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Who does payroll over Christmas

Do you process weekly payroll over Christmas

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We have a number of pub clients who pay weekly.

Am interested to know for firms who have payroll bureaux do you process them Christmas week or insist you get the weeks figures in advance. We always seems to end up working during Christmas and new year as they say they can't do it in advance.

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By meadowsaw227
20th Nov 2020 10:19

If required and absolutely necessary yes .
I cant/don't get too precious about a few minutes work to file the 2 weekly payrolls we now have .

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By OldParkAcct
18th Nov 2020 10:37

I do not operate weekly payrolls for anyone, if they insist on stay with weekly pay then I move them onto a payroll bureau, but even the bureau I use do not work between Christmas and New Year, so the monthly payrolls need to be in early and the weekly ones have 2 weeks prepared the week before Christmas.
They can do it in advance, they just cant be bothered to give you the information and are worried about overpaying staff who may miss a shift. The answer to the overpayment problem is to inform the staff that if they miss any of their shifts over the Xmas period then the processing of their wages may be delayed until the new year.

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By 0098087
18th Nov 2020 10:46

Yes I wish ours would have that but the poor little darlings can't do it that far in advance. After this year I'm on the verge of telling them if they don't like it they can lump it. The lack of consideration is staggering. I know we provide a service etc but they treat us like crap.

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By Glenn Martin
18th Nov 2020 13:00

No we would run the Christmas week from a rota or estimate and correct following week.

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By 0098087
18th Nov 2020 13:12

Estimate..good one..they don't want to know. Don't care about the terrible year and all the work we've done.

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By Cheshire
18th Nov 2020 16:35

0098087 wrote:

Estimate..good one..they don't want to know. Don't care about the terrible year and all the work we've done.

If it bothers you as much as it sounds, just sack them. Get rid. Don't be beholden and dont work with anyone who has no respect for reasonable boundaries. Give notice now, plenty of time to find someone to do their Christmas payroll run.

Folk always sing your praises when you do well/something for free, but have short memories!

Life is too short. Only deal with folk you like/respect.

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By adam.arca
18th Nov 2020 13:16

Glennzy wrote:

No we would run the Christmas week from a rota or estimate and correct following week.

This.

We don't have weekly payrolls any more but we did previously have one very large weekly payroll with exactly this issue and the above is how we dealt with it.

No one's buggering up my Christmas. Grrr

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By williams lester accountants
18th Nov 2020 13:07

Yes, we process every week of the year. Only need one member of staff to do the few weekly payrolls that are variable (maybe 30-40) and can be done from anywhere as all our payroll is cloud based.

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By mbee1
18th Nov 2020 13:24

I refuse to take on weekly payrolls - only monthly.

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By Paul Crowley
18th Nov 2020 14:16

Me and daughter come in
Yes wages still get done

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By SXGuy
18th Nov 2020 14:43

Don't have any weekly anymore but when I did, I would pay staff an average and then adjust it the week after.

That's all you can do really. I'm not working over Christmas they either like it or lump it.

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By SteveHa
18th Nov 2020 14:54

I don't do payroll anymore, but when I did, hell no.

Like others, it would be estimated for the 2 weeks over Christmas/New Year and any adjustments made the first week back.

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By Luke
18th Nov 2020 16:10

Like others, I don't do weekly payrolls. All monthly apart from one fortnightly payroll and if that falls between Christmas and new year then I insist on putting through an estimated one the week before Christmas and amending the next one if required.

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By lionofludesch
18th Nov 2020 16:11

I do weeklies. There are only five and it's a rare event if there are any changes on four of them.

The other has a standby engineer on a rota, set well in advance.

I wouldn't do a payroll where folk sent in variable hours every week. They wouldn't want to pay the real cost.

RTI will get filed early this year (I'm thinking Tuesday or Wednesday), but - then - I don't suppose the employers will be doing money transfers on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

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By Simon Brookes
20th Nov 2020 10:03

The simple answer is yes!!
We do offer a payroll solution 52 weeks a year. As a payroll bureau we work with many accountancy practices up and down the UK on both a white and non white label offering.
Give me a call on 07960 549019 if you would like to discuss anything.
Simon

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By Cheshire
20th Nov 2020 11:05

Simon Brookes wrote:

The simple answer is yes!!
We do offer a payroll solution 52 weeks a year. As a payroll bureau we work with many accountancy practices up and down the UK on both a white and non white label offering.
Give me a call on 07960 549019 if you would like to discuss anything.
Simon

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By Red Leader
20th Nov 2020 11:03

Sounds like a job for a payroll bureau.

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By coops456
20th Nov 2020 12:05

We unfortunately have several variable weekly payrolls, including our largest client which is pubs/restaurants.
We always process them over the festive period. Some of them shut down and so we get the payroll in advance, but the pub/restaurant one is always done as normal.

Estimates may be ok in some sectors, but it's important to remember that many people - probably now more than ever - are receiving Universal Credit. The RTI data we send to HMRC is linked to DWP systems and directly affects Universal Credit calculations and payments.

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By SteveHa
20th Nov 2020 14:02

You seem to be assuming that RTI works.

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By lionofludesch
20th Nov 2020 14:32

It works better than I thought it would.

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