Limited Company

Payroll Service for Small Businesses

Solve your Payroll problems

Managing components of payroll like student debt, child care, and pension contributions can be daunting. Crunch's software streamlines payroll tasks, and our experts are ready to assist, ensuring a smooth experience.

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Automated Payroll
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HMRC Approved

Free payroll software

Crunch offers one of the industry's leading software, enabling directors to maximise tax efficiency at no cost. Our "Pay Yourself" feature displays real-time profits, recommends a tax-efficient salary, provides pay slips, indicates available dividends, and generates necessary documentation, including dividend certificates and board meeting minutes.

Unlike traditional year-end processes, ours aligns with HMRC guidelines. With Crunch, enjoy the benefits of tax-efficient dividends with ease!

HMRC Approved Specialist payroll services

Working with umbrella companies and IR35 as a contractor can be difficult. Occasionally, you might be paid via an umbrella company rather than directly to your limited company due to IR35 or client requests. With Crunch's Limited Company Premium package, effortlessly switch between umbrella services and direct payments. We handle tax deductions, HMRC filings, and ensure smooth payroll under the umbrella.

Let our experts make payroll easy for you. Contact Crunch for streamlined solutions.

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How to get Crunch Payroll

Streamline your financial operations with Crunch. Our integrated payroll services and top-tier accounting software provide a seamless and cost-effective approach to accountancy. Why manage multiple platforms when Crunch offers everything under one roof? Simplify with us.

Streamlined Payroll Process

Crunch simplifies complex payroll tasks like student debt, childcare, and pension contributions. Our software handles the heavy lifting, and our experts provide guidance for a smooth experience.

Cutting-edge Free Payroll Software

With Crunch's top-tier software, efficiently manage director payments. Our 'Pay Yourself' tool shows live profits, streamlines salaries, and handles dividends, all within HMRC guidelines.

Specialised Services for Contractors

Easily manage umbrella payments and IR35 compliance. Switch between our services seamlessly, with tax deductions, HMRC filing, and expert-led salary processes.



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Frequently asked questions

Explore our FAQs for quick answers to your questions

Taking on an employee

Learn the basic legal requirements and best practice when taking on an employee for your business, and get tips on how to find the best candidates in our handy Knowledge article and checklist.

Who needs to think about payroll?

If you’re a company director and you're looking to pay yourself a salary above the National Insurance threshold, or you have employees, you may need to use our payroll service. Speak to one of or Advisors or your Dedicated Service Team to discuss further

Why might I want to take a salary above the National Insurance threshold?

If you’re looking to pay a salary higher than the National Insurance threshold, you’ll need to pay employee’s National Insurance Contributions (NICs) and your company will need to pay employer’s NICs. There may be valid reasons for paying a higher salary, such as to qualify for increased benefits (i.e. higher maternity pay). In addition:

  • You may want to run a payroll if you are working as an IR35 contractor through your limited company - this service is included on our Premium and Small Business packages.
  • If your company has two or more directors and you all take a salary over the NI threshold, or if you have other employees, you may be eligible for the Employment Allowance (The Employment Allowance gives a company up to £4,000 relief towards their Employer NIC bill for the 2020/21 tax year). There are rules which must be followed, particularly if you work in the public sector or are a freelancer or a contractor, please contact us to see if you’re eligible to apply
  • You may wish to pay yourself a higher salary to help with a mortgage application. If you believe this applies to you, don't forget that it's not always necessary and our Crunch Mortgages advisors can help you understand what you need to apply for a mortgage when you're self-employed
  • Alternatively, you might just want to take a little more home each month. You can find out why we usually recommend a salary set at the National Insurance threshold in our article “How much should I take as a salary from my limited company?”.

Still have questions?

Software & service in one

We actively support your business by managing deadlines, advising on tax relief, assisting with registrations, and liaising with HMRC. Our commitment extends beyond tasks, focusing on delivering quality work and proactive accounting advice tailored to your needs.

Take control of your accounts, today

Crunch’s effective software package includes being able to talk to an expert client manager and a Chartered Certified Accountant. You can count on Crunch to make you productive and profitable.