Payroll compliance and best practice top of the agenda

21 March 2017

Accenture UK Ltd, Hays, Home and Communities Agency, and Midland and Lancashire CSU have all demonstrated that they are committed to payroll compliance through being successfully re-accredited via the Payroll Assurance Scheme (PAS) from the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP).


The PAS accreditation provides a payroll department with assurance that its payroll and associated processes are fit for purpose and comply with appropriate government legislation, as well as highlighting potential risk areas such as non-compliance with the national minimum and living wage regulations. It also ensures that it has the right payroll activities in place and suitable processes for picking up and preparing for legislative changes and minimising the risks of payroll fraud within businesses.


In addition, Dataplan Ltd, DB Cargo (UK) Ltd, HSBC, North Bristol NHS Trust and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust have successfully been re-accredited through the CIPP’s Payroll Quality Partnership (PQP).

The Payroll Quality Partnership is the people module of PAS and demonstrates commitment to best practice in the learning and development of their payroll people.


Commenting on the accreditations, Colin Jackson, Head of Consultancy, said: “We are thrilled to see so many organisations continuing to achieve the CIPPs Payroll Assurance Scheme and demonstrating payroll compliance and best practice, especially in light of recent highly publicised news stories relating to non-compliance due to payroll errors.”


He continued: “The CIPP encourages all UK plc to engage in a payroll health check or accreditation such as the Payroll Assurance Scheme to ensure that they are at less risk of payroll fraud and non-compliance penalties from government, both of which can be extremely costly to organisations both financially and reputationally.”

To find out more about the CIPPs Payroll Assurance Scheme, visit