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Genie Umbrella is one of the UK's leading umbrella companies. We have an outstanding reputation for our ongoing commitment to service delivery, compliance and quality.

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About Genie Umbrella

Genie Umbrella is the UK’s leading umbrella employment company, with an outstanding reputation for its commitment to service delivery, compliance and quality. We employ and pay thousands of contractors like you every week, to carry out work on your assignments, allowing you to focus on the job at hand. Our experience and knowledge make sure we take care of the things that matter to you,  including your overall take home pay. As an umbrella payroll company we pay you as soon as possible, consistently and accurately, providing you with easy to use systems and being there for you if you need us. We’re committed to continuously improving every aspect of what we do, and value the input and feedback of every one of our contractor employees. 

We enjoy close working relationships with many of the UK’s leading recruitment agencies  who outsource your employment to us as a trusted partner, safe in the knowledge that we understand their and your needs and deliver more than anyone else can. So, if you’re looking for an employer who understands professional contractors and their needs, look no further and give us a call to see what we do.


Why do agencies use Umbrella companies?

A fully compliant umbrella employer manages the commercial, employment, taxation, and statutory risks associated with the use of temporary workers for the supply chain. This minimises the overheads, employment risk and administrative burden of managing temporary workers in-house.

What is an Umbrella company? 

An umbrella company is an employer of contractors and freelance professionals who complete assignments at various locations for recruitment agencies and/or end hirers. The umbrella enters into a service contract with the agency or end-hirer, and an employment contract with the worker. 

What are your costs?

We make a profit on providing your services to your agency, typically a small percentage of the income we receive for each week or month that you work. For a personal illustration of what you could earn, contact our best advice team on 01296 468483.

When do I get paid?

As regularly as possible. We know that consistency is important to you, so in the vast majority of cases you’ll be paid on the same day each week or month. We run payroll at least once a day, so as soon as we’re able to pay you, we will pay you. We will let you know by SMS on the morning of your pay day and again after we have paid you.

What expenses can I claim? 

Typical business expenses include:
- Temporary accommodation costs 
- Work related training costs
- General office expenses including stationery costs

e.g. if your total weekly income from us is £600 and you have legitimately claimed £200 expenses, £400 will be paid as taxable income and £200 as expenses, which are not subject to tax.
Our registration consultants can provide you with a bespoke pay calculation which will give you an indication of what your expected weekly take home pay would be.  They can also discuss with you the rules and criteria regarding claiming expenses and can be contacted on 01296 468 483 or info@genieumbrella.com.

How do I claim these expenses?

We have made it quick and easy for our employees to claim for the expenses they have incurred by launching a new amazing online expenses portal. This user-friendly portal can be accessed via a PC, tablet, or smart-phone meaning you will never have to post any receipts to us. 

You can upload receipts to the portal either by scanning them in, or by simply taking a photo on your smart-phone. Our Employee Support Team will inform you of how to use this portal when you join, and there are also videos available on the Knowledge Hub section on this website. 

Most of our contractor employees spend a few minutes over the weekend following the week they have worked to upload their expenses so they receive the benefit in their next pay packet.

How do I join?

You can fully register as an employee with Genie Umbrella in a matter of minutes. The complete process can be completed totally online without the need for you to print, or post any documents to us. Furthermore, you can complete this online registration either on a PC, Tablet, or Smart-phone. 

To start the process click here you will initially be asked to complete a few basic details and once you have submitted them we will email you with your employee number and log-in details to our contractor portal. Once you are logged on to the portal you will be able to upload your proof of identity, complete a new starter declaration (P46) or upload your most recent P45 form. That's it. 

One of our registrations consultants will then contact you to answer any questions you may have.

Alternatively, you can contact our registrations team to begin the sign up process. They can be contacted on 01296 468 483 or info@genieumbrella.co.uk

What happens after I have joined?

Once you have become an employee of Genie Umbrella you will be contacted by our Employee Support Team. They will go into more detail regarding how to use the portal, the process of claiming your expenses, and how to make the most of your employment with us. 

The Employee Support Team is here to assist you during your employment with Genie Umbrella and can be contacted either by phone or email. 

What other benefits do I receive?

As an employee of Genie Umbrella you will be provided with full employment rights and statutory employee benefits including sick pay, maternity pay, and paternity pay. Our HR department would be more than happy to provide you with employment references whether you need it for a new permanent role, if you are moving home, or need to set up a new bank account.

You will have access to a childcare voucher scheme which is a more tax efficient way of paying for the escalating costs of childcare. If you require any independent financial advice you can speak to our partner, Contractor Financials who specialise in assisting our employees who work on temporary assignments. We have a currency exchange service for our contractor employees who are coming into the UK from overseas. This service in conjunction with the OzForex Group enables you to benefit from having access to competitive currency exchange rates.

What happens if I work for more than one agency?

We understand that you may be registered with more than one agency. Genie Umbrella can employ you for all the work you do regardless of how many agencies you are registered with, which ultimately means less hassle for you.

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