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Terms & Conditions



1.1 In these Terms of Business the following definitions apply:

"Applicant" means the person introduced by the Company to the Client for an Engagement including any members of the Company's own staff;

"Client" means the person, firm or corporate body together with any subsidiary or associated company to whom the Applicant is introduced;

"Company" means Payroll Elite Ltd, 1146 High Road, Whetstone, London N20 0RA

"Engagement" means the engagement, employment or use of the Applicant by the Client on a permanent or temporary basis, whether under a contract of service or for services; under an agency, licence, franchise or partnership agreement; or any other engagement;

"Introduction" means the Client's interview of an Applicant in person or by telephone, following the Client's instruction to the Company to search for an Applicant; or the passing to the Client of a curriculum vitae or other information which identifies the Applicant and which leads to an Engagement of that Applicant by the Client;

"Remuneration" Includes base salary, the benefit of a company car and all other payments and taxable (and, where applicable, non-taxable) emoluments payable to or receivable by the Applicant for services rendered to or on behalf of the Client.

1.2 Unless the context requires otherwise, references to the singular include the plural and references to the masculine include the feminine and vice versa.

1.3 The headings contained in these Terms are for convenience only and do not affect their interpretation.


2.1 These Terms of Business are deemed to be accepted by the Client by virtue of an Introduction to or the Engagement of an Applicant.

2.2 Unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Company, these Terms of Business shall prevail over any other terms of business or purchase conditions put forward by the Client.

2.3 No variation or alteration of these Terms of Business shall be valid unless approved in writing by the company.


3.1 The Client agrees:

a) to notify the Company immediately of any offer of an Engagement which it makes to the Applicant;

b) to notify the Company immediately that its offer of an Engagement to the Applicant has been accepted and provide details of the Remuneration to the Company; and

c) to pay the Company's fee within 14 days of date of invoice.

3.2 No fee is incurred by the Client until the Applicant commences the Engagement when the Company will render an invoice to the Client for its fees.

3.3 The Company reserves the right to charge interest on all invoices raised from the invoice date until the date of payment. Interest will be charged at the rate set by the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998. The Company reserves the right at its discretion not to charge Clients interest on any invoices that are paid by cleared funds received within fourteen days of the invoice date.

3.4 The fee payable to the Company by the Client for an introduction resulting in an Engagement is calculated in accordance with the accompanying Fee Structure on the Remuneration applicable during the first 12 months of the Engagement. VAT will be charged on the fee if applicable.

The scale is as follows:
Up to £19,999 per annum - 18% of gross remuneration
£20,000 to £34,999 per annum - 20% of gross remuneration
£35,000 per annum and above - 25% of gross remuneration

3.5 In the event that the Engagement is for a fixed term, the fee clause 3.4 will be pro-rated. If the Engagement is extended beyond the initial fixed term or if the Client re-engages the Applicant within 9 months of the termination of the first Engagement the Client shall be liable to pay a further fee based on additional Remuneration applicable for the period of Engagement following the initial fixed term up to the termination of the second Engagement or the first anniversary of its commencement, whichever is the sooner.


4.1 In order to qualify for the following guarantees, the Client must pay the Company's fee within 14 days of invoice and must notify the Company in writing of the termination of the Engagement within 7 days of its termination.

4.2 If termination by either the client or employee occurs within 8 weeks of the start date the client will be entitled to -

A free replacement of same salary, in the unlikely event of Payroll Elite being unable to find a suitable candidate a rebate of 12.5% of the invoice value will be awarded for each week not worked of the 8 week period.

4.3 The 8 week rebate period and entitlement to a refund shall not apply if the Client requests a discount from the Company’s standard fees.

4.4 If, after an offer of Engagement has been made to the Applicant, the Client decides for any reason to withdraw it, the Client shall be liable to pay the Company a minimum fee of 10% of the annual Remuneration.

4.5 Should the Client or any subsidiary or associated company of the Client subsequently re-engage the Applicant within the period of 9 calendar months from the date of termination of the Engagement or withdrawal of the offer, a full fee calculated in accordance with clause 3.4 above becomes payable, with no entitlement to the refund.


5.1 Introductions of Applicants are confidential. The disclosure by the Client to a third party of any details regarding an Applicant introduced by the Company which results in an Engagement with that third party within 9 months of the introduction renders the Client liable to payment of the Company's fee as set out in clause 3.4 with no entitlement to any refund.

5.2 An introduction fee calculated in accordance with clause 3.4 will be charged in relation to any Applicant engaged as a consequence of or resulting from an introduction by or through the Company, whether direct or indirect, within 9 months from the date of the Company's introduction.

5.3 In the event that any employee of the Company with whom the Client has had personnel dealings accepts an Engagement with the Client within 6 months of leaving the Company's service, the Client shall be liable to pay an introduction fee to the Company in accordance with clause 3.4.


6.1 The Company endeavours to ensure the suitability of any Applicant introduced to the Client. Notwithstanding this the Client shall satisfy itself as to the suitability of the Applicant and shall take up any references provided by the Applicant and/or the Company before engaging such Applicant. The Client shall be responsible for obtaining work and other permits if required, for the arrangement of medical examinations and/or investigations into the medical history of any Applicant, and satisfying any medical and other requirements or qualifications required by law of the country in which the Applicant is engaged to work.


7.1 The Company shall not be liable under any circumstances for any loss, expense, damage, delay, costs or compensation (whether direct, indirect or consequential) which may be suffered or incurred by the Client arising from or in any way connected with the Company seeking an Applicant for the Client or from the Introduction to or Engagement of any Applicant by the Client or from the failure of the Company to introduce any Applicant. For the avoidance of doubt, the Company does not exclude liability for death or personal injury arising from its own negligence.


(a) Should a client ever recruit an employee of Payroll Elite for an appointment, then a Recruitment fee would then be charged by Payroll Elite to the client.

(b) No trial periods are permitted under these Terms of Business during the employment period with a chosen candidate.

(c) These Terms of Business cannot be varied in any way except in writing by a director of Payroll Elite.


9.1 The Client agrees that the Company may make such enquiries and searches as it thinks fit from any person, firm or Company including any credit reference agency. The Company may also make enquiries about the principal directors of the Client from a credit reference agency.


10.1 These terms specifically incorporate by reference the “TECBAR Adjudication Rules 2001 applicable to adjudication notices issued after November 18 2001.

11. LAW

11.1 These terms are governed by the law of England and Wales and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales.

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