I've started a new job recently for a local goverment company as a contractor. I've just found out today from my agency that I need to find an umbrella company to handle all of my payroll. This has happened because my agency have found out that other contractors at other agencies are getting substancially a lot more money per hour than myself and other contractors at the same agency.
The only way that they can offer the same amount that the other contractors at other agencies is if we find and use an umbrella company. They are not allowed to recommend any. I can choose to stay with my agency for a slight increase (£1 more p/h) or select an umbrella company and get £6 more p/h.
I hope all the above makes sense and I would appreciate any advice for anyone that uses these umbrella companies. I've had a look on google for some and have made some notes.