Lawspeed introduces a series of incisive sector reports, providing recruitment agencies and umbrellas with comprehensive and practical advice on key taxation and legal issues.
The reports are designed to provide guidance for recruitment agencies – helping them to make informed decisions and to protect commercial interests. Increasingly agencies are faced with new and complex tax legislation that has a direct effect on their business operations. This includes new and existing legislation which can potentially make an agency liable for taxes in respect of the individuals it supplies who are engaged by third party PSCs and umbrella companies. As a result it is important for agencies to be aware of the relevant changes to tax legislation and how these impact on their own engagement models and relationships and importantly whether the engagement models of third parties could result in tax liabilities.
Lawspeed’s extensive knowledge of tax, employment and agency legislation, combined with a practical understanding of the recruitment industry, means that we are ideally placed to advise on both the legislative changes and the different engagement models that will act to protect agency businesses. Lawspeed also advises on the potential knock-on effects to other areas of recruitment law, such as IR35, the AWR and opt outs from the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Business Regulations 2003.
Available to purchase via the Lawspeed website, the report series includes:-
- The agency worker tax rules
- April 2016 changes to tax relief on travel and subsistence expenses
- Supervision, direction and control
Adrian, a highly experienced lawyer, founded Lawspeed in 1997. He is responsible for developing our extensive portfolio of products and services, including the widely used Lawspeed contract templates. Adrian is an expert on “recruitment law” and specialises in contracts, regulatory compliance, employment status and dispute handling. He is chair of the trade body the Association of Recruitment Consultancies, the only lawyer lead recruitment trade body in the UK. Adrian and his co-director Ravi devised Standards in Recruitment as a vehicle for helping drive up standards and compliance in the industry.
Adrian is our lead in discussions with the government over regulatory evolution. Apart from assisting with client support, Adrian’s primary role is research and development into methods of business delivery, our latest service Proterms being his most recent project. Adrian heads our IR35 lawyers team.