ICS recently became an affiliate member of the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) reinforcing our position as a trusted provider of compliant accountancy solutions for the UK workforce. There are many reasons why we’re proud to be an affiliate member of APSCo, but we’ve run through the top three below:


  1. Peace of mind

While APSCo has its own rigorous application process and code of conduct, all umbrella providers are required to undertake an independent annual compliance audit which is carried out by one of four equally robust providers: Saffery Champness; EY; Professional Passport or the FCSA. It’s a commitment to trust, care and compliance that is second to none.


  1. Industry Expertise

APSCo affiliate umbrella companies don’t just understand your sector – they are part and parcel of it.  Whether it’s attending APSCo member meetings, sharing their expertise through seminars and webinars or contributing to steering committees and working parties, their commitment to continually expanding their sector knowledge in an ever-evolving market is unrivalled.


  1. Giving Back

APSCo Umbrella members have a superb track record of generously sponsoring events for APSCo members. They are also supporting the professional recruitment sector by donating apprenticeship levy pots to those recruitment company members who do not have access to one. This is helping those firms to fund a place on one of APSCo’s most important initiatives – the Executive MBA programme in Human Capital delivered by Cranfield University and Grant Thornton


So, when you are reviewing the umbrella providers on your PSL, make sure you look for the APSCo affiliate logo. It’s a guarantee of absolute quality, compliance and professionalism. And who wouldn’t want that!

To learn more about APSCo and the valuable work they do,  please visit www.apsco.org