Our professional body The Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) has issued a warning to businesses concerning advice being offered by unscrupulous umbrella companies. The new IR35 rules have already been introduced into the public sector and then and now there has been an upsurge in umbrella companies offering advice. Some are offering advice around maintaining the earnings levels of contractors whilst keeping employer liability charges low.
CIPP has received reports that these umbrella businesses are suggesting that contractors could be paid partially via payroll to satisfy the new laws, and partially via a loan scheme or travel and subsistence schemes.
The CIPP advice is that if this sounds too good to be true it probably is and urges businesses to take legal advice.
If you have any concerns over the new IR35 and Off-Payroll Rules, please talk to our payroll experts. We are appropriately trained to ensure that our clients are aware of the new rules and their payroll processing will be compliant with them. Please contact our expert team of payroll professionals at our Birmingham office serving Lichfield, the Midlands and clients across the UK.
Our outsourced payroll service provides you with a complete solution, including things like DBS Checks.
We’ve made applying for a DBS check with Payroll Masters even easier. We’ve created a short video on our DBS Checks page, that takes you through the payment and application process step by step. The animated screen shots show you exactly where you need to click, and the narration explains what you need to do.
No employer wants to get a compliant from a client or a co-worker about one of their employees. A DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service check) is one aspect of the recruitment process that can give you some peace-of-mind. A DBS check checks the criminal convictions and cautions record of someone being recruiting into a role. If you are recruiting someone to work with children or vulnerable adults, you must get a DBS check done.
We recommend DBS checks are carried out every time you employ a new person, but don’t forget existing employees. Their record could have changed, and you may not be aware of this. For existing employees, we recommend re-doing their DBS check every year, but every three years as a minimum. Go to DBS Checks or contact our payroll experts, we operate across the UK with offices in Tamworth and Birmingham.