The government are trying to make it easier for employers to comply with the complex legislation surrounding PAYE and even allow businesses to register online. Unfortunately, they also complicate matters further year on year. For example, there are many things which are done for, or supplied to, employees which are held to have a cash equivalent. It can be very confusing to try to work out that benefit and when it has to be returned. Minimum wage regulations also need to be observed. If PAYE is not operated, it is the 'employer' that the Revenue will chase for tax, penalties and interest.
It is hardly surprising that many businesses find it safest to use a payroll bureau and their specialist knowledge. Dataplan is a payroll company with over forty year's experience in dealing with payroll outsourcing.