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Anyone Know Any Good Umbrella Companies?

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by Mr_Fishbulb, May 17, 2006.

  1. Mr_Fishbulb

    Mr_Fishbulb Nibble Poster

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    Just got a job :)

    It's a temp to perm position, the temp part paying £130/day ltd rate so I need to find a good umbrella company to use. Don't want to set myself up as a ltd company as it's a bit of a hassle for a temp->perm role.

    Does anyone know of a good umbrella company to get in contact with?

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  2. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

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    Try here





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  3. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    nice one! seriously, what is an umbrella company other than Jonny's one?
     
  4. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

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    I don't know the full ins and outs, but basically it is a company that provides 'management services' to contractors.
    It means that as a contractor you don't have to worry about VAT returns, tax and all that tedious mucking about.
    Often they also offer other services such as legal representation etc.

    I think...
     
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  5. Mr_Fishbulb

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    Cheers. I think I'll get one - it's raining today :)
     
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  6. Lord Deckard

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    www.orangeandgold.com are meant to be quite good, my Mrs used them when she was contracting to HSBC.

    Lord Deckard.
     
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  7. Mr_Fishbulb

    Mr_Fishbulb Nibble Poster

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    I'll have a read of their site - thanks.
     
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  10. Mr_Fishbulb

    Mr_Fishbulb Nibble Poster

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    Thanks for the replies :)
     
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  11. divinitymedia

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    I used to use nolongerlimited who were pretty good... I'm currently out of contract but i heard that they rebranded to crystal umbrella. www.crystalumbrella.com Supposed to be one of the main umbrella's in the scary world of taxation.. :twisted:
     
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  12. Macro

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    An umbrella company acts as an employer to independent contractors.

    Umbrella Companies:
    - issue invoices on your behalf (usually after you have completed the timesheets)
    - collect money due from the client or agency
    - calculate taxes and NI due on the payment and then pay the rest to you.

    Umbrella companies therefore can ensure that you spend minimal time calculating your salary and tax.

    There are loads of directories of umbrella companies on the Internet on sites such as ContractorUK, Contractor IT and Technojobs.
     
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  14. alex.carr

    alex.carr New Member

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    Ive used Danbro Umbrella Company for a while now and there really good. No problems and there always helpful! Cheap aswell!
     
  15. kevicho

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    Ive used these guys for a few years now, and never had any issues with them, nice bunch of people as well

    http://www.alternetuk.com/
     
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  16. francisco

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    Hello,

    I just started today with a Company called Bite Consulting.They help you to prepare your CV to score in the recruitment agencies databases.They train you on interview skills and provide Umbrella services too.www.biteconsulting.co.uk..
     

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