Outsourced payroll

Managed Payroll Services

Discover why 8.9% of the UK workforce is paid by our payroll services team

Accurate payroll services for every business

Payroll: it’s one of your biggest expenses, it’s complicated and can be prone to errors. Our Managed Payroll Services ensure you get it right every time.

We’re committed to providing the very best in payroll services regardless of the complexity and size of your organisation. With 99.999+% accuracy, we’ll save you time and money by eliminating time-consuming manual processes and significantly reducing the risk of payroll errors.

Our UK and Irish industry-leading automated service is backed by an in-house team of CIPP/iPASS professionals that will help you optimise your payroll and ensure you’re adding real value to your organisation.

Our Managed Payroll Services can help you:

  • Improve the accuracy of your payroll to 99.999+%
  • Remove time-consuming data administration tasks
  • Manage risk and compliance in line with the latest legislation
  • Support business continuity and build resilience so your payroll always runs accurately and on time
  • Keep your payroll secure and your data safe

Why move your payroll to MHR?

Having the right solution is vital to ensure your payroll is efficient, secure, accurate and always running on time. You need to be confident that your chosen provider can support you now and in the future with a robust solution you can trust.

Accurate and reliable

At the heart of our Managed Payroll Services is automation. With 99.999+% accuracy, our customers' employees are paid correctly, on time, every time. Get rid of the 1% headache where 1 in every 100 employees is impacted. With us, it's only 1 in 100,000 for your peace of mind

Business continuity and resilience

Our Managed Payroll Services team will act as an extension to your in-house support. We can step in and support where needed to ensure your payroll always runs smoothly and eliminate single points of failure, such as when your payroll manager is ill

Experience and expertise

Our team of CIPP and iPASS experts have been supporting customers for over 35 years across all industries and sectors. They have the detailed knowledge to serve your organisation and ensure you achieve a fast return on your investment

Save time and money

You could save a minimum of a day every payroll run by reducing your payroll processing with our hosted service. This rises to five days of time saved with our Payroll Processing Service and even higher with our Fully Managed solution

Complete legislative compliance

We deliver a fully compliant service in line with UK and Irish legislation, no matter how often the rules change. Internal legislation experts ensure we are at the forefront of developments while our automated processes adhere to the highest controls

Safety and security

We have state-of-the-art closed network data centres in both the UK and Republic of Ireland, which enables in-country back up. With in-depth security protection, risk management practices and ISO industry accredited processes, your data is always safe and secure

Reduce time, cost and eliminate risk

Your Managed Payroll Service options

Payroll Processing Service

With our Payroll Processing Service, you can save up to 50% of your payroll processing costs and give your team up to 5 days of their time back every month. Take away the admin so your team can add strategic value with in-depth reporting, system updates and supporting your people.

Our Payroll Processing Service provides support and payroll expertise to your in-house teams while letting you retain control over your payroll process. We do all the administration, freeing up your team’s time and ensuring you benefit from our unrivalled automated solutions. Supported by our market-leading payroll platform and expert teams, the service delivers market-leading 99.999+% accuracy. Included in the package is BACs and payslips services and we can also offer P11D processing.



Fully Managed Payroll

Processing payroll in-house is complicated, time-consuming, requires a lot of attention to detail and investment in internal resources, especially if payroll is not a core function in your business.

Our Fully Managed Service takes away the hassle of running your payroll in-house. We’ll handle your end-to-end processes and our experts will work with you to ensure your payroll runs smoothly, no matter how complex your requirements.

Whether you’ve got thousands of employees to pay or just one or two employees you need to support, our services can be scaled to suit your needs.




As part of our Fully Managed Payroll Service, we offer transactional support for smaller payroll runs. Whether you’re an international company with a single UK employee to pay, or a small family business with 10 employees, we can run your payroll for you. Our experts will take away the hassle of running your payroll, ensuring accuracy and compliance while you focus on growing your business.



Emergency Payroll

Our Emergency Payroll Services offers a short-term processing service to support you when the unexpected happens: your payroll expert is off sick or a global pandemic strikes…

This service provides our team of experts as a back-up, providing you with a safety net. We’ll temporarily take over the running of your payroll to ensure there is no downtime for your business, until you’re up and running again.

