From just £7.40 per week

It pays to be Ship Shape


We make it easy to enjoy all the benefits of working under Umbrella.

We can set you up in one phone call. Then you just submit your timesheets to your agency and let us do the rest.

Plus, our low rate – one of the lowest around – includes automatic release of holiday pay and deduction of appropriate taxes and National Insurance.

It’s great value, covers any length of contract and gaps between assignments are no problem.

For your peace of mind all applicable taxes and National Insurance are automatically deducted so there are no unexpected tax bills at the end of the year.

Why get into Ship Shape?

As well as some of the lowest fees on the market, we offer some unique additional benefits.

Four weeks free
at each new job

Make Ship Shape your personal payroll, take us with you when you change jobs, and we’ll give you 4 weeks free – saving you up to £120.


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.


Our Accident Insurance offers £300 a week income support and great peace of mind!

Company Mobile

Free Vodafone SIM to use in your current handset, providing unlimited minutes, unlimited SMS and 5GB of data each month.


A personal online account to easily manage your payroll.


We process your holiday pay weekly giving you a break from claiming additional payments.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who do I call if I have any queries or problems?2019-06-13T14:27:17+01:00

Please contact Ship Shape’s trained Consultants on 020 7706 5200.

Will I need to sign an employment contract with Ship Shape Pay?2019-05-23T15:24:26+01:00

Yes, please read the terms of employment on the registration pages of our website. If you are registered without agreeing to these terms we will post you a paper copy of these terms to sign and return to us in the self-addressed envelope provided. You will also need to read our expense guidelines to ensure that you only claim legitimate business related expenses. (Available from our website:

Will I have to pay any extra tax?2019-05-23T15:24:12+01:00

Ship Shape Pay deducts the correct amount of Tax and NI contributions from your salary; therefore there should be no further tax to pay.

Will you issue me with a P45?2019-05-23T15:23:58+01:00

Yes. As we are your employer, we will issue you with a P45 when requested by you on leaving our employment.

Can Ship Shape find work for me?2019-06-13T14:16:20+01:00

Ship Shape works with a network of partner recruitment agencies who may be able to help. Ensure that you notify us when your contracts approach an end.

What benefits am I entitled to?2019-05-23T15:23:31+01:00

All statutory employment benefits. Further information is available upon request.

Will I receive holiday pay?2019-05-23T15:23:18+01:00

The statutory level of holiday pay due to you is calculated based on your contracted rate of pay and hours worked in the pay period and is released to you with payment for each period.

When will I receive Payment?2019-06-13T14:16:40+01:00

We pay you cleared funds through the BACS system into your bank account two days after receiving cleared funds pertaining to your work.

What will my employment status be?2019-05-23T15:22:51+01:00

You will be an employee of Ship Shape Payroll Ltd and will have full employee status.

What is an umbrella company?2019-05-23T15:22:38+01:00

An umbrella company provides employment to workers under an over-arching contract.

Get started with Ship Shape Pay

    Or give us a call on 020 7706 5200

    Referral bonus

    We offer generous referral bonuses including:

    bonus paid where your new agency/employer decide to use Ship Shape Pay as a preferred supplier
    bonus for each new friend you introduce (up to £500 bonus).
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