A mutli-award winning Umbrella company providing contractors, consultants, interims and freelancers with a hassle-free, compliant payment service.
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 don’t 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.
Reimbursement of business expenses
Subject to your Supervision, Direction or Control (SDC) status Crystal Umbrella can agree your business expenses and reimburse during the contract.
To assess your status, Crystal Umbrella asks the worker to undertaken an online status test found on www.sdcadvice.com. This test has been designed as the first stage in determining your SDC status. Should you pass this online test, a further evidence based assessment is undertaken.
If your status is found outside of SDC after this further assessment then your dedicated account manager will discuss with you the amount of business expenses you could be reimbursed for and set your pay accordingly for the duration of the forthcoming contract assignment.
- 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.