Transfer for FREE Between ContractorUmbrella and Dolan Accountancy

Find Out More

Umbrella Company Price Check

No Umbrella Company can ‘earn’ you more than any other – we are all regulated by HM Revenue and Customs. The only factor that should affect your take home pay is the umbrella company's margin.

Top tips on what to look for when choosing an Umbrella Company

Guaranteed Margin

Some Umbrella Companies charge a percentage of your invoices which can prove extremely expensive.

Same Day Payments

Choose an Umbrella Company that doesn’t hold onto your money unnecessarily and pays you without delay.

Compliant with HMRC rules and regulations

But can they prove it? Of course everybody will say they are compliant but what awards/accreditation do they have to prove it.

Employee Liaison Officer for every employee

If not you'll be explaining who you are and what you do every time you call.

Guaranteed commitment levels for employees and clients

Most Umbrella Companies will promise a variety of things but unless there is a money backed service guarantee, you have very little recourse.

Online portal for timesheet

Faxing or posting timesheets will soon get boring, plus you face the possibility of them getting "misplaced".

Established company & part of a chartered firm of accountants

As the Umbrella Company will be receiving your funds first, you need to be sure they won’t disappear with it.

ContractorUmbrella meets all of the above criteria and as can be seen from the price comparison table below, is also one of the most competitively priced.

Umbrella Company Price Comparison

Umbrella Company Weekly Monthly
ContractorUmbrella Ltd £29.50 £108.50
Giant Group £28.00 £121.33*
Crystal Umbrella £27.50 £85.00
Atlantic Umbrella £30.00 £89.00
Parasol £27.50 £119.50
Orange Genie Charged as Percentage -
Liberty Bishop £31.50 £137.00

Prices updated as of April 2014.
* No monthly fee so based on weekly fee x 52 weeks / 12 months
** Capped at £30 per week

As mentioned above, all Umbrella Companies are governed by the same rules and regulations, laid down by HMRC therefore your take home pay will be the same excluding the margin of the Umbrella Company of course.

About ContractorUmbrella

ContractorUmbrella is one of the largest and most respected Umbrella Companies in the UK. Established in 2002, it is now recognised as being the market leader with several thousand satisfied clients.

ContractorUmbrella has been confirmed as fully compliant and is affiliated to the PCG (Professional Contractors Group – UK’s largest and only trade body for Contractors). ContractorUmbrella is an approved Umbrella Supermarket supplier and also holds the APSCo compliance accreditation.

ContractorUmbrella’s commitment charter guarantee emails will be answered within 4 hours, if sent during normal office hours and the telephone will be answered, by a real person, within 3 rings. You won’t be subjected to an automated call handling platform (we hate it as much as you do) so you won’t be asked to press one for this, two for that and held waiting on hold for ages.

If you would like to enquire about our services, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our team on 01206 713680 or email us at

For a full review of what to look for, visit our Umbrella Comparison page.

If you are struggling to finalise which company to use, please visit our Choosing an Umbrella Company page.

You may also find the following pages and guides useful:
Umbrella Company myths and facts revealed.
FREE downloadable Contractor guide
Contractor Guide to IR35
If you would like to appoint ContractorUmbrella click here.
Read what our clients have to say about us.
We are totally committed to customer service and are the only company of its type to offer a full money backed service guarantee.


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.