Umbrella Companies

PayStream is one of the leading providers of Umbrella Company services. From employee rewards, to help and advice with big financial decisions, our umbrella company is well ahead of the pack in every respect.

Online Umbrella Company since 2002. Unlike other Umbrella Companies we offer guaranteed customer service levels or your money back! A hassle-free, professional and totally compliant solution.

Genie Umbrella is one of the UK’s leading umbrella employment companies, with an outstanding reputation for its commitment to service delivery, compliance and quality. We employ and pay thousands of contractors on a weekly basis. For more information, please visit or call 01296 468 483

Contractors, are you finding it difficult to keep on top of your admin and earnings?

Tailored Resourcing can support you through cost effective and transparent umbrella service from just £20 per week.

Pembroke is one of the UK’s leading umbrella companies for the UK’s recruitment agencies and contractors. Our dedicated team of industry experts will take care of all your needs.

With 25 years experience BES Employment Services provide specialist Umbrella services for the UK Contractors. Dedicated Account Managers, %100 Compliant, 24/7 Support, Free to Join, Free to Leave, Same Day Payments and Hassle Free! To find out more please visit BES.

Transparent, easy, and compliant for recruitment agencies and contractors. We strive to offer the best, bespoke advice and support to all of our clients, whenever they need it.

With over 20 years’ experience, FPS Group is the temporary work sectors most trusted and reliable umbrella solutions provider. We offer low cost, fully HMRC compliant, secure and highly beneficial solutions with unrivalled customer service.

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Umbrella Companies

Umbrella companies offer a convenient way to trade for many IT contractors. Some contractors either have no wish to, or are unable to, set up a limited company and in these instances umbrella companies are the main alternative. Other contractors may just wish to contract in the short term, perhaps just a few months, which makes setting up a limited company unviable. Umbrella companies became increasingly popular after the IR35 legislation was introduced over ten years ago.

Umbrella companies organise the paperwork on behalf of the contractor, who is employed on a PAYE (Pay As You Earn) basis by the umbrella company – meaning IR35 (and the MSC Legislation) no longer becomes a worry. If you decide to trade through an umbrella company you’ll be able to claim some of your business expenses against your tax (i.e. ‘allowable’ expenses incurred such as travel, meals, and accommodation whilst going about your work) as an additional benefit.

Leaving the day-to-day administration to the umbrella company is a benefit to many contractors who don’t want such distractions from getting the ‘real’ work done.  All you have to do is provide your timesheet and details of expenses to your umbrella to get paid. In short, umbrella companies make contracting much easier by invoicing the client, chasing for payment if it becomes overdue, processing your expenses and sorting out your tax and National Insurance contributions.

Further reading on umbrella companies:

A guide to Umbrella companies
A contracting career does not necessarily mean flying entirely solo.  For many, umbrella companies represent the ideal balance between the independence of the contractor and the convenience of the employee.

Umbrella Companies and travel expenses
Umbrella companies, by using an overarching contract of employment, do offer a worker continuity of employment and provided the Umbrella is set up correctly this is perfectly legal.

How to choose an umbrella company
Umbrella companies: what should contractors be looking for?

What is an Umbrella company dispensation?
What a dispensation is and why you can only claim for expenses you can prove you've incurred.