Payroll Services

At Drummond Laurie we don’t just process your payroll, we work with you to manage your payroll and automatic enrolment, (workplace pensions), from start to finish. All you need to do is send us your figures, be it monthly salaries, or weekly hours, details of starters and leavers, and any other relevant information, and we take care of the rest; from producing your payslips, arranging payments to your staff and to HMRC, filing your returns and producing reports for you.

We specialise in working with owner managed businesses, often starting by registering you as an employer and walking you through the process of setting up your payroll.

We are proactive in designing the payroll process to keep you compliant with the ever more complex legislation, whilst ensuring there is minimal involvement from you and so freeing you to concentrate on running your business.

Whether you are experienced in payroll or this is all new to you, we will help you every step of the way, ensuring you receive the service you need and getting your payroll up and running as smoothly as possible.

Regular feedback from clients who use our managed payroll service tell us that the biggest benefit to them of taking the service is the peace of mind that it brings them. No longer do they have to worry about understanding the finer points of PAYE rules and regulations, rather they can rest assured that their payroll is being looked after by an experienced team who explain things to them at a level they can understand.

Our Service Include


  • All statutory requirements met including PAYE, NICs, SSP, SMP, SPP, SAP & Student loans
  • Advice on Income Tax and National Insurance matters
  • Employee payments made direct from your bank account to theirs via BACS
  • Experienced and friendly support and advice
  • A set of management reports (sent via password protected e-mail)
  • Bespoke reports created to suit your requirements
  • E-Payslips for all employees
  • P45s issued to all leavers
  • Mid-period calculations for new starters or leavers
  • Calculations and advice for salary change
  • RTI submissions made at each payroll run
  • Online submission of tax documents to HMRC
  • Online submission of Year End Documentation
  • E-P60s for all employees

"I had no prior experience of Drummond Laurie or their team until last year when we had a need for some help with the production of monthly management accounts for one of our group companies. Our reporting deadlines are very tight, however, Drummond Laurie have been able to not only meet these every month but in addition they have been able to make the whole process more efficient, which has reduced the time taken and our costs too. In my experience to date, the team at Drummond Laurie are professional and efficient in what they do and have also been friendly and easy to get along with. I would not hesitate to recommend them to any similar business in need of on-going accounting services."


"“I had no hesitation following David and his team to Drummond Laurie. David has been my accountant for more than 15 years and he is surrounded by a team of professionals. However, the real value he brings to the table is his real-world business experience having worked as the Finance Director in a successful SME for a number of years.

Thus he’s not only good at helping his clients count their beans, but he has hands-on experience of how hard it is to acquire and keep at least some of these beans in the first place. If you’re thinking of switching your accountant, I really can’t recommend them highly enough. So stop reading and go do it!”"


"“We have worked with Ian Bilsland for many years and over that time have found him to be approachable, friendly and always able to explain complex matters in a clear and understandable manner.

As our business has developed he has been on hand to guide us through all of the challenges we have faced.”"


"“Drummond Laurie provide us with comprehensive support across a whole range of accounting services, ranging from payroll, CIS & VAT returns, through monthly management accounts (including divisional reporting), to full annual accounts preparation & filing.

We have worked with David Wheeler and his team for many years – they continue to provide an excellent mix of personal service with a high level of professionalism across the board”"


"“Ian and his team are always on hand to assist with any matters crop up when running a family business.
The service we have received has been excellent and I would be delighted to recommend them to my associates.”"


"“Before I engaged the team at Drummond Laurie I wasn’t aware of the level of client service that I should receive from my accountant.
They have surpassed my expectations and been a great addition to my business.”"


"I am writing to thank Gillian Wayne for all her help while setting up my new company. Gillian possesses all the attributes necessary to be an excellent business adviser; she is diligent, responsive, and very patient. Gillian is professional, personable and clearly takes pride in doing a good job. In my particular case, there were a few challenges and Gillian went the extra mile to find a resolution in each case. Many thanks for all your help."