Why Join an Umbrella Company?

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Ask any contractor how they feel about their career, and they’re likely to tell you that making the leap from permanent employment was the best move they ever made.

Of course, taking the first steps into a new career is likely to feel like you’re venturing into the unknown. Thankfully, you don’t have to do it alone as help is at hand!

If you join an umbrella company, such as Parasol, you’ll receive the best of both worlds. Not only will you be able to benefit from all the perks contracting offers, you’ll also have access to the same rights and benefits given to permanent employees. These include holiday, sick, and maternity & paternity pay.

How does it all work?

If you join an umbrella company, you’ll receive a contract of employment that provides you with a guaranteed minimum wage, plus the rights and benefits outlined above. You won’t have to worry about tax or National Insurance either, as these are taken care of for you.

Getting paid couldn’t be easier! All you need to do is submit your timesheet and have it signed by the client – the umbrella company will do all the rest.

What’s more, you will be able to claim legitimate business costs and expenses – as long as they’re incurred during an assignment. The types of costs and expenses that can be claimed and reimbursed are dependent on the type of assignment you’re working on and whether it’s subject to supervision, direction or control (SDC).

Why Parasol?

If you’re thinking about a career in contracting, Parasol’s the name you can trust. We’re one of the longest-established and largest in the industry, and we like to think we know contractors inside and out.

At Parasol, we’re committed to being with you all the way throughout your contracting career, offering help and advice whenever you need it. We understand that your new WorkStyle won’t be 9-5, so neither are our services.

With us, you’ll be able to submit timesheets and expenses at a time to suit you – day or night! We’ve also extended our opening hours, so you’ll be able to speak to a member of our expert team when it’s convenient for you.

Even if you’re unsure whether contracting is right for you, our dedicated team can offer expert advice based on your own personal circumstances.

We’ve helped over 90,000 contractors escape “permie” employment and enjoy all the benefits their new careers can bring – so why not join them?

For more information, or to join up, please call 0800 458 0818 or email enquiry@parasolgroup.co.uk.