A better way…
Our fundamentally different approach to direct engagement saves Trusts and Health Boards 20% on their medical locum and locum AHP spend.
Our model sees Brookson Medical Care Services fully employ each of the agency sourced locums with each Trust / Health Board procuring our Medical Service that carries no VAT.
This results in less employment risk for the NHS, reduced onus and effort for the already stretched NHS resources and no NHS-level pension liabilities.
Delivers 20% VAT savings on locum Doctors and AHPs
Fully IR35 and Criminal Finance Act 2017 compliant
Only provider to deliver VAT savings via a medical service
Reduced employment law risk for the NHS
Reduced internal effort for the NHS
No NHS-level pensions to be funded by the NHS
Direct Engagement savings calculator
A quick video explainer…
How it works
Supported by our in-house legal and accountancy teams, the traditional Direct Engagement model has been reimagined for the changing world of healthcare.
The Brookson Direct model is the only one to deliver VAT savings via a medical service, where locums are fully employed by Brookson. This results in less risk for the NHS Trust / Health Board, reduced onus and effort for the already stretched health service resources and, we believe, a more robust tax position.
All of this is fully compliant to the latest and strictly enforced HMRC tax obligation rules, including IR35 and Criminal Finance Act 2017 – making us the obvious choice for the healthcare sector.
With our model you can employ the same great locums, via the same recruitment agencies – simply at an overall reduced cost.
20% VAT saving
20% VAT SAVING
UNDERSTANDING THE FLEXIBLE WORKFORCE
Direct Engagement savings can be applied to all agency supplied locum Doctors and Allied Health Professionals. Our Solutions Team can help you quickly understand your savings potential, along with any areas of risk that can be mitigated by working with Brookson Direct.
We understand the complexity and issues when working with public sector IR35 and Criminal Finance Act 2017 compliance. Our in-house team of specialist solicitors provides full support and advice ensuring your flexible workforce meets your required assurance, or notify you if not.
With our Direct Engagement you continue to utilise the search, selection and compliance skills of a recruitment business, while moving to a more appropriate engagement method for VAT treatment. In doing this you have visibility on key worker information required to prevent substantial penalties for not engaging off-payroll workers correctly.