Crystal Umbrella Offers Payroll Solutions to Freelance Contractors

Hertford, United Kingdom (PressExposure) August 22, 2009 -- As the largest company of its kind in the United Kingdom, Crystal Umbrella keep their clients’ businesses in full compliance with HM Revenue and Customs rules, by providing them with a fully trained personal assistant to take over management of the freelance contractor's account.

Not only does Crystal Umbrella ensure that freelance contractor's taxes are withheld and forwarded to HMRC in a timely manner, but the company helps freelancers to track all of the deductions to which they are legally entitled.

One part of the service offered by this umbrella company includes the prompt processing of all payments received. Any fees charged for the service are tax deductible to the contractor. The freelancer doesn't need to submit receipts for claims for food and drink expenses incurred to earn income. This payroll solutions company also offers an extensive expense policy that includes a number of other business expenses.

When a freelance contractor signs on with Crystal Umbrella, they gain the same legal status as an employee. He or she is entitled to such benefits as sick pay, maternity and paternity pay.

Other umbrella payroll services offered by Crystal Umbrella are access to products designed to protect income, such as life insurance and a pension. The Company offers the services of dedicated financial planners through ERL Consultancy. Clients can also arrange for discounted rates on private healthcare and a childcare voucher scheme.

Simply because a person decides to become a freelance contractor and venture into business for themselves, it doesn't mean that they can't protect their assets by purchasing professional insurance. This umbrella company can also offer its clients aviation and airside work insurance at no extra cost.

The company is directly in contact with its clients or recruitment agency to ensure that the process of invoicing and getting paid for services performed is achieved promptly. This service means that the freelance contractor is left free to focus on the important job of building his business.

When someone decides to work as a freelance contractor, they need to perform the services they are hired to do as well as take the time to run their business. The Crystal Umbrella Company takes some of that burden away from the freelancer, and offers a service that lets them focus more of their attention in working "on" the business instead of "in" the business by taking away some administrative tasks.

Crystal Umbrella’s payroll solutions make working as a freelancer easier by avoiding having to go through the steps involved in setting up a limited company, or by such a freelancer trying to ensure that he is HMRC compliant by himself. The freelance contractor can turn this necessary step over to Crystal Umbrella's expert staff, which can also help him or her with tracking claims for business expenses such as mileage, food or beverages.

Other benefits of working with Crystal Umbrella are the availability of discounted rates on life insurance and a dedicated pension plan. Crystal Umbrella's clients get the same benefits as employees once they sign up for the company's services.

About Crystal Umbrella Services LTD UK

Colin Howell and Alan Little, former directors of No Longer Limited, founded Crystal Umbrella in 2008. As an umbrella company, they are dedicated to working with contractors and helping them understand how current U.K. legislation affects the decisions they make about running their business. Their umbrella payroll services give clients the ability to manage most of the elements of their accounts online through a secure web site.

Contact Information:
Crystal Umbrella Services LTD UK
Bluecoats House, Bluecoats Avenue, Ware Road
Hertford, Hertfordshire
SG14 1PB, United Kingdom

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Press Release Submitted On: August 22, 2009 at 4:39 am
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