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    This contract is agreed between:
    A: Payco Services Limited (referred to as “Payco”) and:


  • Background
    1. Payco tenders for and is appointed by its clients to provide services (“the Contractor Services”).
    2. Payco engages with operatives to assist in the provision of the Services (the “Services”).
    3. You have the skills, abilities, licences and clearances (whether provided by You or any of Your Staff) which will be made available to Payco.
    4. You agree that where You provide the Services to Payco in the furtherance of the provision of the Contractor Services then the terms and conditions in this agreement will apply (“the Contract”).
    5. Unless varied or amended or otherwise agreed between You and Payco (whether verbally or otherwise) in accordance with the specific provisions of this contract, these written terms and conditions shall apply throughout this contract.
    The Services
    6. You will provide services to Payco as agreed and the scope and extent of the services will be agreed verbally between us from time to time or will be confirmed in written assignment schedules generated by Payco or Payco’s client.
    7. Subject to clause 11, You will ensure that the Services are provided to the standard expected by Payco and Payco’s client as well as complying with any standards specified in any schedule that is generated from time to time.
    8. You and your Staff will comply with relevant health and safety procedures, security measures and site timescales.
    9. Payco will notify You of the site or premises where the Services will be provided, and You will provide the Services at the location specified by Payco. Payco or Payco’s client will retain the control of the site or premises.
    10. The provision of tools and equipment and any associated charges, costs and maintenance will be agreed from time to time between You and Payco depending on the nature of the Services. Payco does not anticipate that You will be required to provide major tools or items of equipment for the provision of the Services.
    Responsibility for the Services
    11. Payco will not supervise, direct or control the manner in which You provide the Services. You will have discretion as to the methods used to provide the Services.
    12. You will be responsible for the provision of the Services under this agreement (whether provided by You or by your Staff).
    13. Where required by the Services, You warrant that You have the necessary clearances and licences to provide the Services. You will inform Payco immediately where these clearances or licences are revoked, rescinded, invalidated, suspended or are not operational.
    14. You are responsible for the rectification of any defective work or damage caused by You or your Staff. Payco will have sole discretion as to whether You rectify the defective work or whether You are required to bear the cost of another party rectifying any defective work. Where You are required to bear the cost of any rectification then You agree that Payco can deduct the cost of rectification from any monies owed by Payco to You.
    15. Under this contract You are responsible for the Services and You are responsible for ensuring that the relevant insurance policies including public liability insurance are in place to cover the provision of Services.
    16. You agree that whilst Payco has insurance in place to cover its own liabilities this does not extend to covering your own liability for the Services.
    Provision of the Services
    17. You will provide the Services yourself or by utilising substitutes, employees or hired assistants (your ‘Staff’). Your Staff may be rejected by Payco only if in the reasonable opinion of Payco your Staff do not possess the necessary skills or qualifications to carry out the Services.
    18. You will ensure that your Staff have the necessary clearances and/or licences to provide the services. You will notify Payco immediately where any of the said licences are revoked, rescinded, invalidated, suspended or are not operational.
    19. There shall be no contractual or financial relationship between Payco and your Staff. You are solely responsible for arranging payments to any Staff that You engage to provide the services.
    20. You are responsible for ensuring that Payco or where more practically appropriate Payco’s client is informed of the fact that Staff are utilised to provide the Services in order to ensure that health and safety and on-site security measures are complied with.
    21. Where You use Staff to provide the services then You are responsible for the Services that your Staff provide, and You are responsible for ensuring your Staff’s compliance with these terms.
    22. You agree that You are responsible for remedying any defective work done by any Staff that You engage to provide the Services. You agree that Payco has discretion as to how said defective work is remedied and that the costs of said remedy can be deducted from any monies that Payco owes You.
    23. You are responsible for any statutory payments (including but not limited to holiday pay and sick pay where appropriate) that are due to any Staff engaged by You to provide the services. You agree to indemnify Payco from any costs or losses resulting from any claims that any Staff may make against Payco for such payments.
    24. You are responsible for how You engage any Staff and You are responsible for any tax and National Insurance contributions due on any payments to your Staff. For the avoidance of doubt the deduction of tax and National Insurance by Payco from payments made to You in no way creates or implies an obligation on Payco to administer or collect the tax and National Insurance Contributions of your Staff.
    25. You may be able to claim the use of Staff as an expense in accordance with Payco’s expenses policy.
    26. At all times during the currency of this agreement You will at Payco’s request provide any information relating to the provision of the Services, and complete timesheets, expenses claims forms or any other documents the Payco may request. This obligation applies whether or not you are currently providing Services to Payco.
