Umbrella companies

MQT on 2019-03-21
Session date: 
March 21, 2019
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


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?


Answer for Umbrella companies
Umbrella companies

Umbrella companies

Answered By: 
The Mayor

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.