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    • MP14
    • By MP14 10th Oct 17, 10:17 AM
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    Contracting Advice - Umbrella Company
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    • 10th Oct 17, 10:17 AM
    Contracting Advice - Umbrella Company 10th Oct 17 at 10:17 AM
    Hi there

    Just after a bit of advice. I have an interview on Thursday but it is for a contracting job. I have absolutely no experience of contracting so feel a bit out of my depth.

    The chap from the agency said there are 2 options -

    a) set up a limited company in order to invoice etc
    b) use an umbrella company (and he has sent me details of their preferred partner)

    The initial contract is only for 3 months so would be a bit reluctant to set up a limited company incase contracting is not for me. Are these umbrella companies reliable/above board?

    Any other advice for a potential newbie to the world of contracting?
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    • By 00ec25 10th Oct 17, 10:41 AM
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    Are these umbrella companies reliable/above board?
    Originally posted by MP14
    have you done any basic reading of your own yet?

    lots of info readily available explaining what umbrella companies are

    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=explain+umbrella+company
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    • By motorguy 10th Oct 17, 6:51 PM
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    • 10th Oct 17, 6:51 PM
    Hi there

    Just after a bit of advice. I have an interview on Thursday but it is for a contracting job. I have absolutely no experience of contracting so feel a bit out of my depth.

    The chap from the agency said there are 2 options -

    a) set up a limited company in order to invoice etc
    b) use an umbrella company (and he has sent me details of their preferred partner)

    The initial contract is only for 3 months so would be a bit reluctant to set up a limited company incase contracting is not for me. Are these umbrella companies reliable/above board?

    Any other advice for a potential newbie to the world of contracting?
    Originally posted by MP14
    I would go umbrella if this may be a one off, as opposed to a lifestyle choice. You can also change later easily if needed.

    Have a look around

    http://forums.contractoruk.com/

    Lots of useful info on there and a list of reputable umbrella companies.

    Its all daunting at first but you'll take to it like a duck to water. I've been at it 2.5 years now and so wish i'd done it sooner. Just heard they want me for another six months where i am currently so well pleased.
    You are not special. You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake.
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