An umbrella company for interim managers and other independent professionals


Since April 2017, the rules have changed for interim managers working in the public sector, and many interims feel that they have been forced out of this sector as it is no longer feasible for them to work through their companies.

If you wish to work as an interim in the public sector, the recommended way to work is through an umbrella company.

An umbrella company is a company that employs freelance workers who may work on numerous different assignments, at various locations, either through agencies or directly for end-clients. The umbrella company enters into an employment contract with the worker and a service contract with the agency or end-client.

Umbrella company working is suitable for freelance consultants, contractors, interim managers and other independent professionals, and it is possible to work through an umbrella company while still working through a limited company for other assignments.

For more information on umbrella company working, visit our umbrella company information pages.



About Competex Umbrella Ltd


Competex Umbrella Ltd is the umbrella company of choice for interim managers and other independent professionals.

As Competex Ltd, we have specialised in the interim and independent professional sector for nearly 20 years, having looked after some 2,000 PSC clients. Working through a PSC is undoubtedly the most efficient way to work in the private sector. However, new legislation has now made it quite impractical to work through a PSC in the public sector, and Competex Umbrella exists to cater for those individuals working here.

Payroll umbrella companies are used by a great variety of workers, ranging from fruit pickers to nurses to consultants, but the majority provide only a basic payroll function and take no interest in the particular needs of the independent professional community. However, with our PSC background, we aim to provide as many of the features of a personal service company as is possible within the framework of an umbrella company

Umbrella companies have an unusual structure, and on our website we aim to explain as clearly as possible why this is so, and how they work.



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