1. CONTRACT

  1. These terms and conditions shall form part of and are hereby expressly incorporated into the Contract and govern the Contract together with any other conditions agreed in writing by a Director or Company Secretary. Any other representative is expressly not authorised to amend the terms and conditions hereof. In the event of any conflict or discrepancy between these conditions and any other conditions of business these conditions shall prevail. These terms and conditions may be amended and/or updated as and when required by Payroll Options Limited, an up to date version is available at https://PayrollOptions.com/TermsAndConditions/

2. DEFINITIONS

  1. “the Company” shall mean Payroll Options Limited.
  2. “the Services” shall mean the payroll processing services specified in clause 3.
  3. “the Quotation” shall mean the quotation prepared by the Company and submitted to the Client in respect of the Services.
  4. “the Client” shall mean the company partnership or other body to whom the quotation is addressed.
  5. “the Contract” shall mean the contract between the Company and the Client arising from the acceptance of the Quotation by the Client, or by the Company accepting the Client’s request to commence the provision of the Services, which said contract shall incorporate the terms contained in the Quotation and these Conditions.
  6. “Charges” shall mean the charges payable by the Customer for the supply of the Services in accordance with clause 4
  7. “Conditions” shall mean these terms and conditions as amended from time to time in accordance with clause 1
  8. “Employees” shall mean persons employed by the Client.
  9. “GDPR” shall mean General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679)
  10. “Data Protection Legislation” shall mean up to but excluding 25 May 2018, the Data Protection Act 1998 and thereafter, (i) the GDPR and any national implementing laws, regulations and secondary legislation, as amended or updated from time to time, in the UK or (if the GDPR ceases to be directly applicable in the UK) (ii) any successor legislation to the GDPR or the Data Protection Act 1998.

3. SERVICES

  1. The Services offered by the Company are detailed in the Schedule of Services and Charges, which may be updated as and when required by the Company, an up to date version is available at https://PayrollOptions.com/ScheduleOfServicesAndAdditionalCharges
  2. For avoidance of doubt the following Services are not provided by the Company, unless by prior arrangement:
    1. Items excluded from Schedule of Services and Charges.
    2. Payments to third parties

4. CHARGES

  1. The amount that the Company shall be entitled to charge for providing the Services is the amount set out in the Quotation (or, in the absence of a Quotation) the amount specified by the Company in any communication to the Client. Details of items included within the charges indicated on the Quotation are contained within the Schedule of Services and Additional Charges, along with details of ad-hoc costs for additional items not included within the Quotation. The Schedule of Services and Additional Charges may be updated as and when required by the Company, an up to date version is available at https://PayrollOptions.com/ScheduleOfServicesAndAdditionalCharges.
  2. The Company reserves the right to make reasonable additional charges in the following circumstances:-
    1. If the unit data volumes are greater than those specified in the Client’s sample data on which the Quotation is based.
    2. If the data supplied is inferior to that in the Client’s sample or contains any ambiguity or otherwise presents difficulties that could not have been reasonably foreseen by the Company from the Client’s sample.
    3. If the data supplied is not received by the Company by the required date and time specified in section 11.a.
    4. Details of items included within the charges indicated on the Quotation are contained within the Schedule of Services and Additional Charges, along with details of ad-hoc costs for additional items not included within the Quotation. The Schedule of Services and Additional Charges may be updated as and when required by the Company, an up to date version is available at https://PayrollOptions.com/ScheduleOfServicesAndAdditionalCharges
    5. Where such charges are levied by the Company through the issue of an invoice the Client shall be deemed to have accepted to have the charges unless the charges are disputed in writing within 10 days of the date of the invoice.
  3. Charges will be reviewed annually on the anniversary of engaging the services of the Company.

5. DATA PROTECTION ACT 1998 and GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR)

  1. Details of the approach of the Company to data security and personal data privacy are detailed in the Data Processing Addendum, which may be updated as and when required by the Company, an up to date version is available at https://PayrollOptions.com/DataProcessingAddendum
  2. Compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679 ‘GDPR’)
    1. The Company complies with the Data Protection Act 1998 and will comply with the General Data Protection Regulation from 25th May 2018.
    2. The Company only retains data for payroll processing purposes.
  3. Data Protection Act 1998
    1. The Company complies with the Data Protection Act 1998 and is listed in the register. The Company Data Protection Act 1998 Registration Number is Z5114712
  4. GDPR
    1. For the purposes of GDPR the Client is the Data Controller
    2. For the purposes of GDPR the Company is the Data Processor

6. PRESENTATION

  1. The Company reserves the right to alter the contents and manner of presentation of the Services and the method of supply to the Client at any time at its absolute discretion.

