You need to effect this cover unless you are exempt from the Employers’ Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act.
One such exemption, is a company employing only their owner where that employee also owns 50% or more of the company’s issued share capital.
Further information may be found in the Health and Safety Executive guide here.
Independent Professionals who employ someone to carry out work on their behalf, or if they themselves are an employee of a limited company, there is a statutory legal requirement to purchase Employers Liability Insurance.
Employers Liability Insurance not only provides cover for compensation payments to Employees injured during the course of their employment as a result of the company’s negligence, but also for defence costs when it’s felt the company was not at fault.
Most Independent Professionals who enter into a contract for service with a customer have a substitute clause contained within their contract. Consequently, if there is any possibility of an employee being recruited to perform substitute work, then it makes sense to have the necessary cover in place beforehand, if only to protect yourself for this possibility, as company’s who operate without cover can face fines of up to £2,500 per day.
Premiums start from as little as £50.00 with cover provided by Axa Insurance UK plc, so you can rest assured of a policy suitable to meet the demands and needs of today’s independent professionals, from a financially secure insurance company, with an excellent reputation for customer service and for paying claims.
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