Gross Payment Payroll Solutions For Sole Traders | Futurelink Group

Sole Trader Solutions

Includes Employers & Public Liability Cover. Offshore Insurance Also Included.

Gross Payment Payroll for Sole Traders

Futurelink provides a Gross Payment solution (GPS) for sole traders and freelancers that work in the UK or Overseas. Our gross payment solution allows the worker to be paid in full without any tax or National Insurance deductions upfront. However, the worker will be liable for taxes in their country of residency, managed through an annual self-assessment.

Being self-employed, the worker benefits from using business related expenses to reduce their tax liabilities and reduced National Insurance. Better still, neither worker or client pays employer’s National Insurance.

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What's Included?

Like all of our other payment solutions, we cover workers for a variety of insurances such as Employers, Public Liability and Personal Accident. Offshore insurances are also included so this entitles workers to contract overseas.

The service is free to client since we charge a small margin to the worker, which is also tax deductible.

The Benefits

By joining Futurelink, there are many added benefits to the worker and client. Saving money on employment costs, reduced administration time and assuring all parties remain compliant are just some of the advantages when partnering with us.

Other benefits include:

Easy Sign Up

Seamless on-boarding process using DocuSign.


Same day faster payments provided.

Daily Payrolls

Payrolls run from Monday to Friday - twice on Fridays.


Required insurances all included within our fee.

Online Portal

Access to our secure online worker portal.


Client tax indemnification included.

Helpful Information

1What is a gross payment solution?

A gross payment solution is where the worker receives the full gross earnings without being taxed at source. The GPS solution does require the worker to provide a UTR number in order to qualify for this solution.

For UK workers, they will need to pass our SDC (Supervision, Direction and/or Control) questionnaire.

2How much money should sole traders put aside for tax and NI deductions?

This is all depends on how much the worker earns. As a general rule, the more profit, the more tax workers’ pay. Here is a rough guideline of how much money you should think about putting aside:

Profits per annum: up to £50,000. % set aside for tax: 25%

Profits per annum: up to £100,000. % set aside for tax: 40%

Profits per annum: between £100,000 and £150,000. % set aside for tax: 45%

Profits per annum: over £150,000. % set aside for tax: 45%

3Payroll solutions for overseas workers.

Futurelink offers a gross payment solution for those individuals working overseas, regardless of their residency. As this is a self-employed option the worker must take on the responsibility of putting money aside for tax and National Insurances and submit an end of year tax return. Workers can use expenses to decrease their tax liabilities, thereby increasing take home pay. The expenses must be business related to qualify, ones that come under travel and subsistence.

For those with bank accounts in other currencies, Futurelink has the option to pay in Euros, US Dollars and Pound Sterling. This prevents the worker losing out due to conversion or bank charges.

How do you get started?

Getting set up with one of our Sole Trader Solutions is pretty simple - just get in touch with our team.

Here at Futurelink, we will help you throughout the whole process. Get in touch with our team now and speak to an expert for an initial consultation completely FREE of charge. Simply either give us a call on 01923 277900 or contact our team via the website.

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