New to Contracting

Every year over a million people in the UK leave full time employment to enjoy the challenge, flexibility and financial rewards that contracting can offer. If you are new to contracting, then setting up with an umbrella service from 360 couldn’t be simpler. We offer unrivalled support and benefits that are second-to-none.

As a new contractor you might not be 100% sure what your options are and will most likely be asking,  “what is an umbrella company and why should I use one?” At 360 we’re here to help point you in the right direction and make sure you reap all the benefits of a contracting lifestyle. As one of the longest established Umbrella Company in the business, we have seen thousands of new contractors enjoy our huge range of benefits and services.

Our expert and professional team will guide you through our services, offering completely impartial, honest advice about what option is best for you. We are experienced across all sectors and every type of requirement, Umbrella or Limited Company, our service is second to none.

Getting paid

The most important question when you are new to contracting is, “how do I get paid?” In the simplest terms, 360 issues an invoice to your recruitment agency upon receiving your timesheet. Your recruitment agency will pay us, then we will pay you through our same-day payment system.  However, 360 will enable you to redeem the added benefit of offsetting some of the income, through claiming business expenses such as travel, meals, accommodation and work equipment. We will also take care of all of your tax and NIC obligations.

As 360 becomes your employer you will receive all the benefits of an employee. From insurances to sick pay, you are covered with the full range of protection offered by 360. In addition you will have access to a huge range of benefits and financial advice that comes as standard with our outstanding customer service.

If you are new to contracting, call one of our dedicated account managers today to find out how we can help you on 020 7471 3500