Contractor payroll

It’s important to everyone that contractors get paid the right amount, at the right time. We support our contractors to help make this happen.

Timesheets and downloads

Download our timesheet template. Your submitted timesheet should show the hours you have worked and should include the client’s signature, as authorisation.


For those who are contracting, getting paid is a primary concern – and rightly so. Providing support to contractors is an essential part of what we do. 

We work with a leading payroll provider to ensure that payments are reliable and consistent – so that getting paid isn’t a chore.

To help us achieve this, we ask our contractors that timesheets are received no later than 10am each Tuesday. Timesheets should also state:

  • your full name.
  • the client to which you have provided services.
  • the relevant week-ending date.

The timesheet should show the hours you have worked and should include the client’s signature, as authorisation. 

Before any payments can be made, it’s important that you have signed and returned all of the contract’s documentation – including your Certificate of Incorporation, VAT certificate (if applicable) and the details of your limited company or approved payroll provider.

MDR Associates is a specialist recruitment provider, fulfilling contract roles and permanent jobs. Based in Stockport, near Manchester in the UK’s Northwest, we connect great people with excellent roles right across the UK – and overseas. We have over 40 years’ combined recruitment expertise – helping people find exactly the right job for them and helping organisations to resource a winning, talented workforce. We focus specifically on the built environment, rail and infrastructure, chemicals and petrochemicals, life sciences, nuclear, oil and gas, power and energy, water and utilities sectors.