Will the MSC Legislation affect me if I use BITE?

In short the managed service company legislation will not affect you if you contract through BITE.

BITE provides support for job seekers and also compliancy support for contractors. BITE are not an MSC or Agency or Acountancy service provider and are a Career Management consultancy to help contractors

1. BITE Compliance as a consultancy provides a specialist resourcing service for agencies in the UK in the IT, Accounting, Finance and Banking sectors – BITE is not an agency or competitor but a highly effective resource supplier to agencies

As an employment business providing work finding services, BITE falls within the exemption under Section 613(4) of Schedule 3, Part 1 TEPA 2003, the Managed Service Companies legislation and therefore doe not expose agencies or end clients to any debt transfer risk.

BITE is a niche provider of resource services for the provision of highly skilled IT and General Interim Consulting professionals

BITE provides it’s unique candidates resourcing service through:

(a)           Ensuring all candidates are met face to face, interviewed and referenced

(b)           Engaging candidates as either employed consultants or freelance contractors according to their individual status

(c)           Ensuring all Consultants/Contractors’ status is outside the scope of the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) thereby reducing agency administration requirements through:

(i)            PAYE Consultants being employed via an overarching contract of employment with 50% of pay between assignments

(ii)           Contractors operating as an ‘Opted out Ltd Company contractor engaged to work outside of IR35’

(d)           Offering an indemnity to Agencies that their consultant/contractors are outside the AWR & MSC legislation and any resultant claim that may be brought against them or their client through engaging one of their consultant contractors.

(e)           BITE does not deal with contractors who wish to operate via an Employee benefit trust (EBT), Offshore Ltd Company or who cannot supply suitable references, legal entitlement to work in the UK or who will not participate in professional skill/competency testing

2. Agencies can engage BITE’s Consultants/Contractors through either a simple Consultancy/Limited Company contract or a business to business supplier agreement or their own agreement or commercial umbrella agreement.   BITE can provide legally approved REC contracts or agree to use the agency’s own contract.


Bite’s resourcing services are provided free to Agencies.    BITE’s income is generated by charging the consultant contractor fees for its Career Consultancy, training and payroll services.

BITE will provide:

(i)            Company details, registration number and address

(ii)           VAT number/certificate

(iii)          Insurance certificates

(iv)          AWR indemnity

(v)           MSC indemnity

(vi)          A Contractor portal for contracts and compliancy approvals


Find out more about BITE Compliance – Send in your CV

No Job no Training costs guarantee disclaimer: Under the 10 step job search program, we can’t help you get a job unless you regularly visit our offices, attend coaching and mentoring sessions, utilising the support provided to you. We work face to face with real people and you must work with us to help you. If then you don’t gain a job in the agreed time having attended the whole 10 step career coaching programme and used our job search database correctly we won’t charge you a penny and will refund the cost of any training you have undertaken that we have advised you to invest in!

The Three Day CV Marketing Personal Brand Plan does not carry a no job no fee guarantee.

However If you purchase one of our training modules separately, attend and are not satisfied with it we will refund your money.

BITE Compliance covers: IT Contracting London UK, IT Consulting London UK, IT Contract work London, IT contract Jobs London, Temporary IT work in London, Temporary IT Jobs in London, working with Freelance Interim Consultants for professional jobs.

BITE also offers: Contractor marketing and advertising services, CV Marketing services,  with how to write an IT Contract CV to produce a Killer contract CV with, IT CV templates and IT CV examples. Your Jobsearch in our London office provides access to the hidden contract job market, career coaching for contractors, and contractor career management services .

BITE is not a visa or employment agency.