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Direct Payments Support Service Employer Bulletin

December 2015

The purpose of the monthly bulletin is to provide you with general information around your employer responsibilities but will change from time to time as and when legislation does so it is important that you read it each month. We are here to help, so if you have any queries please contact us.

We have moved!

The Direct Payment Support Service has moved from the Central Entrance of Enterprise House (unit 1B) to the South Entrance (Unit 1N-1P) . If you enter Enterprise House from Valley Street, please go through the South Entrance, to the bottom door. Some of you may remember this as our old office. Our telephone, postcode and email addresses will all remain the same. 

January Payroll

The next payroll date is Monday 18th January 2016. For those of you who may have paid your employee’s a week early due to the Christmas holidays please note that it will be 5 weeks until they are paid again, you might want to let your employee’s know this when you pay them.

Holiday Pay

There are only 3 months left in the holiday year – it is important that your PA’s take their holiday entitlement before the end of March 2015. If you need any support with holiday calculations please contact us. 

The Direct Payment Support Service will be open as usual throughout the Christmas period except for bank holidays and you can contact us via the usual telephone number on 01325 360524.

Direct Payment Support Service Payroll dates for 2016

Dates to ring in by:                               Date wage due to employees:
18 January                                              22 January
15 February                                            19 February
14 March                                                 18 March
11 April                                                   15 April     
09 May                                                    13 May
06 June                                                   10 June
04 July                                                    08 July
01 August                                               05 August
30 August – (a Tuesday due                 02 September
 to the Bank Holiday on 29th)
26 September                                         30 September
24 October                                              28 October
21 November                                          25 November
19 December                                          23 December

It is important that you ring in with the hours on the above dates to ensure your payroll is processed in time for you to pay your PA’s on the due date. Please remember to tell us about any holiday or sick pay or leavers at each payroll. If you wish, you can ring in with your hours before the Monday.

We would always endeavour to provide you with a courtesy call as a prompt if you have not called in with your hours however it is important that you do not rely on this service as we cannot guarantee we will be in a position to provide this every payroll.

Other ways to give us your hours:
1    Fax: 01325 267758
2    Email: directpayments@darlingtondisability.org
3    Leave a message on 01325 360524 leaving your name and    
      contact number so that we can call you to verify the hours.

Please note if you choose to pay your personal assistant early, please make them aware that this is not their normal pay day as there may be occasions when we are only able to get payroll details to you by the Friday.