Welcome to Ernest umbrella, a stress-free umbrella company

Why Choose Us?

We are here to take away all those headaches and responsibilities of paperwork.  Leaving you to focus on the job at hand.

Here at Ernest umbrella, we provide temporary workers with a fully compliant payroll solution for those of you whose contracts fall within the scope of IR35 regulations.

  • 100% HMRC compliant
  • Daily payroll
  • Same day payments
  • Text confirmation once payment is made
  • Dedicated account manager to understand your requirements
  • All insurances provided, employers liability, professional indemnity and public liability
  • 24/7 portal access
  • Fixed fee
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Working as a contractor can be very confusing. It’s our job to understand the ever-changing legislation so you don’t have to. We minimise the hassle and paperwork involved in contracting so you can spend time doing what you do best. Our main objective is to keep you compliant whilst getting you paid on time, every time!

As an employee you will be entitled to free insurance (public, professional and employment) along with holiday pay, sick pay and maternity leave, etc.

All your tax and NI is deducted and paid to HMRC on time and reported via RTI, no need for accountants.

You’ll find us committed to your needs and requirements, friendly, approachable, nothing is too much trouble to our experienced team of experts.

It’s simple, once you’ve joined us all we need is your timesheet and we take care of the rest.


Choosing the right umbrella to work with is a very important decision to an agency. You need to make sure the contractors best interests are at the heart of what they do. Here at Ernest umbrella, we want to make it as easy for you as we do the contractor.

We keep it simple and only offer a PAYE umbrella making us experts in this area, offering a fully HMRC compliant solution to meet all yours and your end-user clients requirements. Our focus is making sure your contractor experiences a hassle-free approach to contracting whilst keeping them compliant and paid on time. Happy contractor = happy clients.

Frequently Asked Questions

It’s simple, give us a call on 0161 5186731 where a dedicated team will talk you through the process.

All payments are made same day via faster payment. You will receive a text message to inform you when the payment has been made.

Yes, you will receive a payslip every time you are paid, this can be viewed and downloaded via the portal.

If you have it then yes so we can make sure you are on the correct tax code. Don’t worry if you don’t have this you can complete a New Starter Check List.

Yes you will receive holiday pay calculated at 12.07% of the gross agency rate. You will also receive SSP, SMP etc.

Reimbursed expenses can be claimed if they are authorised by your agency. We would require a completed expenses claim form along with a copy of receipts to ensure that all expenses are wholly, necessary and exclusively for business purposes and in all cases must be to a temporary place of work.

No, working through Ernest umbrella you are an employee and as such covered by:

  • Employers Liability Insurance
  • Public Liability Insurance
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance

Of course, we can look after everything for you making it easier, all in one place.