APSCo has partnered with international expert supplier of contractor management solutions 6CATS International to provide free international advice and support for members.  

To use the International Compliance Helpdesk, email [email protected]   with your company’s email address, your contact telephone details and some basic information on your query, including the country concerned. The turnaround target is 24 hours and you will receive up to 20 minutes free impartial, confidential, compliance advice from the directors at 6CATS International. The international compliance helpdesk is available from 9 am to 5.30 pm, Monday to Friday. 

Popular compliance issues covered by the international helpdesk include:

  • Recruitment regulation
  • Contractor compliance
  • Insurance 

The International Compliance Helpdesk is for the purpose of giving general compliance advice on running contractors in jurisdictions other than the UK and the USA and for general basic employment advice.  It is not for the purpose of providing legal advice and you should refer any query requiring legal advice back to the legal helpdesk who can provide the member with details of our legal Trusted Partners. 


APSCo Helpdesks can only form opinions and provide generic guidance based on the information provided by the user of the Helpdesk.  Information provided by the helpdesks should not be treated as professional legal, accountancy or compliance advice. The helpdesks are not regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority, the ICEAW or any other regulatory body and no professional/client relationship exists between the helpdesk advisor, their organisation and the user.  Any advice given is non-binding. 

If partial or incomplete information is provided to the helpdesks, the opinion given is likely to differ to that which would be given if based on the full facts. To the fullest extent permissible by law, APSCo, its helpdesk partners and its advisors (the helpdesk providers) hereby exclude all liability in so far as permissible in law, for any claim, loss, demands or damages of any kind whatsoever arising out of or in connection with the use of the helpdesk and/or any information, opinion or advice given and the helpdesk user will hold the helpdesk providers harmless in respect of such claims.