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Our aim is to provide a friendly, responsive, reliable and long term service to those people who temp through the Mattinson Partnership.

We keep in regular contact throughout your assignment and work hard to ensure you have an enjoyable experience with each new contract.

Our dedicated payroll company ensures you are paid correctly and on time. We can also answer any questions you have about invoicing, IR35, PAYE and VAT.

We pay directly via BAC’s a week in arrears every Friday. In order to pay you, we need a signed copy of your timesheet and accompanying invoice (if you work via Limited Company) faxed or emailed by the following Monday at 5pm.

Our Fax Number is 0207 620 1897.

If you have any queries regarding payroll please call our dedicated help line number on 0845 430 2963.

You can also download a copy of our timesheet

Signed form requesting information about any criminal convictions.

Contracting Options

Once you have decided that you want to become a contractor you can take advantage of the numerous benefits of being your own boss and will have the freedom to choose when and where you work.

Before you can start temping through the Mattinson Partnership, we will require a minimum of:

  • One written reference
  • A copy of your visa (if appropriate) and passport photo
  • Limited Company Certificate of Incorporation and VAT or National Insurance number if appropriate
  • Signed form requesting information about any criminal convictions

Contracting Options
The contracting world can seem overwhelming to begin with. If you decide to operate through a limited company, you will need to decide how you want to structure your business. This decision has long been affected by the introduction of IR35, a piece of legislation introduced to tackle tax and National Insurance avoidance schemes. The Inland Revenue has clamped down on contractors as they had the view that many engineers and planners were often treated as self-employed, when really they should have been treated as employees of the client, and therefore should have tax and national insurance deducted from their earnings.

Following the introduction of the IR35 legislation, there are now only three viable options, each with different benefits depending on your situation and contract.
The options available to contractors are as follows

  1. Umbrella Company (Payroll service)
  2. Limited Company
  3. PAYE through an agency

1. Umbrella Company (Payroll service)

The umbrella company will carry out most of the administration duties on your behalf which includes invoicing, chasing payments from clients, calculating tax and national insurance contributions and paying the money into your bank account. You will then only need to submit your timesheet and expenses. This option comes with a small charge of between £10 and £20 per week which is approximately halved after tax relief

2. Limited Company

Setting up your own limited company comes with administration duties but can be the most tax efficient way to contract. You will need to ensure that you run your company legally and in accordance with the IR35 rules and all other legislation which applies. You can use accountancy services which will take some of the workload off at a charge.

3. PAYE through an agency

The last option for contractors is the agency PAYE route. You will be employed by the agency so you pay full tax and national insurance contributions. As the agency is managing your tax and national insurance, there is little or no paper work for you to complete.

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