Offshore wind contracting FAQs

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Over the years, we have provided contract teams to every offshore wind farm in Europe and we have grown to work with projects around the world. Contracting with Taylor Hopkinson combines the flexibility and tax advantages of owning your own business with the stability of having work continually lined up to minimise the down-time between projects. 
We created this guide to help provide new and existing contractors with the information and resources you need to get started and run your own company.
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Working as a contractor

Our Operations and Compliance teams work closely with international legal advisors and immigration partners to ensure that we work in line with ISO, IR35, MLC and other relevant international guidelines. This allows us to deliver an efficient and compliant service when setting up our contracts.

We provide you with support, information and advice throughout your contract period, and if you require any specialist services, we can refer you to reputable third parties.

To provide you with a compliant and legally binding Contractual Agreement for Services, we require the following information;

  • Details of your elected Umbrella Company or Private Limited Company
  • Relevant certification and qualifications in date
  • Relevant Insurance cover for contractors
  • Photographic ID - proof of right to work in country or relevant Visa application for overseas placements
  • UTR reference number (for UK PAYE contracts)

In-Time online timesheets
(Including Self-billing and InTime)

We use the online system InTime Timesheets to provide an efficient and flexible timesheet, expenses and invoice processing service. With InTime you submit timesheets and expenses using your smartphone or PC and receive digital approval, removing the need to submit paper timesheets. Our Finance team is on hand to support whenever you need us, via email or telephone.

In-Time Log-Ins At the beginning of your contract you will be sent a Welcome Pack including full timesheet and invoicing instructions, our payment calendar and your secure, personal login details and password.

InTime User Guides

InTime timesheets login portal

Offshore and international mobilisation services

In partnership with corporate travel partners, our dedicated in-house Contract Support team provides efficient and flexible 24-hour support and mobilisation services to our contractors in local and international locations, including challenging or changeable rotations.

We also partner with international immigration and mobility / relocation specialists to provide a full suite of services including Visa / Work Permit applications, relocation and local introductions, to make the transition into new cultures and environments as comfortable as possible.

NEW! One of our partners has launched a new interactive traveller hub which provides useful information on:
  • Key airline, hotel, car and rail travel alerts from around the world, which can be filtered by region
  • An interactive map, highlighting COVID-19 cases and recovery stats as well as important immigration, quarantine, social distancing and on the ground information such as public transport
  • A new chatbot style conversation tool that through AI helps customers sift through the alerts and information to answer questions based on their travel plans

Insurance and Training

We communicate with you throughout the recruitment and onboarding process to make sure you have all required Insurance cover in place for your role and location. Standard policies such as Public Liability, Professional Indemnity, Employers Liability and Business Travel will be requested in line with client and project requirements.

We work with international specialist partners to offer you flexible support with setting up policies. For more information or immediate quotes on flexible Business Insurance through Offshore Marine Insurance Services (OMIS)

Health and safety and compliance

Health, safety and compliance underpins everything we do.

We work hard to maintain our own Health and Safety standards, while championing those of our clients throughout our recruitment processes, contracts, onboarding and contract duration.

We are proud to be ISO Audited and approved to standards

  • 45001 (OHS)
  • 9001 (Quality)
  • 14001 (Environment)
  • Achilles UVDA Cat C, and,
  • Ecovadis Gold status for CSR

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Legal and tax updates

The world of contracting can be complex, with legislation and compliance requirements constantly developing. We are here to provide you with as much support and information as possible on industry developments, legislation and compliance requirements that may affect you. However, we also recommend that you work closely with competent financial and tax advisors to ensure your business affairs are managed correctly.

Feedback - Suggestions, comments and complaints?

Your feedback is important to us. Please tell us what you think about our service, our consultants, our website or any other comments.

We work hard to continually improve and develop our business, so any comments, suggestions or complaints will be reviewed and responded to, while also feeding into our development.

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