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Compliance matters

Promoting best practice

In our industry, a strong focus on compliance is essential, both for us and our contractors' peace of mind. That's why we're advised by industry leaders Eversheds and BDO on all aspects of our business models. 

What does compliance mean to PayStream?

Accreditations and memberships

APSCo Trusted Partner

Our partnership with the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) provides a powerful and unified voice for the professional recruitment market, as a guarantee of excellence, best practice, quality, integrity and expertise.

Customer Service Excellence

We pride ourselves on going the extra mile with our customer service - and our independently verified accreditation in customer service through 'Customer Service Excellence' helps us to maintain the highest standards at all times. We have ongoing external audits to ensure our customer service is continually reviewed and improved, for you our valued customers.


We are proud to be an ACCA Approved Employer under the Professional Development Stream. This is a recognition of the high standards of continued support and development we offer to our ACCA members.

Great Place To Work

We were granted a 'Great Place To Work' certification after meeting their high standards of workplace culture and employee satisfaction. This certification was granted based on the results of an extensive employee survey assessing various aspects of the workplace including fairness, leadership and teamwork.

Investors in People

Our people make us who we are. We support their continuous professional development in order to keep providing the best service we can, having received the gold standard accreditation by Investors in People.


We are proud to be a practising member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accounts (CIMA), the world's largest professional body of management accountants.


We are proud to be an FCSA accredited member, which is recognised industry wide. This accreditation is given to umbrella employers, contractor accountants and CIS payroll providers who can demonstrate full compliance with FCSA standards.

Cyber Essentials

We take cyber-security seriously – we’ve invested almost £1m in cyber-security achieving the highly commended Cyber Essentials PLUS certification.


Our ISO 27001 Information Security Management certification is an internationally recognised standard, achieved after an external audit process. This Certification confirms our commitment to managing information security risk, with robust security controls and processes embedded throughout the organisation. We demand the highest standards of quality and compliance both internally and with any third parties we work with. 

Award Winners

The Contracting Awards

Voted for by a panel of independent judges, these awards recognise the top contractor suppliers in the UK, praising recipients on their contribution to the fields of accountancy, tax and umbrella services. PayStream were named Best Umbrella Company (over 1,500 clients) in 2023, 2022 & 2020, Best Contractor Accountancy (over 2,500 clients) in 2023, 2020 & 2019, and Best Contractor Innovation (for IR35 Comply) in 2020.

Talent International Supplier Awards

In 2019, PayStream were named Best Accountancy Firm. Voted for by consultants where they gave us marks out of 10 on 5 different areas which were all related to service delivery. The supplier with the highest overall average score was crowned the winner.



Contractor UK Reader Awards

The CUK Reader Awards are voted for by contractors themselves. It is an extremely well-respected title for any company to win, being up against stiff competition from many other service providers. PayStream were named Best Umbrella Company in 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018. These awards were replaced by The Contracting Awards in 2019.

Meet the Legal Team 

Meet our experienced Legal team, the experts that drive PayStream to focus on compliance. Our decades worth of experience in all things legal means we're always up-to-date with the latest changes within the recruitment sector.

Meet the team

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