FAQs - Umbrella Worx

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do you charge to join or leave UmbrellaWorx?

    We don’t charge to join UmbrellaWorx. We only charge when you bill through our payroll service.

  • Do I need to complete a Self Assessment?

    You will be sent a P60 at year end. All tax and NI deductions calculated from your UmbrellaWorx income will be notified to HMRC in Real Time (RTI).

  • My agency says I cannot use my own limited company and have to use an umbrella company as I work on a government contract. Is this correct?

    From 6 April 2017, changes have been introduced for individuals that provide their services to clients in the public sector via an intermediary, such as a personal service company (PSC). The changes implemented transferred responsibility for paying any relevant tax/NI from the PSC to the client. This has meant that any public sector organisation who contracts with individuals who provide their services via a PSC, has to ascertain the employment status of the worker. This has led many to remove the risk of error and place a blanket ban on paying PSCs. An umbrella is a cost-effective solution to the situation as the PSC can remain dormant whilst the contractor works through the umbrella for their government contract assignments.

  • What do I need to provide you with to join UmbrellaWorx?

    We need some personal details from you and proof of ID and address. We will also need a P45 from your current/previous employer. We will check that you are eligible to work in the UK and may request proof of this if you are not a UK citizen.

  • What do you charge?

    Our margin is either £27 per week or £81.50 per month. Please note we offset our margin before we calculate your Gross Pay for tax. This means that the net cost to you is much less than the weekly & monthly margins we publish.

  • Why can’t I be self-employed and receive my income gross from the agency?

    Agencies are governed by legislation that prohibits them from making payments to an entity that is not incorporated. As a self employed individual you would fall outside of this and they would be unable to pay you gross.

  • If I put my timesheet in on a Friday when can I expect to be paid?

    Please let us know your hours at the same time as sending your timesheet to your agency. We will raise an invoice and email it over to the agency’s payroll department the same day as long as it is received before midday. Payments are processed immediately the same day the funds from the agency are cleared, and payment terms will be agreed with yourself and the agency at the start of the contract. This will ensure no surprises and your funds arrive into your bank account when you are expecting them.

  • I also work abroad, can I use UmbrellaWorx for my overseas assignments?

    Unfortunately not. We are a UK umbrella company offering the services of contractors to UK recruitment agencies for UK based assignments.