As a temp or contract recruiter, getting compliance right isn’t just a legal requirement, it’s a critical aspect of preserving your reputation, mitigating risks, and delivering exceptional service to clients and candidates alike.

We understand that there is a never-ending number of things to keep in mind, which is why we thought it helpful to share a compliance checklist to simplify it and get you started.

1. Insurance 

Obtain professional indemnity insurance and employer’s liability insurance to protect your business.

2. Contract for Services 

These can also be called Terms of Engagement. Whichever you decide to go with ensure that it contains all the terms and legislation required.

3. Payroll Legislation 

Ensure accurate payroll processing including PAYE (Pay As You Earn) tax and all intermediary reporting. Learn more about how our payroll service can help your recruitment agency on our payroll funding page.

4. Data protection: 

Always ensure you comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for data protection and privacy when handling personal data.

5. Record keeping: 

Maintain comprehensive records of worker information including their Contract for Services and all their documentation.

6. Pensions and benefits: 

Comply with auto-enrolment pension regulations and provide eligible temporary workers with access to a workplace pension scheme. Understand and comply with the AWR, which provides additional rights for temporary agency workers.

7. IR35 compliance: 

Ensure compliance with IR35 regulations when engaging with contractors and freelancers.

8. Employ an accountant 

Specialists are crucial to point you in the right direction. An accountant can ensure that you follow the right processes and meet your tax obligations.

While it can be challenging, ensuring you have all the above points covered and establishing the right partnerships can make running your own recruitment agency a rewarding experience. At Back Office Support Services, we work with you to help you make the right business decisions.

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