Frequently Asked Questions

While at Payplus we appreciate that no two clients are ever the same, there are a range of questions that we come across on a regular basis when we have clients considering outsourcing their payroll for the first time or deciding to change payroll provider.  In order to help you in your decision-making process, we’ve made a list of 10 of the questions we’re most commonly asked.  They are:

Who is Payplus

Payplus is one of the UK’s top outsourced payroll service providers.  We work across a whole range of sectors and we have over 30 years of experience.  From your point of view, it’s important to reinforce that we specialise in the education sector and have highly experienced staff who have worked with school payroll for many, many years.  Our focus is on providing affordable, efficient solutions and we achieve this by combining the finest technology with the best people.

Do you offer the full range of payroll services?

At Payplus we offer every aspect of managed payroll services, but we also appreciate that not all clients will require a full service, so we’re happy to do as much or as little as you’d like us to.

Will we have a personal contact?

Because we know schools and payroll inside out, we know how important it is for you to know there is someone who understands your unique situation and is there for you when you need help.  It’s for this reason that we appoint a personal payroll expert to you as soon as you decide to work with us.

Is the price you quote the price we’ll pay?

When it comes to setting the price for your work, we know only too well that it’s essential to get it right.  It’s for this reason that we work on a fixed fee basis, with no hidden charges and no nasty surprises.  Add to this, the fact that our goal is to be cheaper than an accountant or other high profile schools payroll provider and you’ll see why more and more people are choosing Payplus.

If we’re switching to Payplus will you liaise with the Local Education Authority (LEA) on our behalf?

No matter whether you’re switching from the LEA or another payroll provider, we’ll work with them during the switch-over process.  Because we have over 30 years of experience in payroll and YYY in dealing with schools payroll, we’ve successfully transferred ZZZ clients from both the LEA and other payroll providers.

We have staff with different pay grades, scales and pension arrangements, will you manage all of their different situations?

At Payplus we know school payroll like the back of our hand, and because of this, we know that most schools have staff with different grades, scales and salaries, as well as members of either the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS) or the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).  Thanks to our experience in the school sector, we take this in our stride, making sure we work accurately and on time, every time.

We have very specific management reporting requirements; can you cater for such situations?

Once again, because we understand that no two schools are the same and reporting requirements differ from school to school, we’ll work with you to identify precisely the reports you need and the frequency with which you need them.

How secure is our data?

There are few pieces of data that are more sensitive than information on income.  It’s for this reason that data security and confidentiality are both top priority at Payplus.  We have in place all the usual security procedures you’d expect and a whole lot more.  If you’d like to discuss security, you can contact us for a full overview.

Do you provide assurances or guarantees?

We benefit from AAA insurance which means BBB.  What’s more, we provide a CCC guarantee.

What happens if I have a problem?

If you have a payroll problem, your first port of call is your appointed payroll expert.  In the unlikely event that you have a problem that they cannot resolve, we have a management team who’s job it is to make sure your payroll goes without a hitch, every time, and that’s what they’ll do.

If you have other questions you’d like to discuss with us, why not get in touch so we can reassure you that outsourcing your school payroll to Payplus is one of the best decisions you’re likely to make this term.