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Payroll & VAT Accounting

Payroll & Auto Enrolment

Every business that employs staff must register for a Payroll scheme with HMRC and the run the payroll each time they pay their staff. With the new changes to Pensions, businesses will have to offer a pension to their employees. Running payroll and dealing with Auto Enrolment is time consuming and an administrate burden for business, also the penalties for doing things wrong can be costly.

Let us relieve you of this burden.

VAT Accounting

Most businesses have to register for VAT when their turnover exceeds the threshold set by HMRC. Penalties are imposed for late registration, so it is important to check your turnover regularly if you are close to the limits.

When you have to register then we will complete the registration for you.

Being registered for VAT is an administrative burden. We are able to maintain VAT records for our clients and prepare the VAT returns in good time to ensure compliance with all the statutory requirements.

What pricing plan do I need?

Payroll & Auto Enrolment services are included in:

  • The Growth Plan (From £349 pm)
  • The Consolidate Plan (From £249 pm)

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Payroll & Auto Enrolment

Everything included.

No extra charges or hidden costs.

The first payslip per payroll run is charged at £15 and every other payslip thereafter is charged at £5 - this covers the above services and there are no other charges, or hidden costs.


We offer clients a wide range of payroll services:

  • Weekly, fortnightly, four weekly, monthly or annual payroll
  • Payslips, P45’s and monthly PAYE advice schedules
  • Full RTI reporting each pay period
  • End of Year Reporting for HMRC and the Department for Work and Pensions.
  • ePayslips
  • Emailing of payslips to employees
  • Emailing of reports to employer
  • Preparation of BACS payment file for your bank
  • Issuing of P60’s to all employees at year end
  • Review of pay rates e.g for National Minimum Wage and the new Living Wage
  • There are no additional charges for new starters and/or leavers

Auto Enrolment

Your staging administration:

  • We will transfer your payroll onto our specialist auto-enrolment payroll software
  • We will analyse your current payroll data, re-format and test as necessary prior to Staging Date to ensure integration with pension provider’s portal
  • Your pension scheme design specifications will be configured on our payroll software
  • We will provide Statutory Communications at your Staging Date and Auto-Enrolment Date
  • Employee assessments and categorisations at staging are taken are care of through our software
  • We’ll manage any employee opt-outs, contribution refunds and opt-ins
  • Full record keeping
  • Re-enrolment every three years (fees for re-enrolment will be quoted at that time)

And ongoing support:

  • Ongoing postponement management for new and existing employees
  • Ongoing Statutory Communications
  • Management of opt-outs and opt-ins
  • Management of contribution refunds
  • Data file submissions to pension provider each month and monitoring of provider portal

Specialist technical assistance on all payroll and auto-enrolment matters

Pension Scheme Options

Unsure on which pension to chose? For a fixed fee of £295 + VAT we use a pre-assessment tool to produce a report that will give you options on which Pension provider to use. Once you have made the choice, then we will set up the chosen scheme and integrate it with out payroll software.

VAT Accounting Services

Making sure that you are compliant

Penalties are imposed for failure to register for VAT or to submit returns on time. We assist many of our clients in the preparation and submission of their VAT returns. All VAT registered businesses have to submit VAT returns online and pay any VAT due electronically. We can assist you in registering for this and can submit the returns on your behalf. Using cloud based accounting software is one of the best ways and easiest ways to record your VAT and to file the returns online direct from the accounting software.

VAT Schemes

Usually, VAT is accounted for on an invoice basis. Depending on your business and cash flow you may find it more beneficial to use the cash accounting method.

Alternatively, there is a flat rate scheme and/or an annual accounting scheme. Many small business that have minimal vatable expenses can benefit greatly from this type of scheme.

Partial Exception

Some goods and services are exempt from VAT. If all of the goods and services you sell are exempt, your business is exempt and you won’t be able to register for VAT. This means you can’t reclaim any VAT on your business purchases or expenses.

If you are VAT-registered and incur VAT on any items that will be used to make exempt supplies, you are classed as partly exempt.

Generally, you won’t be able to reclaim the Input VAT on these expenses. However, provided the amount of exempt Input VAT is below a certain amount, it can be recovered in full.

We have experience in dealing with Partial Exemption calculations for a number of clients that have both Vatable and Non Vatable supplies.

"Gary has provided accountancy services to our company for a number years.

We are an unusual company, a promoter and organiser of sports events, including the Bath Half Marathon. We are a small company, with just handful of employees, so we rely heavily on our professional advisors and contractors. Gary and his team have consistently delivered an outstanding level of professional advice and service tailored to our particular needs. He has become an essential part of our business, supporting all our key business and strategic decisions. Gary is above all an accountant who 'gets' what it takes to run a business, an enabler, a solution finder and an all-round personable guy.

We would heartily recommend Gary and his team at Zig Zag to other SME's looking for practical, innovative and reliable accountancy and business support".

Andrew Taylor

Running High Events Limited

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Included in the Growth & Consolidate plans

Get in touch and let us know how we can help you. We'll have an expert contact you by the next working day about making the next step.

Not sure on pricing plans?

No problem. If you're unsure, or you're only looking for an individual service, give us a call on 01225 300 490 and we can discuss your requirements.

Which pricing plan are you interested in?

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