Everyone choosing to use an umbrella company will receive a contract of employment. This means that even though you are contracting, you are entitled to employment benefits such as statutory sick pay, maternity pay and so forth.
As you are employed, you don’t need to worry about insurances as you will be covered by our fully inclusive insurances as soon as you have signed our employment contract. We will need to collect copies of your right to work and proof of address too. Once received you are then good to go! At the end of each week just send us a copy of your timesheet and we will have it uploaded on the system ready for payday. It’s that simple!
When payday comes around, we will process your payment and send your payslip to you. No need to worry about strange tax codes or student loans because you name it, we can process it! Your tax and National Insurance are paid to HMRC and that’s everything!
So, let’s imagine (see what we did there) that you are completely new to the contracting world. You have just secured a placement with an agency and you are deciding how you wish to be paid. Your agency will likely advise different options for your payroll. We are the umbrella company option which has been a popular payment solution for contractors for several years.
The beauty of using an umbrella company is that you have the freedom of being able to have multiple agency placements all under one employment which is your umbrella company (which we hope will be Imagine Umbrella Limited!).