The First Timers Guide to Umbrella Companies

If you’re making your first steps in the world of contracting you are probably coming across a number of new services like umbrella companies. While they’re easy to use, the mechanics of them can be a little more difficult.

If we break it down an umbrella company is an organisation that employs you while you work on temporary assignments or contracts. This Umbrella company will make sure you’re compliant with all of your tax obligations and provide a vehicle for the agency or end-user client to send you the contract value.

How Umbrella companies work

For more information read some of our articles

Guide to Umbrella Companies
Detailed look at what is an umbrella company

Best Umbrella Companies 
Tips to make sure you pick the one that suits you.

Travel & Subsistence
How T&S affects you and your umbrella

Claiming Expenses with Umbrellas
What expenses can you claim when using umbrella’s

Limited company or Umbrella 
Battle of the payment vehicles

Umbrella or PAYE
What’s good and bad of these two ways of running your contract

HMRC Umbrella Compliance
What does HMRC think of Umbrella companies?