The quickest way to start Contracting is to use an Umbrella Company. An Umbrella Company is a company structure that you can step into while you Contract. Umbrella companies are usually managed by an accountancy firm (in this case Contracting PLUS). The Umbrella Company is already VAT registered and insured. This offers you an easy- to-use and cost-effective solution to start contracting. There are no set-up or close-down costs. With Contracting PLUS you can be registered into the Umbrella Company within a matter of hours. Umbrella Companies offer a simple, hassle-free option for those who want or need to start working as Contractor immediately.