Umbrella companies

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 22nd May 2019.

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Photo of Andrew Dismore Andrew Dismore Labour

So-called “umbrella companies” are used by some firms to manage payroll functions. How many umbrella companies are a) currently in use by any Greater London Authority family organisation, or any contractor of the GLA family, and b) how many have been used in each year back to 2015/16?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

As a matter of policy, the GLA and its functional bodies do not directly engage individuals paid through umbrella companies. The GLA and its functional bodies are aware that employment agencies which supply temporary staff pay some staff through umbrella companies but that is a matter for those employment agencies and the agency staff they engage. Similarly, the GLA’s and its functional bodies’ contractors operate their own policies which are a matter for those contractors.