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SmartWork’s “Client Direct Engagement Model” is for organisations that wish to connect their workforce directly with SmartWork. This model allows clients to deal directly with the umbrella company giving them greater control over terms, reduce costs and admin.

The primary function of an umbrella company is to organise payment for fixed-term work undertaken by independent contractors. When signing up with an umbrella company such as SmartWork, contractors become its employees acting as an intermediary between them and their agency, or directly the end client if no agency is involved.

SmartWork provides a full employment package with a host of additional benefits.

  • Processing statutory sick pay, maternity/paternity and holiday pay and can assist contractors with mortgage advice and references.

  • We cover our employees for work-based insurances, including Professional Indemnity and Employers/Public Liability.

  • We offer a personalised service with a dedicated account manager allocated to each contractor.

  • Contractors have access to our SmartWork portal to upload timesheets, submit expenses, and e-sign documents easily.

  • In terms of compliance, SmartWork is a fully accredited FCSA member. We undergo a yearly audit to demonstrate our compliance with the trade body’s strict code of conduct.

  • Contractors get access to a great range of employee benefits that are listed here.

For further information on how SmartWork can support your business, please contact us on 0800 434 6446 or email info@smartwork.com.

“Most sincerely: thank you for all your help and support over the months, and to the wider team – you are wonderful”

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