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For recruiters
Founded in 2003 Focused is an umbrella company that you can not only rely on, but one that keeps things simple whilst truly caring about the wants and needs of our contractors and agency partners.

Focused on your needs

We have designed our umbrella company to work as hard for agencies as they do for the many skilled contractors who work with us. From construction to healthcare, technology, social work and education we have experience of working with contractors across a range of industry sectors. And what’s more, our staff have years of experience working in the recruitment sector so have a strong understanding of the sorts of challenges agencies face.

Focused on compliance

Compliance has always been an important priority for us. Here are just some of the key pieces of legislation that are important to your recruitment agency.

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The Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) protect vulnerable temporary agency workers by ensuring they benefit from the same basic pay and employment conditions as a direct recruit or comparable employee.

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The “Off-payroll working” legislation means that the responsibility for determining a contractor’s IR35 status has now moved to the end client if they are a medium or large sized business; with the company paying the PSC (usually the agency) being responsible for deducting the necessary tax, and NI if IR35 applies.

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From 6th April 2020, any workers must be provided with a Key Information Document (KID) to provide a clear overview of how they will be paid including any deductions from their pay and holiday entitlement.

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We promise to pay your contractors the right amount on the right day at the right time.



We’ll respond to your contractors emails in under an hour and limit call-wait times to no longer than one minute. And we’ll always keep you fully informed, so you’ll never have to chase us



We’re held to the highest standards of compliance, transparency and reliability by the Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA).



Our experienced account managers are on hand to offer our agency partners any help and support needed.

Ready to talk?

Simply call 0161 923 0210, and let us take it from there.

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