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Crawford Temple

Crawford Temple is the CEO and founder of Professional Passport which is the largest independent assessor of provider compliance in the UK. Established in 2007, Professional Passport provides an independent compliance standard for the payment intermediaries market in an attempt to create a more level playing field across the sector and provide a positive differentiation for those providers operating in line with those standards. Today, Professional Passport is widely recognised as the benchmark of provider compliance with many in the supply chain now insisting on using Professional Passport accredited providers.

Independent of any provider, recruiter or client allows an objective view of the market and the Professional Passport compliance review is the only one on the market that is insurance backed by a blue-chip insurance company providing £5m of cover.

As an expert and veteran of the industry, Crawford Temple works closely with many key Government departments on all matters relating to supply chain compliance in an effort to support and promote the sector and drive up compliance standards.

Author Content

Some parts are overdue, but the taxman’s agency-brolly guidance gives recruiters less wiggle room, and sends contractors unmistakable signals when to be outraged.

11th December, 2023 | Umbrella Companies

Reviewing your payslip and pay report is a must when you work through an umbrella company.

16th May, 2023 | Umbrella Companies

Margaret Beels’ four themes are a solid start but it’s enforcement, enforcement, enforcement we need.

A rundown on the inappropriate practice at the centre of allegations against one of the sector’s well-known umbrellas.

7th November, 2022 | Umbrella Companies

‘Proactive transparency’ can bring brollies out of the shadows, potentially even to lance the boil that keeps getting inflamed, often by looking only at the legal position.

Despite liability resting with umbrella companies in cases like ESL’s, it’s not open-season for you with your contractor expenses.

Professional Passport CEO Crawford Temple on why, contrary to popular belief, regulation isn’t the best answer.

It’s often PSCs that prep for a new tax year, but it’s umbrellas who risk heavy April showers if they don’t doublecheck now.

12th January, 2022 | Successful Contracting

Brollies and agencies are letting down contractors five-fold on a document with only 10 pay 'must-haves.'

8th December, 2021 | Successful Contracting

Not for the first time, scheme users are being made aware by the taxman while scheme promoters look on. So contractors, it’s time to protect your position.

Now you’ve gone brolly, recap what ‘SDC’ means for your expenses as an umbrella employee.

10th August, 2021 | Umbrella Companies

How to understand salary sacrifice pensions as an umbrella company worker.

11th May, 2021 | Umbrella Companies

How contractors can identify ‘MUC,’ and so avoid having one on their hands.

13th April, 2021 | Umbrella Companies

New checks by umbrellas and recruiters are incoming, so comply and re-verify, or risk both they and you becoming illegal.

15th February, 2021 | Successful Contracting

Understanding umbrellas is key to unlocking an increasingly popular way to contract now and from April.

8th December, 2020 | Successful Contracting

An overview for PSCs of two decades-old arrangements, still in place and operating amid the new landscape.

1st December, 2020 | Guide To Agencies

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