Stay in control of payroll and pensions

Hiring your first employee and don’t know where to start with payroll? Worried about keeping your workplace pension scheme compliant? Spend less time on paperwork and more time running your small business with experts on hand.

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More than just software

No new payroll tools to learn. From data collection and payslip distribution to management of your workplace pension scheme, save time and rely on our experienced team for only £5.00 + VAT* per payslip.

*price locked for new Payroll customers for 12 months. After 12 months the price for existing Payroll customers will be £5.25 + VAT per payslip.

Save on costs.

Payroll shouldn’t be pricey, which is why we’ve negotiated exclusive terms with SMART pensions just for FSB members, as well as competitive discounts of 30% on payslip fees.

Keep up with contributions

Whether it’s National Insurance contributions, income tax deductions, student loan repayments or employer pension contributions, we’ll do the number crunching and calculations so you don’t have to.

Paying your employees is easy

Simply give us your payroll information and we’ll handle the rest. Find all the documents you need, when you need them, including payslips and P45s, and let your employees access their information online.

Stress-free compliance

Whether you’re just getting started, need support with day-to-day management, are behind on your duties, or it’s time for your triennial review, we’re here to help you stay on track with workplace pensions.

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What is included with a payroll service?

We offer a bespoke, discounted and fully-supported payroll service, exclusively for FSB members. From P45s to RTI for HMRC, we’ll keep you up to date with your PAYE calculations, HMRC submissions, automatic enrolment duties, and statutory requirements, leaving you with more time to run your business.

This includes:

  • Calculation of pay with necessary deductions (such as student loans, statutory sick pay, statutory maternity pay, statutory paternity pay and National Insurance contributions)
  • Production of electronic or sealed payslips
  • Approved payment via BACS
  • Ensuring compliance with HMRC regulations (Liaising with HMRC on your behalf, submitting all necessary documentation, monthly submissions, and the filing of end-of-year reports)
  • Comprehensive management of reports
  • Pensions/auto enrolment

How can I stay compliant with workplace pensions?

Providing a workplace pensions scheme, even if you only have one employee, is a legal requirement and you could face fines from The Pensions Regulator if you don’t carry out your duties correctly. You’re required to set up a qualifying workplace pension scheme, enrol any staff that are eligible, and enable both employer and employee contributions into it.

From staying organised with your paperwork to knowing how to assess your employees, our pensions experts walk you through how you can stay on top of your pensions responsibilities as an employer.

Worried about your compliance or automatic enrolment duties? Our experts have helped thousands of small businesses to set up their schemes and supported many more in complying with legislation.

How much do employers have to pay into workplace pensions?

It’s not just your employees who pay into their pension pots – you must make contributions too, and it’s important to stay on top of this. You should have systems in place to ensure contributions are paid accurately and on time.

The minimum employer contribution is 3 per cent, with your employee paying 5 per cent to meet the 8 per cent total.

Do FSB Payroll and Pensions offer personal or private pensions?

Setting aside money for the future might not be at the top of your list if your income varies from month to month. Paying into a pension is important because you won’t have an employer to set up a scheme for you. Choosing the best self-employed pension plan will depend on your personal circumstances.

If you’re looking for something simple and cost-effective, NEST is a favourable option. It’s a government-backed pension scheme. You can enrol if you’re self-employed or a single person director of a company. Find out more about how to set up a self-employed pension.

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