Our Solutions.

  • Umbrella (with and without expenses)Perfect for those carrying out short term assignments for agencies. Umbrella payments are the easiest way for you to get paid, while making PAYE and National Insurance contributions. Simple, efficient payroll with or without expenses.
  • CIS (Self Employed)The perfect solution for contractors working specifically in the construction industry. Allowing flexibility on a self employed basis, our dedicated CIS service team provides outstanding support in ensuring correct deductions are made.
  • Limited Company Payroll Run your limited company payroll through Red Ark for a tailor made service to suit your business needs. From registration through to payment, our limited company payment service provides contractors an easy and efficient solution.
  • PAYEA standard straight forward payroll solution for those wanting to outsource their payroll. Perfect for Contractors who want the security of knowing their take home rate is fixed no matter how much or little they work.


Q- What is payroll outsourcing?

Payroll outsourcing is simply when businesses hire an external partner to handle all payroll related activities. Here at Red Ark, we specialise in efficient outsourced payroll solutions.

Q- How does payroll outsourcing work?

If you choose Red Ark as your payroll outsourcing provider, we will provide a tailor made payroll solution that meets the individual needs of your business. We will use payroll information such as the number of employees, the hours worked and your company’s policies regarding sick pay and holidays. This will help us to calculate and run your payroll. From there, we can look after everything from your tax codes to company reporting to ensuring you meet all compliance legislation.

Q- Should payroll be outsourced?

This can depend on many factors, such as the size of your business, the time and money you have available to you, and your level of expertise in relation to payroll and the legislations that surround it. Payroll is a crucial part of every business that cannot be neglected; however, it can be time consuming and complicated for many. By outsourcing your payroll, you can strike a happy medium that allows you to focus on doing what your business does best, whilst being reassured that your payroll is being manged by the experts. See the benefits to payroll outsourcing below.

Q- What is payroll outsourcing?

Payroll outsourcing is simply when businesses hire an external partner to handle all payroll related activities. Here at Red Ark, we specialise in efficient outsourced payroll solutions.

Q- What percentage of companies outsource payroll?

Nearly 60% of businesses across all sectors outsource payroll and this figure jumps up to around 90% of recruitment agencies.

Q- What Payroll Functions Can Be Outsourced?

At Red Ark we offer tailor made payroll solutions for each individual agency. The payroll functions we can offer include:

• Running payroll, using these amounts for pay, withholding and deductions
• Keeping payroll records
• Depositing funds directly or issuing checks to employees
• Calculating annual wage and tax reports
• Filing required government reports
• Administering employee benefits
• Other payroll tasks such as reporting and paying unemployment taxes
• Sending our payments for other deductions such as health or pension plans

Q- What are the benefits of Outsourced Payroll?

There are numerous advantages to payroll outsourcing services. We’ve listed our top 3 below:

1.Saves You Time and Money

Processing payroll in house is time-consuming and requires high attention to detail. By utilising a payroll outsourcing service, you can dedicate more time and attention to more important matters and invest in other areas of your business with the money you will save.

2. Avoid penalties and mistakes

Every year, there are changes to employment regulations, data and compliance requirements and tax legislations. We understand that keeping on top of these complex and frequent changes can be difficult and can result in fines or penalties. Here at Red Ark, we not only provide payroll outsourcing solutions, but we also keep up to date on all the changing rules and regulations to ensure we are compliant.


Our team of friendly professionals have years of experience and will ensure you have a payroll solution to suit you, your business, and your budgets. Certain types of employment can lead to complicated payroll structures or scenarios, so it pays to have a wealth of experience at your disposal. Also, as payroll is quite a complex process it involves a lot of monitoring due to the inherent risks involved. Payroll outsourcing services like ours, have the most up to date systems and technologies in place to monitor this for you.

Q- How much does outsourced payroll cost?

Payroll costs can vary from business to contractor and can depend on many factors from payment type to volume of workers.

A recent study by The Business Desk.com has shown, on average, outsourcing PAYE payroll can save a business around £100 per year per worker.

Q- Why Red Ark Payroll Outsourced Solution?

At Red Ark, we understand that payroll is an essential part of every business. However, due to the vast amount of ever-changing information and legislation, it can quickly become overwhelming. That’s where we come in. At Red Ark, we can offer expert advice, with a personal touch, to tailor your payroll solution for your exact business needs whether you’re an employer, contractor or self-employed. You can trust that all of our process and procedures are in line with the most up to date legislation, giving you peace of mind that we are the compliant partner of choice when it comes to payroll outsourcing services.

Q- Can I get the Outsourced Payroll services Near Me?

Red Ark’s Head Office is in Dunfermline, Scotland and we have offices in Glasgow and Southampton. We also have consultants based in all four corners of the UK meaning, we are here to provide payroll solutions at a local level whenever and wherever you need us.