Payroll & HR

A business’s greatest asset is its people, but for staff to truly thrive, it’s vital to have professionally managed payroll and HR, ensuring the right employment policies and procedures are in place, whilst avoiding potentially costly pitfalls.

Creating workplaces for people & businesses to thrive

We support more than 300 employers of all sizes with a full range of payroll compliance and HR support, shaping a service to meet their needs as their companies grow and evolve.

Whether it’s enhancing HR policies and procedures, staff recruitment, or end to end management of Pay As You Earn (PAYE) for employers, the pragmatism, commercial knowledge and technical expertise we bring inspires confidence; helping clients to make the right decisions quickly and efficiently, whilst freeing up their time to focus on other areas.

Working in collaboration with our creative, corporate and owner managed business (OMB) divisions, we input regularly on a wide range of strategic payroll and employment issues, ensuring clients benefit from fully integrated strategic financial and HR advice; from recruitment strategies for high growth start-ups and secondment schemes for expatriate employees to succession planning and incentivising key staff.

We always have an eye on the bigger picture, pre-empting potential issues and monitoring legislative changes to ensure clients are best placed to protect their interests, as well as capitalise on financial opportunities, whilst supporting them with high level HR decisions throughout the year. Key to the personalised service we provide is that clients can access our advice and support when they need it – we are always available to assist and answer questions they have or advise on any payroll or HR matter for peace of mind.

  • 30%

    The percentage growth in the number of small private sector businesses with 0-49 employees (2000-2022)
  • 34%

    The percentage growth in the number of medium-sized private sector businesses with 50-249 employees (2000-2022)
  • 7%

    The percentage growth in the number of large private sector businesses with over 250 employees (2000-2022)

Areas we cover:

  • Fully integrated payroll, HR compliance and advice, covering Pay As You Earn (PAYE) and payroll management, including secure payslip service
  • Expert guidance on all aspects of UK employment tax, National Insurance contributions, PAYE and employment matters
  • HR policy and procedure reviews and enhancements, including staff handbooks
  • Recruitment strategies, salary benchmarking and employee benefits
  • Auto-enrolment and pension provider reporting
  • PAYE administration and compliance, covering P60s, preparing and filing Full Payment Submissions (FPS) and Employer Payment Summaries (EPS)
  • Employee benefits, including year-end reporting (P11D, PAYE Settlement Agreements and Form 42)
  • Real Time Information compliance
  • Integrated tax and HR advice on succession planning and incentivising key staff
  • Advice on non-payroll consultants, including IR35 and use of agency staff
  • Overseas payroll, internationally mobile employees and expatriate staff

Protecting employers interests through commercially focussed HR advice

'In-house' payroll & HR support for overseas employers in the UK

Each business has its own unique structure, personalities and particular priorities. We adapt our approach to suit each client, working alongside them throughout the life of their businesses to ensure that all aspects of their payroll and HR are being carefully considered and managed as efficiently as possible.

Having the right employment contracts in place, supported by clear and concise staff handbooks to set out practical and compliant HR policies and procedures, can make a real difference to motivating clients’ staff and increasing productivity, whilst protecting their interests as employers.

We have extensive expertise on the payroll and employment issues relevant to ambitious, growing businesses, including strategies to recruit the right staff, benchmark salaries and benefits, manage risk, and deal with high level HR matters effectively by making the right commercial decisions.

We have particular expertise in recruiting and training in-house finance teams, as well as supporting overseas companies and groups looking to expand in the UK. Additionally, many of our creative clients have complex PAYE compliance and advisory requirements, covering international tax consultancy and withholding taxes, which is one of our many specialist areas.

We provide full ‘in-house’ payroll support, managing all aspects of clients’ Pay As You Earn (PAYE) compliance according to the latest regulatory requirements, and liaising with HMRC on their behalf, whilst handling all payslip administration, if required.

Whether it’s preparing and filing Full Payment Submissions (FPS), meeting the requirements of auto-enrolment, or advice on directors’ remuneration, shares and dividends, we ensure clients are fully compliant and operating as tax efficiently as possible.

International consultancy

From Sydney, Los Angeles and New York to Paris, Cape Town and Singapore, we have over 35 years’ experience of managing international payroll and HR matters for clients working overseas.

Whilst we’re able to advise on cross border issues from a UK tax perspective, clients can also access high quality, international consultancy for the different tax jurisdictions through our worldwide business advisory network, Premier International. Established in 1997, we handpick associates with the same ethos of excellence and senior-level expertise and today have 23 trusted and proven partner firms. We collaborate, sharing knowledge and resources internationally to ensure clients have the premium expertise they need.

Related Services

Our work is diverse, multi-disciplined and multi-jurisdictional. We provide a very effective accountancy service for our creative, entrepreneurial and owner managed business clients, along with specialist support and advice on a range of complex cross border tax and VAT issues.

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If you’d like more information about this service specialism or have a particular financial issue to discuss, please do get in touch.