Giving you

Control and visibility

>over your agency spend, reduce costs and ensure compliance.

Direct engagement

When filling vacant shifts, organisations traditionally source their temporary staff from agencies. 

Allocate 247TimeDirectEngage is changing the way that organisations engage with their temporary staff, enabling them to achieve financial savings, greater control, and further transparency. 

With 247TimeDirectEngage, you pay the temporary worker directly pay the agency their finder’s fee, and avoid any unnecessary VAT charges. 


Straightforward compliance with HMRC rules and ensures you get only compliant candidates. 

Rate Control & Full Visibility

Rate control and invoice accuracy thanks to pre-set agreed rates. 

Full reporting suite to show how much you are saving and where additional savings can be made. 

Risk and Safety Management

247TimeDirectEngage is fully IR35 compliant. All user activity auditable. Candidate qualifications and documents are uploaded instantaneously and securely.

Save on your temporary staffing costs

20% VAT saving (on applicable salaries) & reduced agency costs. 

The financial savings have been significant. For an investment of £565,000, the trust has saved a total of £13.2 million since the launch of the system in 2014.

John Simon

Head of Temporary Staffing

Barts Health NHS Trust

Key Features

Organisation engage workers directly

Release unfilled duties to agencies easily

Agency tiers including auto cascade

Set mandatory compliance documents and rules

Total rate management including Framework, Cap & Breaches

Generates self-bill agency invoices for accuracy

Accounts Payable import files for all payments due

Payroll files generated in required format

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the system take to implement?

Implementation usually takes around four weeks. The whole implementation is overseen by our team and follows a tried-and-tested pattern. 

How does Direct Engagement work?

DirectEngagement provides a neutral technology platform to allow organisations to pay temporary staff directly by an organisations payroll or by AllocatePay (instead of by the agencies). 

The agency is then paid commission separately by the organisation. The platform handles all your cost-centre information, grades and finance codes pay rates and job roles. 

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