Join a contracting company that puts you first

As one of the UK’s longest-established contracting companies, we take the hassle out of employment and taxes for thousands of contractors.

Our FCSA-accredited Umbrella service helps you maximise your take-home pay and enjoy full employment rights while giving you peace of mind knowing that you are fully compliant with HMRC’s rules.

Choosing the right Umbrella

If you’re just starting out as a contractor or have received an ‘inside’ IR35 Status Determination Statement, you may be considering Umbrella employment. In the video below, we explain what you should look out for to ensure you’re choosing an Umbrella company that will put you first: helping you maximise your take-home pay compliantly while offering a range of great employment rights and benefits.

Putting You First

Our team will enable you to focus on building your contractor income while we take care of all your paperwork. We’ll sort out your invoicing, tax and National Insurance contributions, and ensure you are paid correctly and on time.

  • Free consultation to discuss whether Umbrella is the right choice for you.
  • Sample take-home pay calculation.
  • Receive all employment benefits including holiday pay, sick pay, maternity and paternity leave etc.
  • Easy to switch between assignments whilst building a record of continuous employment.
  • Save for the future with our pension scheme – if you have a private pension, you can continue to pay into it at no extra cost.
  • Personal accident insurance included as standard: we cover your commute too.
  • Professional indemnity up to £5,000,000.
  • Public liability up to £10,000,000.
  • Employers’ liability up to £10,000,000.
  • Wide range of insurance cover included as standard.
  • Access to a range of rewards and benefits from our specially selected partners with our exclusive rewards scheme: Crest Plus Advantage.

Why choose Crest Plus?

Established in 1999, we now have one of the most knowledgeable and experienced Umbrella payments teams in the industry, providing accurate, on-time payments alongside tailored support and advice to contractors. We are fully accredited by the FCSA so you can rest assured that we do everything as it should be done.

We’ll keep in touch with you throughout and will be proactive in texting you to let you know when your payments have been made. Our team of advisors is on hand whenever you need advice or information about any aspect of working as a contractor.  Our whole service is underpinned by our values which are focused on putting you first, that’s why we’re a preferred supplier to the UK’s leading recruitment agencies.

New to contracting?

If you’re new to contracting, we will help you decide if an Umbrella offering is the best option for you. Our expert team is on hand to help you make the right choice.

Off-Payroll Reforms
Peace Of Mind We will guide you through compliance issues to ensure you work within HMRC's rules.
Paid On Time We'll take care of all the paperwork to ensure you are paid on time.
Low Cost Free to join umbrella company and free to switch between assignments.
Employment Benefits Enjoy the benefits such as holiday pay, sick pay, a company pension and a record of continuous employment.
Here to help Our expert team of contractor accountants are here to help you.


  • Low-cost Umbrella service Free to join and use on other assignments.
  • Additional benefits Tap into holiday pay, sick pay, maternity/paternity/adoption leave and our company pension scheme.
  • Free insurance Personal accident insurance included.
  • Faster payment Daily payroll allows same-day payment, we'll text you when payment is made.
  • Claim expenses We help you claim legitimate business expenses.
  • Peace of mind We will ensure your tax and NICs are paid.
  • Compliance We'll make sure you work in line with HMRC's rules for contractors.
  • Online portal Simple access to payslips and related documentation.

How it works


    Your designated Crest Plus Accountant will agree with your business' accountancy requirements.


    We'll be proactive in making you aware of deadlines, legislative changes and anything else you need to know about.


    The advice you receive from us will wholly relate to you and your business. No two businesses are the same!

Get in touch

To find out more about how Crest Plus can help with all your taxation and accountancy needs please fill in the form below:

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