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Umbrella PAYE

If you are planning on taking a number of temporary assignments, none of which you expect to last more than two years, then becoming a PAYE Umbrella employee of Liquid Friday may be perfect for you. You can expect the best support from our team, alongside excellent remuneration for an easier contracting experience.

Getting set up with us is quick and simple. If you’ve got an email address then everything can be done online, without the need to print anything out. Don’t worry if you haven’t got an email address as we can post out anything you need, if that’s easier.

Do you get frustrated having to change companies for every contract? Well, we’ve got some good news for you. We have relationships with more than 600 agencies in the UK, meaning that you can work on your assignment with Liquid Friday regardless of the agency you find the work through. If we don’t work with a particular agency we’ll get in touch and try to start working with them as a new supplier.

We treat everyone as an individual, and provide help and information based on your own circumstances, skills and experience. Do you need help submitting expenses? No problem, we'll take the time to show you how it all works. Want to fully understand your payslip? We’ve got resources written in plain English that break everything down.

Benefits of Umbrella PAYE

Tax and National Insurance Contributions (NICs)

We calculate and deduct the right amount of tax and NICs every time you get paid. This means that if your only income is from Liquid Friday there’s no need to complete a self-assessment tax return and all of your payments to HMRC will be up to date.

Minimal admin

An important part of our job is to know how each of our agency clients work and being able to fit in with their way of doing things. We raise invoices, collect timesheets, chase payments and do everything we can to make life as easy possible for our employees. The only extra you’ll need to do is submit your expenses to us, which usually takes less than ten minutes.


Once you’re fully registered as a PAYE employee of Liquid Friday you’re covered with all the necessary insurances that you’ll need to work with any clients. These include professional indemnity, public and employer’s liability insurance and a personal accident cover.


Whilst working with Liquid Friday you are able submit certain business expenses that, as long as you’re working on temporary assignments, can be processed tax free. The best way of sending your expenses over to us is through our secure online portal, which you can do weekly, fortnightly or monthly.


If you’re earning more than ten thousand pounds per year and aged between 22 and state pension age (SPA) then you’ll be automatically enrolled into our pension scheme after three months with Liquid Friday. The scheme is managed by NOW:Pensions and can be taken to other employers if you leave us, although you can opt out of pension contributions if you prefer.

Statutory payments

As a PAYE employee of Liquid Friday you can qualify for certain payments including sick pay, maternity and paternity pay. There’s a qualifying period and sometimes a form to complete, but our team will provide you with all of the information when you need to benefit from these.

Happy people!

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Jon Yellin “Thank you for all your help and support. I found your services to be of high quality and I would use you again.”

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John Gledhill “Liquid Friday are by far the best Umbrella company I have worked with and I see no reason to change.”