JSA Chairman Examines the Impact of AWD on Contractors and Umbrella Companies Alike

JSA Chairman examines the implications of AWD.

Online PR News – 19-February-2010 – – Regulations for the Agency Workers’ Directive (AWD) were put before Parliament on the 21st January and published the following day. JSA, one of the UK’s umbrella companies and accountancy service providers, are monitoring the progress of the AWD closely to evaluate its impact on the industry.

In his new blog on the company website, the Chairman of JSA, Andrew Goodman, commented: “Here at JSA, we recognise that the AWD will bring both benefits and disadvantages for contractors and that the issues surrounding it can be very confusing. One thing is certain: when the AWD does become law, it is bound to revolutionise the freelance workforce.”

Prior to the new regulations being drawn up and put before Parliament, there were two rounds of public consultation during 2009, preceded by 8 years of lobbying. The new law is set to come into effect in October 2011. The new Directive (which was originally created by the European Community (EC) in Brussels), was created to protect low-paid agency workers from employers taking advantage of their vulnerable status.

In his blog, Andrew Goodman outlines the most commonly asked questions about the AWD and offers answers and advice to contractors about how it will affect them and what can be done in advance to prepare for it.

JSA is one of the UK’s leading providers of specialised accountancy solutions to freelancers, contractors and consultants. The company was established in 1989 and restructured in 2008 to introduce a dynamic new management team who are dedicated to ensuring that JSA is the leading voice of the contractor in the industry and that it is offering exceptional customer service.

JSA work closely with recruitment organisations up and down the country to offer a wide range of umbrella and limited company services, as well as IR35 advice, an exclusive benefits package, a newly-launched range of insurances and expert tax advice. All JSA customers benefit from their focus on building long term relationships as well as guaranteeing exceptionally high standards of compliance.

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