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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Great price, great service and & benefits.

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Introducing pulse

Pulse umbrella company is a fresh and exciting payment company for contract workers, offering the maximum take home pay possible whilst providing complete peace of mind regarding tax and compliance.

The pulse solution provides a full, no hassle professional employment service that delivers the best return on the market in a manner that is completely compliant with current tax legislation.

Pulse employees don't worry about a future knock on the door from the tax man. Instead they enjoy living life.

Some of the benefits you can expect to receive are:

  1. Free faster payment scheme - This means you will receive the money on the same day we do
  2. Applications are completed in minutes using our quick and simple online registration form
  3. Once set up, secure accounts can be accessed and managed 24/7
  4. In addition to the online portal, we will also update you with your payment via SMS services
  5. Access to a highly competitive stakeholder pension
  6. Access to tax efficient Childcare Vouchers

About Us

As a contractor, you want to maximise the returns from your own hard work. As a pulse employee you will benefit from the terms of our overarching contract of employment, offering you the statutory protections of ‘employee’ status while retaining the flexibility that you enjoy as a contractor – sourcing and securing your work assignments.

You will also benefit from the ability to claim and obtain tax-relief on your legitimate business expenses – which will provide a better return when compared to going directly onto an Agency PAYE payroll.


Simply provide us details of your assignments, the time you have worked and the expenses you have incurred via our online portal.


Do everything else – sorting out the paperwork with the agencies, chasing outstanding invoices, running PAYE payroll and managing all tax and VAT matters with HMRC.

Umbrella Compare Review of pulse

Pulse umbrella company is compliant with all UK laws and HMRC regulations and explain their services in clear simple terms.

  • Founded by contractors, they know exactly what type of service to offer in order to make their client's lives that much easier and fully understand the importance of quick turnaround and maximising pay.

The Pulse website is easy to navigate and comes with plenty of information for any contractor to understand the process involved in getting paid.

Umbrella Compare Promotional Code for pulse

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Rating and Reviews of pulse

With 15 votes, pulse has an average review score of 2.3.

2.3 / 5.0 [15 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.