Umbrella Company UK is delighted to announce that we have become a Certified SafeRec Umbrella Company. SafeRec is transforming compliance within the contractor payroll supply chain, and by becoming SafeRec certified, all our employees have access to real-time payslip audits – providing a level of transparency and compliance which, until now, has not been achievable within the industry. Please keep reading for more information about SafeRec and the many benefits available to all Umbrella Company UK employees.
What is SafeRec?
Powered by AI, SafeRec provides a new type of payroll compliance by auditing umbrella company payslips in real-time. All payments are individually crossed-referenced with RTI sent to HMRC, and RTI payments are cross-referenced with the umbrella company’s HMRC Tax Account.
Every time a Certified SafeRec Umbrella Company employee is paid, they’re emailed an audit by Payslip Buddy (powered by SafeRec) that provides a thorough breakdown of their payslip and checks they have been paid compliantly with no signs of malpractice. This information is also passed on to the other supply chain members, such as recruitment agencies, every month.
Umbrella companies can earn prestigious accreditations from self-regulatory bodies such as the Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA) to showcase their dedication to compliance within the sector. Umbrella Company UK is a member of the FCSA, and we’re proud to have proven we abide by the FCSA’s strict Codes of Compliance. We fully support their efforts to protect temporary workers from unethical payroll organisations. However, by adding SafeRec to our armoury, we can now provide our employees and referring recruitment agencies with proof we are processing our payslips compliantly – in real-time. This has not been achievable until now, and SafeRec is unquestionably revolutionising how umbrella companies can showcase their efforts to comply with HMRC’s rules and regulations and provide a transparent service at the same time.
How do Umbrella Company UK employees use SafeRec?
Umbrella Company UK officially became a Certified SafeRec Umbrella Company on the 24th of July, 2023. When we pay you for the first time after this date, you will be sent a separate email from Payslip Buddy. To activate your Payslip Buddy account and view the payslip audits, follow the instructions in the email. Once you have activated your Payslip Buddy account, you will be emailed a payslip audit every time we process your payroll and notify you we have issued a payslip. You can also log in to Payslip Buddy and check your payslip audits as and when you please. It really is that simple! SafeRec and Payslip Buddy are completely free-of-charge for our employees.
SafeRec payslip auditing software “will undoubtedly change the future of compliance within the sector”
Ciaran Woodcock, a Director at Umbrella Company UK, expressed his delight at becoming a Certified SafeRec Umbrella Company. He said:
“We have always prioritised compliance within our sector and are proud of our FCSA membership. Unquestionably, FCSA certification showcases our dedication to abiding by the strictest compliance standards in the UK. However, SafeRec provides our employees with transparency and value that has never been seen before.”
“Rather than telling our employees we are compliant, SafeRec allows us to prove we are paying them compliantly every time we issue them with a payslip – in real-time. All our employees need to do is register to Payslip Buddy, powered by SafeRec. When we pay them, they will be sent an email with the audit SafeRec has undertaken on their payslip. This level of transparency is entirely new to the sector and has, unsurprisingly, already received exceptional feedback from industry stakeholders. However, it is not just Umbrella Company UK employees who benefit from our new SafeRec certification.”
“Every recruitment agency that refers temporary workers to us can now do so with an added layer of protection and peace of mind. All referring agencies receive a monthly report outlining all the candidates we have processed payroll for and compliance information that proves every payslip has been processed as it should be. With so many pieces of legislation impacting the recruitment sector, most notably the Criminal Finances Act, this added layer of protection is invaluable to every organisation referring candidates to umbrella companies. Moving forward, why would an agency ever refer a candidate to an umbrella not certified by SafeRec?”
“I look forward to liaising with our recruitment partners and demonstrating how SafeRec works and why they should only refer candidates to Certified SafeRec Umbrella Companies. This level of transparency has never been seen before, and it will undoubtedly change the future of compliance within the sector. I am thrilled Umbrella Company UK is one of the first umbrella companies to join this revolution because the entire supply chain benefits – especially contractors and freelancers who expect and deserve to be paid efficiently and compliantly.”
Request a free take-home pay calculation from an umbrella committed to compliance within our sector
Are you a contractor or freelancer looking for a compliant umbrella company you can trust? You’ve come to the right place. Since the day Umbrella Company UK launched, our mission has always been to provide a transparent and compliant umbrella payroll service for the UK’s temporary workforce. We are delighted to be an accredited FCSA member and Certified SafeRec Umbrella Company because we believe there is no better way to showcase our commitment to providing the best, compliant service.
Represent a recruitment agency? Contact us to request a SafeRec demonstration now!
If you represent a recruitment agency, adding Umbrella Company UK to your agency’s Preferred Supplier List (PSL) will provide you and your candidates with compliance assurances and added value. Umbrella Company UK is both FCSA accredited and a Certified SafeRec Umbrella Company, proving that we are extremely committed to compliance within our sector.
SafeRec does not just benefit our employees. It can hugely benefit our recruitment agency partners too. After all, your agency must exclusively refer candidates to compliant payroll providers because failure to do so could result in devastating consequences. For example, failure to comply with the Criminal Finances Act could ruin your business’s reputation and cause irreparable financial damage if you are penalised.
When you add Umbrella Company UK to your PSL, you will be sent a monthly report outlining all the candidates you have referred to us and the results of each payslip audit. SafeRec ensures we abide by the highest compliance standards, and you will be kept up to date with the ongoing progress of all your candidates. Not only is this important for your compliance responsibilities, but your candidates will undoubtedly appreciate the added layer of protection available to them.
To learn more about SafeRec and request a demonstration, please call our dedicated Agency Support Department on 01707 669023 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please don’t hesitate – contact us now and start benefitting from our SafeRec certification.