An umbrella company is like a middle man, it is an organisation that employs freelance contractors and then each contractor goes and works for their end clients.
This is not a tax efficient system.
So why do some freelance contractors use umbrella companies?
If you are planning on contracting for less than 3 or 4 months then it makes little sense forming a limited company and contracting through it.
If however you are planning on contracting for more than 4 months it makes little sense to use an umbrella company.
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