Payroll Services

Whether you employ 100+ staff, or a couple of staff, or somewhere in between, processing payroll can be a significant investment of time each week, or month, for any employer.

When you add in the expensive outlay on payroll software and regular updates, staff training and the amendments which are required on a regular basis as a result of employee changes, payroll adjustments and tax changes, you’ll know if you have run your own payroll in house exactly what needs to be done, foreseen and filed appropriately and the ongoing investment it requires.calculator hm revenue

But don’t just take our word for it (or if you are thinking about doing it yourself), have a look at the Government gateway and the advice for employers on managing their payroll and all the aspects that have to be taken into consideration, click here.

Don’t fall foul of the penalties which can be levied if mistakes or filing omissions are made and don’t allocate valuable human resources and time to managing administrative tasks in your business that can be done cheaper and more efficiently, without the ongoing burden of keeping up with tax changes, by Martin Aitken & Co.

We operate a fully licensed BACS payroll bureau service and we can arrange payments through the business’ or organisation’s bank account for onward payment of salaries to employees, PAYE/NIC payments to HMRC and employee pension scheme payments.

We can help you to deal with all aspects of payroll including:

  • PAYE and NI.
  • Auto-enrolment preparation and procedures.
  • Year-end procedures, P60s, SSP, SMP, SSP.
  • Deductions: student loans, earnings arrestments.
  • Employer tax savings e.g. salary sacrifice, childcare vouchers.
  • Construction industry scheme (CIS) NMW rates.
  • New starters checklist, P45s, holiday pay and redundancy calculations.
  • Auto-enrolment – we will help you prepare for it’s introduction through to processing in the weekly/monthly payroll.
  • Staff training on software and updates.
  • Full or part-outsourcing of your payroll e.g. you may want to process the general staff payroll in-house and have us process your payroll for senior staff and directors.

We also provide a Payroll Health-Check, which will involve one of our experienced payroll advisers reviewing your processes, procedures, systems and tax calculations to ensure that you are complying with your legal and tax obligations, highlighting any areas of risk and any corrective actions that are required.