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Working as a Carrington West Contractor - Payment Options

As a Carrington West contractor you have 3 payment methods available to you. We can pay you either as an employee (PAYE), or business to business (either Umbrella Company or Ltd Company). Your personal consultant will be happy to advise you at length about these options and the differences between them.*

Click here for information on current and future IR35 legislation that affects contract workers in the UK private and public sectors.

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Approved Umbrella Providers

Click on one of the below to find out more*

Why Contract Through Carrington West?

Contractors use recruitment agencies for a variety of reasons, but the main two benefits are quite simply – easy access to top quality roles and quick and easy processing of payments. In times of economic uncertainty, the second is more important than ever.

Recruiters carry the risk, meaning we pay contractors for work completed regardless of whether the end employer has paid us. The risk varies depending on the end client’s ability or willingness to settle debt. Organisations pay invoices received (from recruiters or contractors) at varying time intervals ranging from 30 days to 120 days and dependent on their systems, often erratically. This is not ideal for most individual contractors who like almost all of us, have on-going financial commitments to meet such as mortgages or rent payments, and need a steadier cash flow to meet these obligations.

At Carrington West we understand the challenges contractors face, and that is why we are committed to pay our contractors weekly. We are an established business with a successful business model that allows us to carry the financial risk and pay contractors for work that they have done.

Carrington West offers a contractors a cost effective and ​easy service that takes the headache out managing your contract assignment and pays you on time, every time. ​ Contact us to find out more about or contractor services

  1. Market expertise & established client base​   

  2. Weekly payroll

  3. Contractor care​  

  4. Career management and support

​Our consultants are on hand to help you with every aspect of the recruitment process and are best placed to provide valuable insights into the current hiring market and how your skills and career goals match the roles available. We take your career seriously and as a result many of our contractors have worked with us in multiple roles over several years.

Visit our Career Advice page or our News & Insights page and search for 'career advice' to read our most up to date articles.

Fast and Accurate Onboarding

We want our candidates to experience the most efficient screening and onboarding when working with us. By using Access Screening, our team is able to collect references faster, verify documentation with ease, and spend more time working with candidates and ensuring our compliance processes are as effective as possible.

Click here to see our Access Screening case study on the Access website.

FCSA Accredited

​Carrington West is an accredited recruitment partner of the FCSA (Freelancer and Contract Services Association). The FCSA aims to promote the highest professional and ethical standards of all parties in a recruitment supply chain. As a recruitment partner we have signed up to The FCSA Recruiter Partner Charter and have committed to a number of standards including only having FCSA approved umbrella partners on our approved supplier list.

More information about the FCSA can be found here.


Carrington West is an accredited partner with Alcumus SafeContractor, helping us to become a safer and more ethical business to protect our people, our operations, and the planet.

SafeContractor supports hiring clients, contractors and suppliers to become and remain compliant with the standards that matter most, from health and safety and sustainability to ethical behaviour. Read more here.

* Carrington West encourages you to seek independent advice before you engage through any Umbrella. Carrington West does not endorse the benefits of operating through an Umbrella or Limited Company nor do we encourage contractors to operate via any particular provider listed on this page. This list only contains the names of Umbrella providers and Accountancy Firms; If you choose to use the services of a third party (such as a composite company supplier or managed services company or any other legal or tax structure) to establish a company through which you provide your services, any information supplied by Carrington West about such third parties is provided on an impartial basis. The list of companies displayed on this page is neither permanent nor exhaustive.

Carrington West reserves the right to remove entities from the list displayed on this website should any of the providers fail to satisfy compliance checking procedures at any time. If an Umbrella provider listed fails a compliance check, we may ask you to provide your services through an alternative provider.

Carrington West cannot give any guarantee concerning the quality of the advice and/or documentation provided by such third parties and it is your responsibility to ensure that any company established complies with all current relevant legislation. Carrington West will not be liable for any losses, costs, claims, expenses, penalties or other liabilities incurred by that company, including those which arise as a result of your use of the services of such third parties.

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