Sometimes umbrella employment through an umbrella company may be the right choice for you. Often this is the case if your daily rate is under £100 a day, you might be only considering contracting for a few months or your contract is inside IR35 and your agency or client have requested you work this way.
Whatever your reason, in this section there is a number of helpful resources to guide you through umbrella employment. We also introduce you to our sister umbrella company, the multi award wining Contractor Umbrella.
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