Let Stephenson Smart manage the payments so that you can manage your business.

If you are looking to choose a payroll provider look no further than Stephenson Smart. We are the best company for payroll with advisors in offices in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire.

Many business owners would rather focus on strategic development and doing the work of their profession, rather than their time being taken up by administrative tasks such as payroll.

In fact, 61% of British businesses outsource their payroll (source: cybercrew).

So, you won’t be alone in taking the decision to remove this administrative task from yourself or your team to enable you to focus on your business.
The cost of our payroll services will vary depending on how many staff you need to pay but our fast, knowledgeable, and reliable payroll service is guaranteed, whether you are a small business or large company.

Save time paying your staff

Stephenson Smart have partnered with Modulr to enable us to pay your staff on behalf of your business. We are also able to send payments to HMRC and councils to pay liabilities that arise due to being an employer.

Handing over the payment process can optimise the service we offer you by:

  • Giving you less admin – one simple transfer to Modulr is all that you need to do.
  • Removing the need for manual CSV exports or Bacs file uploads across different systems.
  • Eliminating manual checking and rechecking, as well as reducing risk of error.

Making sure your employees are paid on time, every time is critical, but the admin involved can be complex and stressful. With Modulr, we can prepare payments securely on your behalf – we can even set it all up for you.

The benefits of outsourcing payroll:

  • Saving you time and money to focus on running your business.
  • Expert knowledge to ensure accurate payroll processing.
  • No internal software fees.
  • Streamlining your payroll process.
  • Support with your payroll responsibilities and compliance.
  • Tax year end reporting done, including P60s and P11Ds.

The payroll service we provide is:


Our payroll service is built around your needs, providing an accurate and timely service.


Our HMRC recognised payroll software is regularly updated to comply with the most recent legislation and deals with all Real Time Information (RTI) filing requirements.


Our teams are fully qualified and specialise in payroll to provide you with an efficient and personal service.

As part of our payroll service, we provide:

  • Start-to-finish payroll processing – including calculation of PAYE/NIC, Holiday, SMP, SSP and other statutory payments.
  • A fully secure and GDPR compliant online portal for both you and your employees to access payslips and other documents.
  • Payroll reports tailored to your business.
  • Flexible payment dates and pay frequencies.
  • Automatic enrolment pension scheme set-up and administration.
  • Submissions to HMRC for the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) and creation of CIS vouchers.
  • Direct payments to your staff and HMRC.
  • Clear and comprehensive payslips.

We are members of the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals, making us fully qualified to be your outsourced payroll provider.

When we are managing your payroll, you can relax in the knowledge that paying your staff is in safe hands.


Payroll services are various functions provided by qualified professionals to run your company payroll. These usually include paying your staff, producing payslips, making submissions to HMRC, pension scheme set-up, calculating holiday and other leave, and producing P11Ds and P60s.
he amount your payroll service provider will need to charge you will depend on how many staff you have.
Yes, if you have a small number of staff and are aware of all your obligations as an employer to both your staff and HMRC, then you can use an internal software to run your payroll. You will likely need to still pay your staff manually through your bank. The benefits of using a qualified payroll export are that you can be assured your payroll is being completed correctly using the most up to date legislation – it will also save you lots of unnecessary administration.
Most payroll service providers won’t vary hugely on cost. What you need to ensure is that they are qualified, experienced, and competent to take on your payroll. The last thing you need is your staff not being paid correctly!
Yes, all holiday accrued but not taken before the date of leaving must be settled within the final pay prior to issuing the P45.
Yes, you can self-certify for 7 days without providing a doctor’s note. After this time, it is best practice to have a note from a doctor, but Statutory Sick Pay cannot be withheld.