Choosing a fully compliant payroll provider has never been so important for owners and directors of temporary staffing agencies, employers or indeed contractors. The umbrella industry continues to be the subject of forensic scrutiny by Government departments including HMRC, The Treasury and the Department Business Trade all of whom are committed to eliminating and exposing any acts of non-compliance, tax avoidance or bogus payroll schemes.
It is widely predicted that the Government will soon be introducing some form of regulation to help clients, employers, contractors, and the wider public identify compliant payroll companies and to provide a ‘level playing field’ for the industry as a whole. Recent examples of rogue practices have attracted national media attention and served to dilute trust in the sector to the detriment of even the most transparent and ethical businesses.
DASA Umbrella is one of only a small handful of payroll businesses to be audited by both the FCSA (Freelancer & Contractor Services Association) and Professional Passport (PP). To be accredited by each of these trade bodies, the DASA team willingly contribute to a time-consuming and expensive analysis of all their processes and procedures by a accessors from both JMW Solicitors LLP and Saffery Champness LLP. A full audit is conducted on a bi-annual basis with a ‘light touch’ review in the year between which ensures that maintaining the company’s compliance credentials is virtually a continuous exercise.
DASA’s unwavering commitment to compliance protects the interests of all entities in the temporary recruitment and assignment-based supply chain and underpins our commercial proposition. Our full suite of accreditations is listed below, and we encourage like-minded agencies, hirers, and contractors to join us to avoid any risk of debt transfer, tax investigations or potentially damaging media exposure.
DASA is an active Trusted Partner of APSCo (The Association of Professional Staffing Companies) and is delighted to support the aspirations and values of this leading recruitment industry trade body. We operate our business in accordance with the APSCo code of conduct and enjoy meeting fellow members at seminars and social events.
DASA’s Self-Employed/ CIS (Construction Industry Scheme) payroll provision has also passed the equally forensic annual audits necessary to achieve accredited status with the FCSA. Offered in unison with all facets of the Government-backed scheme, our CIS model ensures that contractors working in construction, engineering, rail, and associated sectors deliver their services in a fully compliant manner and get paid accordingly.
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DASA Umbrella Limited is an Accredited Member of the FCSA (Freelancer & Contractor Services Association) following a comprehensive audit of the companies processes and procedures. The audit was conducted by accessors from Brabners (LLP) & BDO who both confirmed that our payroll provision for umbrella, CIS and self-employed contractors meet the stringent requirements of the organisation.
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DASA Umbrella Limited achieved Investors in People (Standard) status in August 2021 following a rigorous accreditation process that involved independent staff interviews and a detailed critique of the company work culture. The accessors were impressed by the clarity of DASA’s commercial objectives and how they are communicated across the organisation. They also noted the multi-cultural and inclusive characteristics of the company.
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One of the most respected standards in the recruitment industry, Professional Passport has an unrivalled reputation for monitoring compliance. DASA adheres to the Professional Passport ethos and enhances the commercial performance of compliant agencies and umbrella companies. We actively support Professional Passport’s seminar programme and exhibit at many of their events.
DASA’s CIS payroll provision is audited and approved by Professional Passport which ensures that all our processes and procedures are fully compliant with this Government-endorsed initiative. With all tax and National Insurance contributions paid at source, DASA’s CIS product is the perfect payroll model for all those working in construction, engineering rail and associated trades.
DASA Umbrella is a service provider of TEAM (The Employment Agents Movement) which comprises a vast national network of independent recruitment and employment businesses. We support TEAM’s commitment to promoting all aspects of compliance within the recruitment industry and welcome the opportunity to offer our payroll services to its extensive membership.
DASA Umbrella Limited is delighted to have joined the Umbrella Leaders Association as of mid-January2021. Becoming a Member of this forward-thinking organisation underlines DASA's unrivalled commitment to all facets of payroll compliance. We look forward to contributing to the aims and aspirations of this dynamic group of umbrella companies with whom we share a vision based on best practice and transparency.