Your legal working status will need to be reflective of the nature of the contract/assignment and “contracting/payment vehicle” to ensure that you are adhering to the appropriate taxation and legislatory requirements. Change will inform you of the working requirements of each assignment. However, we will never advise you on legal status – you should always take advice from a professional advisor if you are in doubt. An umbrella company acts as your employer, and you will work through a contract of employment with that umbrella company. Rather than Change paying you directly, Change will pay the umbrella company, who in turn, will then pay you. Dependent on the nature of the work, you may be eligible to reclaim certain expenses applicable to your contract (as advised by the umbrella company) that will reduce your tax obligation.