According to analysis in 2017, the number of self-employed workers in the UK has increased by 23 per cent in the past decade. As a result, hundreds of thousands of workers now use umbrella companies to act as their employer, dealing with their payroll, taxation and invoice administration, either through referral by a recruitment agency or directly. As the employer, the umbrella company needs to check the ID and Right to Work of every one of these contractors. So how can an umbrella organisation run identity checks efficiently and consistently to ensure they comply with current legislation?
They often initially see scanned copies of identity documents, shared remotely, either by applicants or by the recruitment agencies who are referring the candidates. And this makes checking that someone is who they say they are even more difficult.
However, checking a candidate’s Right to Work is crucial and an umbrella company needs to take full responsibility for the screening process.
How does an umbrella business use ID checks?
Find out how one Umbrella Service provider use TrustID checks to quickly and easily confirm the authenticity of identity documents from each contractor as part of Right to Work checks.
David Park, Commercial Director
David joined TrustID in 2014 and oversees all product development and operational activities. Previously he spent 15 years delivering secure document processing solutions to government and private sector clients.
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