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Beware of False Self-Employment

The government are closing the loophole on false self-employment, so if you’re currently working as a self-employed contractor through your own limited company, umbrella or PSC then you should be aware of the legislation changes and how they will affect you from April this year.

At 24-7 Staffing we are proud to say that have been 100% PAYE since 2016 and have always believed this is the ethical way to manage our temporary candidates pay to ensure all tax liabilities are paid and they receive the holiday pay they deserve. It is encouraging to see an increase in clients who only want to work with candidates paid through PAYE to ensure they are not found liable for the temporary workers unpaid tax and we have received various letters from large blue-chip and local SME clients to this effect in the last month.

The new legislation changes the responsibility of who decides the workers employment status, so clients are keen to ensure compliance as demonstrated in the public sector in previous years, so to safeguard their interest’s, clients are now making clear PAYE is the only 100% safe option to work with temporary workers.

If you are currently working as a PSC or Limited company contractor we would highly recommend you come and talk to us about how we can help you manage the change to PAYE and ensure a constant supply of work, receive your well-earned paid holiday rest periods, as well as avoid hefty fines for unpaid tax liabilities.

It was evident at the recent Recruitment Expo we attended in London that many recruitment businesses up and down the country have a lot of work to do in order to prepare for changes to their candidates payroll and we are delighted this does not apply to us.

Remember, while you might appear to be earning more money as a limited company contractor there are many hidden costs you should be aware of and our most popular blog ‘PAYE vs Self Employed’ explains more about this topic.

If you’d like more information on this or know someone who needs help to manage the change, then please get in touch with a member of our team today by calling 0800 7830 247.


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