Midland Heart housing association achieves Payroll Assurance Scheme Accreditation

09 March 2020

The PAS accreditation provides payroll departments with the assurance that their payroll and associated processes are fit for purpose and comply with government legislation. It also ensures that they have the correct payroll activities in place and suitable processes are prepared and agreed to comply with legislative change.

Ken Pullar, Chief Executive Officer of the CIPP, said: “We are thrilled that Midland Heart housing association have joined the ranks of organisations to have achieved this respected accreditation. It is imperative that organisations comply with government legislation and the PAS scheme is designed to help them do just that.”

Dougie MacInnes, payroll manager at Midland Heart, said: “I’m very proud of how hard the team has worked together to ensure we continue to deliver the standards required to be re-accredited with CIPP’s Payroll Assurance Scheme. 

“Being accredited demonstrates how well we work as a team and how we engage across our business and it validates our audit processes which ensure we remain legislatively compliant and reduce the risk of payroll fraud.”

He added that over the past five years the payroll team had integrated into the HR shared services team, evolved its working practices and adopted a mantra of continuous improvement. Manual processes and dealing with a high volume of paper submissions are a thing of the past with claims now made via an online system, while some current HR systems are to be replaced, bringing further benefits.

For more information on the Payroll Assurance Scheme accreditation and the benefits to your organisation, please email us or call 0121 712 1000.