Accreditations & Awards

Living Wage Employer accreditation

We've voluntarily signed up to the Living Wage Foundation's scheme to become an accredited Living Wage Employer. This means our entire permanent, temporary, apprenticeship and contracted staff earn the higher hourly Living Wage rate rather than the government-mandated Minimum Wage.

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Bacs approved bureau stamp

Our long-established, Liverpool-based payroll bureau has carried the Bacs stamp of approval since 1998. In our most recent Bacs inspection, we achieved an 'excellent' score in the majority of the inspection report's categories.

The high-level assessment of business practices, standards, procedures and controls within our payroll division rated us on factors such as organisation, financial information, physical security, computer operations, systems support and Bacs processing.

Bacs authorisation means we’re permitted to perform your payroll function on your behalf, including transferring money from your business bank account directly into your employees’ bank accounts to pay their monthly salaries.

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Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals accreditation

Many of our payroll clerks are members of the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals. The CIPP is the professional body for bookkeepers who are responsible for delivering a payroll and / or automatic enrolment (workplace pensions) service.

Through a rigorous continued professional development programme and host of membership support initiatives, our staff constantly hone their skills and knowledge of all things payroll, pensions and rewards. Our payroll bureau's CIPP accreditation keeps you, our payroll outsourcing service clients, compliant with current legislation and ensures you meet your payroll-related employer duties.

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Best Companies '1 Star' status

We're a '1 Star' accredited company by Best Companies for 2019, the organisation behind 'The Sunday Times Best Companies To Work For' top 100 lists, according to the recent survey. Our Best Companies status indicates workplace engagement as an integral component of our success and growth.

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MS Society Employer of the Year Award 2016

We've been voted 'Employer of the Year' in the Multiple Sclerosis Society Awards 2016. The judging panel were looking for organisations that create an excellent working environment for staff with MS, and show consistent awareness and consideration of the fluctuating nature of the illness. But, rather than employers just offering flexible working hours and more regular breaks from work, the winner would demonstrate going above and beyond normal practice to support staff with MS.

To see the full list of 2016 award winners and finalists, go to www.mssociety.org.uk/ms-society-awards-2016.

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