Payme provides a variety of services designed to fit
the specific needs of all contractors and agencies.
After seeing a gap in the market for a compliant payroll company, Payme was founded in 2012 by John Patrick, following 25 years he had spent working in the recruitment industry.
Soon after Payme was established, John was joined by Alison Jolly as Operations Manager, Andrew Mitchell as Sales/Director, and Dean Rudd as Head of National Accounts.
Over the last decade, Payme has developed a reputation for high levels of customer service amongst its clients, who include self-employed contractors in the construction, rail and industrial sectors, as well as providing PAYE umbrella services to recruitment agencies, and fully-managed payroll outsourcing to businesses of any size, in any sector.
We are now a team of 30, with offices based in Wetherby.
We are well advised by Payme's management team who regularly conduct service reviews and update us on any forthcoming legislation and changes within the CIS/Umbrella market in general. I can highly recommend Payme as a professional payroll intermediary company and as such, would be happy to have a conversation with similar businesses to confirm the above.
Payme were introduced to us over 5 years ago and we have worked exclusively with them to this date. On any given week, we could have in excess of 300 operatives that require payment and Payme has never had any issues accommodating this requirement.
The current Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt, recently presented his Autumn Statement in which the government’s five focus areas were outlined: reducing debt, cutting tax, backing British business; building domestic and sustainable energy; and delivering world-class education. Here we examine the Statement and look at how it affects contractors, recruiters and end-clients.
The freelance sector contributes hugely to UK GDP – in 2022 self-employed people added around £139 billion to the economy – that’s almost 6% of the total. However, employers that use sole traders may fall foul of HMRC’s strict tax rules. Here we look at why, what the implications for employers are and how they can alleviate any issues.
Three months ago we were delighted to welcome our new National Accounts Manager, Claire Martin, to the Payme team. Here we catch up with her as she settles into her new role and find out how she has found her first three months at Payme.
Q: How have you settled in, Claire, and what have you been doing?
A: Very well, thank you! I’ve really enjoyed my first three months with Payme. As I came from within the industry the move wasn’t a big shock but as I always like to develop myself I’ve taken the opportunity to learn more about certain aspects of what Payme offers its recruitment partners and contractors, such as our Construction Industry Scheme CIS, so that I can make our recruitment partners more aware of all the products we offer.
A recent survey by ContractorCalculator, the UK’s leading website for contractors and freelancers, has revealed shocking levels of non-compliance among some of the UK’s umbrella companies, as well as a system which is failing workers. Here we look at the results of it and the importance of compliance within the supply chain.
What does the survey say?
As well as some disturbing information about how some contractors are being treated (some find themselves being pushed into using an umbrella company against their will, some have had their choices of umbrella companies restricted, and some of them are unaware of their basic legal and employment rights), one of the main complaints was that umbrella companies are not regulated, and need to be so in order to protect people from unscrupulous and illegal behaviour.
In the last few weeks we’ve received several phone calls from concerned recruitment agencies who’ve had letters from HMRC in which they’ve been given 6 months to stop using mini umbrella companies. Here we look at what mini umbrellas are, what’s caused this flurry of activity from HMRC, and what agencies and contractors should do if they’re involved with one.