Following my recent posting 'Client bookkeeping, asked to pay suppliers' the consensus was to leave this well alone and I fully understand this.
It seems that this is permitted by ICAEW, AAT and others but, in my case, it is not covered by our PI insurance so a non starter.
Is completing this part of the work as a part-time employee a solution?
Working practices would not change (all done remotely from our dedicated home office) but could we make supplier payments under a zero hour contract (a couple of hours per week) with the other bookkeeping work for the same client going through our practice as usual.
Does this work in terms of minimising risk all round?
Any likely issues with AAT (generally in line with ICAEW regs).