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Contractor Umbrella Company
Experts in providing umbrella services for UK based contractors and freelancers.
We pay you promptly for your work and look after all the tax, National Insurance and admin, leaving you to do what you do best.

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A hassle-free umbrella company taking
care of your tax and NIC duties

WIS Umbrella gives you exclusive access to the most tax efficient and compliant contractor tax solutions in the UK. We’re trusted by many contractors because of the unrivalled tax savings our friendly team are able to offer.

Firstly try our take home pay calculator to see how much you can earn and secondly complete our simple form and we’ll give you a free personalised illustration.

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Reasons to choose WIS Umbrella

Easy Registration Process
Easy Registration Process
Our registration process is quick and easy – one page, five steps, and you can start work within 24 hours.
Guaranteed same day payments
Guaranteed Same Day Payments
We pay the very next day, into your personal account, with no additional fee for the transfer.
Move Anytime
Move Anytime
If your circumstances change and you need to move from the umbrella to a limited company, that’s fast and simple too with no charge.
Personal Consultant
Personal Consultant
With WIS, you get a dedicated personal employee liaison officer – someone who knows you and your work and will respond quickly to your queries, whether they arrive by email or phone.
Secure Customer Portal
Secure Customer Portal
We have a smart online portal for submitting timesheets and expenses, and viewing payslips, which works just as well on your mobile as from your desktop.
Positive Reviews
Positive Reviews
But don’t take our word for it – we have five-star ratings on both Google reviews and Facebook based on customers’ own positive experiences of working with us.


So why use an umbrella company?

Put simply, they keep arrangements clean and simple. Many firms prefer contractors to take this approach, too, because it reduces paperwork and complexity on their side. As well as easier administration, umbrella companies offer a full range of employee rights and benefits – from sick pay to maternity leave.

For those who find themselves undertaking one short contract after another, working through an umbrella can reduce bureaucracy and paperwork. They can also be a great way to dip your toe in the world of contracting with minimal fuss and trouble, to decide if it is the long-term career path for you.

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Umbrella vs Limited?

  • Contractors employed through umbrellas pay more tax than if they operated their own limited company.
  • On top of that, they must also make national insurance contributions (NICs) and pay the umbrella company’s fees.
  • For many, though, that additional price is more than good value given the ease of the arrangement, and the reduction in administration costs.
  • Forming your own limited company, on the other hand, will usually mean you take home more of your pay, but brings with it many legal and tax obligations, including submitting annual accounts and keeping formal records.
  • It also incurs administrative costs which might be more or less bearable depending on your earnings.
  • Another important point  to consider is IR35, which does not apply to workers who are employed by an umbrella company.
  • IR35 applies only to limited company arrangements.
  • If a worker is ‘outside’ IR35, they are entitled to draw dividends from the company which do not attract NICs.
  • If they are ‘inside’ IR35, they must take their salary through PAYE or the umbrella company.

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