At PayStream we have always welcomed new initiatives seeking to separate the compliant providers from the non-compliant ones. So, when we heard that APSCo were revisiting their affiliate partnership program and introducing a new Trusted Partner status, we were obviously keen to be part of it.
At PayStream, we have roughly 20 team members working within our payroll department, from trainees right up to well established and experienced Payroll Seniors. To mark National Payroll Week 2020, we asked our Payroll Manager a series of questions to understand the huge impact their work does for not only our contractors but the agencies we partner with.
As the world starts to adjust to what the ‘new normal’ will look like, our sector is no different. The Government is keen to get the economy restarted and we all know how important the flexible workforce is in rebuilding a strong economy. They have already announced their plans to bring furlough to a close as they are keen to get the economy restarted.
When the Government introduced the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) the country breathed a sigh of relief. However it was short lived for our umbrella employees because once we had all digested the guidance, it was clear that the Government hadn’t fully considered the way in which an umbrella employee works, and more specifically how the definition of regular salary should be interpreted for such an employee.