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IrnBru
23rd July 2013, 12:35
Hi

I have been accepted for a new contract but have been given the choice that I must take one of the following umbrella companies as that is the only ones the agency works with. Umbrella companies are:

Parasol
Advance Contracting
IPAYE
Sterling Group


Just wondered what your views are on any of the above? Any that you would recommend and any that you would avoid?

Thanks.

LisaContractorUmbrella
23rd July 2013, 12:52
Not going to be much help as I haven't heard of 3 of them but there's plenty of information on this forum about the fourth

Andy Hallett
23rd July 2013, 12:55
I-paye are on our list and always get good feedback. No recent experience of the others.

IrnBru
23rd July 2013, 12:59
Thanks. I've been reading some back negative feedback about Parasol on this forum so think I might avoid them! Couldn't find much info about the rest. Been looking through each of the websites and I-paye seems most reasonable as they give the option of different fees depending on what service you need. Couldn't see that on other sites so not sure how much they would charge. May need to phone them and find out I suppose!

northernladuk
23rd July 2013, 13:01
I might get lynched saying this in this part of the forum but have you thought about actually doing it properly and running your own LTD?

LisaContractorUmbrella
23rd July 2013, 13:03
I might get lynched saying this in this part of the forum but have you thought about actually doing it properly and running your own LTD?

How could you :cry2::cry2::cry2::cry2::cry2:

IrnBru
23rd July 2013, 13:07
I might get lynched saying this in this part of the forum but have you thought about actually doing it properly and running your own LTD?

Lol yes I have but I only started contracting work this year in March so I took the easier option of going through an umbrella company. Once I've read more into it and got some money behind me to cover insurance etc then I will go limited. Providing that is if I am still contracting or been offered a decent permanent position!