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UK Payroll Service - from 1 to 1000 employees

Payroll Services

Our 30 years established service removes all of your payroll and auto-enrolment worries and allows you to focus on your business

We can prove this by providing you with 100 current client references with full contact details so you can check our quality

Are you facing any of these problems?

Resource issues

Payroll hassle


How we can help you

We take full responsibility for the payroll and auto-enrolment and guarantee our quality

We are leaders in technology when it comes your payroll, so of course our payslips are online. We want to help you with your business, for you to be more efficient, to concentrate on your business and not be distracted by the payroll, with issues, worries and stress. Furthermore we want to help you improve your processes as part of this ambition

That’s why when we start with you we’ll examine how your pay data is compiled and how it is presented to us. In both areas we will look to improve the process, to make it easier for you, with less time required and less risk of errors or misunderstandings. Where suitable we use an easy data entry portal which avoids emails and reduces the risk of errors or misunderstandings

Sometimes for larger payrolls we use customised Excels

We’ll also review the payroll timetable as we often find that time pressures can be eased or even removed

Another example of how we could help you is in dealing with HMRC – we are very experienced. We’ll have no hesitation in contacting them on your behalf, should the need arise. This will save you a lot of time and worry

We’re always working with you in partnership to improve your business life, rather than just be a service at arms length. So just ask if we can help you – it’s our pleasure to respond

Meet payroll processing deadlines

Deal with staff queries

Keep up to date with payroll legislation


BookCheck have had the pleasure of bookkeeping for a number of SMEs and large businesses. Take a look at our reviews

"We were left in the lurch when a part time bookkeeper/credit controller left AND we wanted better quality management information. We selected BookCheck from three suppliers because they save us having to manage the person doing the work & their sickness and holiday, because they could improve the MI and because that information would be reviewed by a qualified accountant before we got it. And we have not been disappointed. They've done a great job."

Bob Bradley, Urban Element Design Solutions Ltd, Oxfordshire

"BookCheck has carried out our in-house payroll for a number of years and has provided an excellent service."

Mike Lloyd, Partner, Haines Watts Chartered Accountants, Swindon

"BookCheck gives us clarity of the financial position of our business. They are our best performing supplier and deliver value for money. Yes, it does cost more than an independent bookkeeper BUT we have seen an overall reduction in our costs because our books are in shape. Our accountants tell us how good it is to work with BookCheck too. We considered BookCheck after two independent bookkeepers blew up on us. Even when the independents were working for us, our business was shrouded in financial fog. From the start, BookCheck made clear what they will do and when and they have done exactly what they said. They have adapted to the way we run our business and integrated with our extranet for data exchange."

Clive Lewis, Director, Achieving the Difference LLP, Cheltenham

"We work together with Anthony and his team at BookCheck on a number of clients. BookCheck offers a professional and focused bookkeeping service. It is cost-effective for the client and provides us as FDs with the accurate information we need on a timely basis. Anthony understands his business and leads with diligence and enthusiasm."

Martin Levoir, Principal, The FD Centre Ltd, Bristol

"BookCheck provide an excellent service, usually only available to larger companies with a dedicated accounts team."

Mike Davis, Director, Kings Owen Ltd, Stroud

"I have known Anthony over a 15 year period. He has provided my company with an excellent accounting service. I find him and his company flexible and helpful and I would recommend BookCheck."

Bharat Gupta, Managing Director, Dexdyne Ltd, Cirencester

"The service provided by BookCheck was efficient and exactly what my business asked for and needed."

Patrick Rawson, Director, The Nine Schools (Bristol) Ltd

"BookCheck is a highly organised and efficient provider of book-keeping services. The service is easy to use and provides great value."

Mahesh Dewan, Director, Premier Employee Benefits Ltd, Bristol

"BookCheck provide an exceptional service to support business owners by providing bookkeeping support and up to date, relevant management accounting information."

Brian Gibb CA, Director, WGCA Limited, Cheltenham

"BookCheck provides timely and accurate accounts information. During the period of our business relationship this service has been consistently high."

Simon Storvik, Director, Simon Storvik & Company Ltd, Bristol

"I have worked with Anthony's company BookCheck where they provide bookkeeping and management accounts services. I am pleased with the level of service they provide, their diligence, value and reliability."

Mitchell Wolfe, Principal, The FD Centre Ltd, Bristol

"Anthony and BookCheck were recommended to me. All of the staff have been both professional and intuitive in determining the needs of my business. In addition, our bookkeeper is a very personable colleague and we've had some good laughs along the way."

