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Work for yourself, but never by yourself


Working through an umbrella company offers an ideal first step into contracting, without all the hassle and responsibility of paperwork. If you join us at Parasol, we’ll be with you all the way, with employment support and benefits that are second to none.

We’ll handle your administration for you, calculating your tax and NI contributions and making payments to HMRC. At the same time, you’ll be paid swiftly and accurately, and there will always be someone available to talk to if you have any queries or concerns.

Want to join Parasol? Get in touch with our team today to get started. Still unsure? Let us help you choose the right option.

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

Maximise your income by claiming expenses


Expenses can help you maximise your income, but it can be difficult to know what you can and can’t claim for. When you join our umbrella company, we’ll make the process as easy as possible for you, helping you claim legitimate expenses whilst ensuring you’re 100% HMRC compliant. You can even claim for the cost of things like iPads and laptops.

To learn more about what you’re entitled to claim for, read our guide to expenses or browse our frequently asked questions.

Have you considered starting a limited company?


Joining an umbrella is great if you’re just starting out in contracting and want to keep some of the benefits of employment such as sick, holiday and maternity pay. You also don’t have to worry about admin or compliance. However, if you’re earning more than £15 per hour, and planning to contract for some time, going limited might be better for you.

There is more responsibility and paperwork, but there are also significant benefits. It tends to be more profitable, as you can pay yourself a combination of salary and dividends to ensure you’re more tax efficient. There’s also a lot more flexibility – you really are your own boss. ClearSky’s expert contractor accounting support will make the switch as easy and seamless as possible.

Ultimately, you need to decide which option is the best for your circumstances and Workstyle. But you don’t have to make the decision on your own. Our best advice team can give you in-depth advice on the pros and cons of each route to help you make the most suitable choice.

Get in touch with them today, or take a look at our other resources to help you decide.

Affected by IR35?

If you currently work as a PSC or Limited Company Director and your current or upcoming contract seems to be inside IR35 there’s no need to worry. Parasol’s umbrella service could be the perfect solution for your needs. Just another way we’re with you all the way.

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