Main contractors, whether by default or by necessity, will sometimes need
to employ the services of subcontractors.
These Company Subcontractor Agreements will give main contractors
considerable flexibility in rendering their services, allowing for an
overall increase in working capacity and, in many cases, in specialist
knowledge or skills. Especially relevant in the construction industry, but
also valuable in many other sectors, including IT services, Company
Subcontractor Agreements allow main contractors to engage a company which
provides additional workers on a short (or fixed) term basis.
These forms of agreement are designed to be used where the subcontractor is
to be a company, but there are also
Sole Trader Subcontractor Agreements
that are designed to be used where the sub-contractor is to be a
A key consideration to bear in mind is the status of the subcontractor and
any workers engaged by the subcontractor. Each of these forms aims to
minimize the risk that IR35, agency worker or other legislation will have
an adverse impact on the main contractor, its client, the subcontractor
company and the individual(s) engaged by the subcontractor to carry out the
work for the main contractor.
In each case, the information page accompanying each form explains that use
of that (or any other) form cannot actually remove that risk. Therefore,
professional advice should be sought. The advice will need to consider the
content of the form to be used together with all of the circumstances and
arrangements relating to the work, the client, the main contractor, the
subcontractor company and the individuals(s) engaged by the subcontractor.
A further key consideration is that the agreement between the main
contractor and their own client must permit subcontracting.
These Company Subcontractor Agreements Documents are part of the Business
Documents Folder. Just £35.00 + VAT will provide you with 1 year's
unlimited access to download all/any documents from the Business Documents