Services for Recruitment Agencies from planIT Services Limited planIT is a firm of Chartered Accountants offering specialised tax and accountancy services to contractors and temporary workers. Weâ€™ve been around since 1996. Our heritage is as an accountancy practice â€“ unlike many other providers in this business. For most contractors the selection of a payment provider presents bewildering choice. However planIT is the perfect option. We have an umbrella company, planIT Solutions, and have provided wholly compliant PAYE employment solutions for thousands of contractors. We are also the accountants of choice for hundreds of contractors with their own Limited Companies. Our experience in the operation of personal service companies, contractor tax affairs and IR35 is second to none. planIT has good working relationships with hundreds of agencies including Hays, Elan, Eden Brown, Parity, Computer People, Generic and Alexander Mann.
This is why...
We make life easy for your consultants
We have dealt with thousands of consultants over the years and, in our experience, consultants want to place their candidates, have them select an effective payment solution and then have no problems arise throughout the contract, allowing them to focus on placing the next role. planIT ensures this happens. We provide a choice of solutions for contractors and our flexible umbrella fees ensure we have a viable solution for lower paid contractors too Where permitted, we deal directly with consultants and are able to call, explain and sign up contractors immediately â€“ once a role is secured the contractor is in place and ready to go We have the skills and expertise to assist with candidates new to contracting or nervous about a temporary role Our professionalism, accuracy, client support and money back guarantee means contractors have no reason to revert to consultants on pay issues We are happy to set up training for your consultants to ensure they remain familiar with the latest legislation and solutions
We make things simple for your back office
The back office is often the unsung hero of many recruitment agencies, having a vital job to do with limited resources and recognition but taking the blame if things go wrong. planIT’s umbrella team provide continuity, reliability and friendly, immediate help should a problem arise. This is because: Our team are all experienced in working with thousands of agency administration teams over many years Our payroll is run daily and we guarantee to invoice within 24 hours – usually within 4 hours – of a timesheet being received We pay out to contractors the same day money is received We deal with all tax matters, references, sick pay, maternity/paternity leave and any other employment issues In the unlikely event of you making an error, if notified, we can help remedy matters without fuss and ensure the contractor is paid on time
We remove any risk for you and your customers
It is natural that with the unreliability of some umbrella companies, non-compliant offshore solutions and the risk of third party debt transfer, agencies feel nervous about working with payment solution providers. That is why it is good to know that working with planIT means zero–risk for agencies and their customers. planIT Services is a Chartered Accountancy practice regulated by the ICAEW We are PCG accredited planIT Solutions is a fully audited AEMC member We always offer “best advice” and the choice of solution for the contractor removes the transfer of debt risk to the agency We remove the employment risk for you and your customers
We keep your contractors happy and compliant
Sometimes this is easier said than done. Contractors can often be demanding whilst being fee averse and often have unrealistic expectations based on non compliant solutions. In addition many contractors are time poor, and need a simple, reliable process to manage their affairs efficiently and without hassle. planIT delivers here because: We only ever offer fully compliant solutions and clearly explain the risks involved with other arrangements Our flexible umbrella fee of 5% [minimum £12 per week] gives low paid contractors the opportunity to enjoy the full benefits of our service – there’s no ‘gold, silver and bronze’ categories Our umbrella guarantee: the right pay on the right day or an immediate correction and your fee refunded The in-depth expertise of our accountancy service team saves contractors thousands of pounds over non specialist accountants e-plan, our unique online accountancy software, makes running a company child’s play No answer phones or holding music – every client has immediate access to their own assigned client services executive
We can solve your problems and improve your margins Some agencies need very specific expert help providing effective payment solutions for their temporary workers. It could be a group of baggage handlers at an airport – foreign workers on low pay who need a specific payment solution; It could be a group of drivers – some part time, some full time – who are chauffeurs and work for different clients at different rates across London; It could be a group of high paid IT contractors who need to be moved away from a non-compliant offshore provider, but do not want to see a significant loss of revenue; You could simply be a small agency looking to manage your payroll, so that you can ensure your contractors have a little more take-home pay, and reduce your costs at the same time – improving your margin. All the above are real situations where planIT, with our years of experience as Chartered Accountants working in the contractor market and our partnership approach with agencies, has been able to help agencies significantly improve their bottom line.
Weâ€™re available to provide whatever support and advice recruitment agency professionals require Call and ask to speak to a member of our Agency Services Team.
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