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Contractor Hub

Our contractor hub provides a quick reference point to help you undertake your assignments with NRL - including Pay As You Earn (PAYE), Umbrella and Limited Company guidance.

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Welcome to our contractor community

You’re probably visiting this page because you’ve secured an assignment with us working as a contractor – or you’re considering temporary work with us. Welcome, it’s great to have you onboard. Whether you prefer to work PAYE, Umbrella or Limited Company, we’re here to help you get set-up and ready to work. Not sure which trading model is best for you? Our blog breaks them down.

Take a look through our contractor hub which contains the key information you need to know, and if you have any more questions then please feel free to reach out to our branch Recruitment teams.

A beacon of help, when you need it most

Supporting you within your role is important to us, and that includes your personal welfare. That’s why NRL are company supporters of the Lighthouse construction industry charity that provides free emotional, physical and financial wellbeing support.

Working within the construction and engineering sector, we encourage you to explore the services the Lighthouse team can provide – which is available to you and your family.

Services can be accessed confidentially through their 24/7 telephone helpline, text messaging service and mobile app. As well as a network of 160 locations across the UK and Ireland, for a face-to-face chat with a trained volunteer.


Working with NRL through PAYE

If you’ve chosen to work Pay As You Earn (PAYE), then our experienced Payroll team will take good care of processing your weekly payroll.

To see your payslips and pension contributions, if eligible, you’ll be invited to use our digital portal – which includes a range of other benefits. This includes access to a virtual GP without the need to travel home for appointments, wellbeing services and retail discounts.

Click below to learn more about the portal, which you’ll be able to register to use within a few days of receiving your first payslip.

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Working with NRL through an Umbrella

Whilst we’re not permitted to provide any financial advice on the best trading model for your company, we’re often asked for details of Umbrella and Accountancy companies who can support with this.

That’s why we have an extensively audited approved supplier list we rigorously assess to ensure we’re happy to provide their details to our contractors.


Working with NRL through a Limited Company

As a Limited Company worker, you’ll likely be set-up for self-billing, which means our Payroll team will conveniently pre-prepare your invoice.

If you’d like to find out more information about how this works, then take a look at our handy guide below.

Getting Insured

We require all Limited Company contractors to hold £1 million Professional Indemnity, £5 million Employer’s Liability and £2 million Public Liability insurance cover.

To support our contractors, we’ve partnered with industry leader Kingsbridge to offer 10% discount on their standard prices - just make sure you mention you’re working through NRL when you contact them.

Visit the link below to request a quote or call the Kingsbridge team on +44 (1242) 808740.

Understanding IR35

If you’re new to contracting as a Limited Company, then the topic of IR35 may be new to you. It’s HMRC’s off-payroll working regulation, which determines the taxation status for each assignment a Limited Company worker undertakes.

Whilst you won’t need to make your own IR35 status determinations, as the end client you’re delivering work to will be responsible for this, it’s still important to fully understand the legislation so you know how it is managed.

To help, we have a range of IR35 information and support on our website, so why not take a look.

Career Advice

Whatever stage you are at in your career, we’re hear to help. We know working as a contractor means you’ll often be applying for multiple roles each year, which means updating your CV each time you start the next job hunt.

Perhaps you’re looking to move into a new sector and are keen to understand how best to promote your transferrable skills on your job applications, or need support preparing for your job interviews.

You’ll find help like this, and much more, on our News & Insights blog – so head over to see our latest career advice.