The use of subcontractors by practices is widespread and can provide important benefits, particularly to smaller firms, by avoiding the need to enter into long-term, binding relationships.
Subcontracting can provide the firm with access to a flexible additional time resource without the need to resort to a formal recruitment exercise and become involved with the demands of employment law. In turn, it enables the subcontractor to escape the constraints of full-time employment.
The helpsheet Subcontracting-employing subcontractors covers the circumstances under which you may employ a subcontractor and the responsibilities you have when doing so.
The helpsheet Subcontracting-acting as a subcontractor provides guidance for the member considering acting as a subcontractor to a firm.
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