Greg van Laun, Managing Director, Action Indoor Sports Stadiums Ltd, Bristol

"We replaced 2 book-keepers with BookCheck's service at a fraction of the cost and greatly improved the accuracy and timeliness of information."

Nigel Beresford, Managing Director, RMS Services Ltd, Bristol

"I cannot thank you enough for everything you have done for us over the last couple of months! We are so grateful for the support and understanding you have given me and Bridge Training."

Nikki Harrod, Strategic Development Manager, Bridge Training Ltd

"I feel compelled to write to mention the excellent work and service I've just had from Christine Beard. 

I had to send our payroll info for September to her yesterday as I'm stopping for holidays this afternoon. I hadn't thought to advise that I would need to be doing it early this month so she wouldn’t have been expecting it. However she agreed to get it back to me this morning, and even waited when I sent her something I'd forgotten yesterday.

It's brilliant having such a team to back me up so cheerfully and efficiently - big brownie points!"

Ellaine Cameron, Relate Gloucestershire and Swindon

"Sue Parkhouse has been brilliant. I have been very pleasantly surprised at how little I have had to get involved in the process of transferring our payroll and setting up Auto Enrolment. Sue has handled everything and the service and communication has been first class."


Darren Stevens, MD, Prestbury Marketing

"Just a quick note to say –it has been absolutely fantastic to work with everyone at BookCheck and I am absolutely in love with Xero! Looking forward to the future work we do together and thank you for all the efficiencies you have already brought into our work."

Poonam Ahuja, Business Manager, Thrive Tribe

"At Carpeo, we have used BookCheck since 2008. As a leading contact services provider, we’ve experienced considerable growth over that time, and BookCheck has grown with us. Our staff are the lifeblood of our service, and with the volume of staff it’s vital they are paid accurately on time and this is done in an efficient manner. Our payroll is always completed on time and to the highest of standards. We have an excellent relationship with our payroll officer Pauline. Nothing is too much trouble and questions / queries are always answered quickly. BookCheck is an excellent company to work with, completing all aspects of our payroll in a timely, friendly and professional manner."

David Williams, Director, Slowhit Ltd t/a Carpeo, Swindon

"We have used BookCheck for several years now to professionally manage and administer our company payroll.  It is a specific area which becomes more and more complicated, especially with the introduction of pension Auto Enrolment.  The prompt and correct payment of salaries is one of the most important tasks for any company and we continue to totally rely on BookCheck for this especially now that they have automated the process which significantly reduced the administration.  We would truly recommend BookCheck."

Ian Heather, MD, HRML

"BookCheck have been supporting our charity for 2 years providing an excellent service. They inherited considerable issues, and now our trustees benefit from timely, accurate and relevant accounts. We are a small charity trying to minimise overheads, so BookCheck’s outsourced approach fits us well with their remotely based bookkeepers, working efficiently in the background, leveraging the benefits of the modern cloud software Xero package, and always available to respond to our queries /requests. BookCheck’s account management team has provided fair transparent pricing, and been flexible and understanding as our needs have changed. Thank you!" 

Jonny Moshi, Chairman, Boys Town Jerusalem

"BookCheck have handled our payroll for a number of years with such efficiency that one almost forgets that payroll purrs along in the background. A delight to deal with - really good people - strongly recommended."

Ian Horsfield, Director, Salty Air Limited

"BookCheck have handled our payroll for a number of years with such efficiency that one almost forgets that payroll purrs along in the background. A delight to deal with - really good people - strongly recommended."

Richard Hall, Director, Rope Access Equip Ltd

"We first engaged BookCheck in July 2017 and they have delivered an excellent service throughout our contract. BookCheck has run our accounting system on Sage, delivering comprehensive reports on time. This included Sales and Purchase ledgers, Stock control, Cash Book and Bank Reconciliations, VAT Returns and Monthly Management Accounts. BookCheck have liaised and co-operated with our Accountants to allow them to produce Annual Accounts. We recognize the inconvenience of BookCheck having worked for us remotely (off site) but they have proved highly efficient. The bookkeeper who BookCheck have assigned to us, is to be highly recommend for thoroughness and attention to detail. They have also shown great initiative and success in preparing monthly reports on time. BookCheck's Managing Director has kept in contact with us to ensure things were going well. We have no hesitation in recommending BookCheck."

Kate Coldrick, COBUS

"Our organisation uses BookCheck and we have found them very helpful and reliable. They are efficient and professional in the service they deliver and I have no hesitation in recommending them."

