Invoicing & Payments

Unified Payroll’s PAYE Service offers agencies a fully compliant solution for paying their workers.

By using our HMRC approved PAYE Scheme, you can reduce the level of administration involved in-house for these workers while at the same time reducing the cost and risk of employing them on direct PAYE.
Outsourced Employment and Payroll

How does it work?


With this simple approach the worker is employed by Unified Payroll. The recruitment agency advises us of the rate of pay agreed for the worker and they are paid at that rate with the Employment costs, PAYE tax and EENI deducted.


  • Agencies will provide timesheets for a contractor/employee to sign and complete at the end of the week or month.​

  • If the contractor/employee is paid per hour then they will typically enter the number of hours worked each day. If they are paid a daily rate they will normally not need to track the hours and just enter the number of days worked each week.​

  • Agencies at times use online systems to capture the data, which is then digitally signed off by the contractor/employee. 

  • If the contractor/employee makes a claim for overtime, it is important to clearly show it on the timesheet, since it can be one of the most common problems arising in the processing/payment of timesheets.​

  • After getting the timesheet signed by contractor and it is approved by the agency, Unified Payroll raises an invoice to the agency.​

  • Most agencies apply strict payment deadlines, so you as the contractor/employee must ensure that you get your timesheet to them on time to avoid delaying any payments.  

  • Upon receipt of your timesheet and invoice the agency will then typically pay you within a week.

The benefits

As your chosen payroll company, we will take on the risks associated with being the employer. This leaves you totally free to focus on filling vacancies, and not spending time on HR issues or pay queries.

Find out more

To discuss the options or if you’d like more information on how our PAYE payroll services could help your recruitment agency to run more smoothly, get in touch with our team.


Please Take Note:

From 6 April 2020, all public sector clients and medium or large-sized private sector clients will be all have to adhere to IR35 regulations.

What does this mean?
All contractors as of April 2020 that are classed as inside IR35 will have to be paid through a PAYE solution, and cannot be paid through a limited company anymore. Recruitment agencies will be held accountable for failure to apply this rule change and must ensure that all contractors are paid in this way.


Furthermore, all recruitment agencies could be held liable if the Umbrella company they partner with is not compliant. For more information on this important change please click below.


Talk to us to find out more about our Umbrella Company services.

Our high level of professionalism, punctuality of payments and compliance provides you with a stress free service.

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