I have a client looking to start paying their staff by BACS. They bank with Lloyds and the bank manager says that they need to find a third party BACS bureau to process the file produced by the payroll software (Moneysoft) to make the payment. He'll still charge £150 set up fee & batch fees in addtion to the bureau fees. However, I have not yet found a bureau that offer this service - only ones that process payrolls that they manage (have been trying local-ish names on the bacs register).
Does anyone know of any bureaux offering such a service?
I have heard that Nat West can offer a direct processing service - so opening an account just for wages may be an option. Anyone have any experience of that?