Contractor Payroll

Our highly experienced payroll team use the latest software, coupled with robust internal procedures, to efficiently payroll hundreds of contractors, every week, without a hitch. Whether you work through your own Limited Company or through an Umbrella Company, our payroll team are committed to ensuring you are paid on time, week in, week out, with the minimum of fuss.

We pay Contractors on a weekly basis using the BACS system.

We also offer ‘Self-Billing‘ for our Limited Company contractors; an Online Timesheet Portal; Text / Email alerts if we’re outstanding your weekly timesheet; Email remittance slips etc and whatever else we can we can think of that might make your life easier when contracting through Tech-Res.

Although we are not allowed to formally advise on financial issues such as tax planning, pensions etc. we can introduce you to several accounting companies, that we have checked out, that deal exclusively with Limited Company contractors, some of which will even set up a limited company free of charge! We already have established Terms of Business with many of the most established and reputable Umbrella Limited Companies, which should again save you time when starting to contract through us.

Payroll Procedures

Once we’ve received all of the required documents¹ from yourself, you will be sent an e-mail containing a username and password to enable you to log into our Payroll Portal. Once logged in, you can enter the days/hours worked into the relevant timesheet, which will then be submitted to your line manager to authorise online.

We have created a timetable below detailing how and when payment will be made.

  • Friday: Contractor enters days/hours worked into an online timesheet.
  • Monday: Line Manager authorises timesheet by 5pm on Monday²
  • Tuesday: Payroll is processed, payment is sent via BACS.
  • Wednesday: Invoices/Remittances are sent out via e-mail (if you use our self-billing service)
  • Friday: Payment reaches Ltd Co. Bank Account by 12pm Friday

¹ – Required documents: Ltd. Company Certificate of Incorporation, Ltd Co. VAT Certificate, Ltd Co. Bank Account, Proof of ID / Right to work in the UK, Signed Contract, Next of Kin Details, National Insurance Number.
² – Any timesheets received after the 5pm Monday deadline will not be paid until the following Friday.

Self-Billing

To save you further time and negate the risk of invoices not matching timesheets, thus delaying payments, we are able to automate the production of your invoices to us, known as ‘self-billing’. We do this by generating an invoice based on your authorised timesheets.

If you are interested in using this free service, please let us know and we will send out a Self-Billing Agreement form, which you will need to sign before we can set this up.