National Assembley for Wales and East Midlands Shared Services achieve the CIPP’s prestigious PAS accreditation

22 December 2016

National Assembly for Wales and East Midlands Shared Services have achieved the prestigious Payroll Assurance Scheme (PAS) accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP).

The PAS accreditation provides payroll departments with assurance that its payroll and associated processes are fit for purpose and comply with government legislation. It also ensures that it has the right payroll activities in place and suitable processes are in place for picking up and preparing for legislative changes.

In 2016 PAS was updated to include the Payroll Quality Partnership (PQP) accreditation, which means that those accredited also have CIPP approved training programmes for their payroll people to remain skilled and compliant.

Emma Gibson, Employee service centre manager at East Midlands Shared Services commented on their accreditation: “We are really pleased to have achieved the accreditations, we put a lot of work into preparation for the assessment day over a number of months and this paid off.  The guidance and checklists provided by the CIPP were really helpful in supporting our preparation and on the day of the assessment we felt reasonably confident.  We have a vision to grow our business and these accreditations will support us in demonstrating to existing and potential customers our level of commitment to providing a robust and quality payroll service.”

Kayleigh Evans, Payroll Manager at the National Assembly for Wales also commented: “The Payroll Team at the National Assembly for Wales are delighted to be approved for the CIPP PAS / PQP Accreditation. We found the whole process beneficial and the support from CIPP was brilliant throughout. By going through this, we were able to take a look at the whole payroll service from our processes to our learning, identify areas for improvement and reflect on some the great work the team has achieved. I would recommend to any other organisation looking to put themselves to the test and make improvements to their service.” 

Ken Pullar, Chief Executive Officer of the CIPP, said: “We are thrilled that the National Assembly for Wales and East Midlands Shared Services have joined the ranks of organisations to achieve this respected accreditation. It is imperative that organisations comply with government legislation and the PAS scheme is designed to help companies do just that.”