7. PAYMENT

  1. Subject to the approval by the Company of credit facilities all payments shall be collected in full by Direct Debit on the last working day of the following month as indicated on the invoice.
  2. If the Client fails to make a payment due to the Company under the Contract by the due date, then, without limiting the Company’s remedies under clause 13, the Client shall pay interest on the overdue sum from the due date until payment of the overdue sum, whether before or after judgment. Interest under this clause 7b. will accrue daily at the rate of 8% per annum above the Bank of England’s base rate from time to time, but at 8% per annum for any period when that base rate is below 0%.

8. FORCE MAJEURE

  1. The Company shall not be liable to the Client for any loss or damage which may be suffered by the Client as a direct or indirect result of the supply of Services by the Company or the failure to provide those Services which arises by reasons of Force Majeure circumstances which shall mean any act of God, fire, flood, strike, trade dispute, labour disturbance, accident or any other circumstances whatsoever outside the reasonable control of the Company.

9. LIABILITY

  1. Where the Company is providing payroll services on behalf of the Client the Company will either send the Client a report setting out the amounts to be paid by the Client and the recipients of those amounts, or (where the Company is acting as a BACS approved bureau), the Company will send the Client a report setting out the amounts that the Company will pay via BACS on the Client’s behalf and the recipients of those amounts. The Company warrants that it shall exercise reasonable skill and care in preparing those reports. However, the Client acknowledges and accepts that it shall be responsible for checking those reports to ensure that the information contained in them is accurate and free from any errors. In the event that any of the said information is inaccurate or contains any errors the Company’s sole responsibility and liability shall be to correct those reports without making any further charge to the Client.
  2. The Client also acknowledges and accepts that it shall be responsible for ensuring that relevant instructions and payroll data is sent to the Company prior to the deadlines set out in clause 11 and that the Company shall have no liability for any losses which arise (whether wholly or partly) because of the late submission of such instructions and payroll data.
  3. The Client also accepts that it shall be responsible for the matters referred to in clause 12 and that the Company shall have no liability for any losses which arise (whether wholly or partly) because of the failure of the Client to fully comply with the provisions of clause 12.
  4. Without limiting 9a. 9b. and 9c. above the Client accepts that in no circumstances shall the Company be liable for any indirect or consequential losses howsoever caused including but not limited to any loss of profit or income, damage to goodwill or reputation, inconvenience and (save as set out in a. above) the cost of rectifying any errors and the consequences of any such errors.
  5. To the extent that the Company has not effectively limited or excluded it liability to the Client pursuant to clauses 9a., 9b, 9c and 9d., the maximum limit of the Company’s liability to the Client, whether in contract, tort, negligence, breach of statutory duty or otherwise, shall in aggregate not exceed an amount equal to the fees (exclusive of VAT) payable by the Client to the Company for administering the three payroll processing operations that immediately proceeded the event giving rise to such liability..
  6. The Client agrees that the express warranties made by the Company in clause 9a. are in lieu of and to the exclusion of any other warranties, conditions, terms, undertakings or representations of any kind, express or implied.
  7. The Client shall indemnify the Company from and against any claims, demands, losses and liabilities (of whatever nature) brought against or claimed from the Company by any directors or employees of the Client where such claims, demands, losses and/or liabilities arise out of the negligence or breach of statutory duty, or the alleged negligence or the alleged breach of statutory duty, of the Company.
  8. The Company shall make every reasonable effort to deliver the Client’s Services by the mutually agreed time. However the Company cannot guarantee a specific delivery time. Accordingly the Company’s sole obligation to the Client or to any third party claims in respect of direct or consequential loss arising out of the Company’s failure to deliver the Client’s Services on time notwithstanding the form of any such claim arising out of contract negligence or otherwise shall be to deliver such work as close to the mutually agreed time as is reasonably practicable.

