Having over 10 years of experience working with Local Authorities and Direct Payment recipients we know of the challenges faced as a new employer. SmartPAYE offer full support and guidance throughout the process in partnership with local authorities across the UK.
We have recently found a demand in the requirement for our fully managed account service. With a managed account we hold the Direct Payment users funding in our third-party holding account and are therefore able to make payments to carers, agencies, service providers, insurance providers and HMRC on their behalf. A managed account ensures no mis-spending of funding and guarantees payment of all employer liabilities in full and on time removing any potential penalties or fines. Managed accounts also give peace of mind to the direct payment user as it is one less responsibility as a new employer.