How Does It Work?

How does our International Umbrella Company Solution for France work?

France has the third largest economy in Europe, and as a consequence has a strong need for flexible labour which presents freelance workers with numerous contracting opportunities.
Unfortunately, high levels of social security in France can come as quite a shock to expatriates who are used to paying lower levels in their home country.

Our French payroll solution is specifically designed for UK tax residents and allows you to work in France without paying French social security. Our solution engages you as an employee through our UK umbrella company and utilises an A1 certificate in order to “second” you into France without entering you fully into the French tax system. Our compliance team ensure you satisfy all legal requirements for operating in this manner before we begin processing your pay.

Service Overview

"Ensuring compliance and excellent customer service"

Registration and ongoing compliance

  • We register you as an employee of our French umbrella solution

  • We apply for an A1 certificate in order to “second” you to your client in France

  • The A1 certificate enables you to continue to pay Class 1 UK National Insurance Contributions under PAYE deduction

  • We deduct a provision to cover French Income Tax liabilities

  • We are partnered with accountants in France to ensure full compliance and declare your earnings to Tresor Public using monthly 2494 declarations

Benefits of our Service

  • Dedicated account manager working on your behalf throughout your time with us

  • All of the security and simplicity of being an employee 

  • Full end-to-end service covering all aspects of invoicing, expenses, payroll management and tax declaration

  • Highly competitive margins

  • No long-term commitment required; ours is a fully-flexible pay-as-you-go service


Are you weighing up your options to contract overseas?
Feel free to contact us and we'll happily assist with your queries.

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