For over 40 years Lesters have been looking after thousands of contractors

Lesters Umbrella

How can Lesters Umbrella help?

Lesters Umbrella provides a supportive employment infrastructure, designed to give contractors and freelance professionals the benefits associated with full-time employment whilst still maintaining the freedom, flexibility and enhanced pay that contracting offers.

Experience a simple, hassle-free, efficient payroll and contract process.

We provide a simple, hassle-free way of working. The administration involved in contracts, invoicing , payroll, auto-enrolment and end of year PAYE tax submissions is all taken care of. Your pay is processed in a timely and accurate manner and any queries are dealt with promptly and with due care.

  • Fast on-boarding and contract process
  • Same day timesheet invoicing to recruitment companies and/or end clients
  • Daily processing of payroll and expense claims
  • BACS and Faster Payments
  • Pay queries handled promptly by friendly, knowledgeable payroll staff
  • Efficient auto-enrolment pension on-boarding process (with optional easy to use on-line "opt-out" for those not interested in a pension)

Stay Compliant

Businesses do not operate successfully for over three decades by accident, our attitude to compliance and our continued commitment to best practices is why we are the longest serving provider in the industry.

  • We only offer solutions that are compliant.
  • We hold memberships with the leading independent umbrella and accountancy provider audit organisations. 
  • We work closely with leading professional advisors to ensure that we are up-to-date with the latest developments in taxation, case law and other changes affecting this industry.

Take advantage of all the benefits of employment whilst still maintaining the freedom of contracting

As our employee you will receive all the protection, statutory rights and other benefits associated with employment

  • Employers and Public Liability Insurance Cover
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance Cover
  • Company Pension Scheme, provided by a leading pension provider, Royal London.
  • Statutory Entitlements, such as maternity pay, paternity pay and statutory sick pay
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme
  • Ride to Work Scheme

Added Extras

We listen to our contractors and continue to add extras, designed to make your life a little bit easier.

  • International FX Payments service
  • Worldwide Travel Insurance
  • Assistance with opening personal bank accounts
  • Access to discounted flights, accommodation and more via our concierge service

Not sure Umbrella is right for you?

We offer a free consultation, we discuss your particular circumstances and preferences and give best advice to help you select the right option. Umbrella Pro, Umbrella, Limited Company Inside & Outside IR35, CIS Self Employed & Employed, Expat or International, we offer a fully comprehensive range of solutions to suit all requirements.