Sharon Booth, Director, OneVoice Europe

"We have used BookCheck for many years now. They have always provided a friendly, efficient and informative service. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend."

Verity Constable, Office Manager, NorthSound Ltd

"We have used BookCheck for many years for their integrated bookkeeping and management accounts service and always found them helpful, efficient and friendly, so much so that we now use them for our payroll and for which they provide a light-touch, responsive and error-free service."

Trevor Fayers, Business Manager, Nextrasoft Ltd

"They provide very good service - they are friendly and respond quickly to our queries. I highly recommend BookCheck!"

Dora Kristiansen, Director, Dental Hygiene Ltd

"I operate a one-person payroll so my requirements are essentially quite simple. I've always been impressed by the efficiency of BookCheck's service, and on the odd occasion that I have had to raise enquiries, these have been dealt with both swiftly and efficiently. The service offers excellent value for money."

Chris Harrison, Director, Moly-cop UK Holdings Ltd

"We are a small company that have used BookCheck for our payroll processing over the last few years. We've experienced a very personable and professional service. I would highly recommend them."

Lisa Hall, Office Manager, Imetrum Ltd

"We are a small company with simple payroll requirements which BookCheck handle very well for us. I would recommend them as they are very easy to deal with."

Suzanne Carlino, Director, Hublot Ltd

"I have been with BookCheck since at least 2007 so I think that speaks for itself!"

Stuart Chalmers, Director, I Want Stuff Ltd

"BookCheck is reliable and offer good services. I can then stay focused on my business while they take care of payroll!"

Frederic Garzoni, Director, Imophoron Ltd

"We have used BookCheck for the last 4 years. They are always very helpful and I must say I don’t know how I would do without them."

Mike Day, Director, Imaginations Fine Arts Ltd

"BookCheck take care of all our payroll needs. They are super efficient, friendly and always happy to help out with any questions I have."

Sarah Forbes, Director, Fulbright Ltd

"I have been using BookCheck for my company's bookkeeping since January 2015 and I'm very happy with the service. I run an online retail business generating 1000's of transactions per year in 4 main currencies. We have VAT registrations in 3 countries. We work with BookCheck on the Cloud, using Xero as our accounts system, and it all works very well. They are responsive to my queries and between us we keep my accounts in good order."

Sue Shackleton, Director, EasyRead Time Teacher Ltd

"My organisation has used BookCheck for years without any issues. Service is consistently good, with any issues or queries quickly resolved."

James Rideout, Operations Manager, Easton Community Children's Centre

"Highly recommend BookCheck."

Deborah de Ronde, Director, De Ronde Consulting Ltd

"Started using BookCheck 3 months ago following an unsettled period of trying 3 other bookkeepers both in-house and remotely. BookCheck have worked with us in resolving a series of problems and we're now in the position of starting to receive robust financial reporting for the first time in a long while. Very reassuring, if not essential, for a business owner. We work closely together with the BookCheck staff and there is a great level of expertise and diligence throughout the organisation. Working remotely not a problem at all. Best of all BookCheck identified a large VAT overpayment made by former bookkeeper No. 1 that was then doubled by former bookkeeper No. 2 which has more than paid their fees for the next 12 months. Couldn't recommend more highly."

Phil Ward, MD, Eskimo Products Ltd

"BookCheck have been doing our Payroll for just over 5 years. I find they offer a prompt, flexible service and they have always been helpful and friendly. Our payroll always gets delivered/emailed on time. They provide a professional service and would not hesitate to recommend them to another business."

Sally Roberts, Clifton Village Butchers

"BookCheck provide all our accounting services and have done so for many years. We receive exceptional service and consider them an integral part of our business. We can not recommend them highly enough."

Martin Huggins, Director, Tamarisk Designs Ltd

"Contact with BookCheck has been so helpful and reassuring for our small co-op, contact via email or telephone is always so friendly and helpful with any trouble shooting or enquiries. A great company and very professional."

Laura Forman, Centrespace Ltd

"We have been clients for almost 10 years and have had excellent service every time. Highly recommend!"

Elina Beet, Director, Sustainable Britain Ltd

"We have been using BookCheck for 18 years now. They have grown with us, from a payroll of just 4 to now covering over 60 staff. They offer an excellent service and have helped enormously with managing the pension contributions and payroll administration."

Mark Carden, Director, CC Ground Investigations Ltd

"Great Company to work with - they provide us with very professional service; delivered in a personal and helpful manner. We would happily recommend BookCheck to other companies."

