Working Through an Umbrella Company

Before joining up an umbrella company, please read the guide as it will explain what it entails and how it will benefit you.


  • An introduction to Umbrella Employment
  • The Main Benefits
  • Understanding Umbrella Employment
  • Choosing an Umbrella Company Provider
  • About Starparasol
  • Visit www.starparasol.co.uk


The umbrella company will pay the worker, after all the PAYE and NIC deductions has been made. They will retain their profit and issue you with a payslip showing a breakdown of the deductions against the salary.

A contractor is paid after they have submitted their timesheets and have been approved by their agencies. Once the agency has transferred the funds into the umbrella company, they will transfer your salary.


  • Company Formation can be completed within a few hours. However registrations for VAT, Corporation Tax and PAYE can take up to a few weeks
  • You will be the director of your own company
  • You invoice the agency for the work done on behalf of your company
  • You have a high degree of control over your business
  • You are responsible for ensuring your company and personal taxes are paid on time.
  • There is a higher scope to offset expenses against the company’s tax bill
  • You will require a separate business bank account for your company
  • All company directors will have to complete an annual tax return
  • Good if you are intending to provide services to multiple clients


  • Instant Set-up if with a contractor specialist
  • You will only be an employee of the umbrella company
  • You will submit your timesheets to the Umbrella. The Umbrella will then invoice the agency.
  • Little control
  • The Umbrella company will deduct taxes before you are paid
  • Restrictive scope to reclaim expenses
  • Only require your own personal bank account
  • Not required to complete a tax return unless you earn untaxed income in addition to your Umbrella Earnings
  • Not ideal if you plan to work for several clients at the same time
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