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    Hi There

    Newbie to contracting here
    So my scenario is the following. I will only be a contractor for a short period of time for an IT role (6m only) then I'm back to permanent roles, this is why I want to use an umbrella company. But I'm really struggling to find how to get reviews of the different umbrella companies I've been provided with.

    How can I find reviews about these?

    Apex
    Clipper
    Crest
    Danbro
    Giant
    JMK
    NASA Consulting
    NoPalaver
    RACS
    Sterling
    umbrella.co.uk

    TIA

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    Quote Originally Posted by LillyC View Post
    Hi There

    Newbie to contracting here
    So my scenario is the following. I will only be a contractor for a short period of time for an IT role (6m only) then I'm back to permanent roles, this is why I want to use an umbrella company. But I'm really struggling to find how to get reviews of the different umbrella companies I've been provided with.

    How can I find reviews about these?

    Apex
    Clipper
    Crest
    Danbro
    Giant
    JMK
    NASA Consulting
    NoPalaver
    RACS
    Sterling
    umbrella.co.uk

    TIA
    That's a lot of research - 11 umbrella companies.

    ContractorUmbrella always get positive reviews on here so would give them a bell.

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    My post count is Majestic

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    Ask PC how good Sterling is...
    'CUK forum personality of 2011' - Winner - Yes really!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    Ask PC how good Sterling is...
    That's not nice....
    "You’re just a bad memory who doesn’t know when to go away" JR

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    Quote Originally Posted by LillyC View Post
    Hi There

    Newbie to contracting here
    So my scenario is the following. I will only be a contractor for a short period of time for an IT role (6m only) then I'm back to permanent roles, this is why I want to use an umbrella company. But I'm really struggling to find how to get reviews of the different umbrella companies I've been provided with.

    How can I find reviews about these?

    Apex
    Clipper
    Crest
    Danbro
    Giant
    JMK
    NASA Consulting
    NoPalaver
    RACS
    Sterling
    umbrella.co.uk

    TIA
    First stop should be All Umbrella Companies Are Equal - Straight Talking Umbrella Companies and see which of those, if any, are listed.

    The only ones who get consistently good comments on here are PAYE Umbrella Companies for UK Contractors | Contractor Umbrella Company . Lucy the MD posts here regularly on Umbrella and tax topics.
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    Avoid Giant
    Danbro are ok'ish
    umbrella.co.uk are poor

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    Hi, transparency on customer service standards is as clear as mud in the umbrella industry. You need to do your research before rushing in and picking a provider. We are not on your list but like to think we buck this trend on transparency. Our reviews page now has over 530 independent customer ww w.fpsgroup.com/about-fps/reviews]Reviews - Good luck with your search

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    Sterling - Do not go anywhere near. They are completely useless.

    If you want to spend your time waiting for them to do stuff, chasing them for stuff they havent done but promised then crack on.
    Rhyddid i lofnod psychocandy!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveB View Post
    First stop should be All Umbrella Companies Are Equal - Straight Talking Umbrella Companies and see which of those, if any, are listed.
    Cant believe Sterling got on that list. Straight talking? More like avoid and do as little as possible....
    Rhyddid i lofnod psychocandy!!!!

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