By far, the majority of the effort that went into creating BrightPay was in the design of the user interface. BrightPay gives visual priority to the most common payroll tasks, and shows or hides various features only as they become relevant. When payroll is straightforward, BrightPay keeps it simple. When payroll gets complicated, BrightPay makes it easy.
BrightPay works the way you want. It's incredibly flexible, letting you do what you need to do to run your payroll, no matter what type of employer you are or what your situtation is. There are no unecessary limitations or pointless restrictions on what you can do. It has proven to be a breath of fresh air for many customers who have switched from competing products.
When implementing RTI support in BrightPay, we had two main goals: simplicity and flexibility. We have worked hard so you don't have to, and believe we have the best RTI implementation on the market. But don't take our word for it - try it yourself!
Automatic Enrolment functionality has been elegantly integrated into BrightPay. Setting up your pension scheme, enrolling employees, issuing communication, making contributions and viewing reports – it's all seamless and simple.
BrightPay has achieved HMRC recognition for 2014/15 and has passed through our own vigorous internal testing regime. We have been developing payroll software for the past 20 years and you can benefit from all our hard work and experience.
I have been using BrightPay payroll for two years now in my payroll bureau. I find that it has all of the functions that other, more expensive, programmes have and a few more innovative and very useful functions. The programme works perfectly with RTI and in my 30 years of experience in preparing payrolls I find thatBrightPay is the best product that I have used. The support system is efficient and friendly and always willing to help. I would thoroughly recommend BrightPay to any business.
David Williams ACIPP
I just wanted to send a quick note to say how impressed I am with the BrightPay payroll software. I am a programmer (as my real job) and use BrightPay in my additional role as general admin/dogsbody for my husband and brother-in-law's small family wine business.
We've only been paying anyone since April - I tried a couple of other payroll systems first and found them clumsy, confusing and generally painful to use. Once I discovered BrightPay I suddenly stopped dreading the weekly payroll and wondering how on earth I would ever know if HMRC got our submission!
Thank you very much. Your level of customer service is outstanding and though I am a believer, unbelievable for a programmer. I have been using software since 1990 and must confess that this high level of professional, courteous and timely support is not very common. Please feel free to use my comments in your promotions or whatever. I stand by them because it's the truth.
Victor Ayoola, MSc, ACCA, CIMA Adv Cert MA
On 8 April 2015, HMRC updated its Starter Checklist.
An employer can use this Starter Checklist to gather the information they need to operate PAYE for a new employee. The checklist will help an employer to complete the necessary information related to a starter that must be shown on the first Full Payment Submission submitted covering a starter’s first payment of wages.
Where a starter does not have a form P45 issued by a previous employer to give their new employer before their first payday, the starter’s information given in the Starter Checklist will inform the new employer what PAYE tax code they should use for the starter’s first payday. The Starter Checklist replaces form P46 (no longer in use) which a starter was obliged to complete in the absence of a P45 from a previous employer.
The starter checklist can be completed online and then the finished form can be downloaded, saved, and printed out. Alternatively, a black and white copy of the Starter Checklist can be printed from the online Checklist. This could then be given the starter to fill out.
Do not send a printed copy of the starter checklist to HMRC; it’s for the employer’s internal use only. Where a Starter Checklist is completed, employers are advised to keep the form for the current and previous three tax years.
Important note: Employers are supposed to verify the information provided on a P45 or Starter Checklist. A birth certificate, photo driving license, passport, and utility bills, can all be used as part of verifying an employee’s name, date of birth, current gender, address, NI number, etc.