AWR was introduced in 2011 and applies to “workers with a contract of employment or employment relationship with a temporary work agency who are assigned to user undertakings to work temporarily under their supervision and direction.” AWR gives agency workers the right to the same basic working and employment conditions they would receive if they were engaged directly by an end […]
The first task for any contractor is to decide upon the best business structure to work under, either limited company or umbrella company. Limited company Contracting under your own limited company means that you will oversee your accounts, your salary and your taxes. You will need to establish your limited company and open a bank account. As the limited company […]
If you are a contractor working through an intermediary, such as a partnership or limited company (also known as a Personal Service Company “PSC”), you need to be aware of IR35. What is IR35? IR35 legislation was introduced on 6th April 2000 and applies to contractors who are working for a client through an intermediary. The legislation is intended to […]
The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Business Regulations 2003 is intended to regulate the private recruitment industry and protect ‘work-seekers’. Key points include: An employment agency/business cannot: Charge a fee to a work-seeker to find them work.Withhold payments or wages due to temporary work-seekers.Supply a temporary worker to replace someone taking part in industrial action at the hiring company.Make unlawful […]
We have put this document together to provide contractors with the key information they need. From choosing whether to set up as Limited Company or Umbrella Company, calculating taxes and net pay to finding out about the latest regulations affecting contractors, including IR35, AWR, and more, we have it covered. Gov.uk – explanation of how the Government views contracting Contractor […]
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