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    I am going to be a contractor soon. I don't want to do it for too long. Can anyone recommend me a good umbrella company? I might only be doing it for a couple of months so don't want to pay huge fees when leaving the umbrella company.

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    Lucy at Contractor Umbrella.

    She posts on here regularly and gives tons of good advice.

    They also have a very good pension option you could use to reduce tax burden. Many umbellas only allow minimum payments but you can put max in to theirs. She'll be along to give you a wave soon I'm sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    Lucy at Contractor Umbrella.

    She posts on here regularly and gives tons of good advice.

    They also have a very good pension option you could use to reduce tax burden. Many umbellas only allow minimum payments but you can put max in to theirs. She'll be along to give you a wave soon I'm sure.
    Still after that free iPad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stek View Post
    Still after that free iPad?
    They sent him a half eaten packet of broken biscuits as a reward.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stek View Post
    Still after that free iPad?
    I think Lucy has already put that one to bed.

    http://forums.contractoruk.com/umbrella-companies/121626-newbie-only-3-months-contract-post2419243.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by stek View Post
    Still after that free iPad?
    * must try harder
    Just watching what I say

    We now offer Ltd too, so if you need a company that you can switch between Ltd & Umbrella, just shout!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post
    They sent him a half eaten packet of broken biscuits as a reward.
    A little generous I think plus not sure if he would declare that on his tax return so not prepared to put myself at risk on that one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lucycontractorumbrella View Post
    * must try harder
    I think that's a challenge NLUK is definitely going to accept

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt10012 View Post
    I am going to be a contractor soon. I don't want to do it for too long. Can anyone recommend me a good umbrella company? I might only be doing it for a couple of months so don't want to pay huge fees when leaving the umbrella company.
    On a more serious note - happy to talk you through things Matt if you give us a shout.
    Just watching what I say

    We now offer Ltd too, so if you need a company that you can switch between Ltd & Umbrella, just shout!

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    When it comes to Umbrella Company take home pay rates, the old adage ‘if it sounds too good to be, it usually is’ couldn’t be more appropriate. As a general and easy to remember rule, if an umbrella company quotes a take home pay in excess of 70% of a limited contract rate, they will in all likelihood NOT be operating legitimately. Make this compliance test your first priority.

    After that the key customer considerations really come down to umbrella admin fee & customer service standards. Scrutinise these dimensions and your decision will become much easier.

    Good luck with your search

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