Pay rates

Our nurses provide exceptional services, and we pay exceptional rates in return

We believe in rewarding our nurses with pay rates that reflect their skills and the demands they are likely to encounter in the work place. Take a look at our latest pay rates below:

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We’re straight on rates

You deserve to work with an agency that is open and honest with you about your pay and any associated fees. At Thornbury Nursing, we will always be honest with you. We will always pay what we say.

Why changes to IR35 rules don’t affect our nurses

At Thornbury Nursing we only operate a Pay-As-You-Earn (PAYE) payroll which means that we always pay our nurses directly, and tax income at source. As a result, the changes in April 2017 to IR35 rules on Personal Services Companies (PSCs), do not affect our nurses.

IR35 changes have resulted in recruitment agencies (which accept PSCs) having to deduct tax and National Insurance from nurses, who are working via a PSC in the Public Sector. This means there is no advantage to working through a PSC versus PAYE. Remember, there are additional costs associated with running a PSC (PAYE is free), so this way of working could be more costly.

It’s also worth mentioning that we don’t offer our nurses an Umbrella scheme either as these are essentially PAYE schemes that you pay for. You can read more about PAYE Vs Umbrella payment options here.

We strongly believe that we offer the best all-round package, and most importantly, unlike other agencies, we have always paid mileage in full back to our nurses.

Pension scheme

Under the Pensions Act 2008 every employer in the UK must put certain staff into a pension scheme and contribute towards it. Auto enrolment occurs 3 months after your first payment from us. You will be enrolled into the People’s Pension scheme. You will automatically contribute 3% and Thornbury will contribute 2% for the current tax year (18/19) and this will increase to 5% (you) and 3% (Thornbury) in the new tax year. Please contact the payroll team for more information on 0345 120 5333 or email

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