You are placed on assignment through the recruitment agency and they will agree a rate of pay with you to be paid via Azebra. This would normally be higher than being paid PAYE directly by the agency as the rate will take into consideration employer’s costs.
A. Unfortunately no. There are companies trading as “umbrella payroll” that do not follow the guidelines set out by HMRC. Make sure you steer clear of companies that seem too good to be true, that are offshore, offer you loans or make you a Director. We only offer a UK based compliance payroll service.
A. Not everyone is entitled to claim expenses whilst on a temporary assignment. Your role will need to fall outside of supervision, direction and control as to the manner in which the work is undertaken. We will never let anyone claim expenses if they are not eligible and it is our job to protect you against tax investigation be being complaint at all times.