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Umbrella providers for UK contractors
To ensure your contracting journey is as smooth as possible, we have an Approved Supplier List of eight umbrella providers you can use. These companies share our focus on compliance and delivering a quality service.
Charlotte Smith, Team Leader - onboarding team
t: 0161 703 2549
Richard Allen, Senior Sales Manager
t: 01932 344 451 / 07966 778898
t: 02392 883 300
Beth Fray, Account Manager
t: 07964 948 420
New Business Team
t: 01296 468 483
William Edwards, Matchtech Account Manager
t: 07949 836 089
t: 01925 235 717 / 0800 230 0213
t: 01253 600 159
Customer enquiries team
t: 01253 600 140
New business team
t: 0800 197 6516
Leigh Stutman, Client Relationship Manager
t: 07890 533 090
t: 0151 443 6418
Contractor Onboarding Team
t: 01625 544 460 / 0800 121 6513
t: 01625 544 679
Barclay Meade has an Approved Supplier List (ASL) in place for the umbrella companies we engage. However, please note that we do not endorse the benefits of operating through an umbrella company or encourage contractors to work via any one particular provider on the ASL. It is entirely your decision on whether you wish to work PAYE, via an umbrella company on our ASL or through your own limited company, and if you are unsure on any point we would encourage you to seek independent advice.
We have compiled our ASL based on umbrella companies which meet the same high professional standards as our own and have passed compliance checking procedures undertaken by Professional Passport (www.professionalpassport.com) and/or FCSA (www.fcsa.org.uk). The compliance checking of the umbrella companies on our ASL is conducted by Professional Passport or FCSA and it is therefore not equivalent to a full audit. However umbrella companies who pass the compliance checking of these organisations will be deemed to have satisfied our compliance checking. Please note that Professional Passport and FCSA are not part of Barclay Meade and as such Barclay Meade does not accept or assume responsibility for any claims, demands, actions, proceedings, damages, losses, loss of profit, costs, expenses or any other consequences, whether direct or indirect, arising from reliance upon any services provided by either entity.
Compliance requirements in this area are very complex and best practice is constantly changing. You should therefore be aware that our compliance checking is not intended to be a comprehensive audit on which you or any third parties should rely on. Our compliance checking does not replace the need for you to carry out your own checks using professional advisors and we will not be liable for any losses, costs, claims, expenses, penalties or other liabilities incurred as a result of you selecting a particular umbrella company on our ASL to work through.
Please note that the ASL contains the names of the only umbrella companies we will engage with on the basis of the compliance checks carried out above and we cannot engage with any other umbrella companies as it is not possible, within any reasonable fee, to conduct comprehensive compliance audits of other umbrella companies not on the ASL. The ASL is not permanent and we reserve the right to amend the list from time to time. If any umbrella company on our ASL fails to satisfy our compliance checking procedures at any time we may ask you to provide your services through an alternative provider.
This list only contains the names of umbrella companies on our ASL; if you choose to use the services of any other third party (such as a composite company supplier or managed services company or any other legal or tax structure) to establish a company through which you provide your services, any information supplied by Barclay Meade about such third parties is provided on an impartial basis. Barclay Meade cannot give any guarantee concerning the quality of the advice and/or documentation provided by such third parties and it is your responsibility to ensure that any company established complies with all current relevant legislation. Barclay Meade will not be liable for any losses, costs, claims, expenses, penalties or other liabilities incurred by that company, including those which arise as a result of your use of the services of such third parties.
If you wish to discuss the options available to you, please contact your Barclay Meade consultant directly.