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Elections Payroll Services

Payroll services made easy for any Election.

Elections Payroll with Phase 3

Our team are payroll specialists with over 25 years combined experience in Elections payroll processing. Our team can guarantee payment by Christmas should you wish to accelerate payments, or by 15th January for those with larger volumes. This can be a ‘one off’ payroll service, meaning no lengthy contracts or procurement processes, and as we are members of a national framework for payroll you can directly award the service to us.

Why is Payroll Different for Elections?

Those who work in elections are employed by the ‘Returning Officer’ and not directly by the Local Authority. This has implications for Tax. However not all Elections work must be treated as a separate employment. There is however an important distinction between ‘Elections Staff’ working for the Local Authority and those who are employed short term to carry out the Public Duties of Elections work (e.g. Polling Duties, Counting Votes and Postal Votes). Elections staff form part of the Council’s establishment and so they are paid by the Council. Canvassers are also usually employed by the Council.

Our dedicated elections payroll team work with you to ensure rapid onboarding to our service, for a one off payroll run for elections, our team will ensure you have the information we need in order to produce the payment files quickly and accurately. Our team can make payments on your behalf through our BACS bureau or can provide you with BACS files to upload using your own payment facility.

Why Phase 3?

Expert payroll professionalism at small-business cost

Guaranteed payments on 23rd December or 15th January 2020

Electronic Payslips with breakdown of each payment e.g. Count, Postal Vote Count and Expenses

Pensions Auto Enrolment service included as standard

Fixed price per payslip produced

Detailed reports provided as standard with full payment breakdown

RTI and all Payroll compliance completed as standard, third party payments reports provided for payment to HMRC

Same day payments for inaccurate payments or mistakes in the elections files

Branding available on all documentation

What Payroll Services can we support you with?

Your payroll commitments to your employees, your organisation and to HMRC are crucial. Working with Phase 3 will save you time and effort, allowing you as the elections team to focus full time on other key areas, with all of your payroll concerns in safe hands.

We can help you decide which services you need and explain them clearly.

Want to know more about our services?

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