SG – more than just an umbrella

Established in 1995, we have offices in Winchester, Ringwood, Southampton and London but serve contractors across the UK by phone, email and zoom. At SG Umbrella we pride ourselves on offering a level of service unheard of in the Umbrella market. Our umbrella employees all get a named contact who they can call on with any queries, can pay into any pension provider with no additional charge, and our FCSA accreditation gives our clients and employees the peace of mind they need to know that they will be looked after and kept compliant.

Umbrella and Limited Company options available

With the evolution of the contractor landscape over the years, we’ve adapted our service and supported our client through thick and thin. Everyone can choose between the pure Umbrella service at £21 per week or £79.50 per month, and our integrated Limited and Umbrella service for just £99 per month. And if you’re not sure which solution is right for you, we can help you decide.

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Contractors who need to work inside IR35 are often directed by their recruitment agent to only work with FCSA accredited umbrella companies.

SG Umbrella is an accredited member of The Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA). FCSA accreditation demonstrates to contractors and recruitment businesses that we adhere to rigorous compliance standards and are acting both professionally and ethically within the UK tax, employment and regulatory laws.

Working with

We work with a number of agencies across the country and our success as a business stems from our “keep it simple” ethos, speed of set-up and great levels of service. We can have a new employee onboarded and umbrella contracts put in place the same day with compliance checks/documents emailed over immediately.

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Supporting our employees in finding their next contract assignment

Once our employees’ current contract assignment has come to an end, as a responsible employer we actively aid them in sourcing their next assignment. For tips on how and where to find your next assignment, take a look at our blog.

Helping our employees find their next contract

What you get with
SG Umbrella


  • FCSA Accredited – highest standards of compliance

  • Run by Contractor Accountants – advice on Ltd, IR35 and tax

  • Direct line to named contact – no call centres

Value for money

  • Fixed margin, no minimum contract

  • No hidden costs…everything included, including pensions.

  • Move your Limited company to SG Accounting for even better value

Growth & flexibility

  • Advice on most tax efficient and compliant options

  • Set up Ltd for you or take on your existing Ltd company

  • Switch between Ltd and Umbrella whenever you need to

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What is an umbrella company?

An umbrella company is a PAYE payroll service for contractors. The contractor becomes an employee of the umbrella company and is paid by that company, minus deductions including Income Tax, National Insurance Contributions (NIC) and Apprenticeship Levy. Using an umbrella company is a quick and easy way to get paid as a contractor.