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Frequently asked questions

What’s an umbrella company?

An umbrella company is a company that acts as an employer to temporary agency contractors, allowing the contractor to work on any number of assignments for any number of different recruitment agencies at the same time. The agency contractor is employed by the umbrella company on an over-arching contract of employment, becoming an employee of the umbrella company and therefore, being entitled to all statutory employment rights.

What do I need to be able to join Originem?

When you join Originem, we’ll need certain personal details from you, to make sure we can employ and pay you. This includes your National Insurance number and bank or building society account number.

As you’ll be employed by Originem, we’ll also need your P45 (or alternatively Starter Declaration Form) from your last employer to make sure we’ve got your correct tax code. If you are put on an emergency tax code, you could end up overpaying tax.

What should I do with my P45?

Send it to us at Unit 2, Star Business Park, Congleton Road, North Rode, Macclesfield, SK11 9JA.

What should I do if I don’t have a P45?

No problem, you’ll need to fill in a Starter Declaration Form instead. Call us on 0161 713 1730 to find out more.

When will I get paid?

Your payment cycle often depends on the arrangement you make with your client or recruitment agency but is usually done on a weekly or monthly basis, this is usually on a Friday.

Do I need to arrange my own professional insurance?

Not at all. As soon as you become an Originem employee, you’re covered for £10m worth of employer’s liability and £5m of public liability insurance. In rare circumstances, our insurance policy won’t cover certain activities, so give us a call to check

Does being employed by Originem affect any future pension or statutory benefits I can claim?

No, you will be making at least the minimum National Insurance contributions to ensure that your statutory rights and pensions will not be affected.

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Call Originem: 0161 713 1730