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Unlike traditional employees, umbrella workers will undertake a series of separate assignments with their umbrella company, and on the whole each assignment will be performed at a separate location (usually the site of the end client).
Provided the umbrella has a sufficiently robust ‘overarching employment contract’ with it’s employees, these workplaces will be classed as ‘temporary’ for tax purposes.
This means that umbrella workers are able to offset the cost of their travel & subsistence expenses getting to work, and whilst on site. Claiming expenses pre-tax reduces an umbrella worker’s taxable gross salary and subsequently the amount of tax paid. On the whole, there is usually a 5 -10% difference in take home pay between umbrella company and straight PAYE.
Which ever umbrella company you choose, you will be paid through PAYE meaning the necessary tax and NI contributions will be deducted before you are paid as an employee.
So what’s the difference between Umbrella Companies
- Customer service
At Ontime you will be supported by our experienced, knowledgeable team, backed up by our expert legal professionals and Professional Indemnity Insurance.
Our business model is fully compliant with Employment Law and HMRC requirements. Because we know you have a lot to do, we strive to look after our clients and try to make life easier so you can get on with what you do best.
Our prices are also the most competitive in the industry, starting from £15 a week, no wonder our clients don’t want to leave us.
To discuss your requirements call us on 0113 8267260 or use our instant call back form at the side of this page.