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    Some things in Moderation

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    Take a look at the AUCAE site.

    The members that that follow HMRC guidance are here: All Umbrella Companies Are Equal - Members

    The ones that don't are here:Umbrella Companies Are Equal- Ineligible Umbrellas

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    Thanks, will do. I still tend to like personal recommendations though The people you deal with can make for a decent working relationship. Or, you know... not.

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    Looking at the link above on the list of members - I cannot see Parasol listed? Is this correct or are my eyes playing me up?
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    Some things in Moderation

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chowey007 View Post
    Looking at the link above on the list of members - I cannot see Parasol listed? Is this correct or are my eyes playing me up?
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    Parasol haven't deigned to become members. They've been asked but not bothered to respond.

    Ask an Umbrella Company - All Umbrella Companies Are Equal (Non Members)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
    Thanks, will do. I still tend to like personal recommendations though The people you deal with can make for a decent working relationship. Or, you know... not.
    I am currently with Clipper Contracting. I worked with them two years ago and found them to be quite accessible and helpful. This is the second time I have joined them, but their administration process has been completely revamped and heavily automated and cannot deal with anything out of ordinary. You are no longer allocated a personal contact to resolve any issues for you and instead you call a call centre and have to queue sometimes for about 15 minutes before your call is answered. Also they now have a rigid accounting formula, that does not allow you to claim for expenses they did not allow for at the start of your contract. Hence you could be paying taxes on allowable expenses such and uniform, tools, computer hardware or even hotel accommodation. This is because the way their computer system is set up. Other umbrella companies I have used have been much more flexible with one off expenses. I don't know if others are better, but best to ring them and ask them as many questions as you want before joining them. Umbrella companies tend to change year on year and it is worth doing your research before committing to one. Hope this is helpful to anyone who is considering joining an umbrella company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cojak View Post
    Parasol haven't deigned to become members. They've been asked but not bothered to respond.

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    They helped set up the FCSA didn't they? so have their own org that checks compliance for umbrella companies

    (edit - question a year old)

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    Quote Originally Posted by moggy View Post
    They helped set up the FCSA didn't they? so have their own org that checks compliance for umbrella companies

    (edit - question a year old)
    According to the FCSA website, they are no longer a full accredited member.
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