outsourced payroll services

Outsourced payroll services you can rely on

Payroll outsourcing, tailored to suit your needs

Fully managed outsourced payroll service

Managed by our UK-based team of expert payroll professionals

Why choose Ciphr's outsourced payroll services?

  • The cost per employee per transaction can be less than the cost of a dedicated in-house payroll resource and helps to mitigate risk
  • Pensions auto-enrolment is fully automated and configured to meet the needs of your scheme’s provider
  • Payroll cut-off date is closer to pay day, giving you more time to verify changes – improving the accuracy of your pay run
  • Payroll cycles include multiple review points, giving you control without the burden of admin work
  • Gives your HR team more capacity to work on crucial strategic projects instead of managing payroll admin
  • Helps you better comply with legislative changes
  • Our systems and processes are ISO 27001 certified, giving you peace of mind about the security of your data

Features and benefits of our outsourced payroll services

Bureau and fully-managed outsourced payroll service options

HMRC-recognised, Microsoft tested, ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 certified


Bacs submission via our Bacs-approved bureau to employees, HMRC and third parties

Payroll cost journal export

Online post-update reports

We act as your
PAYE-registered agent office for HMRC

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To discuss how Ciphr’s payroll outsourcing services could help your organisation, call 01628 814242.
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Outsourced payroll FAQs

What is payroll outsourcing?

Payroll outsourcing is when an organisation hands over the responsibility for payroll — and the associated administration, data handling, and tax and employment law compliance of employees on an organisation’s payroll — to a third-party service provider. Payroll outsourcing providers use specialist payroll software and employ trained payroll professionals to handle payment processing, reporting, and administration.

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Why outsource payroll?

Organisations can outsource payroll to save time and money, ensure all employees are paid accurately and on time, safeguard their compliance with tax and employment laws, and alleviate the time-consuming administrative burden of the payroll process. Outsourced payroll saves time typically spent on administration, and can save money by removing the need to hire in-house payroll administrators, fees for payroll software, and potential penalties for non-compliance with tax and employment law regulations.

What should organisations look out for when they outsource their payroll function?

When organisations outsource payroll, they should look for a provider that can offer the right support for their needs. Outsourced payroll service providers must be able to handle the total number of employees on the payroll, while ensuring the organisation’s compliance with tax and employment law regulations. Organisations should also look out for high levels of IT and data security (ISO certification is vital), comprehensive customer support, and testimonials from other customers.

How much does it cost to outsource payroll?

The cost of outsourcing payroll is typically a ‘per payslip’ pricing structure and will be based on the complexity of your payroll needs, how many employees are on your payroll, how many pay runs are processed in each pay period, and the functionality your organisation needs from their payroll software.

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What our customers say about Ciphr


Ciphr HR has taken away some of my admin tasks, and freed up my time to focus on proactive, not just reactive, tasks. I’d definitely recommend it.

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