Hire contractors in the United Kingdom

Hiring contractors in the United Kingdom? Rippling can help you onboard and pay UK contractors in a single system. In just a few clicks, you can localize onboarding, provision IT and app access, and run payroll for your contractors in United Kingdom—while staying compliant with local laws. 

Avg Time to Hiring

Less than 5 minutes



Time Zone

GMT+0 (London)

Ready to hire a contractor in the United Kingdom?

Book a 30-minute demo to see how Rippling can help you hire and onboard a contractor in the United Kingdom in under 90 seconds.

at a glance

Hiring contractors in the United Kingdom can be a rollercoaster

Hiring independent contractors in the UK can be challenging. You have to classify them correctly, clarify your IR35 liability, and write up a contractor agreement that’s compliant with HMRC regulations and UK labor laws. Rippling can help you grow your global team quickly and in accordance with His Majesty’s government.

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Worry-free Compliance

Avoid misclassifying contractors in United Kingdom

Rippling can help you avoid costly misclassification mistakes. Worried that your UK contractors are misclassified? Try our free classification assessment to find out.

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Support your United Kingdom contractors right out of the box with Rippling

Simplified Onboarding

Onboard contractors in the UK in 90 seconds

Rippling makes it easy to onboard UK contractors. Send out contracts in minutes. In a single onboarding flow, contractors can sign agreements, submit required payroll and KYC information, and even set up their email account or apps—all in a few minutes from their phone.

Global Workforce Management

Seamlessly transition contractors to employees

As your business grows, your workforce needs change. You can easily transition a contractor to an employee in minutes while preserving any historical data via Rippling EOR or your own entity. Through the transition, you'll retain historical documents and payroll data, and the contractor can retain their email and systems access.


Set up and manage your UK contractors’ IT needs

Give contractors access to apps like Google Workspace and Slack with a few clicks—and remove it just as easily at the end of their contracts. You can increase security by enforcing multi-factor authentication and even set up workflows to automatically alert you of any suspicious login activity.

Contractor Compensation

Easily pay UK contractors in GBP

Easily pay contractors in your currency or GBP. And if you need to pay someone off-cycle for a late invoice? You can do that in minutes. Contractor payments are tied to invoices and integrated time-tracking, saving you manual data entry in pay runs and creating a papertrail to protect against misclassification risk.