New rules came in to effect on 30th September 2017 that impact recruitment companies and their relationships with providers.
In summary; the offence aims to hold corporate bodies liable where it can be shown that they have been involved in the facilitation of tax evasion. This will include any employee recommending providers where there is a reasonable expectation that the correct levels of tax are not being paid.
The onus is on the corporate entity to demonstrate that it has adequate processes in place to prevent the offence. This is likely to bring increased pressure on the use of Preferred Supplier Listings with companies that can demonstrate compliance as well as ensuring recruitment consultants operate within the new company guidelines.
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