Modern Slavery Statement
Modern Slavery Statement
Modern Slavery Act statement
Workwell, FYE September 2021
This statement is made pursuant to s.54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that workwell
has taken, and continues to take, to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our
business or within our supply chain.
Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. Workwell has a zero tolerance
approach to any form of modern slavery and is committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all business dealings.
Who are we and what do we do?
Workwell provides Limited Company, Umbrella and Payroll services to recruitment agencies, contractors and
temporary workers across a range of industry sectors.
Established in 1989, compliance, customer service and professionalism are at the heart of everything we do.
Where are we?
We are a UK based company located in Watford, Hertfordshire. We have no offshore affiliations and we work with
contractors, freelancers and employment / recruitment agencies throughout the UK.
What do we stand for?
Our business is compliance led with a strong customer-centric and technology–driven approach to delivering our
services. We operate in a highly regulated environment and absolute compliance with tax regulation and employment
law is at the heart of our offering.
Workwell has been a full member of the Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (www.FCSA.org.uk), the
organisation that sets the highest standard of compliance in the sector and drives the compliance agenda with HMRC,
As a contractor umbrella and accountancy firm, a large part of our business involves the employment of freelancers
undertaking agency assignment work. To ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within
our business, prior to any new starter joining Workwell, whether it’s through our umbrella solution or our limited company
accountancy services, we fully discuss their circumstances, how they have come to work as a freelancer, their
appetite for contracting and we ensure the best advice is offered based on the worker’s individual circumstances.
We liaise with the agency placing the worker to ensure the pay rate is above a certain level, and we maintain
continuous contact with the individuals to ensure our services remain appropriate based on their circumstances.
Prior to engaging with any individual contractually, we ensure they are subject to full identity and UK right to work
(“RTW”) checks both manually, by reviewing identity documentation, and through an online validation system owned
and operated by Lexis Nexis.
We conduct due diligence on all suppliers before entering into any contractual arrangement.
This due diligence includes an online search to ensure that particular organisation has never been convicted of
offences relating to modern slavery.
We further require that they confirm to us that:
1. They have taken steps to eradicate modern slavery within their business;
2. They hold their own suppliers to account over modern slavery;
3. They pay their employees at least the national minimum wage / national living wage (as appropriate)
We regularly conduct training for all head office employees so that they understand the signs of modern slavery, and
where to report any concerns they may have.
Approval for this statement:
This statement was approved by the Board of Directors on 7th February 2022.
Kwasi Missah (MD)