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One of the UK's brightest independent providers of services for Contractors and Recruiters


A no-nonsense approach to helping

Contractors and Recruiters

Say ‘Hello!’ to the Bright Sky

Family of Services:

Our ethos is simple: We provide great value

to our contractors, ensuring that they are

paid correctly on time, every time.

Bright Sky Umbrella Ltd was founded in 2015 by Adam Connell,

Managing Director.

After spending 5 years within the umbrella industry, Adam realised

certain service and operational feedback from recruitment agencies

and contractors was not being taken on board. Changes which would

help strengthen these relationships were not actioned. Therefore he

set up Bright Sky Umbrella to give him the freedom to implement

these changes, ensuring that all aspects were as simple and stress

free as possible for all involved. The initial services offered were

umbrella and CIS.

Bright Sky Umbrella rebranding to Bright Sky Contracting (“Bright

Sky”), offering a range of services for the ever changing contractor


Along with the growing team within Bright Sky’s Head Office in

Liverpool, the addition of a non-executive Legal Associate gives

Bright Sky the benefit of a specialist, with Legal, Compliance and HR

allowing them to stay at the forefront of legislation changes.

This gives our clients piece of mind that our processes and service is

robust and within the legislated guidelines.


Website: www.brightskycontracting.co.uk

Facebook: www.facebook.com/bscontracting

Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/company/bright-sky-contracting




Due to changes in legislation coming into effect as of 6 April 2016 contractors

working through an intermediary will be unable to claim tax relief on travel and

subsistence (“T&S”) if they are caught by supervision, direction and control (“SDC”).

The legislation states all contractors will be caught by SDC as of 6 April 2016

unless they can prove otherwise.

Due to the salary sacrifice section within the legislation, weekly expenses can no

longer be claimed. However if there are expenses outside of T&S (excluding

mileage), tax relief can be claimed at the yearend.

What is it?

An umbrella company employs professional contractors who carry out assignments

for recruitment agencies and / or end-clients.

What are the benefits?

You will receive full employment rights under PAYE. Bright Sky makes your Pay As

You Earn (“PAYE”) and National Insurance (“NI”) deductions for you. Due to legislation

Bright Sky’s PAYE umbrella service is the simplest solution for most contractors, as

you are unable to claim expenses there will be paperwork required and with no

unexpected tax bills you have the flexibility of contracting with the security of being

employed, so you still have access to a state pension, statutory sick pay, holiday pay

and maternity / paternity pay.

How does it work?

You will register as an employee under our umbrella, Bright Sky will receive your

hours each week from your agency, deduct the taxes and forward the net pay direct

to your bank account.

Bright Sky will text you your pay amount so you know what funds you will be

receiving and will ensure you receive a weekly payslip showing all the relevant




In April 2014 HM Revenue & Customs (“HMRC”) introduced legislation to

prevent individuals categorising themselves as self-employed with the help

of an intermediary when they are, in reality, contracted employees.

Bright Sky ensure that the correct compliance checks are completed to offer

CIS as an option, only to those genuinely self-employed. Find out more

about the legislation here.

What is CIS?

CIS is the Construction Industry Scheme introduced by HMRC which sets out

the rules for how payments to you, working in the construction industry, must

be handled.

What does this mean for me?

If you are genuinely self-employed Bright Sky can invoice your agency

and/or clients for the work you have done, deduct the correct level of CIS

and pass this onto HMRC and then pass the net pay on to you.

How do I know if I am genuinely


Our compliance team will complete an IR56 review with you in order to

review your working practices. This considers direction, control and

supervision on the assignment.

What are the benefits?

You will also benefit from our insurances which are in place to cover us and

our subcontractors. We also take care of the invoicing and payments to

HMRC so that you can spend your time doing what you do best and giving

you one less thing to think about.

If you’re ready to start self-employed work in the construction industry, then

Bright Sky’s CIS service is for you.

Our reputation is

something to shout


At Bright Sky our focus is on providing excellent client service,

but it is always nice to have our efforts recognised…

“All the staff at Brightsky are so helpful and each individual excels in Customer

Service. They keep our candidates well informed and deal with any issues very

efficiently. A great payroll company to use. A real pleasure to work with!”

Charley, Recruitment Consultant, Fresh Construction

“I have used my current Umbrella provider for a number of years, but it became

apparent that the service was not the best. Communication was not great, and

any issues I had were not addressed in a timely manner. I called Bright Sky,

discussed my options, and signed up for their ‘Umbrella Mileage’ service. I’m not

exaggerating when I say they are a dream come true!”

J Fields, Limited Company, Liverpool

“I just wanted to take some time out to thank the team at Bright Sky for making

the switch to their accountancy service so quick and pain-free. It couldn’t have

been any easier! The service they offer is pro-active, meaning I haven’t had to

chase them for updates. I really feel like my business is in a ’Safe pair of hands’!”

T Warward, Business Owner, Liverpool

Speak to one of our team for further information on

the services we offer. We’d love to hear from you!


T: 0151 433 7333 | E: info@brightskyumbrella.co.uk

Bright Sky Contracting Ltd, Vanilla Factory,

39 Fleet Street, Liverpool L1 4AR


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