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What is an overarching employment contract?

An overarching employment contract is used by Umbrella Companies. As a contractor, you are required to agree to the terms and conditions before starting your first assignment.

Your contract of employment is drawn up on the basis that you become a permanent employee and expect to be working for the Umbrella Company on a number of contracts/assignments.

Your permanent workplace will normally be your home which you will use as a base to complete your paperwork, search for new contracts, and travel to the various temporary workplaces that you need to attend to fulfill your contract. You are able to claim business travel (mileage, subsistence & accommodation) from home to your temporary workplace.

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