Umbrella solutions for freelancers and contractorsHassle-free Umbrella employment paying you on time, every time. Our Umbrella solution ensures your taxes and admin are taken care of, leaving you to focus on what you do best.
- Quick and easy way to be a contractor
- We take care of all the admin
- Real-time payment notifications
- FSCA compliant and accredited
- Wide-ranging employee benefits
What is an umbrella company?
An Umbrella company is a simple and great way to work as a contractor. An Umbrella company employs contractors and makes employment deductions, such as PAYE and National Insurance, on behalf of the worker, ensuring all taxes are paid.
Umbrella is a great way of working as you’ll get a consistent employment record, plus other wide-ranging benefits from the umbrella company. Unlike a limited company structure, there is no admin to worry about.
Why you should consider JSA for your Umbrella solution
Simple and easy to set up – one phone call to us and we’ll take care of everything.
Clear, Expert Advice
We’ve been providing expert help and support to the contractor market for over 30 years .
Value for Money
Simple, fixed fee, admin free service, with access to a wide range of employee benefits and discounts.
Tax & Compliance
As an employee of JSA, you’ll be covered for public liability, employers’ liability and professional indemnity.
We’re constantly assessed by the FSCA to prove our service and umbrella structure is compliant.
Our weekly solution includes everything you need
Dedicated customer service team
Wide-ranging employee benefits
Easy management of timesheets
Full employment rights
SMS notification when you are paid
Business insurance included
Workplace pension contributions included
Refer a friend incentive
Sign up to our superb Umbrella service and get access to a range of brilliant benefits. With JSA Rewards, you’ll enjoy discounts at hundreds of high street stores and restaurants. It also includes fast and easy to counselling, GP and healthcare support services for you and your family. What’s more, it’s all available from your mobile phone!
Fantastic partner services for clients
As a client of JSA, we can connect you to a list of our handpicked, most trusted business partners to allow you to benefit from our long standing relationships and offer you some of the best services in the UK, heaviliy discounted or free of charge.
What is an Umbrella company and how does it help me?
Umbrella company process
- The Umbrella contracts with the agency
- The Umbrella invoices the agency for the hours you have worked
- The Umbrella is paid by the agency
- The Umbrella deducts its margin and costs
- You will then receive payment from the umbrella
- All taxes and National Insurance are deducted and paid to HMRC
- Fully employed by the Umbrella company
- Continuous employment across multiple contract roles
- No administration burden on set-up or ongoing
- Comes with wide-ranging benefits
- Includes business insurance
- Notifications of when you get paid
- Continued contributions to workplace pension schemes
Limited company vs Umbrella
Are you not sure whether you are better off working through a Limited company or an Umbrella Company?
This video, presented by Chris James Director of Accounting Services at JSA Group and Chairman of The Freelancer & Contractor Services Association (FCSA) will talk you through the differences of each option to help you make an informed decision as to which will suit your situation best.
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Are you an agency?
If you’re an agency, why not get in touch to see what we can offer to help you. We’ve been working in the market for 30 years, have over 15,000 contractor and freelancer clients and have worked with thousands of agencies.
Want to recommend your agency?
If you’re a contractor or freelancer and would love to recommend your agency to us, why not get us connected so we can pass on the great service and benefits to all their workers.
Umbrella updates and news
Coronavirus has led to problems no one expected to have to deal with. Our CEO, John Hoskin, writes to our customers on how JSA is dealing with COVID-19.
When you choose JSA Umbrella, you can continue to contribute to your personal pension scheme or SIPP at no extra charge. That means you can switch from PSC to Umbrella without having to change your retirement plans. Find out how it works.
With so many Umbrella companies to choose from, how do you discern between the good and the bad – and why does it matter?