10 tips for workers who are new to umbrella companies

10 tips for workers who are new to umbrella companies

Recent changes in legislation (off-payroll working rules) have seen a rise in demand for umbrella companies throughout the UK. However, if you’ve never used an umbrella company before, there can be a lot of information to digest. And, with over 500 umbrella companies to choose from – how do you know which one is best? Our latest article summarises 10 tips for workers new to umbrella companies, and we hope you find it helpful.

What is Salary sacrifice?

Salary sacrifice is a great way to boost your personal pension pot by increasing the amount you contribute each time you are paid. If you’re a contractor, freelancer or agency worker and you require the services of an umbrella company, some can accommodate salary sacrifice – if it’s something you’re interested in. Continue reading to find out more about salary sacrifice.

Why do umbrella companies conduct right to work checks?

When you register with an umbrella company, your offer of employment is usually subject to you returning your signed Contract of Employment, proof of identity, your right to work in the UK, and a copy of your P45 (or HMRC’s New Starter Checklist). But why are these documents required? Continue reading to discover why umbrella companies will request these documents as part of the onboarding process.