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LRALC Launches New Member Service - Payroll Lite

Dear Member Council,

LRALC is always looking for ways to improve and widen the benefits we offer to our member councils. The subject of payroll is an ongoing issue for many, with concerns around accuracy, compliance when running it in-house, and the affordability of outside providers. With this in mind, we have teamed up DCK Payroll Solutions ( to design a new service that will be of particular interest to smaller councils.

DCK Payroll Solutions provides payroll services to town and parish councils across the country with a real focus on service and efficiency and fully appreciates the difficulty many councils, especially smaller or lower precept councils, face in terms of financial restraints, access to professional payroll service and payroll knowledge. LRALC and DCK Payroll Solutions are therefore delighted to announce the launch of a brand-new, affordable Payroll Lite Service, available to member councils only, in time for the swiftly approaching new tax year.

LRALC already endorses DCK Payroll Solutions as a payroll provider, but many smaller councils found their core service unaffordable.

Available on a monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly frequency, to member councils with a maximum of two employees with fixed salaries, the Payroll Lite Service offers enormous savings (66% on average!) on the standard nationwide fee, subject to enough members signing up.

Please see here for details of the service and pricing. The idea is to onboard councils from 1 April 2022. Expressions of Interest (EOIs) are sought by return and then full registration must be completed at least three weeks prior to any payroll being run (e.g. if your council requires monthly, all forms would need completion by mid-March, bi-monthly would need completion by mid-April etc). To register your council's interest now, please complete the form at: . A representative from DCK Payroll Solutions will contact you to discuss your requirements.

For larger member councils whose staffing size or structure does not meet the Payroll Lite Service criteria, DCK Payroll Solutions is offering discounted set-up fees, subject to payroll service provision commencing in April 2022. This could also offer you substantial savings along with enhanced internal control, and ensure you have everything in place for a smooth transition come the new tax year. Should you be interested in finding out more about how DCK Payroll Solutions can help you and to secure the discounted set-up rates, please email quoting reference "LRALC PLS" with the name of the Council, number of employees, payroll frequency and pension details (LGPS, NEST etc) for a free no-obligation quotation.

I hope that this new service will be of interest and that it will help improve governance standards and save time for busy clerks. Outsourcing payroll makes sense from an internal controls point of view and it's one less thing for the clerk worry about!

Let me know if you have any questions.



Posted: Thu, 10 Feb 2022 00:20 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Payroll