Umbrella
PAYE
Standard
PAYE
Self-employed
PAYE
Personal Relief Umbrella

Target Market

Contractors who get at least £9.00 per hour and not caught by SDC Test and/or can claimable expenses legally Agencies looking to get away from AWR, Auto Enrolment & RTI responsibilities. Self Employed individuals who are caught by SDC Test Contractors paid at just the National Minimum Wage Level

How does it work?

Umbrella
PAYE
Standard
PAYE
Self-employed
PAYE
Personal Relief Umbrella
Timesheets processed and Agencies Billed automatically Uses Agency Timesheet Data to process Contractors Payments but under a separate PAYE scheme. Self-Employed Contractors’ are treated as Employees for Tax & NI purpose only No deductions made for Fee or ERNI
ERNI Cost & Your Margin taken off from the Timesheet Earning. Auto calculates Holiday Pay for relevant rates and Pays out or Retains as required. For all other purposes such as Holiday Pay & NMW, treated as self-employed. Expenses are recorded for the purpose of providing tax relief as opposed to treating as non-taxable payment
Holiday Pay calculated on the salary component Bills the Agency at the end of the week for ERNI, Holiday Pay and your fee ERNI Cost & Your Margin taken off from the Timesheet Earning Though such tax relief may reduce the taxable pay below NMW, there is no NMW breach as the gross timesheet earning remains unaffected
NMW Protected Expenses, where allowed paid as non-Taxable payment Reduced Tax & NI benefits the low paid contractors and the Agency alike
VAT on Expenses paid claimed for you automatically No NMW Control Agencies billed for the PAYE service by you

NMW & Living Wage Control

Automated control on National Minimum Wage and Living Wage requirements based on age. Daily rates are automatically converted to hourly rate and tested against minimum wage requirement. Exceptions are published with a breakdown of parameters used by the system.

Contractor Payment Control

Control precisely when you want to pay your contractors, by choosing one of the options.

On Full Cash Receipt from the Agency

Contractor will be paid only when the full invoice amount is paid by the Agency

Pay in proportion to the Receipt from the Agency

Contractor will be paid in proportion to the cash received from the Agency.

Pay on Invoicing

Contractor will be paid as soon as the Timesheet is approved and invoice is generated.

Flexible Margin Deduction Options

Fixed Fee by Table

Charge a fixed fee depending on the Timesheet Value. Example: £5 for value up to £300; £10 up to £800 and £15 for above £800.

Fixed Fee per Period

Charge a flat fee per tax week/month.

Table based % on Timesheet Value

Apply a different % depending on the Timesheet Value. Example: 3% for up £500 and 2% up to £1000, 1.5% above £1000.

% on Timesheet Value

Apply a percentage on the total timesheet value.

Fee per Timesheet

Charge a flat fee per timesheet produced by the contractor.

Fee per Hour Worked

Charge a fee per hour worked by the contractor

Timesheet Processing

Multiple Payment Rates

Ability to set up as many hourly/daily/weekly rates as required per assignment. Rates individually mapped to nominal codes enabling real time financials update.

Multiple Timesheets per Period

Flexibility to allow multiple assignments per week across different agencies.

Bulk Import Timesheets

Process payments for hundreds of contractors within minutes by bulk importing timesheets from spreadsheets.

Attach Timesheet Image

Attach scanned timesheet images to the timesheets. Timesheet images will be automatically attached to the Agency Invoices.

Memorise & Submit Options for Contractors

Contractors can enter the timesheet and memorise them before finally submitting to the admin for approval.

Expense Processing

Expense Groups & Nominal Mapping

Set up as many Expense Groups as required such as Subsistence, Accommodation, Travel, Professional fees and map them to nominal accounts.

Mileage Rates & VAT

Mileage Rates are auto calculated as per HMRC guidelines including 10,000 miles rate shift. VAT is auto calculated on fuel rates and reclaimed via Purchase Ledger.

Receipts Management

Attach expense receipts (PDF, image files supported) to each claim line.

Memorise & Submit Options for Contractors

Contractors can enter the expense claims and memorise them before finally submitting to the admin for approval.

Holiday Pay Options

Minimum required statutory holiday pay is automatically calculated as a percentage of the salary component (equivalent to 5.6 weeks annual leave). Holiday pay can be processed in two ways:

Calculate & Pay Immediately (Rolled-up)

Holiday Pay will be calculated and paid to the contractor each period and taxed at the time of paying. You can set the system to calculate the holiday pay only on National Minimum Wage or the entire earnings.

Calculate & Retain

Holiday Pay will be calculated on the National Minimum Wage and will be retained by you each week. You will pay the contractor from the accrued funds when he/she requests.

Invoicing Methods

One per Timesheet

One invoice will be generated per timesheet with the details of the work location, dates worked, etc. printed on the invoice.

Consolidated Invoice

A single invoice for a batch of timesheets will be generated – usually one batch per week. List of all contractors included in the batch can be printed as additional sheets to the invoice.

Payslip Styles

Consolidated Salary vs. Split Salary & Bonus

Show the entire earnings (after expenses & holiday pay) as a single Salary figure or split it in to NMW and Bonus.

Timesheet & Expense Breakdown

Reduce your contractor pay query calls by including the breakdown of timesheets and expenses in the payslip.

Document Management

Maintain & manage all employment related documents from your web portal. Quickly access them from the relevant contractor record for viewing, downloading or printing.

Upload Identity, Proof of Address etc.

Upload and archive as many documents as required such as P45, Attachment Orders, Sickness & Maternity Records to the contractor record directly.

Agency Documents

Records relevant to Agencies such as Overarching Contract, COI, etc. can be uploaded and attached to relevant Agency record.

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