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29th March 2012, 10:30
I was wondering what people's experience when the client has a preferred vendor list.

I am aware that some agencies insists on it, and often can be overcome, but this contract is direct with the client. It is a client I have never worked with before but they contacted me and offered a very generous contract.

Do I insist with the client to use my own umbrella company? Or use theirs as I don't want to risk the contract? (Rhetorical question, I know)

A further complication in my case is that this is with a rather large American company and their vendors seem US based so not sure how they will handle UK tax laws etc.

Would a possible solution be that I use my UK umbrella company via their US vendor? Have people done something similar before? To me that would seem close to a normal me-umbrella-agency-client arrangement except I know the rate :)

29th March 2012, 13:52
I would give the name of your umbrella company to the client and ask them if they would be happy to deal with them - you don't know if you don't ask :tongue