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Umbrella companies

An umbrella company is a company that employs agency contractors that work on temporary assignments, usually acting as an intermediary between the contractor and their recruitment agency.

The UK government have created guidance for workers on ‘working through an umbrella company’.

See information from the UK government on Umbrella Companies who offer to “increase your take home pay”.

If you are not sure whether you are working through an umbrella company, you can always check your payslip which should give information on how you’re being paid. If you are not receiving a payslip for your work, you should report this to JobsAware.