ICS Accounting - Umbrella Solution for Contractors

With a wealth of experience and knowledge, our umbrella solution is committed to ensuring that you are paid in an accurate and timely manner. The ICS Accounting Umbrella solution is underpinned by jargon-free advice from our friendly and passionate team.

Depending on the length and value of your assignment, operating through an Umbrella Company is a hassle-free way of working.  An Umbrella solution is the preferred option if you are just starting out as a contractor, operating inside IR35, or just simply looking to provide your services over a short-term period.

We understand that your take-home pay and compliance with legislation are the most important factors for you. Joining ICS Umbrella solution ensures that your work is covered by our comprehensive professional indemnity, public and employer’s liability insurance policies to put your mind at ease and reduce any stress.

As an employee of ICS Umbrella, you will receive access to the ICS Umbrella Benefits Portal. Through here you can manage your payslips and pension, get huge discounts on your shopping, access an online GP with email prescriptions and much more! To see everything on offer, click here.

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The ICS contractor tax calculator has been designed specifically with contractors in mind. By entering just a few basic details into the tax calculator above, you can quickly and effectively see how much you could be earning by working as a contractor through ICS Umbrella, our umbrella company or as your own limited company using ICS Accounting. These calculations are based on the assumption that you work 48 weeks per full tax year. With the umbrella solution, no expenses are worked out in this calculation. For more information on claiming expenses through our Umbrella solution, please contact one of the ICS Accounting team.

How does Umbrella work?

Being paid through an umbrella company is generally, but not exclusively relevant to assignments that are shorter than a 6-month period and less than £15 per hour. It can be ideal for first-time contractors and those that may be unsure as to whether they will contract in the longer-term. This type of employment may be more suited to your personal circumstances and preferred by you, but it may also be more applicable to the sector in which you work.

If you're looking to contract for the long-term, you may want to explore our limited company option.  For more information, read our guide to contracting for general advice or call our team on 0800 195 3750 to discuss your options.

The ICS Umbrella Portal

The ICS Portal provides a one-stop-shop for our umbrella employees to save money and stay healthy.

Payslips & Pension: You can view your payslips and manage your pension fund anywhere, anytime.

Discounts: Thousands of discounts on both high-street and online retailers.

Medical:  Access to consultations with a GP either online or by phone 24/7 and an email prescription service.

Health: A free online health assessment lets you check and monitor your health, suggesting diet and exercise plans.

Care: If a member of your close family needs care then there is a confidential helpline to provide advice.

Fitness: Providing corporate membership at over 3000 gyms nationwide it's easier than ever to stay fit and save money.

Insurances: Going on holiday and need travel insurance, or want to cover yourself with personal injury and life insurance.

Support: 24/7, confidential helpline offering advice on debt management to legal advice about family law.

Reasons to Join ICS Accounting

20+ Years Experience
Benefit from our Insurances
ICS Benefits Portal
Competitive Margin
Dedicated Account Manager

At ICS Accounting we pride ourselves on offering a personal service tailored to your own individual needs and our dedicated account team will be available to answer questions and offer advice as and when you need them.

Stay stress free. Think ICS Accounting.