St Andrew’s Healthcare has completed a real-time information (RTI) reporting pilot ahead of the legislation coming into effect on 6 April 2013.
From this date, all employers will be legally required to report pay-as-you-earn (PAYE) in real time.
The mental healthcare charity was invited by HM Revenue and Customs to participate in the RTI pilot project in May 2012.
It used payroll provider MidlandHR’s iTrent service, a system which it has used since 2008 for its human resources and payroll requirements.
The organisation set up a project team, comprising representatives from finance, payroll, IT and HR, to discuss the requirements of the pilot.
The RTI team established a timetable with key objectives to meet, including system testing, data cleansing and system upgrades.
St Andrew’s Healthcare and MidlandHR worked closely together to meet the organisation’s objectives and implement a successful RTI-compliant payroll system.
Neata Underwood, payroll manager at St Andrew’s Healthcare, said: “It has been a challenging, but ultimately rewarding, process for St Andrew’s Healthcare and particularly the payroll team.
“I am committed to providing a first-class service to the employees of the charity and our use of iTrent allows me to do this effectively.
“I am extremely proud that St Andrew’s has led the way and look forward to seeing the positive impact over the future months and years as the project continues across the country.”