Employment through an Umbrella Company

Employment Through An Umbrella Company

For the last 20 years, the gig economy has really taken off in the UK. Especially in the last decade, the UK labour market has seen firms and individuals adopt a wider range of ways of working. Temporary work or contract work has become more popular, initially seen in the IT and project management fields; […]

SSP – What if I’m ill and I work with an Umbrella Company?

SSP - What If I'm ill And I Work With An Umbrella Company

SSP entitlement If you are an employee of any company, you are legally entitled to SSP. This is no different through an umbrella company. You are an employee of UC Contractors. We follow government guidelines regarding the SSP allowance, and as it currently stands, you can get £109.40 per week for up to 28 weeks. […]

Five Reasons to use an Umbrella Company

Five Reasons To Use An Umbrella Company

Below you’ll find five reasons why you should be using an umbrella company, So, you’ve taken the plunge into contracting and now you need to get your employment affairs in order. You’ll likely be applying for lots of different assignments that meet your skill set, and (if you’ve done your homework) you’ll know that the […]

Top 10 Tips for Choosing an Umbrella Company

Top 10 Tips For Choosing An Umbrella Company

IR35 reform took place in 2017 and was updated/ extended to the private sector in April 2021, and since that date, there has been a marked increase in contractors looking for umbrella payroll services. To briefly recap a few educational articles we’ve released in the past – if your end client deems you to be […]

Umbrella Basics – What is an Umbrella Company?

What Is An Umbrella Company

So, your agency has told you, you fall inside of IR35 and you now need to use an umbrella company. But what is an umbrella company? What does it do? While there is no current legal definition of an umbrella company within the legislation, at the time of writing Wikipedia describes an umbrella company as […]