Organisation
This statement applies to Elevate Payroll Ltd (referred to in this statement as ‘the Organisation’). The information included in the statement refers to the financial year 2019 – 2020.

Organisational structure
The organisation is based in one central office in Swindon, from which all employees work. The organisation is controlled by a board of directors. Our purpose is providing services to recruitment agencies and their clients employing contractors, freelancers and temporary agency workers. Elevate’s employees work in several industry sectors, including IT, Engineering, Education, Medical.

Demand for our services are consistent throughout the year and is therefore not seasonal.

The labour supplied to the Organisation in pursuance of its operation is carried out in the United Kingdom only.

Definitions
The Organisation considers that modern slavery encompasses:
– human trafficking
– forced work, through mental or physical threat
– being owned or controlled by an employer through mental or physical abuse of the threat of abuse
– being dehumanised, treated as a commodity or being bought or sold as property
– being physically constrained or to have restriction placed on freedom of movement

Commitment
The Organisation acknowledges its responsibilities in relation to tackling modern slavery and commits to complying with the provisions in the Modern Slavery Act 2015. The Organisation understands that this requires an ongoing review of both its internal practices in relation to its labour force and, additionally, its supply chains.

The Organisation does not enter into business with any other organisation, in the United Kingdom or abroad, which knowingly supports or is found to involve itself in slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour.

No labour provided to the Organisation in the pursuance of the provision of its own services is obtained by means of slavery or human trafficking. The Organisation strictly adheres to the minimum standards required in relation to its responsibilities under relevant employment legislation in England and Wales.
– Robust recruitment processes in line with UK employment laws, including: ‘right to work’ document checks; contracts of employment and checks to ensure everyone employed is 16 and above
– Market-related pay and rewards reviewed annually
– Wellbeing activities and initiatives to support our people’s physical and mental wellbeing and lifestyle choices

Supply chains
In order to fulfil its activities, 100% of our suppliers are from within the United Kingdom.

Potential exposure
In general, the Organisation considers its exposure to slavery/human trafficking to be relatively limited.   Nonetheless, it has taken steps to ensure that such practices do not take place in its business nor the business of any organisation that supplies goods and/or services to it.

Steps
The Organisation carries out due diligence processes in relation to ensuring slavery and/or human trafficking does not take place in its organisation or supply chains, including conducting a review of the controls of its suppliers.

The Organisation has not, to its knowledge, conducted any business with another organisation which has been found to have involved itself with modern slavery.

In accordance with section 54(4) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, the Organisation has taken the following steps to ensure that modern slavery is not taking place:

Compliance Officer
The Organisation has a Slavery Compliance Officer, to whom all concerns regarding modern slavery should be addressed, and who will then undertake relevant action with regards to the Organisation’s obligations.

This statement is made in pursuance of Section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2010 and will be reviewed for each financial year.

Date: 01/05/2019

Testimonials

Don’t just take our word for it, here are just a few of the comments we’ve received so far

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    Elevate is a fantastic payroll service, knowledgeable, helpful, professional, and efficient. As an agency worker I have had dealings with many payroll companies and elevate is by far the best and I have never had a problem, would recommend to everyone and I will only continue to use Elevate as there is never any hassle.

    D. Andrews
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    I have been with Elevate for some time now, and I have always been paid on time. I have never had any problems at all, and they have been amazing whilst going through the difficult time of Covid-19. I can’t thank them enough.

    S. Wells
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    Elevate payroll are extremely professional and when any problem is found they are personal and help until a good conclusion, they were my preferred payroll company whilst I was working in Swindon on an office refurbishment.
    I would recommend elevate to anyone around Wiltshire/Swindon area and I would like to be paid by them again in the future
    Professional and personal at the same time; fantastic.

    M. Lock
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    I approached Daniel at Elevate to help me payroll a good size cohort of contractors. Daniel was always super helpful; thinking outside the box and coming up with ideas to support not just the contactors but for me as well. Daniel is always upfront; honest; flexible and above all, put my contractors at the forefront by always working hard to ensure they were paid on time or even early in most cases which always went down really well with the guys thus creating a better working environment. The team at Elevate have been readily available for any urgent queries and have been able to offer some great guidance. My contractors have valued being with Elevate and all of them hope to be able to stay with Elevate moving forward.
    I would go nowhere else to payroll now. I have been approached by many for the business; and its clear to me that Daniel will not only work over and above to maintain excellent customer/client services but will do so with the upmost integrity.
    We genuinely feel like a partnership has been formed and wish all the best to Elevate and the team.

    Operations Director