Payroll Services in Scotland
Direct Payments enable people to purchase services they need to lead an independent life, including employing their own Personal Assistant (PA). Payroll services support people who receive Direct Payments to employ PAs.
A payroll service can provide the following types of support:
- Calculate PAs take-home pay, including any holiday pay, and National Insurance, Tax and pension contributions
- Calculate any statutory payments, such as statutory sick pay, parental leave, etc.
- Prepare documents required of employers, e.g. P45 and P60
There are a range of payroll providers offering services across Scotland.
What if my employer is using a payroll service?
If your employer is using a payroll service either yourself or your employer will complete a timesheet for the days and times you have completed work. Your employer will tell you how often this should be done (e.g. weekly, 4-weekly, monthly). Your employer will share the timesheet with their payroll service provider.
Next, you will receive a payslip and this will tell you how much you will be paid after deductions (what to expect to be paid into your bank account) and if any deductions have been made, what these are and how much for.
You can find a list of payroll providers across Scotland at the website found below.