Unfortunately, it is not as simple as giving them the money they have earned when it comes to payroll solutions. Making the correct deductions for tax and National Insurance is the responsibility of the employer together with making sure that the employees contributions go to the correct government departments with the employer's contributions. Once you add paying Tax Credits where necessary or making statutory deductions for fines such as Council Tax then the whole area of payroll services becomes a nightmare best left to a professional.
Rather than employ someone to work within the company it is a good idea to consider a payroll company to do the work for you. Payroll outsourcing has been available to large scale employers like Councils for year and now it is just as cost effective for even the smallest businesses to use managed payroll services like those offered by us at Dataplan Payroll. If you are at the point of taking on staff to manage your payroll or if you already have an in-house wages department it is well worth looking at the options that are available to you. Not only are you likely to save money but you can also save time and keep your business focused on doing business.