Salary and expenses how does it work?

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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?

Your customer service has been excellent, the speed of answering my questions amazingly quick and the whole experience of using Parasol, at a time when I was under stress due to having been unemployed for a few weeks, made the transition easy and without any complications, which I really do thank you for. If this is the standard that everyone receives, let me assure you that you are doing everything perfectly.

Nigel R Moseling

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