Payment Options For Locums
As part of its commitment to provide outstanding payroll management to all our candidates, The Locum Consultancy operates a daily payroll, meaning you get on time, every time. As long as you get your time sheets in by 2.30pm on a working day then that time sheet will be processed the same day and the payment will be in your bank account by the 3rd working day. In order to pay you we need to know how you would like to be paid and we offer a number of alternative ways for you to receive your salary.
PAYE (Pay As You Earn)
Using this method of payment The Locum Consultancy (TLC) is your employer. You simply send us your signed time sheets which we will process, calculating all your tax and National Insurance contributions. These are then deducted at source and your net pay is then transferred into your designated bank or building society account.
This method is often preferred by those who accumulate expenses in the course of their work. A percentage of these expenses are possible to claim back as tax relief against your pay. In this method you are a Contractor for TLC and an employee for a Umbrella Company. Signed time sheets are sent to both, the Umbrella Company and TLC. The Umbrella Company then invoices TLC to whom we then remit the gross payment. The Umbrella Company will utilise any available tax relief against any expenses in order to reduce your tax liability, this in turn increases your net pay.
Please note that it is important when selecting your Umbrella Company that you ensure they comply with the strict rules as set out by the Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC). We do have a list of “preferred Umbrella Companies” that we have found to be compliant.
Where you have your own Limited Company or Personal Service Company (PSC). Your Limited Company or PSC must have its own bank account (of which you will need to provide us with proof) and provide us with a copy its own Certificate of Incorporation. As a named Director of the Company you will be responsible to ensure that you invoice TLC for the work you have done and in turn TLC will remit the payment of this invoice to the bank account provided. You as the Director of the company will be legally liable to submit a tax return (completed by an accountant) to the HMRC.
We pay the sub-contractor, but they make payment to HMRC for their own Tax & NI.