Payroll

Payroll bureau and PAYE administration

Every business needs to pay its employees on time and ensure their payroll is with statutory regulations. Payroll is a routine but potentially time consuming task that many businesses wisely choose to outsource to us to ensure accuracy, timeliness and efficiency while also reducing the burden on their own time.

We are accredited to the prestigious Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) Payroll Assurance Scheme (PAS). It is the only voluntary accreditation to be developed in partnership with HMRC and is designed to identify risks to a business arising from skills gaps or inadequate processes. We are amongst only a handful of independent accountancy practices to have completed this rigorous assessment and we believe the PAS accreditation provides clients with the reassurance that we will deliver an industry-leading responsive, accurate payroll service of the highest quality.

We cover all parts of the payroll process, acting on your behalf and running your PAYE scheme entirely from our own offices, whether it’s generation of payslips, pay calculations, deductions, or management of auto-enrolment workplace pensions. As a BACS-approved bureau, we can also manage payments to staff and HMRC on your behalf. Should queries arise we’ll answer them for you and resolve any issues.

Payroll has become more and more complicated as the Government increasingly uses PAYE to administer taxes and benefits. You might have to deduct student loan repayments, for example, or child maintenance. Maternity pay, paternity pay and statutory sick pay also need to be dealt with through the payslip. Working patterns have changed too, with more staff on part-time hours, or working multiple jobs with complex contracts.

If you’re running a business, there are many other considerations when it comes to payroll compliance, some specific to particular sectors. If you need support understanding and interpreting rules around the minimum wage, zero-hours contracts, or the construction industry scheme (CIS) rules for example, we can help and relieve you from the payroll burden.

Can’t praise them enough!

“Can’t praise the services of Thomson Cooper highly enough. Flexible, professional, friendly service, willing to offer advice to help/add value and always hit the deadlines. We have been using them for over five years and the service has been consistently first class with work always done to a high standard.”

William Bremner

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

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Elaine J. Cromwell

Elaine Cromwell

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