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Even in the middle of storm season, it’s apparently bad luck to open an umbrella indoors.
But we at CEJ are a defiant lot. We say “Pah!” to such superstitions, so we’ve gone ahead and opened one anyway. It goes by the name CEJ Umbrella and if you work in the public sector you might just want to get underneath it.
In case you’re not sure what an umbrella company is, it’s fairly simple: It’s a way of working as a contractor while still picking up regular pay cheques and without having to worry about ever getting in touch with HMRC.
As a company which has spent many years now emphasising the advantages of contractors going limited rather than working for umbrella companies, it might seem like a case of having our cake and eating it too.
If you’re a contractor in the public sector, from April both you and the recruitment agency or other third party nearest to your limited company in the food chain will be responsible for declaring your IR35 status. That may mean that for some of you, going with an umbrella will be a better solution all round.
It might also appeal to those of you who fancy the idea of regular payslips and really, really can’t stand paperwork.
So, to meet that need and give our public sector clients an umbrella company they can trust, we have created CEJ Umbrella, with a simple £15 a week or £59 a month payment plan.
If you’re happy with the way you are, that’s great. We still believe that going limited is the best option for the majority of you. But if you’d like to find out more, all the details are on the company website at www.cejumbrella.co.uk.
If you’d like to raise any issues with us before then, or if there’s anything else we can help you with, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Email Jo (firstname.lastname@example.org), Ben (email@example.com) or Peter (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we’ll get back to you.