No matter what happens, we’ll make sure your people are always paid accurately, and on time.



Payroll your way

We understand that not all organisations feel comfortable handing over their end-to-end payroll to an external provider. That’s why we’ve developed a series of services that can support you, allowing you to choose how much control you keep-house, whilst saving your organisation time and money. A great place to start is our Payroll Processing Service option, which allows you to control your data while we do all the time-consuming processing.

Export payroll

Not using MHR software? No problem

Our Managed Payroll Services work seamlessly with other systems using our powerful integration tools. Utilising the latest in automation technology, we offer a speedy and responsive service whatever software you are currently using. Plus, by using our hosted service your information will be completely safe in our state-of-the-art data centres.

MHR Payroll Report

Is your payroll failing?

Our latest payroll research exposed significant problems in payroll processes causing businesses to waste time, cost and resources impacting their resilience. Over 70% of organisations still rely on paper timesheets, forms and spreadsheets to process payroll with huge accuracy and financial consequences.

Read our report, discover the shocking impact of payroll issues, and consider your next steps.

Could your organisation benefit from outsourced payroll services?


Benefits of outsourcing your payroll:

  1. Save time
  2. Reduced costs
  3. Get industry leading accuracy and precision
  4. Reduce risks
  5. Stay compliant
  6. Access experts
  7. Reduce compliance risks
  8. More time to focus on essential business activities

Running a business takes time and money. Processing payroll in-house is complicated, time-consuming, requires a lot of attention to detail and investment in internal resource, especially if payroll is not a core function in your business. In addition, internal teams are required to stay up to date with ever-changing legislation to avoid costly consequences of penalties and fines.

By outsourcing your payroll, you free your team from all these responsibilities and risks. You leave your payroll processing to expert hands of specialists who are fully equipped with the knowledge and expertise of payroll related functions and will ensure that your employees are paid accurately on time and every time, in line with legislation, reducing risks and leaving your teams to focus on their core activities, productivity and results.

One of the main benefits of outsourcing payroll is that it almost always comes with a significant cost reduction for businesses. There is a large number of costs associated with running and maintaining an effective payroll function in-house, especially if payroll is not the main function within the business.

Having an extra resource of specialists, extra office space, a reliable and an up-to-date payroll system, latest technology, as well as the necessity for continuous training of the internal team on latest legislation are only some of the obvious costs companies have to consider when running their payroll in-house. An outsourcing company will have all these costs distributed amongst its multiple customers, making the service beneficial and worthwhile for both, their customers and themselves.

Speak to our team to discuss your payroll needs and requirements and we will help you identify a service that suits your business the most.

Security is of paramount importance to us and we go to great lengths to ensure your employee data is secure with our outsourced payroll. Outsourcing your payroll to us means delegating all its related functions and obligations to experts in the field who continuously invest in latest technologies to provide the customers with a reliable service that offers maximised security, having in place robust mechanisms for data protection, disaster recovery, compliance and assurance (SOC2, ISO9001, ISO27001), monitoring and support.

Benefits of automated payroll:

  • Get industry leading accuracy and precision
  • Ensure efficient payroll processing
  • Reduce errors
  • Reduce costs
  • Save time
  • Reduce compliance risks
  • Ensure security and data protection

Absolutely. Running payroll requires several complicated tasks and procedures that, when performed manually, are not only incredibly time-consuming, but also have high risk of errors due to manual entries and calculations.

With automated payroll the process of paying employees accurately and on time is more efficient, easier and significantly reduces the risks of errors that inevitably occur when payroll is ran manually.

The built-in features of an automated solution that are always kept up to date will take care of all these complicated payroll functions, security concerns, as well as compliance rules, leaving your business worry-free and enabling you to focus your energy on activities that matter to you the most.

Yes. Our Payroll Processing Service is a bureau offer that provides support and payroll expertise to the internal payroll teams and allows the customers to retain some control over their payroll process. A cost-efficient and time-saving solution backed up by our payroll platform iTrent and our payroll expert team, that helps businesses minimise their risks of errors and fines caused by manual interventions, reduce additional administrative work required to fix errors, reduce internal headcount and ensure compliance and security with a service that always keeps up to date on legislation.