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You are responsible for ensuring that the contractors using your recruitment agency are operating in full compliance with HMRC regulations. How do you feel about that, we wonder?
This isn’t a hypothetical situation, because as the law currently stands you could be financially liable if one of your contractors has underpaid their Tax or NICs. HM Revenue & Customs even have the power to force you to disclose details of all the contractors on your books, finding yourself in such a situation is unlikely to endear you to existing clients or to impress prospective ones.
But it doesn’t have to be that way; there is a simple solution to your dilemma. By putting your contractors under contract with Crystal Umbrella, this scenario can be avoided entirely. We operate a 100% compliant PAYE payment solution and even better, all employment liability lies with us, so basically the buck stops right here, with Crystal.
Crystal Umbrella, which is currently the UK's No 1 PAYE umbrella company, as voted for by contractors themselves at freelancesupermarket.com, was established in 2008, to take over the pioneering and industry leading work initiated by our predecessor No Longer Limited (incorporated in 2001). Two forward thinking entrepreneurs, had the foresight and determination to create an organisation that removed the day to day legislative nightmare of employing and paying contractors & freelancers.
Since its formation, Crystal Umbrella has gone from strength to strength. Now employing over 45 staff at our head office in the picturesque town of Hertford and working with some of the most respected agencies and clients in the UK, we have supplied compliant, prudent and profitable employment management services to some 15,000 contractor employees.
It goes without saying that we wouldn’t be where we are today if it wasn’t for the fantastic relationships we’ve developed with recruitment agencies, recruiters and, of course, our hard-working and loyal contractor employees. The primary aim of our award winning service, is not only to provide you with an unparalleled level of support, but also to make the administration of your contracts as hassle-free and transparent as possible.
Not only do we offer our contractors an indispensable array of benefits, we also offer agencies a comprehensive solution to make the whole process just that little bit easier.
These are just a small sample of the key benefits we are able to offer. Every agency is slightly different and will therefore receive a service tailored to meet their own specific requirements.
Crystal Umbrella is a member of PRISM, an organisation that was formed to provide a unified voice and a comprehensive set of standards for the umbrella industry. Their aim is to promote the important role the sector plays in supporting the flexible workers market; the fastest growing area of worker engagement.