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Directory of PAYE Umbrella Companies

Before you sign up to a contractor umbrella company scheme, make sure you read some of our leading umbrella guides first, and our notes at the bottom of this page.

Here is a select list of some of the leading UK contractor umbrella solution providers:

Partner Umbrella Companies

Parasol

  • The UK’s most popular umbrella company.
  • Up to 5 payrolls per day, plus same day payment.
  • 24/7 online access to your account.
  • Expert team on hand 8am-8pm M-Th, 8am-7pm Fri, 10am-4pm Sat.
  • www.parasolgroup.co.uk
  • 0800 458 0818
Contractor Umbrella Limited

  • Voted ‘Best Umbrella Company’ by Contractor UK readers.
  • Founded in 2002.
  • No entry or exit fees whatsoever.
  • Fixed margin, no hidden ‘extras’.
  • Money back guarantee, and dedicated account manager.
  • www.contractorumbrella.com
  • 01206 713 680

Suggest an Umbrella Company

If you’d like to add your umbrella company to this directory, simply email us for further details.

General Advice

Before signing up to an umbrella company scheme, you should consider a number of important factors first – how much does the company charge on a weekly/monthly basis, are there any hidden extras?, are there any charges or penalties if you decide to leave the scheme?

Be sure to ask what the scheme’s expenses policy is. You should only claim for expenses incurred wholly and exclusively as a result of your contract work.

We only list PAYE schemes which comply with UK tax regulations, and deduct the correct amount of tax from employees. In fact, the only difference in your take home pay between providers should only ever be the umbrella company’s fees.

Thankfully, most leading umbrella companies operate compliant expenses policies these days. We also recommend you ask contractor colleagues for their recommendations.

Before signing up, make sure you also speak to a representative of the umbrella company – it is important that you get the right personal feeling before committing yourself.

Also remember, if a scheme provider does not meet your expectations, you can easily switch providers at a later date.

Last updated: 8th March 2018

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