We are pleased to announce that we are now a professional passport accredited payroll provider!

This accreditation demonstrates our commitment to providing the highest quality, fully compliant payroll services to businesses across the UK. At Bishop Oak, we specialise in payroll for the construction industry as well as umbrella payroll. Our recent accreditation was granted based on a number of factors including:

  • Legislation 
  • Best practice
  • Transparency 

So what is Professional Passport? A Professional Passport accredited business demonstrates it complies fully with HMRC, employment law and best practices within the temporary labour sector. It was introduced in 2016 in response to legislative changes that put the onus on end-clients and recruitment firms to ensure that temporary employees were paid appropriately and had permission to work in the UK. It is an optional accreditation scheme that lays out a number of requirements that employment agencies and other labour providers can satisfy to show that they are in accordance with UK legislation and ethical standards in the temporary work market. The standards include a variety of topics, such as employee rights, tax and national insurance compliance.

There are several benefits that come with choosing a Professional Passport accredited payroll provider, these benefits include:

  • Improved compliance as the accreditation demonstrates to stakeholders that a labour provider is complying with UK legislation and best practice in the temporary labour market.
  • Better working conditions as Professional Passport requires workers to be treated fairly, legally and work in safe environments.
  • Reduced risk as accreditation ensures compliance reducing the risk of legal actions or financial penalties.

If you would like to find out more about Professional Passport, you can read our blog or if you’d like to discover how we can support your business, please contact our friendly team.