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Contracting. Simplified.

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Umbrella company

If you’re looking for an umbrella company that’s helpful, reliable and ethical, then look no further.

Limited company

Business insurances and company incorporation come included as part of the package


Become a self-employed subcontractor with our CIS & self-employment solution.

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More than just an umbrella company, more than just contractor accountants.

Let’s face it, there are lots of contractor accountancy firms and umbrella companies out there. What makes ADVANCE different is that we offer the full range of setup options.

Whether you want to set up your own limited company, work through an umbrella company or subcontract as self-employed, we can help. We’ll offer you impartial advice and guidance on which route is best for you.

What’s more, all of our solutions have received the seal of approval from the Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA). That means you can have peace of mind that we do everything by the book.

Here's why you can trust us.

Many contractor services providers claim to be compliant, ethical and trustworthy. Not of all them, however, can prove it. We are accredited by and affiliated with the most respected bodies in the contracting and recruitment sector. Indeed, we were the first company to be FCSA accredited for our umbrella, limited company and self-employment solutions.

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Happy contractors

ADVANCE‘s service is worth its weight in gold. They’re always on the end of the phone and incredibly professional with a lovely personal touch.

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Angela Britton

After 20 years I took the decision to go self-employed. This was out of my comfort zone but ADVANCE put my mind at rest. In truth I’d be lost without them.

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Simon Titchner

I cannot recommend ADVANCE highly enough to other contractors. They are willing to go the extra mile, answering all of my questions.

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Donna Morton

What makes our contracting solutions different?

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FCSA-accredited solution
Zero cost for salary sacrifice
Access to ADVANCE Rewards
Competitive margins
Employment rights & benefits
Smartphone-friendly portal
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FCSA-accredited solution
Business insurances included*
Free company incorporation & setup*
Self-assessment tax return*
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FCSA-accredited solution
Discounted tax returns
Access to ADVANCE Rewards
Perfect for CIS
Help securing tax rebates
Competitive margins

Why choose ADVANCE?

Since 2010 we’ve helped thousands of professionals make the leap from permanent employment to contracting. If you’re looking to join an umbrella company, set up a limited company or become self-employed then here’s why you should choose us.

World-class service

We strive to deliver a service so good that word-of-mouth recommendations are the norm.

Personal touch

We’ll never treat you as just another contractor. Our friendly team is here to help.


We were the first company to be FCSA accredited for our umbrella, limited company and self-employment solutions.


We put contractors at the heart of everything we do and are always willing to go the extra mile.


Our umbrella portal and online accounting software give you control of your contracting career.


We tailor our approach to suit you. ‘Off the shelf’ are three words you’ll never hear at ADVANCE!

Trusted partners to the UK's leading recruitment businesses.

We strongly advise our members to only work with contractor services organisations who have earned FCSA accreditation, so we’re delighted to be able to point them in the direction of ADVANCE.

Recruitment & Employment Confederation

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