A Compliant Umbrella Company Partnering With Agencies
The ever-changing legislation landscape makes it more crucial than ever for recruitment agencies to use a compliant umbrella company like Unified Payroll. Our PAYE (Pay As You Earn) umbrella payroll service means that we have the knowledge and expertise to mitigate risk while paying your candidates on time.
With Unified Payroll, recruitment agencies can rest assured that their contractors are paid compliantly with no future tax or other statutory obligations. Trust, communication, transparency and adherence to the law are fundamental to us and it is for this reason, we guarantee compliance. It is on these values that our umbrella company has FCSA (The Freelancer and Contractor Services Association) and Professional Passport accreditation.
Our FCSA and Professional Passport accredited umbrella scheme, is compliant and professional, empowering us to help our recruitment agency partners. We provide recruitment agencies with knowledge and expertise across complex legislation surrounding the temporary employment market while serving our contractors with unbiased, fair and honest advice.
Our aim is not just to provide a compliant umbrella company to agency workers but to partner with recruitment agencies collaboratively by working together to improve service and efficiencies between businesses. Our mutual process also benefits end clients so that they can feel safe and secure.
How We Ensure We Are a Compliant Umbrella Company?
We are a compliant umbrella company because we:
- Train all our staff (most of our team are CIPP qualified),
- Partner with the best employment lawyers,
- Implement the FCSA and Professional Passport code of compliance to the letter,
- Understand the temporary employment market and follow best practice,
- Use the industry-leading Merit Umbrella Software,
- Consult with tax experts, institutions and other industry professionals.
Unified Payroll guarantees to always:
- Request proof of identity and carry out essential right to work status checks when we enrol a candidate.
- Pay at least the national minimum wage to employees.
- Insist on proof of receipts to verify expenses.
- Regularly monitor AWR (Agency Workers Regulations).
With our FCSA and Professional Passport accreditations, Unified Payroll guarantee an expert payroll service that recruitment agencies can use with confidence. Using our compliant umbrella company saves you time and money, allowing you to concentrate on placing candidates while we handle contractor payroll.
Dealing With IR35 Risk
IR35 significantly impacts contractors who were previously paid through their PSC (Personal Service Companies) or limited companies. With the pending IR35 changes, candidates will need to consider if the job role/assignment they are about to take is inside or outside IR35. Contractors working inside IR35 need to be paid with all HMRC deductions made at source.
Although IR35 will be the responsibility of the end client, it is equally important that recruitment businesses consider the implications of an assignment, so contractors get paid accurately through PAYE or PSC.
As a tax compliant umbrella company, we have expertise on IR35 so no matter the query, our team will answer all of your IR35 questions. We take away IR35 risk by offering a payroll solution that ensures your contractors are correctly paid through our PAYE scheme.
If you have any questions about referring candidates to us, HMRC guidelines, IR35 or AWR legislation, you can contact our expert sales team.
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