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About IF Payroll

IF Payroll is the UK arm of IF Workforce Group, a global employment and payroll company, providing specialist services in workforce compliance for the international contingent workforce. IF Payroll has two service streams:

  • IR35 PRO – meeting the needs of enterprise clients and their suppliers with the demands put upon them by the IR35 Reforms
  • IF Payroll Umbrella – an accredited Umbrella employment vehicle for UK based Contractors

Through our IR35 PRO solution we are helping the entire contractor supply chain to manage the IR35 reforms to best effect. We offer a full suite of practical and advisory solutions based on our many years’ experience in this space. Our IR35 solutions, including the Status Determination Statements (SDS) required on each assignment from April 2021, are underwritten by leading industry providers. The result is total risk mitigation for the entire supply chain, providing them the freedom to legitimately engage contract talent regardless their IR35 status.

Our experience in the lead-up to the original 2020 launch date for IR35 showed us that clients, agencies and contractors alike were ill-prepared. We want to ensure that the same thing does not happen second time around and are standing by to help you to maximise the opportunities (for there will certainly be plenty) presented by the 2021 rollout of the IR35 reforms.

From analysis and review of current procedures and documentation, through to the production of SDS’s, IR35 PRO will correctly classify your off-payroll workers so we can further support them during their assignments.

IF Payroll Umbrella operates as a stand-alone service as well as in support of IR35 PRO.

We operate an open and honest employment vehicle for UK based contractors and chose to underpin this with accreditation by the industry recognised ‘Professional Passport’. The accreditation provides our service users an assurance that the contractor payroll requirements are being managed lawfully, which removes any risk of HMRC being able to engage the PAYE debt transfer provisions that are being installed at the same time as the IR35 reforms.

Our high service standards alongside the accreditation means we offer a comprehensive strategy for businesses and their IR35 related risks.

Why IF Payroll Umbrella?

Our payroll solution provides all the benefits of permanent employment, along with the benefits of flexibility of working as a contractor.

Continuous Employment Model

Continuous employment protection across all your jobs.

Intuitive Online Portal

Submit timesheets, expenses and view your records from any device.

Same Day Payments

As soon as our invoice is settled by our client, we pay the same day.

IR35 Risk Removed

 Working through our solution removes your IR35 risk.


Available 5 days a week from a dedicated Client Manager.

Holiday Pay & Pension

Accrue holiday pay and take advantage of our workplace pension scheme.


Access benefits such as sick pay and maternity/paternity.

Business Insurances

From £2m Professional Indemnity and £10m Public Liability to £10m Employers Liability.

What Our Clients Think

Once again your assistance and everyone else’s whom I have spoke with at IF have been super pleasant! Wish I had known you as a company before!

Superna, Contractor

We have partnered with IF Payroll to deliver IR35 solutions to our clients.  We easily integrated their SDS tool into our platform and have found them knowledgeable and practical on all matters IR35 related.  Together we have created an integrated solution that we could take to clients.

James , Enterprise Sales Director

Even though we worked together for a short term. It was a wonderful experience with the IF team. I was new to Germany, You and your team have given me good directions to working as a freelancer. You and your team are very approachable for me at any time. Surely I will consider If-contracting in the future.

Prasanna, Contractor

IBSC has worked with IF Payroll both to provide Status Determination Statements (SDS) and as an umbrella employer for our contractors.  We have found them extremely knowledgeable and responsive on all matters relating to IR35

Islam, Director

I would like to express my gratitude to IF and the team for providing hassle free payroll and German compliance; during my time with IF there was never an issue with answering any questions that I posed and always polite and efficient staff on hand.

Jed, Contractor

As a fully integrated partnership, we have had no hesitation to introduce IF Workforce to our client base and use their services, blended with ours to produce a robust and compelling service offering. IF Workforce understand the challenges for IR35 and for wider employment and payroll services, they are experts and very friendly people to work with, give them a challenge and they will rise to it.

Mike, Managing Director

Dear Dionne,

Many thanks again for your fast response! I would hire you if I had a company!

Chris, Contractor

I attended an IR35 presentation hosted by IF Payroll. They were able to convey a complex subject in a digestible manner and have the full range of solutions to support agencies.

Andy, Managing Director