IWORK Founder Gives Prestigious TEDx Talk

IWORK’s founder, Julia Kermode, was selected to be a speaker at the independently organised TEDxNorthwich event held on 23 April 2022.  TEDx talks are based around an “idea worth spreading”, delivered without visual aids, and should be punchy, to the point, and challenge the audience’s thinking.  All of which means that TEDx talks are world […]

Your Qs Answered – What Exactly Is PayePass?

Fred Dures from PayePass Software Solutions discusses why he believes their umbrella payroll auditing is a game changer for the sector. PayePass immediately piqued the interest of IWORK when the respective founders, Fred Dures and Julia Kermode, were chatting about the need for an umbrella payroll audit with ‘nowhere to hide’ to give true peace […]

Umbrella sector, FCSA or otherwise, I’m here for you!

Julia Kermode writes an open letter to the umbrella sector We have all noticed the recent increasing negative attention on the umbrella sector due to the questionable practices of some.  Indeed, I have called out some companies myself because I will not stand by and watch whilst contractors are duped out of their income due […]

Kermode Breaks Silence Regarding Bullying Behemoth, Workwell

Regular readers of IWORK will know that an article was recently published, along with accompanying evidence, regarding Workwell (previously JSA) refusing to pay a contractor accrued but unpaid holiday pay. Today, as readers can see from the communications provided, IWORK founder Julia Kermode reveals she has been subject to a campaign of bullying by the […]

037 Why We Should Abolish Umbrella Preferred Supplier Lists

Temporary workers and contractors will often be required to be paid via an umbrella company and often recruitment agencies operate a preferred supplier list (PSL) of umbrella companies that their worker can choose from.  In this episode, IWORK’s founder, Julia Kermode, discusses why she thinks umbrella PSLs should be abolished.  She has proposed this as […]

TUC Calls For Umbrellas To Be Banned

As reported in The Guardian, the TUC has reiterated it’s stance that umbrellas should be banned.  Their comments are in response to the government’s recent consultation on the umbrella market, and plans for umbrellas to be regulated by the Employment Standards Inspectorate within BEIS.  According to the article, the TUC is concerned that the proposals […]

IWORK’s Kermode To Present At Recruitment Agency Expo

IWORK’s Julia Kermode is delighted to be speaking at the forthcoming Recruitment Agency Expo at London Olympia on 8 February 2022 at midday.  This is the UK’s flagship event for the recruitment industry which is attended by all the inspirational leaders in the sector. Julia’s session is going to help recruiters stand out from the […]

IR35: HMRC Warns Against “Magic Bullet” Statements of Work

In their Employer Bulletin published last week, HMRC included guidance on contracted out services and statements of work.  In essence, there has been a marked increase in the number of “IR35 Solutions” purporting to be the answer in relation to off-payroll legislation purely by engaging workers via a contracted out service and/or statement of work.  […]

IWORK Launches New Service for Independent Workers

A new service for all contingent workers – agency workers, temps, gig workers, freelancers and contractors – is launching today.  Following the success of IWORK’s podcasts and other information resources, independent workers have been increasingly seeking recommendations of firms that can assist them in other areas such as banking, accountancy and umbrella firms. In order […]