Welcome to Umbrella Companies
Established in 2010, the umbrellacompanies.org.uk has built a reputation as one of the leading and most reliable resources dedicated to educating contractors, freelancers and the supply chain about umbrella companies.
There are over 500 umbrella companies in the UK. While most of these act ethically and will process your payroll compliantly, a small number are operating tax avoidance schemes. It’s imperative that you use a compliant umbrella company and pay the correct amount of tax and National Insurance, as HMRC are always on the lookout for unscrupulous providers and those who have engaged with them (even if it was an accident).
Our website has dozens of helpful guides covering plenty of important topics, including umbrella company payslips, the advantages and disadvantages of using an umbrella company, the dangers of using a tax avoidance scheme, how umbrella companies work, the pros of choosing an FCSA (Freelancer and Contractor Services Association) or Professional Passport accredited umbrella, how to register with an umbrella company, how umbrella company margins work, IR35, and more.
The latest umbrella company news
Our blog is updated regularly with helpful advice and the latest news affecting the sector. We aim to write several articles every week, and the latest content is available here (or scroll further down this page). If you have any suggestions for new content or you have questions you would like answering, please email our Content Team at email@example.com.
Umbrella company forum
The team has also recently added an umbrella company forum – a free space for contractors and freelancers to share experiences (positive and negative) about umbrella companies and to help fellow temporary workers make well-informed decisions about their payroll. Using our forum is entirely free of charge, and you can register in a matter of minutes.
Top 10 umbrella companies
If you are new to umbrella companies and are looking for a trustworthy provider, our top 10 umbrella companies list will be extremely helpful. All of our top 10 are accredited by the FCSA and Professional Passport, and some are running special promotions at the moment. Please click here to see our top 10 umbrella companies. Our top 10 is also very helpful if you are interested in switching umbrella companies, perhaps because your current provider is offering a poor or over-priced service.
Advertising with us
There are plenty of exciting advertising opportunities for FCSA and Professional Passport accredited umbrella companies. If you want to promote your umbrella company on umbrellacompanies.org.uk, please click here for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The umbrellacompanies.org.uk Team