What we do

Handle Freelance Solutions | UK-based outsourced payroll and compliance

Outsourced Payroll & Compliance for the creative industries

We look after the onboarding, payroll and compliance of your directly sourced freelancers and temporary workers. The people you recruit directly yourself.

You pay an agreed % on the value of each freelancers invoice. We reduce the compliance risk, increase your pay accuracy, and improve the freelancer experience.

Headquartered in the UK, the Handle group was founded in 1978 and our heritage, passion, and specialisms are rooted within the media and entertainment industries.

Handle Freelance Solutions | UK-based outsourced payroll and compliance

Because every great brand needs

A personalised HMRC and auto-enrolment compliant payroll solution, that places the experience of your freelancers at the centre:

  • Unwavering confidence that your freelancers are legally compliant and paid on-time, every time
  • Exceptional account management that will deliver time and cost efficiencies
  • Reporting that provides insight and ensures that your talent is happy
  • Agreed SLAs and exceptional support – delivered by people.
Handle Freelance Solutions | UK-based outsourced payroll and compliance

From 1 to 1000+ freelancers

Our comprehensive payroll and compliance solution relieves the onerous responsibility of the employment relationship with your freelance and temporary workers. We handle the compliance, provide time efficiencies and ensure that your talent is onboarded quickly and always paid on time.

Freelance TV Presenter & Journalist
Handle Freelance Solutions NBCUniversal
Chief Operating Officer
Accounts Payable - Handle Freelance Solutions
Handle Freelance Solutions Cricket
Communications Assistant (Finance)

Freelance TV Presenter & Journalist

It’s so efficient. The system we use for payment is straight-forward, simple to use. It’s very easy to input your days. The invoice takes no time at all and is always paid in time.
Darrell Currie

NBC Universal

Love this team! Handle Freelance Solutions were already our trusted partner when I joined NBCUniversal.

Discovering an organisation that is not only open to adapting and collaborating closely but also excels in sharing best practices and consistently delivers exceptional experiences has been so refreshing.

In a landscape where such qualities are rare to find together, Handle stands out as a shining example.
Sr. Director, Global Talent Acquisition

BT Sport

Excellent – great service and expertise that makes the huge volumes and complexity in using large freelance resource pools easy.
Jamie Hindhaugh – Chief Operating Officer

Soho House & Co

Efficient – everything you have been asked to do you have delivered on. You get our business and it’s nuances. You feel part of the finance team.
Accounts Payable Manager

Freelancer (Cricket)

Handle could not have been faulted during my time working as a cricket freelance for ESPNcricinfo.

They were supportive, friendly, clear and efficient – the one reliable point of contact in a complex global operation that was not always easy to fathom. Much appreciated.
David Hopps

Channel 4

Nothing is too much to ask, the team are warm, friendly and accommodating, whatever the task is. The intricate, sometimes complicated aspects of freelance employment are managed with expertise and you just don’t need to worry about any of the compliance issues, which is a relief!
Communications Assistant (Finance)

SURVEY: The Voice of the freelancer 2024

What is the one thing you would change about life as a freelancer? Last year we asked 1,400 UK-based freelancers and temporary workers within the creative industries to share their voice. The Voice of the Freelancer survey is back for 2024 and will only take a few minutes to complete.
The Voice of the Freelancer 2024 | handle freelance solutions


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