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Since our launch in 2002 we have gained an extensive loyal client base from varying sectors. This, along with our vast knowledge on flexible working, not only makes us aware of what is expected of us as an umbrella company, it also ensures that those expectations are not only met, but are exceeded continuously and consistently. Here are just a few reasons why we are the trusted umbrella company of choice for so many contractors in the UK today:

Dedicated Business Manager

You’ll only deal with real people – we’ll take the time to know you and your role and ensure there’s always someone there to guide you through your freelancing career.

Same day CHAPS payments

Receive your money the same day we receive it from your agency at NO additional cost.

Helpline open 7 days a week, 8AM-8PM

We know flexible workers need us to be flexible too. You can call any day of the week for guidance.

Secure online portal

Our SmartPortal gives you complete control of your timesheet and expenses submissions, plus all of your historical data like earnings or holiday records.

Claim for Expenses

One of the many benefits when working as a contractor is being able to claim for tax-reducing expenses; these will enable you to maximise your earnings and help with your tax management.

Fully compliant with HMRC

Fully compliant with HMRC, you can be safe in the knowledge that all expenses are correctly processed and recorded.

Insurance as standard

You automatically receive insurance cover totalling £23 Million: £10m Public Liability, £10m Employers Liability, £2m Professional Indemnity & £1m Medical Malpractice.

Savings and financial advice

Pension, mortgage, investments, savings and life cover available by specialist advisors.

“The staff at SmartWork are not only professional, they’re helpful, too. Customer Service isn’t just words to them, it’s how they run their business. I would highly recommend SmartWork to anyone who’s just started contracting or who is easing their way back in.”

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Claiming Expenses

SmartWork’s expenses policy follows guidelines set out by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), and is fully compliant with current legislation.

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We have partnered with several exciting affiliates to offer a wide range of benefits for employees.

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Contractor Financials

Our employment care and financial solutions have been created in order for our employees to reap the rewards of contracting and make the most out of their hard-earned income.

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Automatic Enrolment

The Government wants to encourage all of us to save for our retirement. So, every employer, including us, must enrol their workers in a qualifying pension scheme if they are not already in one. This is called automatic enrolment.

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Service Level Agreement

We are dedicated to meeting the highest expectations, all whilst providing impeccable service to each and every one of our employees. We created our service level agreement (SLA) as a promise to you…

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Customer Testimonials

“I would also like to take the opportunity to thank you for your service. I have been very impressed with the simplicity and smooth running of your service and, if I ever enter the contracting market again, I will certainly be coming back to SmartWork”

Software Engineer

“SmartWork was my umbrella company for almost 4 years, and they made everything a doddle. There have never been any dramas, and all questions and queries were dealt with in a fast professional manner. I would not hesitate to recommend.”

Solutions Architect at MLL Telecom

“I’ve really enjoyed working with Smartwork, you and the team have made becoming a contractor for the first a time a much less scary and smoother process, I would most definitely recommend SmartWork to any first time contractors”

Delivery Manager

“Most sincerely: thank you for all your help and support over the months, and to the wider team – you are wonderful”

Service Delivery Manager

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