Trade body, the Association of Employment Management Companies (AEMC) has made the decision to close its doors after seven years and move its support to trade body PRISM.
PRISM, a former key competitor of AEMC, represents and promotes its members interests including individuals who operate within the professional payment intermediaries sector.
AEMC's Director, Colin Howell stated that "AEMC was set up with the aim of lobbying government and HMRC in the members' interests but I and the rest of the board now feel the time is right to entrust that role fully to PRISM. It has been doing a fantastic job of providing the industry with a powerful voice in Westminster during what are uncertain times for employment intermediaries. It is important AEMC does not distract from the important work that PRISM is doing. PRISM is expanding and commands the respect of officials as well as its members under the careful stewardship of Crawford Temple."
He further went on to mention that "We expect PRISM to continue to grow. It has already proved itself to be a driving force in the fight to get a fair deal for the intermediaries sector on travel and subsistence changes with its Yes2T&S campaign and lobbying activity."
Crawford Temple, PRISM's CEO stated "I welcome the decision of AEMC and thank them for their support. Our sector is under attack like never before. I hope AEMC's decision to close will focus attention on PRISM and help drive forward the powerful advocacy we are striving to achieve for our members. The Government is taking thousands of pounds away from contractors as part of a radical shake-up of expenses which we must continue to fight and I am certain this will not be the last test the sector faces. We are certainly stronger together".