Industry Organsations

Whichever payroll provider (contractor accountant or umbrella company) or contactor financial services provider you use – you must ensure they’re compliant with HMRC rules and regulations.

This directory consists of industry bodies that are dedicated to ensuring the supply chain of temporary workers (contractors, freelancer and service providers) is compliant and ethical.

We thoroughly recommend you do your own research and carry out your own due diligence. Please read our disclaimer below.

The Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA)

The Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA) is a membership body that is dedicated to ensuring the supply chain of temporary workers in the UK is compliant and ethical. To achieve FCSA accreditation, accountants and payroll providers must undergo a series of assessments and audits, and must prove their business operates in accordance with the FCSA’s strict Codes of Compliance.

Website: www.fcsa.org.uk

The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE)

The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) is a membership body that represents to the interests of self-employed workers in the UK. By joining IPSE, you will be able to benefit from £5,000 life assurance, access to a dedicated Contract and Legal helpline, special offers from approved suppliers, contract templates, IPSE rewards, invaluable advice from specialists, and more! IPSE is fighting in the best interests of contractors and freelancers, and we recommend you check them out for yourself.

Website: www.ipse.co.uk

The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo)

Founded in 1999, the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) is a “membership body dedicated to representing excellence in the professional recruitment industry”. With offices around the glove, APSCo work tirelessly to ensure the recruitment industry operates compliantly and candidates are given a top-quality and compliant experience.

Website: www.apsco.org

Professional Passport

Professional Passport is “the largest independent assessor of payment intermediary compliance”. They offer a variety of standards for a wide range of service offerings, including umbrella, professional employment, accountancy services and construction. Professional Passport offer an insurance backed accreditation.

Website: www.professionalpassport.com

Disclaimer

We’re here to try and help as many contractors as possible make informed decisions about their payroll. We cannot stress this enough – please only use a compliant umbrella company, accountant or payroll provider.

Our disclaimer is available here. Please give it a read.

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