you don’t have to. You’ll have complete peace of mind that everything is taken care of, leaving you to get on with what you do best.
We’ll take care of all your invoicing and statutory benefits, calculate your tax and National Insurance and ensure you stay on the right side of HMRC. You’ll get paid fast, accurately and always on time.
What we do for you:
- Invoice your client/recruitment agency
- Calculate payroll
- Assist with workplace insurance
- Deduct PAYE and National Insurance
- Ensure you receive holiday, sick, maternity/paternity pay
- Deal with HMRC
How our umbrella payroll service works
We’re all about saving you time and money. We’re completely paperless, so you’ll access and submit everything online. We* are your employer. The recruiter or end client will have a contract with us. We’ll provide you with a fully vetted UK contract of employment, with all the protection that comes with being employed.
You submit your timesheet to your recruitment agency and Umbrella.
We invoice your recruitment agency on your behalf and your agency pays us.
Once we receive payment from your agency, we process your payroll and ensure the correct deductions have been made.
Your net pay is transferred into your personal account via faster payments.
We send you an SMS to let you know the amount you’re being paid and when it will clear.
If you’ve claimed any expenses (such as mileage) we will reimburse you for those too.
We’ll issue you with a payslip, which details all your deductions and your net take-home pay.
100% of the money is paid out on the same day. We can even do advance payments on request for a small fee.
*Our Umbrella service is powered by granite-bpo.
Why join an umbrella company
An umbrella company offers you the best of both worlds. You’ll be your own boss and get to enjoy some of the benefits employment offers, such as sick, holiday and maternity/paternity pay.
How you benefit with Umbrella:
Same-day payments and low fees
Online timesheets and payslips
Personal consultants when you need it
Access to thousands of discounts on leading brands
Caught by IR35?
The IR35 legislation is tricky. It’s possible that you might have to pay tax under IR35 for working with some clients and not others. If your current or future contract with a client is inside IR35, you don’t have to worry. Umbrella may be the perfect solution to avoid having to pay significantly higher tax rates. Making the switch is easy and our consultants are on hand to assist you at every step.
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