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7 - Payroll Companies

When employing carers through Direct Payments the same rules for Tax and National Insurance apply. If you are employing staff and paying them over the Lower Earnings Threshold or the person has a second job, then the HMRC (Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) require you to calculate and deduct Tax and National Insurance payments. This can be quite a complex process and therefore there are several payroll companies that you can engage who specifically give help for people who employ someone using Direct Payments. Once you are signed up with a payroll company all you do is submit to them the hours your staff have worked and they will calculate the Tax and NI for you. Managed payroll services will also transfer your carer’s wages directly for you to make the process easier. Your payroll provider can also help with queries about annual leave calculations.

Companies Details Costs
Barrie Bookkeeping & Payroll Solutions Ltd
Suite 1, Airlie House
Pentland Park

Telephone: 01592 756713
Faximillie: 01592 328386

“We will manage your payroll to ensure timely and secure payment, every payday, and to ensure you meet your PAYE obligations to the Inland Revenue. This is a simple and easy system to understand. (We handle the complicated parts). All you have to do is provide the necessary information and criteria affecting an employees pay. “

  • no hidden fees
  • return of reports and pay slips by post or email.
  • input of all new and amended employee data, after initial set up
  • P45 for leavers
  • Communications with HMRC on your behalf,
  • RTI submissions are filed electronically in accordance to HMRC regulations.
  • P60 forms issued for employees at the end of each tax year, at no extra cost
  • Pension Reports
  • Unlimited number of employees
  • Dedicated Payroll Manager


 Please see testimonial at bottom of page.

Prices for service Level 1, 2,3 & 4 start from £20 per month

Fully fund managed accounts, will increase to £32.50 a month

PayPacket Limited
2nd Floor, The Hub,
40 Friar Lane,
Nottingham NG1 6DQ

Telephone: 0800 848 8998 (M-T: 8.30am-5.30pm, F: 8.30am-5pm)
Facsimile: 0115 941 2073
“PayPacket have been providing payroll and pension services for service users in receipt of direct payments.
We provide a fully managed payroll service, which means we provide the following service
  • Paying all Tax and NI contributions, keep records of these payments, liaising with HMRC on behalf of our clients and making payments directly into employees’ bank accounts.
  • Advising on and dealing with Statutory Maternity Pay, Statutory Sick Pay, Student Loans and Pensions payments.
  • Holiday pay calculated and recorded for you.
  • Providing a secure storage of all payroll records for complete peace of mind.
  • Providing payslips and statements
  • Providing Monthly Quarterly and Annual Returns to the HM Revenue & Customs.
  • Providing and managing On-Line communication with HM Revenue & Customs.
  • Providing a Free Phone Helpline staffed by friendly. Professional staff to support all our service users Monday to Friday from 8.30 am – to 5.30 pm.

 We can either pay the Carer/PA’s directly or alternately for those service users wishing to have the flexibility of paying their Carer/PA directly then we offer a payslip only service.

Another option is Managed Bank Account / Third Party Accounts, this means we open the account on behalf of the service user, provide you with the Account Number and Sort Code and then run the payroll or pay invoices as necessary."


Paypacket Payroll Pricing Schedule

Charges with VAT
1 Carer £12.00
2 Carers £14.40
3 Carers £16.80
4 Carers £19.20
Year End Charge £36.

Managed Bank Account (Third Party) Service

In addition to the above charges for payroll processing our charges for providing a Managed Bank Account service are:£60 per annum set up and administration fee 
Nationwide Payroll Company
2 Earlstrees Court, Earlstrees Industrial Estate, Corby, NN17 4AX

Phone: 01536 262100
Fax: 01536 262601

"We provide a reliable and unique low cost payroll services to all employers of carers receiving Direct Payments funding throughout the UK.
  • no set up or hidden fees
  • return of reports and pay slips by post, an email option is available
  • full PAYE records
  • all stationery for reports, pay slips, forms, journal entries etc.
  • input of all new and amended employee data, after initial set up
  • P45 for all leavers
  • Dealing with HMRC, including forms P45 and/or P46
  • RTI submissions are filed electronically in accordance to HMRC regulations.
  • P60 forms issued for employees at the end of each tax year.
  • The implantation of tax code notifications, student loan plans and National Insurance contribution rates are included as part of the service.
  • Pension Reports
  • Unlimited number of employees
  • Dedicated Payroll Manager"


Pricing Schedule

Standard Service - £25.00 per month
Complete Payment Service - £32.50 per month

Penderels Trust 
Resource House
1A Brandon Lane

Tel: 02476 511611

Penderels offer two different levels of service: Standard payroll service and Direct Debit (BACS) service.

Standard service:
Process timesheets, issuing pay slips for each member of staff, liaison with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), calculation of statutory sick pay and maternity pay, production of P60s and P45s, electronic submission of end-ofyear returns to HMRC, attachment of earnings, calculation of quarterly payment to HMRC.

BACS service:
All the above and quarterly payment made directly to HMRC, electronic transfer of wages to employee's account.




Standard Price
£7.20 per an employee per payslip.

BACS Price
£8.70 per an employee per payslip.

Additional Cost
£48 set up fee

Annual admin fee (Yearly):
1 Carer = £24
2+ Carers = £48


Auto enrolment fee
Basic £36
Standard £84
Premium £120


PO Box 301
Exeter EX1 3WG

Tel: 01392 362370

"We are a family run business and we provide a complete professional and friendly payroll service.  

Our service includes everything from your payslips & reports through to monthly records detailing exactly how much you owe to HMRC. 

Our services also includes the completion of the Employer’s Statutory Year End Return to HMRC.    We also complete all Auto-Enrolment requirements including the completion of your Statutory Declaration of Compliance to The Pensions Regulator.   We will also set up a NEST pension scheme (if required) and upload all ongoing pension data within NEST.    "



Charges £14.95 per month (for a monthly payroll)  with unlimited employees
Enable Payroll
PO Box 988
Brighton BN1 3NT
For Service Users, Carers & PAs Tel: 020 3137 4406 Fax: 0870 706 1338
  • Register you as an employer.
  • Provide weekly or monthly payslips.
  • Send you a quarterly summary.
  • Process a P45
  • Electronically file with HMRC
  • Keep you full updated
  • Assist you on any pay related issues
  • Manage clients Auto-Enrolment Obligations

"Enable Payroll are a friendly, approachable Payroll Service of over 15 years"

Fixed fee 

£250 per annum for 1-2 PAs or
£350 per annum for 3-5 PAs

inclusive of VAT.





Barrie Payroll third party managed DP

“I am very happy with the service and support that I have received over the years from Barrie Book-keeping. They provide us with third party payroll solution/ direct payments for the carer that we have for our autistic son, and who is funded by our local borough. The system is very simple - we supply time sheets on a monthly basis, and Barrie's team do all the rest - organising payment directly into the carer's account monthly, payslips, end of year payroll P60 etc. I have always been able to get hold of someone at Barrie's quickly if I need them, and the stress of admin has been made much easier through their professional support. I thoroughly recommend this approach for families who are dealing with the provision of care that is borough funded for a loved one.” – Tania, local DP employer

Last updated: 09/02/2024