Main Areas of Compliance
Any contractor who has been regularly contracting recently knows the dreaded words “IR35”. Understanding the impact of IR35 is important for an Umbrella company. As it has ramifications not just for the contractor for the Umbrella and Agency.
Agency Worker Regulations (AWR)
The AWR was brought in to effect the 1st October 2011, with the intention of giving contractor the exact same work and employment conditions if they were working for the direct client (rather than through an agency). The most important part of the legislation states "If you are an 'agency worker' you have a right after 12 weeks service with a client to equal pay and equal working hours, rest breaks and holiday provisions, and the right to paid time off for ante-natal appointments, that a 'comparable' permanent employee of your client receives (full details in Appendix 2"
Offshore Employment Intermediaries Legislation
HMRC have started to investigate various scheme that attempt to avoid tax using offshore intermediaries. We purposefully work to ensure we do not or will ever engage with Offshore Employment Intermediaries.