Payroll and pensions auto-enrolment

Our specialist outsourced service offers an efficient and cost-effective means to handle your payroll and pension auto-enrolment. We take the burden of understanding complex and changing payroll legislation, and remove the need for an expensive in-house department. What’s more, we are an accredited Bacs Bureau, which allows us to make payments directly to your staff.

Our team provide services ranging from simple consultation through to complete outsourcing.

Outsourcing of payroll: we provide a fully-outsourced operation to save you time, money and admin.

Pension auto-enrolment: our Payroll team makes administration easy by processing reporting data into precisely the right format, even for multiple different pension scheme providers.

We pride ourselves on our flexible, accurate and efficient service: for employers and employees alike, payroll is an incredibly serious matter and we work tirelessly to ensure it runs smoothly.

We also provide payroll and admin cover for clients to ensure continuity of service over, for instance, a team-member’s holiday or sickness.

Our outsourced payroll service is prompt, accurate and trustworthy.

  • PAYE registration set-up for businesses employing staff in the UK for the first time
  • Dealing with new starters and leavers (P45s etc)
  • All calculations and administration of records for PAYE, NIC, SMP, SSP, SAP, SPP
  • Draft payroll for checks prior to payment
  • Provision of customised reports to suit your individual requirements
  • Provision of payslips including an ePayslip facility
  • Annual P60 forms (in electronic or hard copy format)
  • Electronic filing of in-year forms such as P45 and P46
  • Chiene + Tait is a Bacs Approved Commercial Bureau, which allows us to make salary payments direct to your staff as part of the payroll process
  • Make payments of PAYE/ NIC to HMRC (also using Bacs)
  • Deal with HMRC communications and compliance checks
  • Reconciliation and electronic submission of all Real Time Information requirements
  • Ability to allocate costs by percentage or fixed amounts across departments/ cost centres
  • Facility to export payroll data in various electronic formats e.g. Excel, PDF
  • Provision of wages journal entries
  • Make payments to third parties such as pension providers and for attachment of earnings orders
  • Provide up to date advice on legislative requirements

Every organisation in the UK, no matter how big or small, is obliged to offer a pension scheme to their staff. The exact date at which they have to start offering this is known as the staging date, and it was determined by the number of employees when the Government constructed the timetable in 2012 – with larger organisations with the most employees being staged fist.

See our dedicated auto-enrolment page for help with finding a staging date, when you will be staged if your organisation came into being since 2012, and the services we can provide for you.

Llanelli Railway Goods Shed Trust

“I am very happy to endorse Chiene + Tait. We have received invaluable advice from them regarding VAT issues. They have been very thorough and efficient throughout and have acted on our behalf in dealing with HMRC. They identified major savings on the VAT on the capital cost which has enabled our project to move forward.”

Neil Sutherland, MD, Makar

“We were introduced to Chiene & Tait in relation to an R&D tax credit application to HMRC and to say were were delighted with the outcome is an understatement. The specialist service provided made all the difference for a very successful claim and subsequent financial payout. Since this initial experience we have not hesitated in working with Chiene & Tait in subsequent years with continued success. I would reconvened their services to any progressive organisations engaged in R&D activities.”

Martin Nadin, Chief Executive, Scottish Veterans Residences

“They are well-informed about the charity and third sector. Their performance has been seamless, runs on rails, and their size allows them to provide us with a personalised service.”

Chris Wright, Founder, deltaDNA

“We have especially liked Chiene + Tait’s approach: they have always taken a long-term view, working with us to make sure we correctly allocate R&D and show to HMRC the reason each project is valuable research. This has allowed us to successfully secure the tax credits with the minimum of fuss and the confidence each year to invest. I cannot rate Chiene + Tate highly enough. Having worked with other firms during the years on R&D Tax Credits, Chiene + Tait are by far the most professional, easiest to work with and ultimately the best at maximising the value back to the company.”

Tabatha McCree-Cox, Tarbraxus Distillers

“Chiene + Tait offered that expertise which is really important. They have a very friendly team. For example, Kerry on the VAT side has been really good, very detailed: she sets out the information very clearly along with what needs to be done. They are so much better than the previous firm we used.”

Richard Cooper, CEO, Novosound

“Novosound chose to engage with Chiene + Tait for specific tax advice prior to commencing its spin out. We chose C+T due to their deep knowledge of tax treatment with respect to share issues at company formation. This knowledge was exceedingly useful before and during the spin out process. The firm was easy to deal with and when a particular issue arose at the 11th hour, they dropped everything and developed a practical solution that suited all parties. All together C+T are a great firm to work with.”

Bruce Weir, Director, CW Properties

“Chiene + Tait have been excellent to deal with over the last ten years, with clear robust advice on all aspects of our company work. They really do think through solutions to provide best advice at all times.”

Gillian Brown

“They are efficient and I’ve found the people to be easy to work with. They are very transparent in their approach, and always very quick and professional in their responses. I do regard them as a trusted adviser.”

Karen Stark, Head of Finance, Care Visions Group

“Chiene + Tait have provided Care Visions with a professional service from the start: the set-up and parallel runs gave me so much confidence in the decision to outsource. The team at Chiene + Tait are always professional, extremely helpful and reliable.”

Enable Scotland

“As an organisation, we have had a hugely positive experience working with Chiene + Tait. The firm is easy to work with, flexible and promotes a real sense of confidence in their work and advice.”

Barry McCorkell, Director, Aubrey Capital Management

“I had no hesitation in asking for advice from the Chiene + Tait team when HMRC selected us for an Employer Compliance Review. Having longstanding trusted advisers at our side made it a lot easier and a lot less stressful! HMRC’s recommendations were quick to be addressed and adopted so the review, which could have been a challenging and unnerving experience, was instead professional and efficient. I would have no hesitation in recommending the C+T team to anyone in the future.”

Neil Wilkie, COO, Mironid

“We have been delighted to work with Chiene + Tait on our R&D tax credit claim over the past few years. The guidance and professionalism of the C+T team has resulted in a smooth submission process with a concomitant successful outcome. I’d highly recommend their services.”

Keith Thompson, Head of HR, Hampden & Co

“Chiene + Tait are responsive and helpful, and I thoroughly enjoy working with them. They are clear about up-front costs, and I find they provide a good service and value for money.”

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