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    Default Umbrella Company for part time temporary contract work (first contract)

    Hi,

    I've recently finished a regular job, and have now been offered some contract work. It's a decent daily rate, but it'll only be a few days here and there, so there may be weeks when I'm not doing any work, and it might not last that long.

    Is an Umbrella Company right for this scenario? If so, does anyone know of one which doesn't charge for weeks when you don't work, or would you just recommend going with one of the popular ones regardless?

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    Nope an umbrella company is completely wrong.

    Either they hire your company or you yourself as a freelancer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by contractornewb View Post
    If so, does anyone know of one which doesn't charge for weeks when you don't work
    If you do go down the Umbrella route, none of us should be charging you for weeks you don't work. All the Umbrella's I've come across only charge when they run a payment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post
    Nope an umbrella company is completely wrong.

    Either they hire your company or you yourself as a freelancer.
    Thanks for the reply, but I didn't really understand what you meant. If an umbrella company is completely wrong, then what would be right?

    I'm quite happy doing this for a short while btw, but will probably be looking for a full time job with a company soon. I'm just trying to find out the easiest way to deal with tax etc., while I do this bit of contacting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Numbermill View Post
    If you do go down the Umbrella route, none of us should be charging you for weeks you don't work. All the Umbrella's I've come across only charge when they run a payment.

    Rob@Numbermill
    Thanks for the info - that's good to know

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    Can I ask, was there a recruitment agency involved in you gaining the work?
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