Umbrella Solution for Contractors

With a wealth of experience and knowledge, our umbrella solution is committed to ensuring that you are paid accurately and timely. The 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 starting out as a contractor, operating inside IR35, or simply looking to provide your services over a specific time.

Why choose ICS Accounting?

FCSA Accredited

20+ Years Experience

Competitive Margin

Account Manager

Referral Offer


Benefits Portal

Holiday Pay

Workplace Pension

Statutory Rights

Insurance cover


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 Benefits Portal

As part of our umbrella solution, employees are given access to the Benefits Portal. A one-stop-shop for our umbrella employees to save money and stay healthy as well as access payslips and pension information.

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.

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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.