Local Government

HR and Payroll Software for Local Government

Discover why we are the chosen payroll provider for 47% of UK local authorities, paying their people accurately and on time

Transforming change, driving operational efficiencies and ROI

We pride ourselves on building, delivering, and developing our specialist local government software solutions in-house whilst providing services that give multi-layered organisations greater time and cost savings.

Dedicated HR and payroll software is a great way for councils to gain easier access to data, develop innovative approaches and reduce costs. Create digital opportunities that build a single people strategy, improve business processes, and meet government objectives.


Our software and services can help you with:

  • Reducing your administrative burden and streamlining business processes
  • Maximising your investment ensuring time and cost savings
  • Ensuring compliance and security through our state-of-the-art IT infrastructure
  • Adapting to changing expectations and regulatory pressures
  • Improving the well-being and engagement of your employees
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Local government payroll and HR software and services

Improve end-to-end business processes, manage single or multi-faceted organisational structures, embrace change, and maximise investment with our comprehensive HR and payroll software and services that will:

Streamline business processes

Simplify processes with integrated HR and payroll software that automates activities and reduces time-consuming, manual admin. Seamless end-to-end software solutions provide efficiency gains to business challenges that keep local authorities ahead.

Ensure compliance quickly

Rapidly adapt and comply with legislation, policies and HMRC requirements. Protect your employee information and manage data in-line with GDPR using granular settings that give you control over visibility and accessibility.

Make payroll and pensions easy

Work with smart local government payroll software that makes your life easier. Guarantee payroll is delivered on time with high levels of accuracy. Further bolster with part or fully managed payroll services that ensure you remain in control whilst releasing your time. With reporting and services to support LGPS pension schemes, you can eliminate manual workarounds.

Build a single people strategy

Create a better employee experience with a single solution that enables connectivity and collaboration. Encourage self-learning, drive productivity, and power workforce engagement that transforms organisational cultures.

Secure community data

Fully rely on us to protect your data and help you combat cyber threats. With certified security built in, state of the art data centres and complementary tools that vigilantly monitor user behaviour, we can help you prevent cyber-attacks.

Support innovation

Our wide portfolio of local government software solutions utilise the latest technologies and leverage our experience in HR and payroll. Working closely with industry leaders, we support innovation, IT infrastructures, digital transformation and workforce management to help you better serve your community.

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Local government payroll and pensions

We’re a recognised HMRC payroll provider that can improve the accuracy of your payroll and save you up to £30,000 a year. Automate calculations, reduce admin and support a multi-role workforce with complex pension schemes on time, every time, each month.

  • Fully integrated HR and payroll solutions to centralise employee data
  • Interactive payslips for a detailed breakdown
  • Multi-dimensional payroll analysis to make complex reporting simple
  • Reporting and process support for LGPS and other pension schemes


People-centred HR software and services

Manage the entire employee lifecycle from one centralised solution and enable your HR team to spend time on more strategic initiatives. 

  • An interactive system that meets the needs of your employees and empowers self-service
  • Digital HR processes that automate internal communication and reminders saving you time
  • Training and learning platforms to encourage personal development
  • Real-time reporting for live costs, absence and engagement analysis


Local Government: Here's your HR & payroll transformation strategy guide | MHR

What's your HR and payroll transformation strategy?

Facing budget cuts, pressures to drive innovation and challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic, what does it take to achieve a successful HR and payroll transformation strategy? Learn more about what causes transformations to fail and the issues local governments face that often stop them from investing in new technology.