Within the last century with the inception of the National Health system every employee had to contribute from their earnings, and every employer had to contribute too. Of course taxes collection on earnings became payable through the employer as PAYE, all this administration meant setting up in house departments who's remit was simply to pay wages, rather than consulting payroll outsourcing services. This cost the employer and therefore the business.
With the legislation about wages and the complications of the PAYE system payroll services were one of the first areas that larger organisations and businesses looked at when trying to reduce overheads over the last decade or so. Payroll outsourcing meant that money could be saved and the responsibility for payments to workers and all the right government departments could be handed over to an external supplier leaving the businesses free to concentrate on business. Here at Dataplan Payroll we are finding that smaller businesses are also delighted to hand over their payroll requirements because it makes so much sense to leave it to the experts.