Employment Status

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...]

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Cloud 9

Contractor ready

Cloud 9, To be confirmed WWW: http://www.cloud9umbrella.com/ourservices.aspx MAIL: info@cloud9umbrella.com CALL: 0207 038 8062 - Quote Ref: WQMPM HOURS: Mon to Fri 9am - 5.30pm SCORE: 2.5 / 5.0 [29 Votes] FIND: To be confirmed

Introducing Cloud 9

THE UMBRELLA COMPANY SERVICE IS IDEAL FOR MANY CONTRACTORS IN TODAY'S BUSY MARKET PLACE. Some people do not want to take on the obligations associated with running a Limited Company. Many others are either working on a contract for a very short period, or need to see cash arriving in a personal bank account very quickly.

  • IR35 and MSC compliant
  • SMS message to confirm your pay is on its way
  • Same day processing for all timesheets received before midday Professional Indemnity insurance of £2 million
  • Freephone number and freepost address
  • Employers' and Public Liability insurance
  • SAME DAY payroll, 5 days a week
  • Competitive rates at just £ 9.95 per week or £ 50.00 per month all inclusive
  • Same day payments into your bank account when we receive payment from your client or agency
  • Fixed fee structure with no extra charges, no set up fees or exit penalties
  • Dedicated account manager available between 9am and 5.30pm every working day
  • All your contract administration and invoicing undertaken by our highly experienced team
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme

Umbrella Compare Review of Cloud 9

Cloud 9 umbrella company isn't bad. Nice bright website which explains the service well enough, but there is some information which will confuse the first-time contractor, perhaps.

Good levels of insurance.

Headline price is good value but the extras, like the tax return is exorbitant - unless the contractor has a wide portfolio of investments, multiple income sources and a complex financial background. 

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Rating and Reviews of Cloud 9

With 29 votes, Cloud 9 has an average review score of 2.5.

2.5 / 5.0 [29 Votes]

HMRC Compliance

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Umbrella Compare provides a holistic overview of contracting with the aim of helping new and old contractors find the right payroll solutions. Contracting should be about focusing on the contract, not payroll, accounting, HMRC and bureaucracy.