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Umbrella companies are included within these regulations, as all income is processed through the company, and is treated as “employment income”, making the contractor an employee of the umbrella company. If, as a contractor, you use an umbrella company as your supplier, comparator information can be obtained and given to that company to ensure compliance with AWR, after 12 weeks.
However, AWR excludes workers who operate their own Limited company, considering them to be genuinely self-employed, with the ability to provide a substitute, and where the client is of a business undertaking. So, if you are a contractor, operating your own Limited Company on an assignment, and if you opt out of the Employment Business Regulations 2003, you are out of scope of AWR.
The number of insurance options available can be very confusing, so we have developed a package that is ideal for IT contractors who want to insure themselves fully at a competitive rate. This package has been developed in partnership with Lark Insurance Brokers Group and Hiscox.
As an owner of a limited company, you are protected against liability for the company’s debts – so should the company become bankrupt, you will only lose the value of your shares. As a director of that company, you would not be liable to the company’s debts either (unless it can be proved that you have acted improperly or committed an act of fraud under company law).