For agencies and clients, it pays to be Ship Shape.

Agencies / Clients

Dramatic changes in payroll options for contingent workers means that it’s essential to find an expert and established payroll provider you can rely on.

We’ve invested considerably in legal counsel and technology to provide you with flexible, cost-effective and compliant solutions. Add our personal approach to analysing your direct workforce and contractor base, and we’re confident we can also help to minimise labour costs and compliance risk.

Why it pays to be Ship Shape


We’ve provided more than 120,000 workers with payroll services since 2004.

98% Experian
credit score

Experian gives us a credit score of 98% (2019) on account of our robust financial management.


Our payroll and legal/tax compliance have been verified by Saffrey Champness and Accountax


We passed HMRC reviews in 2009, 2012, 2016 and 2018. We have also been audited and approved by industry experts including tax accountants Saffrey Champness and legal counsel Brabners.


Approved supplier to TEAM and member of IPSE.


Certified member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) and IPSE

Payroll services


From just £7.40 per week, we provide an umbrella with a compliant, no travel & subsistence expenses model. We also meet the National Minimum Wage with an agency worker pay rate starting at £11.10 and unique worker benefits including a free mobile phone service.

Professional Employment Organisation (PEO)

We employ workers and manage their administration and liabilities. We also assure compliance and transparency with no employment responsibility for agency or end hirer. Workers enjoy continuity of employment, unbroken pay, compliance and tax records and benefits such as a free mobile phone service.

Self-employment under CIS

Our extensive legal counsel, third party indemnity insurance and operating systems all allow us to contract with and take responsibility for most self-employed CIS workers. For agencies and end hirers, that enables extensive cost benefits, while workers enjoy freedom and flexibility.

Limited Company

From just £99 + VAT per month, we provide contractors with a professional consultation and incorporation by Ship Shape Accounting (ICAEW). You can also choose from a range of options such as Flat Rate VAT and IR35 indemnity insurance.

Direct Employment (PAYE)

From just £2.99 per timesheet, our payroll and banking bureau can also look after your directly employed workers. We take care of the comprehensive reporting HMRC demands and can demonstrate technology and compliance leadership to your clients. Scale discounts can reduce costs further.

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