In our setting things up section, we mentioned that as an employer operating PAYE as part of running your payroll, you need to complete certain tasks on an ongoing basis. In this section, we look at the requirements in more detail.

It may be helpful to think of the tasks that you need to do in a process chart – see below.

You can use the menu on the right to find out more about all these different parts of running a payroll.

In this section we also look at what happens if you get things wrong and where to go if you need more help.

You can find some resources to help you run your payroll, such as checklists, a payroll calendar and a payroll data card in our resources section.