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JoshM HC
8th June 2012, 13:45
Hey,

I recently became a contractor working in finance, work starts next month.

I can't be bothered with the extra work of setting up a Ltd company and would rather go the easy route of just joining an Umbrella Company. We have been recommended Trafalgar Contractor Solutions because they pay after 7 days, but what are other peoples thoughts on that company?

If you think they're a load of old rubbish what company would you recommend I use instead?

Thanks in advance!

northernladuk
8th June 2012, 14:35
Hey,

I recently became a contractor working in finance, work starts next month.

I can't be bothered with the extra work of setting up a Ltd company and would rather go the easy route of just joining an Umbrella Company. We have been recommended Trafalgar Contractor Solutions because they pay after 7 days, but what are other peoples thoughts on that company?

If you think they're a load of old rubbish what company would you recommend I use instead?

Thanks in advance!

It appears you can't be bothered to do some simple research in to your Umbrella's either.

Have a look at the page below. Shows the winners of the CUK awards inc for best umbrella
CUK Reader Awards 2011 - at a glance :: Contractor UK (http://www.contractoruk.com/about/cuk_reader_awards_2011_glance.html)

There is a page dedicated to information about Umbrellas which should help you make your choice
Using an Umbrella Company - Umbrella Guides :: Contractor UK (http://www.contractoruk.com/umbrella_companies/)

This type of question is asked regularly so use the search function to find them or search on any company that you are thinking of using to see if there is any feed back. How to use the search function is explained here..
http://forums.contractoruk.com/welcome-faqs/58311-searching-cuk-forums.html

Browsing the Umbrella thread which this is now in will help

There are a raft of guides to the right which you also need to read which will help you with any question a newbie can think to ask before posting the question --->

Also BolshieBastard will be along with some valuable advice on Umbrellas....... :D

BolshieBastard
8th June 2012, 14:43
Just say 'No!' to brollies :rollin:

LisaContractorUmbrella
11th June 2012, 07:57
Just say 'No!' to brollies :rollin:

BB are you over here again? I really don't know how you keep managing to find your way out of A&L :spank:

Come on follow me I'll take you back and we'll have a nice cup of tea :hug:

p.s. to the OP - check out the CUK brolly of the year :wink

cojak
11th June 2012, 08:01
Just say 'No!' to brollies :rollin:

Ah well, I guess since Lisa has got you as a pet I'll leave you alone...

LisaContractorUmbrella
11th June 2012, 08:12
Ah well, I guess since Lisa has got you as a pet I'll leave you alone...

:laugh That'd be a bit like having a sabre toothed tiger for a pet Cojak :eek:

Clicker
6th July 2012, 15:17
I use a company called 247 Invoicing Services. Saves me a load of hassle and they only charge £20 per invoice.

cojak
6th July 2012, 21:08
I use a company called 247 Invoicing Services. Saves me a load of hassle and they only charge £20 per invoice.

I use an excel spreadsheet, there's no hassle and it doesn't cost me £20 per invoice.