A friend (industry accountant) who was made redundant after working for a long time with one company, has been offered a 3-month contract starting on Monday. However, she thought she would be an agency temp but the agency has now turned round and asked her for her umbrella co or ltd co details! They have also passed her details to an umbrella co they have an agreement with.
Does this sound normal nowadays? I think that as she isn't planning to contract long-term, an umbrella co. may be the way to go. Also, how does this sit with IR35?
All help, advice and any recommendations of good, reputable umbrella companies (if appropriate) gratefully received.
Thanks in advance.