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Be aware - failure to act on tax evasion could land your recruitment agency with an unlimited fine

Published on Friday, July 28, 2017

Written by Andrew Trodden

New rules as part of the Criminal Finances Act 2017 will be coming into effect on the 30th September 2017 and are intended to make it easier for HMRC to convict organisations that are helping to facilitate tax evasion schemes. This is likely to have a heavy impact on recruitment agencies who commonly engage with self-employed freelancers and contractors and help them identify a payroll provider. Please keep reading to find out more about the new rules and the consequences they will have on the recruitment industry. Read more...

The Disclosure of Tax Avoidance Schemes (DOTAS): Q&A

Published on Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Written by Andrew Trodden

HMRC is incessantly working to identify and close down tax avoidance schemes. In 2004, a new piece of legislation was introduced called ‘The Disclosure of Tax Avoidance Schemes’ (DOTAS). The main focus of DOTAS is to crack down on tax avoidance schemes by targeting the promoters and users of them. Our latest article answers a series of questions about DOTAS and explains the responsibilities of your recruitment agency. Read more...

Preparing for the 2018 General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

Published on Thursday, July 20, 2017

Written by Andrew Trodden

The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will be coming into effect from the 25th of May 2018. The new regulations are similar to those under the Data Protection Act (DPA) and therefore, if you are presently compliant with your data handling, preparing for the GDPR should be straightforward. Our article will provide some useful information to help your recruitment agency understand the new regulations and prepare accordingly. Read more...

Are your candidates subject to Supervision, Direction or Control?

Published on Thursday, June 15, 2017

Written by Andrew Trodden

Supervision, Direction and Control (SDC) was introduced by HMRC and came into effect on the 6 April 2016. The legislation was created to reduce the number of umbrella contractors claiming tax relief on travel and subsistence expenses. Do you know if your candidates are subject to SDC and how they will be impacted? Read more...

What is the Importance of a PSL for Recruitment Agencies?

Published on Monday, June 12, 2017

Written by Andrew Trodden

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 selection of payroll providers with a proven track record in the industry. Read more...