    Anti-slavery and Human Trafficking
    27. In providing the agreed services, you and any substitute or helper you use shall comply with Payco’s anti-slavery policy and all applicable anti-slavery and human trafficking laws, statutes, regulations including but not limited to the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
    Extent of this engagement
    28. This contract can only be terminated in accordance with clause 46.
    29. Payco will use all reasonable endeavours to provide work to You for the duration of this contract until it is lawfully terminated, and You will undertake the work that is offered. Payco does not guarantee that there will always be work available to You. Payco does however guarantee that You will be offered at least 365 hours of work over any complete 12 month period from the date of commencement of this contract.
    30. Subject to clause 30, for the duration of this contract You agree to accept work when offered by Payco and to provide Services (you may utilise Staff to do so) in accordance with the terms of this contract when required by Payco to do so.
    31. If you are unable or unwilling to accept work or to provide Services or Staff, you must notify Payco as soon as is reasonably practicable. In such circumstances this agreement will remain in force and You will continue to be bound by the remaining terms and conditions, in addition to which You agree to keep Payco informed on an ongoing basis as to your availability.
    Billing, fees and payment
    32. You do not have to submit tenders for the Services.
    33. Payco and You will negotiate and agree the rate for the Services, the frequency and the method of payment from time to time. You will be paid after You or your Staff provide Services.
    34. The rate agreed by the parties is the fully inclusive rate payable by Payco to You and includes any costs incurred by You relating to your Staff.
    35. Payco operates a self-billing invoice system and will provide You with a statement at a frequency agreed between You and Payco from time to time. This statement shall constitute a self-billed invoice for the Services. You do not have to raise a separate invoice for the Services.
    36. For the avoidance of doubt only Payco and You can agree the rate for the provision of the Services between us. Any rates specified on schedules issued by Payco’s client are the rates for the Contractor Services and do not apply to the Services provided by You under this contract.
    37. Payco may at its discretion pay You any reasonable expenses incurred by You in the provision of the Services. Payco will only pay expenses in accordance with its expenses policy and in any event Payco retains absolute discretion as to whether to make any payment of expenses, and in what amounts.
    38. See clauses 39, 40 and 41 for the treatment of this contract for tax purposes.
    Status of this engagement
    39. Under this contract you will not be an employee or a worker of Payco for general statutory employment rights purposes.
    40. The tax and National Insurance rules applied by HM Revenue & Customs are not the same as for general statutory employment rights purposes. Under this contract all payments to you for the Services will constitute employment income, but for tax and National Insurance purposes only.
    41. Therefore in accordance with HMRC rules and Payco’s client’s requirements, Payco will deduct PAYE and Class 1 National Insurance Contributions from payments for Services made by Payco to You. Payco will also account to HMRC for Secondary Class 1 National Insurance Contributions on all payments for Services made to You by Payco under this agreement. You agree to this treatment and to the deduction of these amounts from any payments made by Payco to You.
    42. The above clauses 39 and 40 apply for the express and limited purposes of HM Revenue & Customs’ treatment of this engagement. For tax purposes only, this engagement constitutes employment under Section 4 of the Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003 (“ITEPA”).
    43. Otherwise than as explicitly specified under this contract You are a self-employed Operative. You have no contractual entitlement to sick pay, nor to any other payment during periods when Services are not provided including where the Services are cancelled by Payco or by Payco's client.
    44. You do not have any right to paid holiday under this contract.
    45. Except as mentioned in clauses 39 and 41 for the express purpose of ITEPA, the parties agree that the relationship between them is not one of employer and employee and that You are not engaged as a worker by Payco.
    46. You are not entitled to participate in Payco’s or Payco’s client’s grievance and disciplinary procedure.
    Termination of this contract
    47.This agreement may be terminated by either party giving the other one week’s notice.
    48. For the avoidance of doubt if You stop providing Services this contract will continue to remain in force until terminated by either You or Payco in writing.
    49. This agreement is exclusively between Payco and You and does not represent or imply a contract between Payco and your Staff or between Payco’s client and You or your Staff.
    50. You acknowledge that there is no agreement between Payco and Payco’s Client for the exclusive provision of You or your Staff.
    Miscellaneous
    51. You confirm that you have read and understood the terms and conditions of this contract and have had the opportunity to discuss this agreement with any person or professional adviser you consider necessary before signing.
    52. Both parties agree this is intended to be a legally binding contract governing the nature of the contractual relationship between them.
    53. Both parties agree that, with the exception of verbal agreements referred to in the agreement, these terms and conditions represent the whole agreement between them. No variations may be made to these terms unless agreed in writing by both parties
    54. Should Payco fail to enforce or apply any of the rights that it has under this Contract for Services, it shall not be construed that Payco approves or agrees to any breach of contract or that it loses its rights to enforce the terms of this Contract for Services in full at any time now or in the future.
    55. The Headings used in this contract for services are for ease of reference only and are not intended to be interpreted as part of the terms agreed between the parties. References to the masculine include the feminine
    56. A person who is not party to this agreement shall have no right under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any term of this agreement. This clause does not affect any right or remedy of any person which exists or is available otherwise than pursuant to that Act.
    57. The parties agree that this contract is governed by the laws of England and is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.