Working via an Umbrella Payroll Company

An Expert Umbrella Employer!

If you are new to contract work or if you engage in short term assignments, then an Umbrella Payroll solution could be for you. Access Tax and Accounting provide a simple and efficient Umbrella solution for contractors in need of a PAYE payment model.


The UK contract market over the past 10 years has been subject to many legislative changes to ensure each contracted worker in the UK pays the correct amount of tax and National Insurance. For many contractors keeping up to date with all the changes can be a challenge. However, operating through a specialist Umbrella Payroll company will make all of that disappear.


  • Specialist employed solution for contract workers
  • All PAYE deductions administered
  • Access to the government auto-enrolment pension scheme
  • Protection under the Employment Rights Act - 1996
  • Claimable expenses (subject to SDC questionnaire*)
  • Engage in multiple assignments seamlessly
  • Continuous employment record
  • Favoured payment model when contracting via a recruitment agency
  • All legislative changes managed by ATA

*Supervision, Direction and Control test to determine if expenses can be claimed throughout the assignment.

How much could I earn working through an Umbrella Company?

Not all umbrella companies are created equal! Some claim high-income retention but fail to explain the risks with non-compliance. ATA will provide you with a solution which fits your situation. If you pass the SDC test, then travel and subsistence, as well as other expenses maybe claimable throughout your assignment. Enter your details into our calculator to see your potential income retention with ATA.

What makes ATA different from the rest?

ATA is more than an umbrella company - we are a provider or international accountancy solutions. Our expertise and infrastructure are built around an ethos of maintaining compliance and providing cost-effective solutions. By using ATA, you will have access to advice from our experts giving you confidence that you are operating in the most efficient way possible.

Access Tax and Accounting Umbrella services include:

  • The flexible solution is there only when you need it
  • Full employment structure protecting your employment rights
  • Online contractor portal for timesheets, payslips and expenses*
  • Pensions auto-enrolment
  • Faster payments – ensuring you get your funds ASAP
  • Access to expense claims subject to passing SDC test
  • Unlimited free SDC tests
  • Ability to retain the same solution while changing your assignments
  • On-hand support to answer any questions
  • The security and stability of the Access Financial global group

How to choose an umbrella company?

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We are the most ready international management company with staffed offices in the UK, Luxembourg, Germany, Swizerland, China, India, Cyprus and Spain.


We have more operating companies in our group to sponsor work permits than anyone else


We have a strong balance sheet built up over 14 years of profitable trading.


As we offer all the ligal solutions possible in our main markets our is a consultative approach.


We have our own internal immgration department and Research and Development that we manage entirely in-house.


We have our own IT departments that develops our platforms and software tools for the benefit of our clients.


We carryout an increasing amount of our compliance work in-house rather than via external partners in the intersts of services and efficiency. We have our own compliance portal for our agency and corporate clients to monitor their contractors compliance statuses in real-time .


We are the only cross-border international management company to be headed by a qualified chartered Accountant, Chartered Certified Accountant, Certified Public Accountant, Fellow of the institute of Management and International Accountant.