Consultation on how agencies work with umbrella companies
The name of the current consultation ‘Tackling non-compliance in the umbrella company market’ suggests that the subject is the regulation of umbrella companies. However, the proposals, if adopted, will directly impact the operations of recruitment supply businesses. Do recruitment businesses want more rules and risks?
If you like the idea of
- penalties for failing to undertake due diligence (what is that?) before and during engagement of an umbrella company
- being required to accept liability for the umbrella’s tax debt
- having to take direct responsibility for your umbrella workers tax
then you need not be concerned. Otherwise, have your say and come to our seminar on 27th July.
Lawspeed is holding a seminar in Central London on 27th July 2023 covering this consultation, with representatives from Department of Business and Trade (DBT) and HMRC/HM Treasury speaking
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.