6CATS International: Everything you need to know

contractor management services demand - 6CATS International

3rd August 2022

Workwell purchased 6CATS International, the leading international contractor management company, earlier this year with the express intention of making the organisation the flagship for Workwell’s international expansion, and the expected cornerstone of its overseas growth for the coming years.

While 6CATS is a renowned brand amongst international contractors seeking to remain compliant with the ever-growing complexities of global tax law, as a new part of the Workwell family we thought it may be useful to explain our services and our offer to contractors and recruitment businesses alike.

Who are 6CATS International?

6CATS provides compliant payment solutions to more than 2,000 contractors, working through more than 300 agencies, in over 80 countries worldwide, including in the Middle East and Africa including countries such as Nigeria, Algeria and the UAE.

The company was originally part of the CXC Group but after an MBO in November 2016 it became 6CATS (Compliance Advice & Tax Solutions). The team are experts in compliantly engaging contract workers, taking out the stress and uncertainty for individuals working internationally, while also giving recruitment businesses the reassurance of being fully indemnified from any tax compliance liability.

The business is the partner of choice for contractors for whom complying with local laws and regulations is an absolute requirement. From setting up compliant tax structures and insurance cover, through to submitting timesheets and getting paid on time. Our quality of service has seen us win the prestigious ‘Best International Contractor Provider’ accolade at the 2022 Contractor UK awards, the third year in a row that this prize has been awarded to the team.

The business is headed up by CEO, Michelle Reilly, a former winner of the Female Business Leader of the Year at the Telegraph Trade Awards. Michelle is a well-established figure in the recruitment and compliance worlds and has over 20 years’ experience in contractor management. Along with 6CATS co-founders, she has built a team stocked with expertise in international tax and regulatory systems, the global contractor market, customer service and more.

What are the firm’s USPs?

We will fully indemnify recruitment businesses, using our full solutions, and end users from any tax compliance liability, which no other firm does. But what makes us really stand out is our commitment to changing the attitude towards international tax compliance for recruiters placing contractors internationally.  A huge number of recruitment businesses are potentially exposed to risk by companies providing non-compliant and, since the introduction of the Criminal Finances Act, illegal solutions. In order to change this, it is our goal to educate and partner with recruitment firms to protect their businesses. We are passionate about the recruitment industry, which is the reason that 6CATS provides services exclusively to the sector.

6CATS recognises the importance of providing fully compliant, transparent and streamlined contractor solutions and provides clients with the highest levels of service whilst offering complete compliance assurance, taking the stress and uncertainty out of engaging contractor workers around the world and enabling recruiters to focus on their core business.

What services do we offer?

Our services include:

  • Dedicated contractor care consultants
  • Local tax compliance & invoicing
  • Insurance provision and contract administration
  • Legal/Employment compliance & immigration support
  • Solution development for staffing firms

We also partner with William Russell, an independent provider for expat health, life and income protection insurance, to provide extra cover for contractors as international travel restrictions begin to ease.

Commitment to compliance

Contracting internationally is growing in popularity and demand, but compliantly working overseas as a contractor, or placing these professionals as a recruiter, comes with a wealth of challenges. We provide fully compliant solutions, no matter where an individual is operating from, their country of origin or where they are tax resident.

The 6CATS team has both global reach and local knowledge at its disposal, meaning we can provide compliant, effective, contracting solutions anywhere in the world.

6CATS International is part of WorkwellTM Group



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