Umbrella PAYE Solutions

Includes Personal Accident, Employers Liability and Public Liability Insurances.

Industry Leading Umbrella PAYE Solutions

If you are a contract worker and prefer to have the payroll company manage all your income tax and National Insurance contributions, Futurelink’s PAYE Umbrella solution is the ideal choice.

For those deemed to be working inside IR35 (see our IR35 Hub for more details), you will be required to have employed PAYE status.

Futurelink’s umbrella solution fully meets the legislation, submitting all tax and National Insurance deductions to HMRC through the RTI (Real Time Information) system.


Not only does Futurelink manage all necessary tax deductions at source, but our solution also offers SSP (Statutory Sick Pay) and SMP (Statutory Maternity Pay) to every worker, along with a comprehensive Pension Scheme offered through NEST.

With certain out-of-pocket expenses such as travel and overnight accommodation, these can reduce your tax liabilities – thereby improving your take-home pay.

Agencies and End-Client companies benefit too, since they can save on employment costs, as much as 30% when partnering with Futurelink Group. Furthermore, we help to reduce administration and improve overall efficiency in managing contractor payments.

Key Features

There are many benefits for the worker and client company when using Futurelink’s Umbrella solution. Our management fee includes Personal Accident, Employers Liability and Public Liability Insurances for the worker.

We also provide the following:

Daily Payrolls

We run daily payrolls all week – Monday to Friday & twice on Fridays.

Same Day Payments

We make sure that workers are paid on the same day we receive the funds.

Holiday & Sick Pay

You will get full access to holiday pay and statutory sick pay.

Pension Scheme

Access to a workplace pension scheme & a secure online worker portal.

Helpful Information

We’ve put together some useful information below based on questions that we are frequently asked…

An umbrella payment company acts as the employer, managing the freelancer’s or contract worker’s payments to assure they remain fully compliant, while helping them to pay less tax and national insurance.

The payroll company takes on full responsibility for paying the worker including taxes, holiday and sick pay. The Umbrella company also calculates and deducts all tax and national insurance from the workers’ pay while indemnifying the agency/client.

Wondering how would you benefit from using an umbrella payment company? Firstly, the umbrella company takes care of all invoicing, administration and processing worker payroll – saving time and money on employment costs and payroll administration.

Also, as the umbrella company we become the employer of the worker, we take away any compliance risks associated with tax & insurances so the end client/agency can focus on their core part of their business.

Wondering what is the process? Using an Umbrella company is pretty straight forward. This is how it works:

1. The worker registers with the Umbrella company.

2. The worker then engages with the end client, sometimes via a recruitment agency.

3. Hours and expenses are recorded and timesheets are submitted from the agency to the umbrella company.

4. Funds are sent from the agency to then umbrella companies bank account.

5. Tax and NI deductions are made by the umbrella company and the worker is paid.

Want to know more about our umbrella payment solution? Please call us on 01923 277900 or contact us to find out more.

Can’t decide which path to take? Let us break it down for you…

It can be tricky as a contract worker to choose which path to take since there are benefits for being employed and self-employed. Here at Futurelink, we can offer advice on which solution is the most suitable.

We will first determine the status of the worker by using an SDC (supervision, direction & control) questionnaire, which is a set of questions that help us decide whether the worker can be self-employed or not. If the worker should be employed, we look at further options, while still helping the worker to save on tax liabilities.

Where a worker is deemed supervised in some way, we will recommend a PAYE option and in doing so, Futurelink manages the worker’s tax and NI deductions before payment is made. A certain allowance is made for expenses that can be used to reduce tax and National Insurance, in line with HMRC guidelines.

However, if the worker passes Futurelink’s SDC questionnaire, we can offer either a Gross Payment, CIS Self-employed or limited company solution. For limited companies (or Personal Service Company), Futurelink Accountancy Services can assist in setting up a company and managing the company. All self-employed options require workers to pay their own national insurance & tax contributions and complete an end of year tax return (self-assessment).

Need any more information? Feel free to give us a call on 01923 277900 or contact us to find out more.

Our Testimonials

You can see some of the lovely words from our clients below…

Rob Pattenden
Tech Professionals
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"We are an internationally working recruitment agency working with contractors living and working both in the UK and abroad. We have worked with Futurelink since we were established and they have consistently provided excellent support to our contractors. Payment processing times are faster than other umbrella companies that we work with support is clearly a priority to them. I would have no hesitation in recommending Futurelink to any other potential clients. I’d like to pass on my thanks to Andrew, Craig, Daniela and Wojciech and the rest of the team for all their hard work."
Neal Fowler
Latcom PLC
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"I find working with Andrew a pleasure. He is a fantastic representative for the Futurelink group, provides an efficient, speedy and quality service. Andrew is always available to assist with any questions or task and would recommend any agency using Andrew and the Futurelink group for umbrella services."
Craig Pinnons
Nexus Resource Solutions Ltd
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"Referrals aside you guys are head and shoulders above most umbrella companies I have worked with. Excellent customer service and your employees couldn’t be nicer or more accommodating. Liz in particular is always on hand to help."
Frank Mcfarlane
Gemini Security Services Ltd
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“We at Gemini would like to thank you and your team for all your help and support in connection to payroll solutions. We find Futurelink Groups approach to be responsive to action when required with a courteous and bright manner – keep up the good work!”
Chris Swales
Contract Welder
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"Just a quick message to thank yourselves for the service I am getting from you! Every email or problem is replied to and resolved almost immediately, couldn't ask for a better company to be doing my payroll. I have used a few over the years and this is second to none.Would like to thank Daniela and the 2 Gemmas for their help. Would recommend Futurelink to anyone - Keep up the good work!"
Martin Sheridan
Offshore Surveillance Engineer
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"Superb service! Prompt, reliable, quick responses to enquires. Would 100% recommend. Many thanks to the entire team."
Contract Worker
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"I’d like to thank you Liz for your kind availability and professionalism. A breath of fresh air!"
Victoria Kinehan
L Harvey & Son Ltd
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"All is great our end, and always runs nice and smoothly, which is great."

How Do You Get Started?

Getting set up under an umbrella company is actually pretty simple. In fact, it’s probably the easiest form of self-employment that is available to you.

Here at Futurelink, we will help you throughout the whole process. Get in touch with our team now and speak to an expert for an initial consultation completely FREE of charge.

All you have to do is either give us a call on 01923 277900, drop us an email at or complete the form below and one of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.