1st Choice Umbrella equals the best choice

Here at 1st Choice Umbrella we pride ourselves on delivering outstanding service, transparency and being an honest, reliable and trust worthy umbrella company.

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Fed up with spending time on admin and paperwork when you could be earning money contracting? Looking for a HMRC-friendly way to maximise your income?

Then why not join 1st Choice Umbrella and enjoy all the benefits of being a PAYE employee with all the freedom of the contracting lifestyle.

For contractors
I was really impressed with the fast, efficient and streamlined application process at 1st Choice Umbrella having used many umbrella’s over my years contracting this was certainly the best! Jasmine W, Social Worker

Unique customer centric approach

  • Instant setup

    1st Choice Umbrella can have set you up in minutes. We can either take your application over the telephone or alternatively you can complete the registration form online.

  • Online platform

    Upon completing registration you will be emailed a link to your online portal. Here you can view all your payslips, submit timesheets, message us and change any details required.

  • Cost effective service

    At just £20.00 per week or £65.00 per month with no set up, exiting fees or hidden charges 1st Choice Umbrella is one of the most cost effective umbrella companies in the UK.

  • 100% Compliance

    Here at 1st Choice Umbrella, we calculate PAYE on everything you earn ensuring that we remain 100% compliant at all times.

  • Stress free admin

    We take the hassle out of contracting so you are free to concentrate on the things that matter – finding work and making money.

  • Outstanding support

    Our team at 1st Choice Umbrella have over 50 years of experience within the contractor industry some even contracting themselves. Therefore, we are able to offer a unique and reliable service from our expert staff.

Putting you first

Why choose 1st Choice Umbrella?

We offer some of the lowest fees in the market with an incredible support team and a comprehensive range of benefits for our contractors. Customer service is paramount to our business and we pride ourselves on this!

Easy-to-use online portal

Submit your timesheets whenever you want.

We’ve built an easy-to-use and secure online portal for you to keep all your details in one place. Once logged in you can view payslips, submit timesheets, message or simply amend any personal details.

I am new to contracting and after contacting many Umbrella Companies and becoming very confused I was refreshed by 1st Choice Umbrella’s approach as they explained everything in the simplest terms and nothing was too much trouble I would highly recommend! Peter B, IT Contractor

Call 1st Choice Umbrella today on 0808 168 6295

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