Payroll services

Written by Ray Coman

Many businesses start with one director- the business owner.  As a business grows, so does its need for manhours.  Personnel requirements can be met through agency, outsourcing, contractors or employees.  There are a number of advantages to employment for both employer and employee.


A business that contracts an employee is required to register as an employer and operate a PAYE payroll.


A payroll can even arise for hiring help in the home, such as a cleaner, childminder or a gardener.  The requirement to operate payroll for domestic staff is referred to as PAYE DOM, and there are agencies that specialise in the so called, nanny tax.  Coman & Co. does not normally offer a domestic PAYE service as our focus is on payroll services to small businesses.


A company with a few directors or one director can benefit from paying a salary up to the national insurance threshold.  We therefore provide a payroll service for one person companies, to support tax efficient extraction of company profits.


Employment laws and payroll regulations are growing in complexity and placing greater demands on business owners.  Real time information and auto-enrolment requirements are examples of this increase in regulation.  Consequently, once an employer, the risk increases of paying penalties for unintentionally missing a deadline or falling short of a requirement.


We offer a comprehensive and confidential payroll service, which includes:



We also offer payroll advice on areas such as salary sacrifice, employer benefits, and on the most suitable system for expense reimbursements.  Where PAYE payments are low, there is an option for making quarterly payments.


Once a UK taxpayer has income of over £100,000 they are required to complete a Tax return.  Since we offer a Tax return service, we are well experienced in dealing with PAYE related issues for high earners and can apply this experience in helping to advice and assist with suitable payroll arrangements.


For clients that operate a payroll system in-house, we can consult on payroll helping you select the appropriate software and providing ad-hoc advise on payroll queries.


Please contact us if you would like to discuss any aspect of staff remuneration including payroll management.

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