Client's preferred Vendor (umbrella) Client's preferred Vendor (umbrella)
Posts 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1

    Nervous Newbie

    flurdness's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012

    Default Client's preferred Vendor (umbrella)

    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

  2. #2

    Umbrella Queen

    LisaContractorUmbrella's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006


    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
    Connect with me on LinkedIn

    Follow us on Twitter.

    ContractorUK Best Forum Advisor 2015

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts