We provide payroll and auto enrolment services to over 900 public and private sector organisations.

Our payroll service clients are located throughout the UK and include trading businesses, charities, academy and non-academy schools, and public sector organisations. Our payroll client employee headcount ranges from 1 to 1,000 staff. We are a BACSTEL-IP approved bureau. This provides the speed, security and ease of payment transactions provided by no other system.

We are Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals Payroll Assurance Scheme assured. This provides our payroll clients with the peace of mind that we have the processes and procedures in place to provide a fully compliant service. Our 2018 Investor in Customers survey gave us an exceptional award for our services.

Payroll service fees

We levy a fee based on the number of employees processed through the payroll. This we believe to be the fairest way of charging for the service, as this ensures the fee always corresponds to the number of employees being processed and also ensures that our clients are never unfairly charged. We also factor economies of scale into our fee structure. To obtain a no obligation quotation please contact our Senior Manager Payroll Services; Lee Hellingsworth on 01803 206421, email: lhellingsworth@bishopfleming.co.uk.

Bishop Fleming Payroll Services has consistently delivered an excellent fully flexible outsourced payroll provision, offering a bespoke solution for our 400 employees. They have been able to provide us with a dedicated payroll person who undestands our business model and is able to offer us alternatives as to how we may manage our payroll issues. Tracy Edmonds, Director Human Resources EMEA, Cartus Limited
Since using Bishop Fleming Payroll Services we have been delighted to convert to e-Payslips and also to utilise their BACS Bureau facility. The payroll for approximately 240 staff is turned around quickly and efficiently and I know that I can pick up the phone at any time for assistance. Richard O'Sullivan, Group Payroll Manager, nscglobal
Bishop Fleming have been chosen payroll provider since inception of our multi-academy trust and have expertly and efficiently dealt with growth in our of number of academies and staff. We have forged effective and ongoing working relationships with staff at Bishop Fleming who themselves have developed a depth of knowledge of our trust’s structures and been able to advise accordingly. Their helpful assistance in our payroll-related projects and initiatives has helped the trust get to where it is today. Paul Smith, Chief Financial Officer, Diocese of Bristol Academies Trust
We moved our payroll to Bishop Fleming on the day we became a single academy trust on 1st January 2012 and have been with them ever since. It was one of the best decisions we made. Since then we have grown into a multi-academy trust with 8 schools including secondary and primary schools and have had a smooth transition for each set of schools that have joined us. We have worked closely with Bishop Fleming to create a payroll process that works smoothly for both organisations. The staff at Bishop Fleming are helpful, knowledgeable and flexible and provide an excellent service not only for payroll but with pension returns and end of year data. Julia Anwar, Head of Business Operations, The Olympus Academies Trust
We decided to move our payroll out of house in an effort to save time and ensure compliance. We are very pleased with the decision. The time saved has allowed us to concentrate on running our business in the knowledge our payroll will be on time and accurate, even if we require late changes Lee and his team are all ways accommodating. When the Pension Auto Enrolment was introduced by the government it was a natural decision to pass the management of this over to Bishop Fleming with the confidence they would ensure that we comply with the rules. Because our pension provider required the information in a specific format we thought this may prove a problem, but after just a couple of attempts in our first submission, all submissions since have run without a hitch. A major benefit is that Lee assigns a specific member of his staff to customers so they get to know you and how you work, we have Louise Dickens looking after us. Louise will always return my calls, answer my emails promptly ensuring no delays in processing. And she is always a pleasure to talk too. Colin Crittenden, Financial Controller, Westward Building Services Ltd

Our specialist Payroll Team


Why outsourcing is a good solution

Provides peace of mind and reduces risk

With the growth of employment red tape, payroll administration has become increasingly complex, with constant changes to legislation.

Saves money

Outsourcing can save money, not only by removing the need to employ trained staff but also the requirement to purchase and keep up to date specialist payroll software and the associated license fees.

Frees up valuable time

Outsourcing payroll saves valuable time, energy and stress, freeing up staff and enabling businesses or organisations to concentrate on their core business objectives.

Payroll Software

Star logo

Bishop Fleming’s payroll experts have selected Star payroll software to manage our client payrolls. This is accredited by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and is one of the UK’s favourite payroll software packages, favoured by the majority of UK accountancy firms.
The software is packed with features that enable us to run an effective and compliant payroll for all our payroll clients, providing us with control of both payroll processes and employee information.

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Being a BACSTEL-IP approved bureau, we also use APT software to manage our clients’ net salary and third party payment requirements. This is one of the most sophisticated and scalable payment BACS gateway software solutions available and integrates neatly with our Star payroll software.




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