Payroll services for charities


Stewart Waddell

Stewart Waddell

Stewart started his career with Dataplan back in 1997 when there were 4 staff members. Stewart has worked his way through to bureau manager back in 2005 and Operation Director in 2013. Since that date Stewart has overseen significant expansion at Dataplan,  he remains committed to payroll innovation and delivering excellence in customer service.

Monday, 27 March 2017 07:57

Transferable Marriage Allowance

The Marriage Allowance enables couples to transfer £1100 of personal allowances to spouses or civil partners.

To benefit as a couple, the lower earner must have income of less than £11000 and the higher earner must not earn above £43000.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 08:08

Watch out for the Apprenticeship Levy

Dataplan Charity payroll is something that our teams here at Dataplan HQ love to manage for our customers.  We have over 100 UK charity customers and making sure we keep our staff up to date as well as clients is something we relish.

One of the changes due to hit payroll in 2017 is the apprenticeship levy, keep a keen eye on our websites for our latest update on the subject, more to follow on this soon.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015 13:24

National Minimum Wage 2015

You may already be aware that from the 1st of October 2015 changes come into force for the National Minimum wage:-

The adult rate will increase to £6.70
The rate for 18-20 year olds will increase £5.30
The rate for 16-17 year olds will increase £3.87
And finally the apprentice rate will increase to £3.30

some types of employees are not entitled to the national minimum wage, here are a few examples

  • Self-employed people
  • Company directors
  • Volunteers
  • Workers on a government employment scheme
  • Share fishermen
  • Prisoners
  • Members of the armed forces
Thursday, 28 May 2015 16:01

What’s so special about April anyway?

Were you umm-ing and ah-ing about switching payroll providers this April?
Hesitant because it’s your first time outsourcing?
Too busy to worry about improving your payroll systems?

Next April is only 11 months away… But why wait until then? It’s a common misconception with payroll that it’s April or never when it comes to outsourcing or switching providers. But that isn’t the case!

Traditionally April was the time of the year to change payroll provider as it was the beginning of the tax year. This helped ease the process as all year to dates would be zero and leavers would have been removed from the payroll.

Monday, 15 December 2014 11:27

Christmas jumpers are cash success

Dataplan and Forrester Boyd donned their cosiest Christmasiest knitwear with a view to raise a good chunk of money for charity and have a few giggles and good times along the way!

Dataplan Xmas Jumpers 1

Friday, 05 December 2014 13:09

Zero Hour Contracts - what has changed

You may have read a Blog written earlier this year from my esteemed colleague Sam Woods outlining the pros and cons of zero hour contracts and some of the laws surrounding them, but what has changed since then?


When choosing a new payroll provider, clients naturally have a few common questions they would like answering and these questions appear to be the same for our charity customers as any other.

Here is a list of the top 10 to help your transition go a little smoother.

Monday, 24 March 2014 21:38

National Minimum wage 2014

1st of October 2014 will see the National Minimum Wage (NMW) will be increased to the following

The Adult Rate will increase from £6.31 to £6.50 per hour

18-20 year olds will increase from £5.03 to £5.13

There seems to be an increasing trend in the outsourcing market for global players to look for cheaper and cheaper ways to deliver service. Often this means a global approach to delivering their service.

The charity payroll outsourcing market is very competitive and the likes of Northgate, ADP, Moorepay, Ceridian etc are rightly looking for ways to improve their own bottom lines by delivering services with the lowest costs to them.

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