Are you a contractor? If you work for someone else, it is important to know whether you are working for that person in an employed capacity or in a self-employed capacity as an independent contractor.
Your employment status will determine the charge to tax on income from your employment or self-employment. It will also determine the class of NICs, which are to be paid.
Umbrella Companies employ you for tax purposes and complete central returns for all their contractors. It's less hassle and more flexible for you but take home pay is typically less than that the limited company option.
The best option for you depends on your plans, 'one off' contract or 'contractor for life'? [Read More...]
Reliable, efficient and customer focused.
Atlantic was established 10 years ago as a service driven UK Umbrella Company. We currently have approximately 2,000 contractor-employees using our services.
As well as boasting the best trained staff of any provider (ContractorSupermarket Reader Awards 2011) we are also approved and accredited by the AEMC and Professional Passport and hold a current HMRC issued expenses dispensation and expenses approval notification.
Atlantic Umbrella offers a selection of fully compliant payroll solutions for contractors who are seeking an easy, tax efficient, fully employed payroll solution.
We are unique in our ability to offer a choice of PAYE Umbrella options to best service your needs. No other umbrella company in the UK offers such a selection.
Selection of three IR35 compliant payroll solutions: Weekly, Monthly and Express
Express makes advance payments to you regardless of when we take receipt of money from the client or the agency (a unique offering amongst umbrella companies)
Quick and easy online sign up, and secure documentation upload with a streamlined contract process
Dedicated account manager and customer services team to take you step by step through the process
Full expense training and support throughout the contract
Accurate, compliant and timely payment
Full public liability, employer liability and professional indemnity insurance as standard
Host of additional employee benefits including access to company pension, financial and mortgage advice and additional insurances
Atlantic Umbrella have a good website with lots of information and plenty of ways to contact them or request them to give you a call back.
They will explain their services in clear simple terms and have a good grasp of current complex legislation that affects you as a contractor. Reassuringly confident and knowledgeable. Their website is readable and makes sense to a newcomer. Personal Accident Cover of two times salary is also included as standard. As a customer, you can access your personal records from their web-portal, at your convenience, as well as using it to submit your time-sheet details each month.
They are open extra long hours to fit in with you, and include high levels of insurances in the price. You won't find a company with better customer service staff - all well trained, polite and efficient.
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With 11 votes, Atlantic Umbrella has an average review score of 2.2.
2.2 / 5.0 [11 Votes]
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