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Our Commitment Charter

At ContractorUmbrella we pride ourselves on looking after both our employees and our clients, with this in mind we set up our Commitment Charter designed to ensure all employees and clients are taken care of every step along the way.

Registering with Contractor Umbrella

Online Employment File Set-up
If registering before 16.30 Monday to Friday, your online employment file will be activated the same day. After business hours Monday to Thursday, your online employment file will be activated first thing the following morning and after 16.30 on Friday's your online employment file will be activated first thing Monday morning.

Appointed Employee Liaison Officer
Every employee of ContractorUmbrella Ltd is appointed a personal Employee Liaison Officer, who is available to deal with any queries that you may have. You can get in touch with your Employee Liaison Officer through the online message board, by email or by telephone.

Starter Pack Email
We send you a Starter Pack email shortly after your online employment file has been activated to confirm the processes and what happens next.

Your Employee Liaison Officer will contact you the same day your online employment file is activated to introduce themselves and provide any initial information that you may need.

Contact agency / client
We will contact your consultant at the agency or client coordinating your first assignment to arrange for the contract paperwork to be issued. This will be done at your request and straight away if required.

Day to Day Service

Phone calls
We realise how frustrating platform based call centres are so a 'real' person always answers the phone within 3 rings.

Emails/Website Messages
We understand the inconvenience caused by waiting for a reply to a query, so our policy is to answer emails / messages within 4 hours if received during business hours (09.00-16.30).

Invoices sent same day
Invoices will be sent to the agency (or end client) the same day, if your online timesheet is submitted to us before 16.30, Monday to Friday.

Expense checking
We will monitor your expense claims and provide advice where required. Random expense checks will be made to ensure compliance with HMRC guidelines.

Confirmation of Payment
You will be emailed a payslip on the same day your payment is processed and your homepage on the online portal will be updated to indicate which invoice(s) have been paid.

Credit control
Your Employee Liaison Officer will provide a credit control service free of charge, at your request for unpaid or underpaid invoices.

Secure Employee area
The employee's area is secured via SSL (Secure Socket Layer) technology, so your privacy is guaranteed.

Our Guarantee to You

If we do not meet the care levels set out above, please contact your Employee Liaison Officer so we can investigate and act accordingly.

Why Choose ContractorUmbrella?

ContractorUmbrella is the hassle-free, straight talking umbrella company that provides umbrella employment for UK based contractors and freelancers. Independently voted as the best umbrella company by the readers of Contractor UK.

As one of the most trusted umbrella companies in the UK, we guarantee our employees peace of mind, absolute compliance and complete security. We are one of the longest standing and most respected umbrella companies in the UK.

Benefits of working through ContractorUmbrella;

  • Fast and easy registration - be ready to work in 24 hours, simply register online and we’ll take care of the rest.
  • Calculate your take home pay - use our online calculator to find out how much you could be taking home through ContractorUmbrella.
  • Same day payments - we offer same day payments as standard, for no additional fee.
  • Our Commitment Charter- is our guarantee that you will be looked after at every step of the way.
  • Flexible Limited Company Accountancy - when you sign up to our sister company Dolan Accountancy, you can transfer to ContractorUmbrella when umbrella employment better suits or your assignment sits inside IR35.
  • Employee Benefits - at ContractorUmbrella there are many benefits available to you as our employee including our Employee Rewards Scheme, Group Pension Scheme, Foreign Currency Exchange, Contractor Accommodation, Contractor Mortgages and much more.
  • Personal Employee Liaison Officer - we believe in the personal touch, so you will have your very own dedicated Employee Liaison Officer during your employment with us. Read some of the glowing testimonials we've received about our lovely staff and the outstanding commitment they give to all our employees and clients.

If you’d like to find out more, call us on 01206 591 000 or request a call back by completing our online form.