Payroll Services, Kent

If you start out as an ambitious, one-man operation, then as your company grows you’ll find you’ll very probably need an extra pair of hands or two to help to keep your business successful and for it to expand in the manner in which you seek.


This gives you fresh accounting responsibilities with the need to properly administer a payroll. Even as a ‘one man band’ limited company you may find that the most tax efficient way to pay yourself is via a small salary combined with dividends so you will still need a payroll scheme administered.

Alternatively, you may be an existing company with a number of employees, and you are finding that administering your payroll is becoming too time-consuming.


In either case, we here at Bells Accountants in Kent can help ease your burden by administering your company payroll for you.

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Payroll Services Accountants KentIf you have experience in administering your company’s payroll, then you will be aware that it can be an extremely complex and time-consuming task.


You have to be fully aware of all the complex taxation issues, legislation and processes surrounding employment law.

More and more companies are handing over their payroll administration to accountancy firms such as ourselves, especially since the introduction of RTI (Real Time Information) which means you have to submit your payroll every time it is run rather than just once a year. We can alleviate you of the stress and difficulty of administering your own payroll by simply doing it all for you. We can provide a comprehensive payroll service on a four-weekly or monthly basis.


Our payroll service includes:


  • Payroll registration with HMRC
  • PAYE, National Insurance, Statutory Sick Pay, Statutory Maternity and Statutory Paternity Pay
  • Detailed reports outlining staff costs, and payslips for your employees to distribute either as hard copies or via email.
  • Payment administration, including new starters, leaves, P45s, P46s, holidays, bonuses and commissions
  • P14s, P35s and P60s – all year end forms
  • P11Ds and P11D(b)s in respect of benefits in kind
  • Remuneration packages for employees, shareholders and directors
  • Advice on incentive schemes, salary sacrifice schemes and bonuses
  • A BACS service to ensure that all your employees are paid correctly, and on time.
  • If you do already have a payroll system, we would only be too happy to review it for you so we can ensure that your system is set up correctly, and is fully compliant in line with current legislation. We can also help you with payroll issues even if we do not administer your payroll, such as the preparation of P11D forms and P35 year-end payroll returns.


Please feel free to call us here at Bells Accountants in Kent, to discuss your payroll needs. You can contact us on or via email at .

Below, you will find answers to questions that we are frequently asked – if the question you have is not listed here, please call us on .

Paying My Staff

Do I have to have a payroll scheme?

If you are paying any individuals to assist you with your business and they meet HMRC’s guidance for what is deemed “employment” rather than “self-employment” then you will need to administer a payroll scheme to ensure they are being taxed appropriately. If you fail to do this you can be held responsible for the tax and national insurance that you should have deducted from them and passed over to HMRC. We can advise you on whether you require a payroll scheme and also run it for you in full right through to providing payslips for your staff and even physically making the BACS payments into their accounts on pay day. If you are a one man band limited company you may still benefit from setting up a payroll scheme to take advantage of the tax free personal allowance you can pay yourself. We can look at your individual circumstances and advise you on the best course of action.

If I need someone to work for me are there any alternative ways to pay them other than PAYE?

You may be eligible to pay some of your team on a self employed basis which means they will be responsible for their own tax and NI. We can help you decide if any of your team meet the criteria and ensure that you meet your responsibilities as a business owner.

The Brilliant ClubWe first started using Bell’s Accountants in 2012 as a start-up charity. Joanne and her dedicated team have always been extremely professional and efficient. Over the years we have developed a great relationship with Bell’s and we work in partnership to make sure our complicated payroll is completed correctly to the benefit of everyone involved. Loraine explains situations and solutions to us very clearly and we very much appreciate her support. I would highly recommend Bell’s to any company looking for a personal service that’s great value for money


Simon Coyle
Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder
The Brilliant Club