Umbrella Companies

If you are self-employed, freelancer or a contractor and you don't want to operate or run a limited company, then an umbrella company can do that for you. An umbrella company can take away the hassle of running a company and help you to do the real work for your clients. 

Multi award winning umbrella company that has a 90% client satisfaction rating and has been serving UK based Contractors and Freelancers for almost 20 years. We are one of the most respected umbrella companies in the UK. Our Service Guarantee ensures all employees and clients are looked after at every step of the way.


FCSA & Professional Passport accredited - £15per week / £30per month including HR support and our employee discount scheme, Flexr Rewards! Standard insurances plus Drivers Negligence & Personal Accident included. Salary-sacrifice pension available. Call 0333 311 0633 or visit
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A quick and simple registration process, plus no signup or leaving fee. Same day setup, statutory employee benefits including sick pay, £25m insurance: Public Liability, Professional Indemnity, Employers Liability. Same day payments – you’re paid the same day we receive your funds £10.00 per week processing fee – exclusive for FreelanceUK.
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Need an Umbrella company? Look no more. We have everything you need. Low Negotiable Fees. Same Day Payments. No Retained Holiday Pay. Inclusive Insurance. Call Proquest Umbrella free on 0800 4337126 or visit
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Over the years, we’ve learned how to give our employees a service they can rely on. There are no hidden fees, or additional extras and no sign up or leaving fees, just a fully compliant and stress-free umbrella service that offers you total peace of mind regarding your payroll. Call 01473 461 028 to find out more.
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FCSA accredited- enhanced benefits, daily payrolls, Free same day payments. SIPP pension (salary sacrifice). From £18 pw*(terms apply) call 0800 888 6066 to sign up or click contact us
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Established 2002, ICS Accounting are FCSA-accredited contractor accountancy specialists, ensuring you’re operating compliantly whilst maximising your take home pay. Our personal accountants are here to give jargon-free advice and solutions that suit you and your business! Call us FREE on 0800 195 3750 or email to find out more.
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Navigating the maze of payroll solutions takes time you simply don’t have. So, let us help with our in-depth knowledge and consulting expertise. In business for over 20 years, we here at Paywise Consultancy pride ourselves on bringing you the informative and trustworthy payroll consulting services you need. With access to the top QC’s, accountants, solicitors and more, choosing us means you get options, clarity and communication.
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You can find a more comprehensive list of umbrella companies for contractors, freelancers and the self-employed on our sister site ContractorUK. 

Umbrella companies are a popular method of running a business as a freelancer. One of the reasons freelancers and the self-employed decide to run the company under an umbrella company is because it takes away any risk of getting caught by IR35. IR35 can be a big worry for freelancers and the self-employed, so it’s worth considering your likelihood of being caught by IR35 before joining an umbrella company.

An umbrella company essentially plays the role of an ‘employer’ for freelancers. It takes care of all the administrate burden, allowing freelancers to take on work without the hassle of dealing with running a business.

Here are some of the main benefits of an umbrella company:

Ease administrative tasks

The umbrella company will take care of your paperwork and you won’t need to spend valuable time dealing with administrative tasks. All you have to do it provide a time sheet and expense claims and then wait to get paid.

No hassle with taxes

One of the most annoying and stressful things that the self-employed have to deal with is the taxes. An umbrella company will calculate the NICs that you need to pay as well as other taxes. They will then deduct this from your pay, as an employer would. This minimises the stress of dealing with taxes.

The right partner

An umbrella can be your partner and you can choose from a variety of them. Additionally, there are umbrella companies which will help you find the right solution depending on your salary.

Contract length

Umbrella companies are also great for those that are taking on contracts which vary in length. They can cater to you, whether your contract is lengthy or short.

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