About Us

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Social Work Employment Services is the professional, trusted and ethical umbrella company created to support social work professionals and employment agencies. We provide PAYE, National Insurance Contributions (NIC), HMRC compliant payroll and employment services to meet off-payroll regulations (IR35).

Audited and accredited by Professional Passport, SWES works in partnership with the British Association of Social Workers (BASW).

For agency social workers, SWES provides a traditional umbrella service with the added benefit and support of BASW. We work closely with Flexr, - the easy-to-use employment management platform - to help you manage pay slips, leave entitlement and access to 24/7 employment support.

Our rates are competitive, starting at just £15 per week. You can use our umbrella calculator to work out the net pay you could be taking home if you join SWES. Any surplus we make is reinvested into BASW and their services for members.

For employment agencies, SWES provides an insured and reliable workforce. Each employee is a member of BASW, and they are committed to the highest standards of professional practice and ethics.

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