A Short Guide To Three More UK Payroll Companies

Here at Business Quotes, we’ve been offering professional advice for years. We’ve spoken with business owners from many different industries and we’ve noticed something. Regardless of whether we’re speaking with a cafe owner, a mobile mechanic, a tech enthusiast or almost any other business manager, they rarely look forward to sorting out their payroll. 

That’s why so many tend to outsource their payroll and leave it in the hands of dedicated professionals. This can potentially save a lot of time and effort, freeing business owners up to focus on the day-to-day operations. But if you do plan to hire an external payroll company, how do you choose the right one?

In the UK, there are numerous companies you can turn to and there are some great ones to choose from. Recently, we published a short guide to three prominent payroll companies, and we’ve had some positive feedback. However, we felt we could expand on this and it seemed unfair to focus solely on these three. Consequently, we decided to look at three more UK payroll businesses and see what they could offer. Here’s what we found. 

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Advanced Payroll

If you’re keen on getting to grips with a payroll system as quickly as possible, we would recommend checking out Advanced Payroll. They’ve got a reputation for their excellent training offering and are experts at fast, efficient implementation. 

Advanced provides both fully-managed and part-managed payroll services and individual plans can be customised. If you have to manage more complex salaries (such as commission-based wages) or calculate bonuses, they’re a great choice. Their software is cloud-based and can be integrated with your HR solutions. They are a versatile provider with a strong support structure in place, so are well worth looking into.


A slightly more exclusive company is JustPayroll, which caters for self-employed individuals and small businesses.JustPayroll was founded in 2007 to provide simple, efficient payroll support for smaller companies. It’s fully online and offers five different services, including Pay As You Earn, a system which grants employees access to a portion of their employer’s income tax allowance.

This does mean their audience is limited and even companies with as few as five employees can be too big to use them. If you are running a small UK business or are just starting out as a self-employed individual though, they could be the perfect choice to get your business off the ground.

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Alternatively, if you want a reliable payroll service with a long and established history, ADP might be the one for you. Their origins stretch back to the 1960s, and their services are open to companies with up to fifty employees. There are no setup or installation fees, no minimum contract length and their IT support is included as standard. 

ADP are known for their payroll software which efficiently calculates everything pay-related from taxes to deductions. It can also be adapted to include benefits and annual leave. It’s worth noting however that it’s only compatible with Windows operating systems, so if your computers are based on anything besides Microsoft it won’t work. 

Like our previous article, this isn’t intended to be a comprehensive list of UK payroll services. There are so many companies out there nowadays that it would take thousands of words to cover them all, but this hopefully gives you some idea of what to look for in a payroll provider. 

If you’d like to go further and want some help finding the ideal payroll service, you’ve come to the right place. Click on the option below and within minutes, we’ll point you in the right direction. 

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