Bureau Payroll Services

Are you looking for payroll software that can be managed elsewhere but still have control over for your business? At PayEscape our payroll bureau service offers you that flexibility with control. Find out more about our payroll bureau service below and how it can help your business.

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What is a payroll bureau service?

Payroll bureaus handle payroll processes that you specifically don’t want to handle internally, in layman's terms, it’s outsourcing your payroll with flexibility to pick and choose what you want control over. Businesses will often have an in-house team and have a measure of control over the entire payroll operation.

What is the difference between payroll bureau and outsourcing payroll?

Outsourced payroll service means payroll providers, like PayEscape, handles the entire payroll process third-party, meaning we take care of the onboarding, processing and reporting. As a third-party payroll provider we have our own team of experts who will help you handle your payroll from top to bottom.The key difference between payroll bureaus and outsourced payroll is that with payroll bureaus, you can choose how much control you want to have over the entire process. Find out more information on our payroll comparison guide here.

Improve efficiency: Eliminate the manual tasks, multiple spreadsheets and heavy data management involved with in-house payroll processing.

Cloud-based software: PayEscape software gives you control and access your data, anytime, anywhere and on any device.

HMRC Recognition and BACS Approved: Your guarantee of compliance and peace of mind.

Flexible contract: We offer monthly rolling contracts with no long-term commitment required.

Why invest in payroll bureau software?

Payroll is important to every business no matter what size, ensuring you have picked the best payroll bureau software is a crucial step to take when moving your payroll to a third party service. Investing in a payroll bureau provider means you can save time and money within your business eliminating errors with pay, tax, holiday and SSP. PayEscape offers a fully managed compliant payroll service with flexibility on management and contracts,we have a strong team of experts inhouse meaning we are confident enough to not lock you in on monthly contracts.

Benefits of choosing a payroll bureau service provider

If keeping control is important to your business, then choosing a payroll bureau service over outsourcing may be the right choice for your business. Payroll bureau allows you to pick and choose which functions to retain in house and which to pass over. Read the main benefits of how payroll bureau software can benefit your business below.

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Save time and money

Outsourcing your payroll to payroll bureau specialists, like PayEscape, means you can save time, reduce business costs and increase efficiencies on your internal resources. With opting for bureau services you can choose what part of payroll you would like to handle internally moving the hassle of admin and payroll or HR struggles over to our team of experts.

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Employee retention

Staff like to be paid on time and taxed correctly each month, if you are handling your payroll inhouse and have had issues with inaccurate payments, late payments or incorrect tax and NI - your staff may rightly be annoyed and may look elsewhere. When investing in a payroll bureau service you can rest assured your staff will be paid on time each month correctly increasing productivity and loyalty within your business.

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Stay compliant

Managing payroll means managing sensitive and private data for all employees, when using a third party bureau service provider you can stay confident in staying compliant with HMRC knowing reports and payslips being sent out to the right employees each month

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Reduce errors

With a team of expert payroll specialists on hand there will be a reduction in errors ensuring your payroll services run smoothly each month, get in touch with a payroll specialist online today and find out more about what we can offer your business.

PayEscape Payroll Bureau software

There are many payroll providers that offer payroll services flexibly and fully managed, but PayEscape offers more than just payroll. Our easy-to-use technology and CIPP-certified staff ensure payroll accuracy and compliance. We also offer solutions for HR administration and Time and Attendance that integrate with our payroll solution. Find out more reasons to choose PayEscape below.

Expert CIPP Customer Support: We have a three ring policy at PayEscape, meaning our help is always on call for your needs on a 9 to 5 basis. Our payroll software is managed in house by our own set of CIPP payroll experts, there will always be someone to answer any complex questions or challenges you are facing. Having UK based payroll support means there is no time difference cross over in the working day meaning we are there for you, for advice, queries and software support.

Yearly Legislation Updates: Our payroll software automatically updates with UK : legislation rules each year. Our expert in-house team are constantly abreast of new UK rules and regulations meaning your business will be managed and stay on top of any important changes throughout the year. Often global payroll providers may face issues keeping on top of this nationwide, knowing your UK business is up to date with the UK law is crucial to stay compliant.

HMRC Recognition: HMRC have specific criteria and guidelines that UK payroll service providers must meet to attain this recognition. It's essential for businesses to choose a payroll solution that has been HMRC-recognised to ensure smooth and compliant payroll operations. At PayEscape we keep inline with the HMRC guidelines meaning your business reduces the risk of running errors, penalties and issues with tax regulation.

BACS Approved: BACS Approved means that our payroll software has been officially recognised by Bacs Payment Schemes Limited for meeting the standards required to process transactions through the BACS system which is crucial for UK businesses.

CIPP outsourced payroll providers: As a UK leading outsourced payroll provider, we ensure your staff are paid accurately and on time, file any deductions and ensure you are compliant with no contract included. We manage your payroll in house with our own team of CIPP experts so you don’t have to worry about any admin. Book a free demo online today and see how PayEscape can benefit your business.

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From your initial setup and implementation to ongoing day-to-day
support, we are always there to help. Our implementation process is
designed to make your migration easy and pain-free.

Welcome to PayEscape

We assign an Account Manager as your single point of contact to support you through onboarding.


We will guide you through the migration process and data input process.


We will confirm set-up to your specific requirements and agree timeline for your training and first run.


We will provide comprehensive training for you and your employees.

First Run

Your Account Manager will work with you to execute your first live run and ensure accuracy.


Once you are happy with your setup, we will introduce you to your HR management team who will be on hand to provide support if needed.

Additional services from PayEscape

Human Resources

Our HR platform lets you manage all aspects of your HR administration. You can approve and monitor holiday, record working time and calculate wages, allocate time and staff expenses to clients, projects, and activities, and much more.

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Time and Attendance

Our software powered by UKG includes the latest technology and tools to keep your employee time and attendance streamlined and simple. Coupled with powerful reporting tools it greatly enhances your management analysis while minimising overpayments and compliance risk.

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What our customers are saying

We are proud of our 98% retention rate and the hundreds of satisfied customers that we support. Don’t just take our word for it, find out what our customers are saying about us.

“Would highly recommend this company to anyone needing a Payroll company.”

“Payescape really have made our UK payroll processing easy.”

“I have no hesitation in recommending them as a company.”

“PayEscape has made payroll processing hassle free”

“PayEscape always provides us with a faultless service”

“PayEscape has made payroll processing so simple we actually look forward to running our payroll”

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