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An umbrella company acts as your employer, they process your timesheets, expense details and pay your salary.

Parasol makes contracting easy and takes away the stress of dealing with your own company finances and accounts. Being on our payroll means your income tax and national insurance is deducted from your earnings before it is paid to you, essentially you are still a PAYE employee.

You will be able to claim back things like travel, eating out while on business, training and electronic equipment. Find out more information on what sort of business costs and expenses you can claim in our guide.

Want to join Parasol? Get in touch with our team today to get started.

Benefits of Parasol

Support that’s second to none – our expert team is on hand 8am-7pm Mon-Fri, and is even available on Saturdays 10am – 4pm

Swift payment – we run up to five payrolls per day and can process same-day payments too

Ditch the paperwork – our innovative online portal is available 24/7, allowing you to submit timesheets, claim expenses and track your pay

We listen and learn – providing the best possible support is really important to us

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What do our clients say?

I joined Parasol in April 2014, and they were outstanding from day one. No matter what the question, they always responded quickly and professionally, with the exact information required. The web portal is concise, full of extremely useful information and submitting timesheets and expenses was quick and simple. I’d never worked for an umbrella company before, and I had my reservations, but Parasol took care of everything and kept me informed every step of the way. I’ve now found permanent employment which is great news, but I will be sad to leave Parasol. I wish them every success for the future.

Scott Court

I knew about Parasol because my wife had previously worked as a contractor, so from the very beginning, I knew I was in safe hands. Parasol's helpful and knowledgeable team helped me get started and as a first time contractor, this was very important to me. The online portal is really easy to use and makes submitting timesheets and expenses a breeze. I know that if I ever have a problem, Parasol is just a phone call away - even at the weekend, so I can contact them at a time that suits me. If you’re new to contracting and want a dedicated and professional team by your side, I recommend Parasol.

Chris Goodfellow

I have been a contract writer and content editor since early 2014, and have used Parasol from the start. I can't fault the company's service, and even when an error has previously been made by a third party, Parasol has sorted it. As well as the customer service staff being helpful and incredibly speedy at responding, the online payment portal is a joy to use. I wouldn't say many could go far wrong in choosing Parasol as their umbrella agency.

Emma Zucker