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Agency Help & Advice
If you're a recruitment consultant looking for help and advice on IR35, Agency Worker Regulations, Key Information Documents, or simply want to learn why it's important to create a Preferred Supplier List, you can find all the support you need here.
IR35 is a piece of tax legislation introduced to target disguised employment. It uses a set of tests to find out if someone is genuinely in business on their own account or a disguised employee of the client.
Managing a large number of suppliers can be inefficient for any business, because every supplier has different processes and diverse working practices. Supporting an agency's core activity effectively requires any partner selected to provide truly great service.
The Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) protect vulnerable temporary agency workers by ensuring that they benefit from the same basic pay and employment conditions as a direct recruit or comparable employee.
Why should agencies be concerned about service provider compliance? Providers can produce counsel's opinions that say 'this scheme works' - the trouble is these opinions are often procured because HMRC does not agree.