Payroll Services

A Turtle walking. Children getting dressed. Me trying to decide what I want for dinner today. These things are time-consuming, but none of them compare to payroll.

Payroll services are time-consuming. It is also one of the most business-critical functions that must run smoothly so that you, your employees, and your clients are all happy. But what happens if your payroll manager goes off sick? Can you respond quickly to a change in government legislation? If not, chill, this is where we come in, but there are many other points to consider when it comes to payroll services.

Are payroll services essential?

This question is important to answer in response to COVID-19. Yes, payroll professionals are classed as key workers, as confirmed by the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP). If you have further questions regarding furloughed staff and key workers, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

What do payroll services include?

A small business payroll service will differ from a large multi-national company payroll service, but payroll packages will usually include:

  • Data entry
  • Tax calculations
  • National Insurance
  • PAYE
  • Auto-Enrolment
  • Pensions
  • RTI provided to HMRC
  • Payslips
  • Official documents, e.g. P45, P60 and P11d
  • Reports
  • End of year summary
  • GDPR compliancy

Why do companies use payroll services?

Do you think Ironman did his own payroll? “Sorry Nick (Fury), I can’t save the world because I’m just sorting out my Payroll contributions”. No. Ironman will have outsourced his payroll services, Hulk won’t be happy if he’s not paid.

Companies use payroll services because they can focus on all their brilliant superpowers, such as business development, sales, and communications, instead of playing around with numbers. In-house payroll services are money burners, so companies often use payroll services as a way of saving the business money. What’s more, a packaged payroll service means you don’t have to worry about compliance, regulations and legislation as accountancy firms have already got in-depth specialist knowledge.

How much does it cost for payroll services?

On average it works out at around £5 per employee but it varies between employees and directors, There is a one off set up fee of £120. Whilst it’s always important to think about how much it will cost outsourcing your payroll services, it’s also worth thinking about how much it will save you. The value of expert knowledge, the latest software, regular training, risk reduction and pre-empting penalties will give you peace of mind that your payroll is in safe hands.

Should I outsource my payroll to A&S Accountants?

There are many benefits to outsourcing payroll services. Training staff can be incredibly expensive, as can buying the latest software. It also takes time to train employees. Outsource payroll to an accountant, and you don’t need to worry about any of this.

What’s more, outsourced payroll services are quick, speedy and efficient; a company that specialises in payroll day in and day out is likely to be better at complex payroll queries. Last year over 60% of businesses outsourced their payroll too, which suggests that thousands of companies prefer outsourcing payroll rather than doing it in-house.

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