What is umbrella?

An umbrella service lets you enjoy the freedom of working for yourself, with all the benefits that employment offers.

By using an umbrella service, you never have to worry about admin or ensuring that you’re tax compliant. They stay on top of all the tax legislation updates so you don’t have to. You’ll have complete peace of mind that everything is taken care of, leaving you to get on with what you do best.

Our umbrella partner, Granite BPO, can take care of all your invoicing and statutory benefits, calculate your tax and National Insurance and ensure you stay on the right side of HMRC. You’ll get paid fast, accurately and always on time.

What an umbrella service can do for you:

  • Invoice your client/recruitment agency
  • Calculate payroll
  • Assist with workplace insurance
  • Deduct PAYE and National Insurance
  • Ensure you receive holiday, sick, maternity/paternity pay
  • Deal with HMRC

Caught by IR35?

The IR35 legislation is tricky. It’s possible that you might have to pay tax under IR35 for working with some clients and not others. If your current or future contract with a client is inside IR35, you don’t have to worry. Umbrella may be the perfect solution to avoid having to pay significantly higher tax rates. Making the switch is easy and our consultants are on hand to assist you at every step.

Why join an umbrella company

An umbrella company offers you the best of both worlds. You’ll be your own boss and get to enjoy some of the benefits employment offers, such as sick, holiday and maternity/paternity pay.

How you benefit with umbrella:


Same-day payments and low fees


Online timesheets and payslips


Personal consultants when you need it


Access to thousands of discounts on leading brands

How our umbrella payroll service works

Our umbrella payroll service is provided by Granite BPO.

We’re all about saving you time and money. We’re completely paperless, so you’ll access and submit everything online. We are your employer. The recruiter or end client will have a contract with us. We’ll provide you with a fully vetted UK contract of employment, with all the protection that comes with being employed.

100% of the money is paid out on the same day. We can even do advance payments on request for a small fee.

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