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Your Complete Guide to the UK’s Most Disruptive Change in Tax Law for UK Employers & Contractors
In essence, HMRC are planning to make changes to the UK tax rules in the private sector, specifically for off-payroll working (self-employed contractors), in the hope of minimising tax avoidance from ‘disguised employees’ working as independent contractors.
Currently, in the private sector, contractors determine their own IR35 status via their accountants or through independent worker status tests, however, the planned changes (which could be implemented as early as April 2019) will ultimately shift the liability to determine IR35 status from the contractors to the end user.
Fundamentally, end users will be liable for any penalties or unpaid tax of their contractors if HMRC find that they have falsely labelled their contractors as outside of IR35, which sparks the fear that end users (to avoid risk) will gradually stop using contractors in the private sector.
The guide includes:

  • An introduction to IR35 in the private sector
  • What is IR35?
  • When do IR35 reforms come in for the private sector?
  • Case Study: Christa Ackroyd vs HMRC
  • Determining IR35 status
  • Using HMRC’s CEST Tool (Check Employment Status for Tax)
  • Summary
  • How can you manage IR35 reform?

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Labour Compliance Get-Out-Of-Jail Free Card: The Ultimate Guide for Large Companies that use Agency/Contract Workers
Within the last decade, the UK has seen a major crackdown on labour compliance, illegal working practices and fraud in labour supply chains. Specifically, modern slavery has been a significant issue for workers in almost every business industry, with the Home Office predicting there may be as many as 13,000+ victims of modern slavery in the UK.
These underlying issues have been continuously addressed by the UK government and HMRC, with recent legislations (the Modern Slavery Act 2015) and regular updates of existing legislations (IR35, National Minimum and National Living Wages) being implemented to tackle these issues.
As a result, UK businesses regardless of their size, are being urged by HMRC to undertake checks to ensure complete compliance, stop modern slavery and create a level playing field for all businesses.
The guide includes:

  • HMRC’s third-party labour supplier due diligence checklist
  • Exclusive step-by-step guide to auditing your own third-party labour suppliers
  • Information on Datum RPO’s comprehensive auditing service

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Labour Compliance Get_Out_Of_Jail_Free_Card
Top 100 Underpaying Employers: A Comprehensive Datum RPO Report
On 6th July 2018, the government released a list of the UK’s ‘worst-paying’ companies throughout 2018. The original list, which included 239 employers throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, was created and published on the national government website to act as a public ‘name and shame’ list.
To put things into perspective, a total of 22,400 workers were identified as being underpaid by a total of £1.44m. The back-pay identified by HMRC was for more workers than in any previous single naming list, and has generated record fines of £1.97m.
So, building on the original list, Datum RPO have developed a detailed report listing the top 100 underpaying employers, with additional information including industry, location, etc.
The guide includes:

  • The UK’s top 100 underpaying employers
  • An analysis on the employers based on industry
  • An analysis on the employers based on UK location

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Top 100 Underpaying UK Employers
Your Complete Guide to Reducing Agency Labour Spend
Following an analysis of hundreds of thousands of invoices, Datum RPO found that almost 100% of the companies analysed did not fully understand how much they were spending on contingent labour.
Having full visibility and control when managing a large workforce can lead to huge cost savings (in some cases, up to 12% of your recruitment spend), a simplified process and efficient investment and growth opportunities.
In our latest guide, we discuss the importance of having full visibility and control when managing a large workforce, how it may benefit your bottom line and how Datum RPO can help.
The guide includes:

  • Introduction to managing a large workforce
  • Visibility & Control in perspective
  • How greater visibility can improve the bottom line
  • Visibility & Control scenario
  • How Datum RPO can help

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Reducing Agency Labour Spend
Managing Contingent Workers in the Modern Economy: Why do only 17% of UK companies have policies to support ‘non-traditional’ labour?
As the demand for more flexible work rises, so does the use of ‘non-traditional’ labour. It is becoming increasingly difficult for employers to manage their contigent workforce due to the legal complexity and risk.
In our latest guide, we discuss the importance of managing a temporary workforce, what obstacles employers may face and how best to mitigate the risks involved.
Additional reference is made to Matthew Taylor’s ‘Review of Modern Working Practices’ and HMRC’s Labour Compliance Checklist.
The guide includes:

  • Introduction to the modern economy
  • Potential risks of relying on non-traditional labour
  • IR35 in the private sector
  • The government’s strategy to ease the management of contingent workers
  • HMRC’s proposed labour compliance checklist
  • How Datum RPO can help

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Managing Contingent Workers in the Modern Economy
Brand Protection for Employers using Recruitment Agencies: Ensuring brand guidelines are met when using various recruitment agencies
For any organisation, protecting and developing your brand is essential to the health and growth of your business. Your brand or identity forms the foundation of how your organisation is perceived, both internally by employees, and externally by partners and customers.
Getting your brand ‘right’ and maintaining should never be underestimated as it effects every aspect of an organisation from quality, services, sales to attracting top talent.
When using multiple recruitment agences, it becomes extremely difficult to ensure that they are promoting your brand in the correct manner, causing risk of a diluted brand.
The guide includes:

