The number of payroll providers for the self-employed in the United Kingdom is on the rise. However, how many of these companies can you trust to provide an efficient, reliable and compliant service for your recruitment consultants and your candidates? It has never been so important for recruitment agencies to have a Preferred Supplier List (PSL) consisting of a small…
Many contractors and freelancers in the United Kingdom use umbrella companies as their preferred choice of payroll provider. However, some of your candidates will be better suited to an umbrella company than others. Here we have a look at who should use an umbrella company for their payroll.
The Apprenticeship Levy officially came into effect on the 6 April 2017. Whilst the levy itself is only 0.5% of a company’s total salary expenditure, this could potentially cost recruitment agencies thousands of pounds. Our latest blog summarises the levy and how it might impact your recruitment agency.
It is understandable that your candidates will want to maximise their take home pay. However, using an offshore intermediary could land them in serious trouble with HMRC and your recruitment agency could also be punished as a promoter of a tax avoidance scheme. Find out more about the risks of referring your candidates to offshore intermediaries.