The umbrella term is used widely however only a fully accredited umbrella is a safe haven for your contract. As a full member of PRISM, audited by Professional Passport our processes are certificated giving comfort to recruitment companies that our umbrella is fully PAYE and UK based.
We are not a managed service company, we do not offer loan or advance schemes and do not operate through offshore companies ensuring that we comply with the Criminal Finance Act and can offer protection to all parties.
A mutli-award winning Umbrella company providing contractors, consultants, interims and freelancers with a hassle-free, compliant payment service.
If your contract is subject to Supervision, Direction or Control (SDC), then travel to and from your place of work is no longer deemed a temporary workplace and costs incurred in travelling would not be allowable for reimbursement.
If you are a multi-site worker, then travel between sites would qualify for reimbursement. Only the first and last journey would be disallowed.
Crystal provides you with a dedicated account manager to help you navigate your contract. You also have 24/7 access to the “My Crystal” web portal, which ensures that you remain up to date so that you can focus on working the contract rather than the admin associated with it.
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- Fast and hassle-free set up
- No entry or exit fees
- BACS and Same day payments available
- 24/7 access to our easy to use online portal
- Your own dedicated Account Manager
- Multiple daily payroll processing
- £20m comprehensive insurance package
- 100% focus on compliance keeping you and your contractors safe and secure
- Claim fixed HMRC allowable expenses at year end via a P87
- Full statutory employment rights
- A Workplace Pension Scheme
Here at Crystal, your customer experience is essential to what we do. When you join Crystal, we appoint a dedicated account manager to provide you with a single point of contact. You also have access to the “My Crystal” web portal, which enables you to see and understand where you are every step of the way.
At Crystal, we take compliance very seriously. We ensure that pay meets with all employment and tax legislation and also any sector-specific regulations. We engage with our employment and tax specialists to ensure that we are and remain up to date.
We undertake an annual inspection from Professional Passport, who look at all our processes and certificate that we are UK-based and that all our processes are robust and compliant.
We are also a full member of the PRISM trade body and an Associate Member of FCSA, committing to compliance and their code of conduct.