Why Choose Us

Joining First Umbrella means you get the benefits of contracting with all the security and protection of regular employment.

We handle the administrative burden, leaving you to focus on the projects you love. It sounds simple, and it is!

First Umbrella takes care of all the hassle that goes along with freelance working, including the invoicing, credit control, payroll and submitting and paying your taxes to HMRC. We also provide comprehensive insurance cover whilst you work on your various assignments, along with a host of other employee benefits.

Transparent competitive margin

Our fixed net margin is transparent and agreed up front, so there is no joining or leaving fees as our employee. We only retain a small margin when you work and you’re free to leave whenever you choose.

All the benefits of employment

All First Umbrella employees are employed on full, overarching contracts of employment. We never breach the National Minimum/Living Wage rules and we guarantee at least 336 hours of work in any one year. All First Umbrella employees receive at least 28 days of paid holiday and we make all the correct deductions and payment of PAYE tax and national insurance to HMRC.

We also provide a host of other value added benefits, such as access to mortgages, pensions and wealth management, plus a range of exciting employee perks.

Our cutting-edge employee cloud portal, accessible from your smartphone, tablet or PC, lets you submit your timesheets in seconds and upload photos of any allowable business expense receipts on the go. You can also view your payslips, expense claims and employment records, 24/7.

With a dedicated support manager to answer all your questions and help you every step of the way, we make contracting easy.

Some of the many benefits of joining First Umbrella:

  • Quick-and-easy setup
  • Competitive margin
  • Excellent take-home pay
  • Comprehensive insurance cover
  • Great benefits and employee perks
  • Cutting-edge employee cloud portal

For more information on how we can support you, get in touch with us today on 0207 148 1583, or email enquiries@firstumbrella.com

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I'm an accountant myself but I must say I couldn't have done without the support of First Umbrella. – Mugu S.

What I love is that they took the time to meet me in person. I certainly feel I can trust them. – Nadia D.

First Umbrella have provided me with excellent support every step of the way. They genuinely care. – Bhargavi P.

The team are knowledgeable and their customer service is outstanding! – Chieme M.

I've worked with many accountants over the years. None have come close to First Umbrella. – Daniel J.

They genuinely care about my business and personal finances. – Jennifer W.

First Umbrella have provided me with an outstanding level of expertise. I highly recommend them! – Linda P.

I love having 24/7 visibility of my business finances. The 'live' business bank feed is an excellent feature. – Guido M.

What I love is that they took the time to meet me in person and explain everything clearly. – Olufunmilayo A.

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