Service Provider Accreditation (SPA)

Independent accreditation
that all can rely upon

SPA is an independent accreditation for umbrella companies and service providers offering payroll and candidate payment services to recruitment businesses and hirers.

The accreditation is a means for agencies and hirers to identify service providers that meet compliance standards in a range of key areas including tax, employment, AWR and data protection, so providing assurance in an increasingly compliance driven world.

Lawspeed SPA has a distinct advantage for agencies, hirers and service providers over accreditation by service provider organisations

  • no membership requirement so no conflict
  • independent
  • assesses operations company by company
  • avoids confusion over group structures and competing services
  • tests employment, AWR and GDPR compliance.

It is an excellent tool for service providers to showcase their services and compliance credentials providing an instant market advantage over unaccredited competitors. It is also particularly useful for agencies creating a PSL and for identifying the compliance of businesses that contractors want you to contract with.

Accreditation follows a successful audit by our sector expert lawyers and is confirmed by a certificate of compliance and use of our SPA logo, widely recognised by contractors and recruitment agencies in the UK.

As with all Lawspeed services, we carry professional indemnity insurance. Our ISO accreditation establishes our audit credentials. We are also legal auditors for the agency standards organisation, Standards in Recruitment.

For more information call 01273 236236.

Agencies and hirers achieve

  • insurance backed assurance
  • correct company and service identity

Service providers achieve

  • professional validation without disclosing sensitive commercial information to competitors
  • instant advantage in a crowded market place.
  • avoidance of elite selection
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