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About Us

Mustard Payroll was established in 2000 and process the payrolls of hundreds of small and large businesses and charities in the UK. We are known for our flexible, personal service and our highly skilled friendly staff. Here at Mustard Payroll we’re keen to do all we can to ensure your payroll is managed exactly how you want it managed. You will have a single point of contact who will manage your payroll. Our business is built on recommendations from clients and accountants.




We offer a fully managed payroll service. We can process any size or complexity of payroll for any industry. The payroll can be weekly, fortnightly, four weekly or monthly. We process your payroll quickly and accurately in the way that you ask it to be run. We provide a variety of summary and analysis reports which you can choose from. You can have the standard security payslips, plain ones with envelopes or emailed ones. We can make payments to employees via BACS using our BACS Bureau service. We issue P45s to leavers, send you forms for your new starters to complete and deal with any queries you or your employees have.  We are always friendly and very quick to respond to any questions you have.



We offer a full bookkeeping service. This includes recording of all transactions through the business, such as supplier payments, card payments, cash receipts and payments in from customers. We submit VAT returns and prepare fully reconciled accounts up to the trial balance to hand over to your accountant for the year-end. We can chase your debtors, pay your suppliers and provide any reports through the year, including management accounts, debtors and creditor reports. We work with companies in all sorts of industries with turnovers of £50,000 to £5,000,000. We can charge an agreed fixed fee each month or charge by the hour for work done. We can be your full time accounts department, but for part time prices.



Every employer with at least one member of staff now has new duties, including enrolling those who are eligible into a workplace pension scheme and contributing towards it. We can help you set up the pension scheme. On each payroll we can assess the staff and enrol any qualifying employees, we then upload the data to the pension provider for you.



We can handle BACS processing via our BACS Bureau. This means that we can arrange for the payroll payments to be deducted directly from your bank account on payday and arrive the same day in the employees’ accounts. We can also add other payments, such as PAYE / NIC etc. Bookkeeping clients can use the service to pay their suppliers.



This is an optional service, where we can complete your return of expenses and benefits in kind on an annual basis. We use HMRC approved software to submit your P11d. All submission are made electronically to HMRC and you are supplied with a copy of the return and P11ds.



For companies in the construction industry – we can submit your CIS returns online each month, declaring any deductions that have been made from your suppliers. We can issue the statements to you to hand to the suppliers or we can send them out directly for you.


  • Our services are priced according to the number of employees you have and how often it is run, not the complexity of your payroll. From the outset you will know exactly how much our services will cost you.
  • We can say with confidence that the cost of our services is often less than running payroll in-house.
  • When costing the running of your payroll in-house you should include not only the cost of your payroll software and staff but also overheads, holiday cover and recruitment costs, training, upgrades and stationery etc. All these costs are included when outsourcing to Mustard Payroll. This enables you to budget accurately the running of your payroll.
  • Price includes full reports, security or email payslips, and submission to HMRC.
  • Please request a quotation below.


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Clients Testimonial

I would just like to say how delighted we are about the service given to us over the past few years. Looking back I wonder how I ever managed to cope with our payroll even though we were much smaller at the beginning, then Mustard Payroll was recommended – an answer to so many problems. Mustard Payroll have always been so thorough and punctual, not to mention observant when I have made a few errors myself! I can only sing their praises and hope that they will go from strength to strength in the professional manner that they have always provided.

Rainbow Transport, SE London

An extremely friendly and professional company who not only provide an excellent all round service with great attention to detail but deal with my queries in a quick and efficient manner.


I would like to thank you and your team at Mustard for the payroll service over the past 12 months.
We have been delighted with the prompt and efficient service you provide and I would find it difficult to think of any improvements I could suggest at the moment.



What happens at the end of the tax year?
We send you P60s for all your current employees, and file the year-end EPS with HMRC ensuring you meet all deadlines.
Why should I outsource my payroll?

• Cost – see below in ‘How will payroll outsourcing save me money’

• Confidentiality – all payroll details are held confidentially away from your main business premises, meaning sensitive information does not get into the wrong hands.

• Reliability – removes the risk of your employees not being paid due to unexpected sickness absence of key payroll staff.

• Security – We are registered under the data protection act and take data security and confidentiality very seriously.  All of our data is backed up onto two different servers overnight, one being off-site, and all data is encrypted.

How long will it take to outsource our payroll?
For small payrolls, this can be done in a couple of days.  With the larger ones on average a week.
How will payroll outsourcing save me money?

• Our team of highly professional payroll staff free up time from your in-house staff to process your payroll and ensure that your company complies with all payroll related legislation.

• If you take into account not just payroll staff salaries and employer’s NI, but pension/healthcare contributions and other benefits, purchase and maintenance of payroll software, stationery, staff training, and temp costs for holiday/sickness cover, you will see how cost-effective our all-inclusive price is.

Should small companies outsource payroll?
Whatever your size, you still need to process a payroll accurately and on-time. It makes sense to outsource as you can’t be an expert at every bit of your business.  With us, you can be assured that you are up to date with legislation and compliant.
Why choose Mustard Payroll?

• We are friendly and the company is built on recommendations from other clients

• We are well established

• Experts in payroll

• Big enough to cope small enough to care

• We understand that all businesses are different and tailor our payroll services to meet your needs

• We only use HMRC accredited software.

How quickly can you run my payroll?
All payrolls are processed within 24 hours.
Do you provide a P11D service?
We use specialist software to take away the burden of this annual task, for both clients and non-clients. Please contact us for further details and a quotation.
What do I do if I need advice on payroll?
Just call us, where one of our team will advise you what to do.
Can you help with auto-enrolment?

• Yes, we have lots of experience with pensions. Once you’ve decided on a pension provider we can help you through the steps to your staging date and beyond. We can do as little or as much of the administration as you wish.  We can deal with uploading newly enrolled employees to the pension providers website along with the contribution schedule.

• We can assess your employees for auto-enrolment and then enrol them when necessary.
Do we have to pay a setup charge?
In most cases there is no setup charge – this applies to small payrolls. For larger payrolls who can only provide their data on paper or in a format which can not be transferred, we may have to charge a small fee to cover manually inputting the data.
How much will it cost to outsource my payroll?
This depends on how many employees you have and how often they are paid. You can also add additional services such as BACS payments and pension administration. We charge on the basis of the number of employees and frequency. Click our send me a quotation link and we’ll email you a cost analysis and detail of services.

Contact Info

  • 01892 516 747
  • Mustard Payroll
    Ground Floor
    Prospect House
    11-13 Lonsdale Gardens
    Tunbridge Wells
    Kent TN1 1NU