Umbrella Company UK - Accredited by the Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA)

The Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA)

Umbrella Company UK is proud to be an accredited Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA) member. The FCSA is the UK’s leading professional body dedicated to ensuring the supply chain of temporary workers complies with HMRC’s rules and regulations. To obtain FCSA accreditation, we were required to undergo a series of audits and assessments to ensure our processes adhere to the FCSA’s struct Codes of Compliance (available here).

Having successfully obtained FCSA membership, we must undergo an annual review to ensure we remain compliant and provide our employees with transparent and ethical payroll.

While most UK-based umbrella companies provide a reliable service, there are still unscrupulous tax avoidance schemes out there, putting contractors and freelancers at risk of non-compliance. The FCSA is helping set compliance standards in the sector, and contractors and freelancers should only consider using an umbrella for their payroll with FCSA accreditation.


Umbrella Company UK’s official FCSA listing:

Umbrella Company UK - Certified SafeRec Umbrella Company


In July 2023, Umbrella Company UK became one of the first Certified SafeRec Umbrella Companies, and it’s something we’re delighted to be part of.

Powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI), SafeRec is changing how compliance is managed in the supply chain of temporary workers. As a Certified SafeRec Umbrella Company, our employees are emailed an audit report on every payslip we process for them* – allowing them to check that we have paid them compliantly and there are no signs of malpractice. This level of transparency has never been achieved before, and it’s something we’re thrilled to be able to offer our employees.

As a Certified SafeRec Umbrella Company, our recruitment agency partners benefit too. By referring candidates to Umbrella Company UK, recruiters can be confident their candidates are being paid compliantly. What’s more, our partners are emailed a monthly report that features a summary of the audit reports run on all the payslips for their candidates. Again, this level of transparency has never been seen before and provides an entirely new level of peace of mind.

Recruitment agencies have a lot of legislation to abide by, such as the Criminal Finances Act. With this in mind, why would they refer candidates to an umbrella not certified by SafeRec? If you represent a recruitment agency and you are interested in partnering with Umbrella Company UK, please call our friendly in-house Agency Department on 01707 669023, or email


*Payslip Buddy, powered by SafeRec, is the platform that will email our umbrella employees with their payslip audits. Employees can also login to Payslip Buddy to view audits. For more information, please visit the Payslip Buddy website.

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