About Us

Our Story

Having been established by an ex construction recruiter and compliance bank manager, we have a unique insight into the way contractors work and what they need from us.

With a team of expert head office staff, we are obsessive about excellent support and focused on ensuring you always get paid on time and in full. With over 20 years in the industry, we know legislation and compliance issues inside out.

FSCA Accreditation & Chartergates

In an industry where compliance is increasingly important, we give complete peace of mind to contractors and recruitment agencies alike.

For 10 years, SSC has provided highly compliant payment support services to limited company contractors, Umbrella contractors and those working in the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS).

We are accredited members of the Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA) and are committed to adhering to its Codes of Compliance to uphold the very highest standards of compliance and best practice in the industry.

Every contractor who joins SSC undergoes our industry-leading Contractor Assessment to help determine which working options are available to them, and which is best suited to their particular circumstances.

All of our systems and processes are designed around compliance, ensuring SSC, the contractors we support and our recruitment agency partners are fully compliant. As accredited members of the FCSA, we have been independently tested and the audit disclosed to HMRC.

FCSA Accreditation

What this means to you

As an Accredited Member of the FCSA, you can choose to work with us in complete confidence, safe in the knowledge that our services are fully compliant.

We adhere fully to the FCSA Charter which states that members will observe the highest principles of ethics, integrity, professional conduct and fair practice.

Our values

FCSA accreditation is just one of the ways we demonstrate our standards in compliance.

We appreciate how important the issue of compliance is to you and are very happy to answer any additional questions you may have. Please get in touch with our team to discuss any aspect of compliance or to find out more about how we work.

FCSA Accreditation

Compliance is and always has been at the heart of everything we do: FCSA Accreditation is the proof. We are proud that through FCSA Accreditation we can demonstrate compliance for our overall business and for each of our services – Umbrella, Limited Company Contracting and Self-Employed/CIS. That’s 200+ elements of our business which we have had to evidence for compliance.

  • FCSA Accreditation is the only standard recognised and endorsed by REC, APSCo and TEAM.
  • Assessors are top-tier regulated accountants and solicitors bound by their own professional standards and codes of conduct.
  • We undergo rigorous annual assessment, recognised as one of the most stringent tests in the industry.


As an affiliate member of Chartergates we benefit from the following, as do our clients:

  • Advice and consultancy on employee arrangements
  • Advice and consultancy on employment status
  • Contract reviews and drafting
  • HMRC, tax tribunal and employment tribunal defence
  • Compliance audits and verification
  • MSC Advice and consultancy
  • AWR Advice and consultancy
  • VAT Advice and consultancy
  • Carry the Chartergate Affiliate logo as a badge of compliance
  • Retained services – an expert always on hand