  • Why is branding important?
  • Importance of a ‘Strategic Positioning Framework’
  • Third-party brand management
  • Creating a structured candidate attraction plan
  • Appointing a RPO specialist

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Brand Protection for Employers using Recruitment Agencies
Your Essential RPO Savings Report: A detailed report looking at RPO cost savings of four leading organisations, including a ‘Cost Savings Calculator’
In our latest report, we gathered data from four leading organisations across a 12-month period, together with an accumulative recruitment spend of £21,530,920.
The report identifies the specific areas where recruitment costs were significantly reduced using RPO, and also included a free ‘Cost Savings Calculator’, which can be used to estimate the cost savings of your business using RPO.
The guide includes:

  • An analysis of agency margins and pay rate variance
  • Various cost saving projections
  • An overall cost savings analysis
  • A free ‘Cost Savings Calculator’

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Your Essential RPO Savings Report & Analysis
GDPR Answered: 10 Example Situations
With GDPR rapidly approaching its implementation date, many UK businesses are still unsure on the process changes that it’ll bring with it.
In our latest guide, we unveil 10 unanswered questions on the process changes required for GDPR, including a recommended action point for each question.
Some example questions include: ‘how long can I store personal data for and where can I store it?’ and ‘can we still keep our current consumer data and contact them as per usual?’.
The guide includes:

  • An in-depth look at 10 GDPR business situations
  • A recommended solution for each question
  • Up-to-date statistics and latest information on GDPR and the ePrivacy directive

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GDPR Answered: 10 Example Situations
Critical Legislation To Impact Employers in 2018: An overview of some of the most impactful changes to legislation for UK businesses in 2018
What major legislative changes effecting employers can we expect in 2018? How might they impact on UK businesses?
Datum RPO explore some key employment changes in 2018 that may require significant operational adjustments as a result.
We have provided an overview of the following key changes for 2018, including key information, an operational date and how best to prepare.
The guide includes:

  • Gender pay gap – first reports
  • Termination payments – taxation
  • Restriction of employment allowance – illegal workers
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • How can Datum RPO help?

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Business Critical Legislative Changes for UK Businesses in 2018
The latest corporate law to tackle UK tax evasion: how an individuals’ actions can now leave your business in unlimited debt
Tax avoidance and evasion has been increasingly problematic in the UK, and remains a political ‘hot topic’ which has yet to be fully addressed by the Government.
As of 30th September 2017, a new law will be implemented as a direct result of the growing, high-profile tax scandals in the UK.
This guide will offer further information on the new law, the process it follows and what this could mean for companies using temporary labour providers.
The guide includes:

  • What is ‘the failure to prevent tax evasion’?
  • An overview of the offence
  • An example in a temporary labour provider perspective
  • What procedures need to be put in place to prevent tax evasion?
  • How can Datum RPO help?

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The Most Recent Corporate Law to Tackle UK Tax Evasion
Employers GDPR planning and preparation guide: Including 10 step action plan
The need to protect personal data has been a major priority under UK governments for decades, specifically underlined by the adoption of the Data Protection Act 1998, the UK law that currently governs how data is looked after by both private and public organisations.
However, almost 20 years to the day after it was conceived, the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) is due to be replaced by current data protection laws in line with the rules set out in the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
The guide includes:

  • Introduction to GDPR and why it is needed
  • New obligations for organisations following GDPR
  • 10 step action plan for GDPR preparation

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Employers GDPR Planning and Preparation Guidance
HMRC labour compliance checklist: advice on due diligence and avoiding fines
Within the last decade, the UK has seen a major crackdown on labour compliance, illegal working practices and fraud in labour supply chains.
Specifically, modern slavery has been a significant issue for workers in almost every business industry, with the Home Office predicting there may be as many as 13,000 victims of modern slavery in the UK.
Datum RPO has produced a guide that will include information on how best to implement labour checks, what areas to check and the penalties for non-compliance.
The guide includes:

  • Undertaking checks and what to check
  • 4 key areas of focus
  • How Datum RPO comply with these requirements
  • A free supplier audit

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HMRC Labour and Due Dilligence Compliance Checklist
The latest government initiative revolutionising UK procurement: The Reporting on Payment Practices and Performance Regulations
In an attempt to combat the issue of overdue payments to and from suppliers in the UK, the government has introduced ‘The Reporting on Payment Practices and Performance Regulations 2017’.
The following guide will provide an overview of the new scheme, with everything you’ll need to know on how to comply, including: which businesses need to report, how to report, where to report and more.
The guide includes:

  • What is the Reporting on Payment Practices and Performance Regulation?
  • How is this beneficial to UK procurement?
  • Which organisations need to report?
  • What information needs to be in the report?
  • Where does the report need to be published, and how often?

