Umbrella company service

Under this service (offered to freelancers by FCSA members), umbrella companies employ the freelancer under the terms of a full time contract of employment. The umbrella company is required to provide full employment rights such as access to pension schemes, paid leave for holidays, maternity, paternity, sickness etc. The umbrella company is also responsible for the provision of appropriate insurance. The umbrella company also undertakes all of the necessary administration such as checking visas, invoicing the agency for any work undertaken, collecting payment and calculating the amount to be paid to the freelancers, after withholding the appropriate PAYE tax/NIC deductions.