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Agencies & Compliance

Agency Preferred Umbrella Company

Industry Leading Compliance Meets First-Class Customer Service

Choice offers the support required to ensure contractors make the right decisions related to legislative changes; freeing up your time to do what you do best.

We understand that it's not always easy to establish what your best options are and we have the knowledge, history, and experience to help you choose the best direction for you. Our options ensure you maximise take-home pay, stay compliant, and meet all statutory changes.

When you refer contractors to Choice, our welcome team will ensure they get the best possible advice. They will explain the options available and how they specifically are suited to the individuals circumstances. We have a solution for any situation, and we always ensure compliant and professional advice.

The Safe Way To Do Business

There are hundreds of thousands of contractors moving from limited companies to an umbrella company. This is mainly due to recent changes in legislation and because of the additional protections an umbrella offers both the contractor and agency.

A good umbrella offers contractors hassle-free working, and its agency partners hassle-free contractors. They sit between the two ensuring a relationship that is seamless and worry-free. A reputable umbrella understands the importance of building long-term partnerships that benefit both the agency and contractor alike.

We understand how complex it can be to manage contractors given the various industries, countries, and legislation. Select have invested both time and money in delivering a robust range of options that cater for both parties needs; ensuring maximum compliance with a first-class level of service.

Dedicated Management Consultant

Each agency and contractor is assigned a Relationship Manager. Their role is to understand both agency and contractor requirements to ensure a smooth partnership for all. Should you have any questions or need assistance along the way: your Management Consultant is your one-stop personal assistant.

Free Back-Office Agency Support

As an agency, you don't need the headache of dealing with day-to-day contractor issues; not when we're here to do that for you helping your contractors to navigate employment issues, taxation, payroll, and expenses. You can lean on our back-office support to ensure a smooth contractor relationship.

Payroll Management

Everything to do with payroll is taken care of. As an agency, you still get all your fees whilst we take care of payroll. We manage all deductions and NI, leaving you to concentrate on recruiting. We also guarantee same-day payments, so as soon as we get the money, so do the contractors.

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Main Areas Of Compliance


Any contractor that has been regularly contracting knows the dreaded term “IR35”. Understanding the impact of IR35 is important for an Umbrella company as it has ramifications not just for the contractor, but for the Umbrella and Agency too.

Agency Worker Regulations (AWR)

The AWR was brought in to effect on the 1st October 2011 with the intention of giving contractors the same work and employment conditions as if they were working for the direct client (rather than through an agency). The most important part of the legislation states "If you are an 'agency worker' you have a right after 12 weeks service with a client to equal pay and equal working hours, rest breaks and holiday provisions, and the right to paid time off for ante-natal appointments, that a 'comparable' permanent employee of your client receives (full details in Appendix 2".

Offshore Employment Intermediaries Legislation

HMRC have started to investigate various scheme that attempt to avoid tax using offshore intermediaries. We purposefully work to ensure we do not and will not ever engage with Offshore Employment Intermediaries.

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