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LesleyOD
3rd September 2012, 14:38
Hello,

I'll be starting contracting in Scotland quite soon as a project manager, and am in the process of considering my options re umbrella companies v setting up and administering my own company.

I have never contracted before, and it's proving to be a bit of a minefield trying to find reviews of umbrella companies and what they offer, or a straightforward "here's what you need to know" for setting up my own company and doing it all myself.

I would welcome any feedback on the merits of each option and what I should consider, meanwhile... the googling continues!

Thanks in advance,
Lesley

cojak
3rd September 2012, 15:09
Welcome to CUK Lesley! :wave:

Take a look in the Umbrella forum and go down the threads Umbrella Companies (http://forums.contractoruk.com/umbrella-companies/)

There is also an excellent sticky discussing Ltd vs Umbrella. And of course there are the first timer guides to look at. >>>>>

Good Luck! :)

TestMangler
3rd September 2012, 15:15
Are you based in Scotland or just working in Scotland ?

It will have a bearing on how you form your Ltd Co.

northernladuk
3rd September 2012, 16:02
Welcome to CUK Lesley! :wave:

Take a look in the Umbrella forum and go down the threads Umbrella Companies (http://forums.contractoruk.com/umbrella-companies/)

There is also an excellent sticky discussing Ltd vs Umbrella. And of course there are the first timer guides to look at. >>>>>

Good Luck! :)

And the director of one of the larger and most popular Umbrellas spends a lot of time posting on here which should give you some confidence in their service.

malvolio
4th September 2012, 22:40
Hello,

I'll be starting contracting in Scotland quite soon as a project manager, and am in the process of considering my options re umbrella companies v setting up and administering my own company.

I have never contracted before, and it's proving to be a bit of a minefield trying to find reviews of umbrella companies and what they offer, or a straightforward "here's what you need to know" for setting up my own company and doing it all myself.

I would welcome any feedback on the merits of each option and what I should consider, meanwhile... the googling continues!

Thanks in advance,
Lesleyhttp://www/pcg.org.uk and then Guide to Freelancing

HTH :wink

LesleyOD
5th September 2012, 18:24
That's brilliant guys, you've been a great help, thanks very much!

:)