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Why outsource your payroll and what to look for when choosing a provider?

1 You don’t have to worry about resources

Ever had the worry of a late payroll due to staff absence? If you outsource your payroll you won’t have to worry because it will be the providers responsibility to run on time. Pick a provider that has a sizable number of employees to cover gaps.

2 You don’t have to worry about changing legislation

When the law changes and the way you organise or run your payroll changes, it can be both worrying and time consuming. If you outsource your payroll all that stress is taken away.

3 Save your time and focus

You don’t need to spend time on payroll, freeing you up to build your business. The service should also answer all your staff queries.

4 It could save you money

You will minimise the risk of mistakes which take up valuable time and can cause upsets. You will also help to avoid HMRC fines. No more expensive computer issues. No more printing & posting payslips. Most businesses find an outsourced payroll service saves them money.

5 Experience and Quality of Service

How long has the service provider been operational? What do they look for when they recruit staff? Make sure you pick one with a proven track record of good service. Ask for at least 6 references and question any reluctance to provide – check them all as there is no better way of obtaining an unbiased opinion.

6 Reliability

Look for a provider with a proven reputation for reliability, accuracy and personal service – again check the references.

7 Pension auto enrolment

All employers must have a suitable pension auto enrolment scheme in place, running as part of their payroll. Make sure your provider has plenty of experience in dealing with this.

8 A pleasant experience

Nothing beats a one to one relationship – will your provider offer this or would you be passed around the place.


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