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The Latest Government Initiative Revolutionising UK Procurement
Are your agency workers compliant? Including key stats from previous Datum RPO client audits
In the UK, around 81% of businesses recruit their employees through the use of recruitment agencies. The same report found that 59% of those companies did not have a process in place to evaluate agency performance, leaving the end client vulnerable to risk of non-compliance through their un-regulated agency workers.
Datum RPO has created a guide that will explore some of the legal issues associated with managing a large temporary workforce, and how regular agency audits can ultimately prevent significant legal fines and a damaged brand reputation.
The guide includes:

  • 4 compliance issues as reported through previous client audits
  • Key industry facts and statistics
  • How Datum RPO can prevent these issues

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Are Your Agency Workers Compliant?
Outsourcing temporary recruitment: including an ‘Annual Savings Calculator’
RPO, or Recruitment Process Outsourcing, makes your recruitment more efficient, cost effective, and helps you reduce the time you spend managing your current agencies.
Organisations using an efficient RPO provider benefit from both direct and in-direct cost-savings, accumulated by various management, legal and performance factors.
This guide explores 6 key benefits of using a RPO provider, with an additional ‘RPO Savings Calculator’ to work out how much your business can save.
The guide includes:

  • 6 key benefits of using an RPO provider
  • An ‘Annual Savings Calculator’
  • A comparison of profits and savings using an RPO provider

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Outsourcing Contingent Recruitment: The Benefits
The National Minimum, National Living & Living Wages: Changes and Future Predictions
In April 2017, the UK expects to see yet another increase in minimum pay for employees, amidst economical changes and an attempt to reinstate a higher quality of life for residents of the UK.
We have provided an overview of two National wages and a foundation wage with; key points, pay-rates, penalties and exemptions. Using industry trends, we also provide a forecast of predicted wages up to 2020.
The guide includes:

  • An overview of the National Minimum, National Living and Living Wages
  • 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 pay-rates
  • Key points, penalties and exemptions
  • Forecast tables for each of the wages, with expected pay-rates up to 2020
  • How Datum RPO can help

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The National Minimum and National Living Wages
Complying with the Apprenticeship Levy in Accordance with HMRC
In an attempt to expand the total number of apprentices in England to three million by 2020, the Government has implemented an apprenticeship tax to be charged to large employers, which will be introduced in April 2017.
The following document will give you an overview of the Apprenticeship Levy; who needs to pay it, how it’ll be collected, how employers will benefit, choosing Government-approved training and much more.
The guide also includes a free ‘Apprenticeship Levy Calculator’, which can be used to calculate the Levy that your business might owe.
The guide includes:

  • What is the Apprenticeship Levy 2017?
  • Who needs to pay it and how will it be paid?
  • What do employers get from the Apprenticeship Levy?
  • Choosing and negotiating apprenticeship training
  • How small employers are also affected
  • A free ‘Apprenticeship Levy Calculator’
  • How Datum RPO can help

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Complying with the Apprenticeship Levy in accordance with HMRC
An In-Depth Study of Four Leading Companies and their RPO Savings
This detailed report provides an in-depth analysis of temporary labour agency margins and pay rate variance.
Having analysed 4 leading organisations, Datum RPO have produced a report on the overall cost savings on £21,530,920 of annualised temporary labour spend.
The guide includes:

  • Report analysis and methodology overview
  • Agency margin analysis
  • Cost savings projections from agency margin analysis
  • Temporary worker pay rate analysis
  • Cost saving projections from temporary worker pay rate analysis
  • Overall cost savings
  • How Datum RPO can help

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An In-Depth Study of Four Leading Companies and their RPO Savings
Your Guide to Taking Control of Agency Labour Spend
Managing agency labour can be very difficult to get right, especially if you operate in multiple locations and with many different suppliers.
We have written a guide that provides 5 key reasons why businesses should take control of their agency labour engagement process and the benefits it can provide in return.
The guide includes:

  • Issues with varying margins and pay rates
  • Risks of legislative impacts
  • Protecting brand image and awareness
  • Avoiding overworked hiring-managers
  • An improved supplier relationship

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Your Guide to Taking Control of Agency Labour Spend
Your Guide to Complying with the Modern Slavery Act
This document is designed to help you understand everything you need to know about the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA).
The MSA was initially established to help combat the rising levels of forced and compulsory labour in the UK.
The guide includes:

  • An overview of the MSA and why it was introduced
  • Advice on how to comply through a recommended action list
  • Suggested topics to include in a MSA statement
  • How Datum RPO can assist in the process
  • Additional recommendations provided by Edward Naish from PricewaterhouseCoopers

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Your Guide to Complying with the Modern Slavery Act
A Step-by-Step Guide to Recruitment Agency Audits
This guide is designed to explain the entire auditing process, from how to carry out an audit, to potential issues and key points to look out for.
Here is our essential guide to recruitment agency audits which will help you understand:

  • Why you should audit your agencies
  • How to carry out an audit
  • The benefits of agency auditing
  • What issues can arise

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Recruitment Agency Audits