Who can join the ERA Services programme?

Standard
Companies

Recruitment
Companies

Umbrella
Companies

PEOs

The ERA audit is not just a case of ticking boxes and providing documents; in line with UKAS procedures, we look at the processes in place to ensure that a company is following them to be the best employer that they can be.

Benefits to ERA Certificate Holders

Becoming certified will give you, your employees and your B2B relationships the confidence that as an employer, you adhere to all current government standards. Having processes clearly documented and in place can benefit the efficient running of any business.

In light of recent years, having efficient processes in place allows for continuity of a business, with no single point failure (due to absence for example).

Being an employer comes with many responsibilities. The UK government has a set of standards for every employer in the UK.  ERA Services will assess your compliance with all of these standards and you could hopefully avoid:

  • Unhappy employees leading to low staff retention
  • Costly employer tribunals
  • Fines
  • Being ‘named and shamed’ on government lists.

Results

Employee contentment and retention,  reassurance and integrity for all in the supply chain, more efficient business.

Available and Affordable

We assess and certify all employers, from one employee (other than yourself) upwards. We also work with recruitment agencies and umbrella companies alike.


Our fee structure is based on turnover and is designed to be affordable.  The majority of our assessments will be carried out remotely, greatly reducing expenses and this is reflected in our costing.
ERA Services supports its certification activities with funds received from its clients and in line with its responsibilities as a Community Interest Company (C.I.C.) as laid out in the Memorandum and Articles of Association.


Additional Evaluation tasks are charged a minimum of £500 per day plus applicable expenses.

Annual Turnover (£)

Fee (£)*

Annual Review Cost (£)*

3 Million ≤

2,845

1,600

3 to 5 Million

3,345

1,700

5 to 7.5 Million

3,845

1,850

7.5 to 10 Million

4,345

2,000

10 to 25 Million

4,845

2,350

25 to 50 Million

5,345

2,700

50 to 100 Million

5,845

3,100

Every 25 Million thereafter

additional 500

additional 150

*Price excludes VAT

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ERA benefits

Benefits To The
Supply Chain/Third Parties

Seeing the ERA certificate should instill confidence that your B2B connections have been thoroughly assessed and demonstrated compliance with legislation.

It’s not just a mark on a website, it’s a sign of excellence; all ERA certificate holders have voluntarily undergone a thorough assessment of their policies and procedures. The ERA audit is not just a case of ticking boxes and providing documents; in line with UKAS procedures, we look at the processes in place to ensure that a company is following them to be the best employer that they can be.

Seeing the ERA mark should instil confidence in you as the certificate is renewed on an annual basis and updated in line with changing legislation.

Any evidence provided that does not satisfy the ERA Scheme will result in a non-conformity being raised. The client is then given an agreed time period to provide evidence of corrective actions which demonstrate that they now satisfy the ERA Scheme.

Unique in the industry, ERA Services has worked closely with UKAS, Britain’s only accreditation body. This demonstrates our commitment to complete impartiality and the adoption of rigorous standards accredited by a government-appointed body.

Unlike any other certification, ERA Services is based on existing employment laws and our policies and procedures have been written to UKAS standards. Changes will only be made to the requirements for the ERA certification when implemented by the UK government. These will be clearly communicated to all existing certificate holders and those undergoing the certification process. This means that changes will not be made based on our own thoughts and ideas.

Unique in the industry, ERA Services has worked closely with UKAS, Britain’s only accreditation body. This demonstrates our commitment to complete impartiality and the adoption of rigorous standards accredited by a government body.

Unlike any other certification, ERA Services is based on existing employment laws and our policies and procedures have been written to UKAS standards. Changes will only be made to the requirements for the ERA certification when implemented by the UK government. These will be clearly communicated to all existing certificate holders and those undergoing the certification process. This means that changes will not be made based on our own thoughts and ideas.

Upon completion, not only will you get a physical certificate but also a digital icon for use on your website and other digital marketing. Also your name will be added to our Directory of Certified Members as further proof of your standards.

With an easy to navigate process, we aim to make the journey to certification as easy to follow as possible with minimal disruption to your day-to-day activities.

We will carefully guide you through each stage of the process, explaining everything we do.

The longest part of the process will be the collation of documents required for the questionnaire, but we will give you all the time you need to do this; just send them to us when you are ready.

ERA AND UMBRELLA COMPANIES

Currently we know that there is talk of regulating umbrella companies and we understand why. The need to demonstrate compliance on a more frequent basis has affected many agencies and requesting additional certification from umbrella companies is now commonplace.

There are various companies who offer assessments and certifications and this gives agencies peace of mind that their contractors are being looked after and things are done correctly. Not all of these are affordable or accessible for smaller umbrella companies, but ERA Services has a fair and affordable pricing structure, and as long as you have 1 employee, you can opt for an ERA assessment.

ERA conducts a thorough, impartial assessment of all aspects of employment rights from minimum wage, holiday pay, modern slavery, and confirmation that all taxes are paid appropriately and on time for both your internal and umbrella workers, along with the additional responsibilities for your umbrella workers in line with AWR, the EAA Conduct Regulations and Key Information Documents.  The ERA audit is not just a case of ticking boxes and providing documents; in line with UKAS procedures, we look at the processes in place to ensure that a company is following them to be the best employer that they can be.

Holding an ERA certificate should reassure your agencies that you uphold the standards set for all employers in the UK and that your contractors are well taken care of.

ERA AND RECRUITMENT AGENCIES

We do recognise that in the temporary workforce sector that there has been much unrest over the last few years caused mainly by constant changes to taxation and employment law legislation and appreciate that recruitment agencies are under more and more pressure from end clients to evidence their compliance, and this includes their relationships with umbrella companies. The ERA assessment is tailored with additional questions that deal with your responsibilities as an employer of your internal staff, along with additional responsibilities for your temporary workers such as AWR day one and week 12 rights, EAA Conduct Regulations and the Key Information Document.

The ERA audit is not just a case of ticking boxes and providing documents; in line with UKAS procedures, we look at the processes in place to ensure that a company is following them to be the best employer that they can be.

Holding an ERA certificate should reassure your end clients that you uphold the standards set for all employers in the UK and that your contractors are well taken care of.

ERA AND EMPLOYERS

ERA conducts a thorough, impartial assessment of all aspects of employment rights from minimum wage, holiday pay, modern slavery, and confirmation that all taxes are paid appropriately and on time. The ERA audit is not just a case of ticking boxes and providing documents; in line with UKAS procedures, we look at the processes in place to ensure that a company is following them to be the best employer that they can be.