Outsourced payroll

Managed Payroll Services

Discover why nearly one in ten of the UK workforce is paid by our payroll services team

Accurate payroll services for every organisation

Payroll: it’s one of your biggest expenses yet 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 or 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 errors.

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

Our Managed Payroll Services will 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 runs on time. You need to be confident that your chosen provider can support you now and in the future with a robust solution you trust.

Accurate and reliable

Automation lies at the heart of our Managed Payroll Services offering. With 99.999+% accuracy, our customers' employees get paid correctly, on time, every time.

Business continuity and resilience

Our Managed Payroll Services experts will act as an extension to your in-house team. We will help ensure your payroll always runs smoothly and on time.

Experience and expertise

Our team of CIPP and iPASS experts have been supporting customers with their extensive knowledge and experience for over 35 years.

Save time and money

Save at least a day every payroll run with our hosted service, around five days with our Payroll Processing Service and even more with our Fully Managed solution.

Complete legislative compliance

We deliver a fully compliant service in line with UK and Ireland legislation so you can be sure you're compliant no matter when or how often the rules change.

Safety and security

Our state-of-the-art closed network data centres in the UK and Ireland offer high-level security protection so that your data is always safe and secure.

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Your Managed Payroll Service options

Payroll Processing Service

Our Payroll Processing Service provides payroll expertise and support to your in-house team while leaving you retaining control. Supported by our market-leading payroll platform and expert teams, the service delivers market-leading 99.99% accuracy. Included in the package are BACs and payslips services. We also offer P11D processing.



Fully Managed Payroll

Our Fully Managed Payroll Service takes away the hassle of running your payroll in-house. We’ll handle end-to-end processes and our experts will work with you, ensuring your payroll runs smoothly – no matter how complex your needs. Whether you’ve got thousands of people to pay or just a couple of employees to support, our services can be scaled to 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, or a family business with ten employees, we can run your payroll for you. Our experts will take away the hassle of managing your payroll, ensuring accuracy and compliance while you focus on growing your business.



Emergency Payroll

Our Emergency Payroll Service offers a short-term processing service when you're temporarily without effective internal payroll resource. Our team of experts can step in and take over the running of your payroll for as long – or short a time – as needed. No matter what happens, we’ll make sure your people are paid accurately, and on time.



Payroll your way

We understand that not all organisations want to hand over their payroll entirely to an external provider. That’s why we’ve developed a range of services allowing you to choose how much control you have.

A great place to start is our Payroll Processing Service option. It removes the administration work but keeps you in control of the data.

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Not using MHR software? No problem

Our Managed Payroll Services solution works seamlessly with other payroll systems utilising our powerful integration tools. Using the latest in automation technology, we offer a speedy, responsive service.

Plus, by using our hosted service, your information will be completely safe in our state-of-the-art UK and Ireland data centres.

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Problems with payroll?

Our latest payroll research exposed significant problems in payroll processes – resulting in businesses wasting time and resources.

Over 70% of organisations still rely on paper timesheets, forms and spreadsheets to process payroll with huge problems around accuracy, with often significant financial consequences.

Read our report and discover the worrying results when payroll goes wrong.

Could your organisation benefit from outsourced payroll services?


Benefits of outsourcing your payroll:

  1. Save time
  2. Reduce costs
  3. Get industry-leading accuracy and precision
  4. Reduce risks, including compliance-related risk
  5. Stay compliant
  6. Access to experts
  7. More time to focus on core business activities

Running a business takes time and money. Processing payroll in-house is complicated, time-consuming, requires attention to detail and investment in internal resources. Additionally, internal teams need to keep up-to-date with ever-changing legislation to avoid possible censure, penalties or fines.

By outsourcing your payroll, you free your team from these responsibilities and risks. You leave your payroll processing in the expert hands of specialists fully equipped with the knowledge and expertise to ensure your employees are paid accurately on time, every time, in line with current legislation. Consequently you reduce risks and leave your teams to focus on core activities, productivity and results.

One of the main benefits of outsourcing payroll is that it generally comes with a significant cost saving for the organisation.

There are a number of costs associated with running and maintaining an effective payroll function in-house. Having specialists on the team, the need for office space, a reliable and an up-to-date payroll system, the latest technology, as well as ongoing training on legislative changes are only some of the costs to consider when running payroll in-house. An outsourced provider will have these costs spread across its whole customer base – making the service financially beneficial for everyone.

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

Security is of paramount importance to us and we go to great lengths to ensure your employee data is safe and secure. Outsourcing your payroll means delegating all related functions and obligations to experts in the field who continuously invest in the latest technologies to provide customers with a reliable service that offers maximised security, having robust data protection mechanisms in place, 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

Running payroll requires several complicated tasks and procedures that, when performed manually, are not only time-consuming, but also carry a high risk of error.

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

The built-in features of an automated solution are always kept up-to-date – which takes care of complicated payroll functions, security concerns and compliance rules, allowing you to focus energy on higher level tasks and projects.

Yes. Our Payroll Processing Service is essentially a bureau service providing expertise and support to internal payroll teams, allowing customers to retain some control over the payroll process. A cost-efficient and time-saving solution backed by our payroll platform iTrent and expert payroll team helps businesses minimise the risk of errors (and possible fines) caused by manual interventions. It also reduces additional admin required to fix errors and ensures compliance and a high level of security. The service is always kept up-to-date with legislative changes.