As a supply agency, have you switched, or are you considering switching, from supplying personal service company (PSC) contractors because of IR35 or client requirements? If so, come to our seminar on 24th January 2023 to gain insight. Switch to your own payroll (PAYE) or work with umbrella companies (also offering PAYE payroll), or adopt both. Either way there are regulations to be considered and workers will probably gain rights not available under the PSC model. Insight will help you decide.
Putting aside operating your own payroll, which can always be outsourced, there are key compliance requirements which businesses should be aware of. None of these are complicated but may at first glance appear to be daunting. Whilst it is important to follow the requirements under the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations and the Agency Workers Regulations, the reality is that the alternate regime and related processes can easily be accommodated.
PAYE temps will usually have worker status giving rise to various statutory rights such as under the Working Time Regulations (in particular, with respect to holiday pay), and other potential employment rights depending on the contract used. But these key compliance requirements are manageable. With good knowledge, access to information, compliant documentation and the right support, there is nothing to be fearful of, save change itself. With careful adjustment, margins can remain as before and a new process can replace the old, whilst disposing of the difficulties and consequent risks and liabilities that now exist due to the current IR35 regime, albeit the small business regime for PSCs still remains largely risk free.
Come and listen to the pros and cons and prepare to be surprised at how straightforward it all is. Reserve your place on the 24th January 2023. This seminar ‘Agency worker supply, the rules and risks’ will explain it all. Click here to book your place.
Theresa Mimnagh, Director at the recruitment and employment law specialist Lawspeed.
Lawspeed group corporate clients benefit from immediate up to date advice on staff engagement and related regulation; employment law, settlement terms and tribunal representation; employment status; client, IR35, PAYE, and umbrella contract templates; contract review/negotiation; self-employment and CIS contract templates; trade membership and government representation; audit and accreditation services and a state-of-the-art digital contract management platform.
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.