Douglas Home & Co offer a comprehensive, tailored and proactive outsourced payroll service.

Processing your own payroll can be very time-consuming, and it is crucial that you get it right. By outsourcing your payroll, you can rest assured that it is in safe hands and your business is fully compliant with regulations.

No matter the size of your business, we can create and execute a payroll management process that suits your specific needs.

Our payroll services include:

Fully Managed Payroll

Our team of payroll experts can run your payroll and handle all elements of paying your staff on your behalf, saving you time and giving you peace of mind that it is correct and compliant with HMRC.

Auto Enrolment Compliance

It is an employer’s responsibility to enrol all eligible employees in a pension scheme. Our payroll team can manage this procedure and ensure you meet the legal obligations.


A benefit-in-kind is a non-cash benefit given to employees that have a monetary value and may need to be treated as taxable income. Our team can discuss employee benefits with you to ensure they are tax efficient.

CIS processing

The Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) is how HMRC collects income tax from subcontractors in the building industry. Our payroll team can file your CIS returns each month and provide all the HMRC documentation necessary.

PAYE Settlement Agreement

A PAYE Settlement Agreement (PSA) allows employers to make a single annual payment to pay the tax and NIC due on certain expenses and benefits on behalf of employees. Our team can help you to set up a PSA.

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Payroll Expert

Our dedicated Payroll team have years of experience in providing outsourced payroll services.

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Monthly payroll starts from £20 + VAT.

For more information, contact our Payroll Expert at mail@dhco.co.uk or 01573 225082.

Payroll FAQs

What are the benefits of outsourcing payroll with DHCO?

  • Payroll is a complex topic, and the legislation around it is constantly evolving. Working with payroll experts, such as DHCO’s dedicated payroll team, who stay up-to-date with training and legislation, can ensure that your payroll is processed on time and correctly.
  • The DHCO payroll team use the very best software and systems to process your company’s payroll to prevent any HMRC submission errors.
  • Our payroll specialists have the knowledge and skills to ensure that tax, national insurance, and pension contributions are calculated correctly.
  • Outsourcing payroll to experts, who perform payroll daily, will mean that your company can quickly deal with any sudden changes which impact payroll, such as the furlough scheme, which exposed the complexity of payroll and the effect of a sudden change in legislation.
  • The cost of outsourcing your payroll is competitive against employing a payroll team member. By outsourcing, you can rest assured that your payroll will be processed on time, as it is not impacted by employee absences. Outsourcing also eliminates the need for additional software costs, as these are already included in the cost of service.
  • Payroll can be run remotely, meaning that the DHCO team can process your payroll no matter where your company is in the UK.

What are the effects of submitting incorrect payroll information to HMRC?

Submitting incorrect payroll information to HMRC can have consequences for both the employee and employer:

  • It can have a major impact on the employee’s universal credit and any other benefits that they receive.
  • It can lead to the employer and employees both receiving letters from HMRC regarding outstanding tax and national insurance.
  • Resolving any issues with HMRC can be very time-consuming and can often take in excess of 12 months.
  • While any issues are being resolved, HMRC adds penalties and interest.

How much does payroll outsourcing cost?

Outsourcing your payroll from Douglas Home & Co starts from £20 + VAT per month.

How do I handle employee queries and issues related to payroll outsourcing?

If your employee has a query or issue related to their payroll, as the employer you can contact our payroll department. You will have a dedicated payroll account manager who will deal with any questions and aim to respond within a day (Mon-Fri, 9 am-5 pm).

How do I switch from my current in-house payroll system to an outsourced payroll system?

It is simple and straightforward to switch from your in-house payroll system to an outsourced payroll provider. At Douglas Home & Co, we can link through to software such as Sage, Xero or Payroll Manager if you are already using these programmes. For those who are using a more traditional method or different software, we can easily input your employee’s information into our software and get you moved over to this software seamlessly.

Can the payroll outsourcing company integrate with my existing HR or accounting software?

Yes, DHCO can integrate with your existing HR or accounting software. No matter what system you currently use, we can either link in to your current software or we can take manual information and enter it into the accounting software via a journal entry.

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Experts in Payroll

Geoff Campbell

Geoff Campbell is the Payroll Manager at DH&Co and has worked with the company for 8 years.

When asked about the most enjoyable part of working with DH&Co, he said that it was the opportunity to work with such a close knit and friendly group of people who use strong industry knowledge and great team spirit to deliver a helpful and professional service.

Our team of payroll experts work efficiently with the aim of setting up your payroll before your next payroll deadline. However, if this is not possible due to time restraints, they will set up all non-time-sensitive data before receiving the following month’s payroll information.

“We have been very impressed with the service provided by the payroll department at Douglas Home & Co. Their staff are exceptionally helpful and knowledgeable and the payroll service has been invaluable to our business. The speed of response is superb, and we would highly recommend them to others.”

– Rebecca McKenzie

Davidson & Robertson

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If your company has any UK resident employees that earn over £10,000 p.a. and are between 22 and state pension age, you must enrol them in a pension scheme. This can be time-consuming but our team can manage it all for you.

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With offices located across Scotland and North England, we can meet where it is most convenient for you

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Our specialists have knowledge spanning many different sectors including agriculture, property, hospitality and medical businesses

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Our highly experienced directors are involved at all levels of the business, making sure you are getting the best service possible

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We take a modern and fresh approach, helping businesses think outside the box and secure exciting opportunities

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