More of the Same from the Spring Budget?

The Spring Budget, presented by Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt on Wednesday, March 6th, followed a familiar path. When Hunt presented his Autumn Statement in November, the key messages were…


Doing It For The Girls

We’re not shy when it comes to our advocacy of diversity, equality and inclusion. It is something that we’re incredibly proud of at Big Fish. So, as we celebrate International Women’s Day, we’re…


Big Fish enhances compliance standards with SafeRec accreditation

Big Fish is thrilled to announce that it has successfully attained SafeRec Umbrella accreditation to enhance its compliance capability and service offering. Our agency partners’ reputation and…


Navigating the Pitfalls: Protecting Yourself From Non-Compliant Umbrella Companies

In the contractor realm, compliant umbrella companies offer vital payroll services, allowing professionals to focus on their assignments. However, the industry has been blighted by companies…


Autumn Statement Dampens Umbrella Sector Expectations

Considering the amount of hype and expectation within the umbrella sector leading up to Wednesday’s Autumn Statement, there was disappointment from many after Chancellor Jeremy Hunt had delivered his…


Supporting agencies and their contractors

There aren’t many business relationships with the same level of influence on customers as an agency and an umbrella company. For agencies, contractors represent an invaluable commodity that…


Agencies. Who’s looking after the KIDs?

It’s been said many times, but KIDs are a huge responsibility. While they may not be at the top of the to-do list when placing contractors, looking after your KIDs can make your life much easier in…


People matter. It’s what we’re all about.

You won’t be surprised to hear our Big Fish family shouting from the rooftops about how people matter. Whether it’s our team, our clients or our contractors, providing support, advice and service to…


What does the government's current umbrella consultation mean for employment businesses?

Following the call for evidence in late 2021 and early 2022, the government has subsequently opened a consultation paper on proposals for regulation in the umbrella company market. According to the…


Is your Umbrella provider a true business partner?

Most suppliers will tell you they are true business partners. Available when you need them, prepared to go above and beyond, offering impartial advice that benefits you, and not them. But, when it…