Rob Hankey, Director, Barefoot Architects Ltd

"Our charity outsourced its payroll to BookCheck a year ago, and we have been so impressed with the quality and speed of their service ever since. Definitely recommend it!"

Dan Green, MD, Bridges for Communities

"Fabulous service, always very helpful, brilliant to deal with and always very friendly MD"

Debbie Jackson, MD, Awarded2u Ltd

"We have used BookCheck for our payroll for well over 10 years, which speaks for itself. They do a great job and their personnel are friendly and approachable, as well as being very professional. We can't think of how we would cope without them!"

Suzanne Temple, Director, Blue Temple Ltd

"BookCheck are fantastic! I honestly don't know what we'd do with out them. Our day-to-day Bookkeeper and primary contact, Nicky, is brilliant and is now an absolutely essential part of our team. Can't recommend them enough."

James Wilton, Director, Absolute Climate Solutions Ltd

"BookCheck have always been fantastic to deal with. Anthony Pilkington is a delight and his team are thorough professionals: well organized and efficient. I could not recommend them more highly."

Tony Johnston, Product Director, GreyRidge Software Ltd

"We have been using BookCheck Ltd London for a number of years now, the process is very simple and on the odd occasion we've had to ask something they have always replied in a timely manner."

Gary Wilson, Events Director, Sponge Marketing

"Consistently prompt, detailed and helpful. Payroll is always a nuisance and of course always under the microscope from the recipients. BookCheck have proven to be a massive help taking this off our monthly to do list and freeing up our time."

Ray Hall, The Centre for Adoption

"We moved to BookCheck in November 2018 and it has proven to have been an excellent move. It's allowed us to focus our efforts on our business as we have such confidence in their abilities to cover the bases on the finance side. Working with the fantastic team we have made big gains in streamlining and simplifying the finance side of our business. A great company with great people."

Andy Hill, Director, The King of Shaves Company Ltd

"We have been using BookCheck for over two years and they have demonstrated a high degree of responsiveness, and accuracy throughout that period - essential in payroll services. They also understand that changes can happen late in the process and, as a consequence, their quick response and easy to use reports are a definite boon."

Tim Berg, Chief Operating Officer, The Lord's Taverners Ltd

"I have worked with BookCheck now for 5 years and have always found them to be first class. They work with you to your exact requirements and take all the worries of running payroll away from you. I would highly recommend."

Rebecca Ives, Operations and Finance Manager, Ultra-Vision Fire & Security Ltd

Brilliant company - changed over all of our bookkeeping to them and they’ve saved us loads of time and hassle! Quick to respond to every query and they provide loads of good ideas for streamlining procedures - even helped us move systems from Sage to Xero!

James Wogan, Director, Wogan Coffee

Your dedicated personal resource

A special part of our service is that we provide you with a UK payroll officer to act as your ongoing point of contact, so you keep the same person. This helps us understand your payroll needs. It also helps you sort out payroll issues with confidence and ease. We provide cover for staff holidays and sickness.

Each of our 13 payroll officers is fully trained in all aspects of payroll and the legislation. You can also rely on our professional systems and procedures

BookCheck is accredited with the prestigious standard of ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems.

Tried and tested

BookCheck has been providing a fully outsourced payroll service since 1994. Confidentiality and security are crucial to our success and reputation. All necessary legislation changes are introduced in good time, with no disruption.

We provide 100 client references across all our payroll staff so that you can check before you decide. That's THE way to prove our service is as good as we boast. You’ll find that that we have a terrific reputation for reliability, accuracy and personal service. If, after three months, you find that BookCheck Payroll with pension Auto Enrolment does not suit your needs, our fees will be fully refunded and the contract cancelled.

The sort of errors we inherit

We have many clients who came to us with existing problems, some of which they weren't even aware of! Check the list below for examples of the problems we have solved for our new clients over the last year.

ErrorsBookCheck Corrective Actions
Incorrect submissions to HMRCCorrected all issues and submitted revised info to HMRC
Non-filing penalties for 5 payrolls in a groupBrought all PAYE schemes up to date and successfully appealed all penalties
Incorrect annual payrolls run for 5 director-only businessesRe-ran and resubmitted payrolls
Pension scheme set up incorrectly leading to under-deduction of contributions across two tax yearsReviewed, analysed and corrected all members and employer contributions
Directors set up incorrectly as employeesNational Insurance incorrectly calculated
Pensions being calculated on full salary when it should be qualified earnings onlyWrong calculations for employees and employers

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