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    Default New Contractor; Which Umbrella Company Should I Use?

    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshM HC View Post
    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

    There is a page dedicated to information about Umbrellas which should help you make your choice
    Using an Umbrella Company - Umbrella Guides :: Contractor UK

    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/welco...uk-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.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by BolshieBastard View Post
    Just say 'No!' to brollies
    BB are you over here again? I really don't know how you keep managing to find your way out of A&L

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by BolshieBastard View Post
    Just say 'No!' to brollies
    Ah well, I guess since Lisa has got you as a pet I'll leave you alone...
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    Quote Originally Posted by cojak View Post
    Ah well, I guess since Lisa has got you as a pet I'll leave you alone...
    That'd be a bit like having a sabre toothed tiger for a pet Cojak
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    Default 247 Invoicing Services

    I use a company called 247 Invoicing Services. Saves me a load of hassle and they only charge £20 per invoice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clicker View Post
    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.
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