hi at present i work as a self employed domiciliary carer and do this via another company as of July 1st they will no longer offer me work unless i become employed and the rate of pay is much lower than i am receiving now. My self and 4 other self employed workers all wish to begin working independently from this company and wish to remain self employed each billing the client for the work we do individually each month but would like to advertise as a group of carers under one name is ***** ***** and if not can you suggest a way we could all work together as a team of self employed workers many thanks Rachel
Yes please happy to wait while you look into it further as I need an answer and hopefully before the end of the week
We will all remain independent self employed carers that will invoice clients separately we just wish to know if there is any reason we could not all advertise together as if we were unable to do any work if we were say on holiday the client would have a back up carer that they would pay independently from me we do not want to be a business or company but independent self employed carers
Oh and the company we have been working for for the last 3 years has broken our verbal contact several times over so in my opinion I no longer have a contract. On one hand they treat us as selfemployed with regards ***** ***** on the other they treat us as employees they have to many double standards and treat people differently
Thanks for this how would we go about becoming a limited company if we decide we need to and yes we all hold our own insurance and upto date certificates for the qualifications we need to do our job. Thanks for all your help looking forward to your next reply
Hi again why is life never simple here is the situation again myself and 3 other self employed carers who have been sub contracted by a company for at least 3 years working the same pattern and seeing the same clients on a regular basis have all ceased to be sub contracted by said company and now wish to work independently supporting each other with cover for holidays days off etc etc if we form a company in order to do this would we need to form a limited company or just a company and all be equal partners we all have public liability insurance and all certificates are upto date.
Thank you so much for your help we will speak to our accountant now and get a company structure sorted out and i will contact you again if i require your help further
Hi alex hope you can help with this as well as i am very happy with the service and advice i have received from yourself.
As with all new ventures we expected a rocky start and knew that the agency we worked for would not be happy about clients leaving them to be cared for by ourselves but at no time have we asked a client to leave the agency for us to care for them. We mealy told them we were not becoming employed by the company concerned as it would mean we could not offer the service we wanted to and they all approached us and asked us if we could continue to look after them. They have all given the necessary notice needed and in all but one client we have previous knowledge of them prior to starting to care for them.
When our former employer asked us to care for them they were aware that we already knew the client and they were happy for us to care fopr them as long as the clients had no problems with us doing so which obviously they hadn't.
We are now receiving letters for there solicitors stating that we used pressure on the clients to get them to change care providers which is not the case and all clients are happy to put in writing that this is not the case not really sure how to move on
many thanks Rachel
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