10. CONFIDENTIALITY

  1. Each party undertakes not to use or disclose to any third party any confidential business or technical information which may be made available to it or otherwise comes into its possession pursuant to the Contract unless required by law to do so.
  2. Each party shall indemnify the other from and against any loss or damage suffered by the other as a result of any unauthorised use or disclosure of the others’ confidential information.

11. SUBMISSION DEADLINES AND ACCURACY

  1. It is the Client Responsibility
    1. To ensure all instructions to the Company have been received by the Company.
    2. To Send the initial payroll data to the Company, so that the payroll can be created, to arrive no later than:
      1. Monthly and Four-Weekly Payrolls: 10:00am 11 working days before the first pay date to be processed by the Company.
      2. Weekly and Fortnightly Payrolls: 10:00am 8 working days before the first pay date to be processed by the Company.
      3. If the initial payroll data is received after the above deadlines the Company will determine if sufficient time is available for the creation of the payroll, and if so an additional charge equivalent to at least a single payroll process will be made by the Company.
    3. Monthly or Four-Weekly Payrolls
      1. Send subsequent payroll data to the Company to arrive no later than 10:00am 4 full working days before pay day.
        1. Payrolls received by the Company after 10:00am 4 full working days before pay day will be subject to a Late Processing Surcharge of 25% of that payrolls fee if the required pay date can be achieved, as determined by the Company.
        2. Payrolls received by the Company after 10:00am 3 full working days before pay day will be subject to a Late Processing Surcharge of 40% of that payrolls fee if the required pay date can be achieved, as determined by the Company.
    4. Weekly or Fortnightly Payrolls
      1. Send subsequent payroll data to the Company to arrive no later than 10:00am 3 full working days before pay day.
        1. Payrolls not received by the Company before 10:00am 3 full working days before pay day will be subject to a Late Processing Surcharge of 25% or 40% of that payrolls fee, as determined by the Company, if the required pay date can be achieved as determined by the Company.
    5. Send accurate payroll data to the Company, if more than one re-run of the payroll is required per payment period the prevailing supplementary re-run fee will be charged by the Company. A supplementary re-run fee will not be made only in the following instances:
      1. It is the first correction made for the payroll run
      2. To correct an error made by the Company
      3. To correct an overpayment to an employee who is leaving
      4. To correct a National Insurance category for an employee

12. BACS PROCESSING RESPONSIBILITIES (only for BACS enabled Clients)

  1. Client Responsibilities
    1. Maintain appropriate BACS processing limits with their sponsor bank and maintain correct bank account details for each employee.
    2. Check the Net Payment List received from the Company and advise the Company in writing or by email of any changes by 10:00am 2 working days before pay day.
    3. Check the BACS Input report each period available from BACS.
    4. Advise the Company of the content of ARUCS and/or AWACS reports received by the Client from BACS.
    5. If the Client requires a formal BACS Release process prior to transmission, the completed form should be received before mid-day 2 working days before pay date. In the event that the completed form is not received by the Company by 5:00pm 2 working days before pay date, unless instructed otherwise in writing, regarding that specific pay date, the BACS file will be transmitted and the prevailing Late BACS Release fee will be charged by the Company.
  2. Company Responsibilities
    1. Send the Client each period a Net Payment List detailing the sort code, account number and net pay of each individual to be paid.
    2. Transfer the payments as detailed in the Net Payment List to enable payments to be made on the pay date indicated on the payroll reports.
  3. The Company will not be responsible for any delay error or loss relating to BACS processing where the Client Responsibilities have not been observed.

13. TERMINATION

  1. Without affecting any other right or remedy available to it, either party may terminate this Contract by giving the other party 30 days written notice to expire no earlier than the date falling 6 months after the day on which the Company commenced the provision of the Services.
  2. Without affecting any other right or remedy available to it, either party may terminate the Contract with immediate effect by giving written notice to the other party if:
    1. the other party commits a material breach of any term of the Contract and (if such a breach is remediable) fails to remedy that breach within 14 days of that party being notified in writing to do so;
    2. the other party takes any step or action in connection with its entering administration, provisional liquidation or any composition or arrangement with its creditors (other than in relation to a solvent restructuring), being wound up (whether voluntarily or by order of the court, unless for the purpose of a solvent restructuring), having a receiver appointed to any of its assets or ceasing to carry on business;
    3. the other party suspends, or threatens to suspend, or ceases or threatens to cease to carry on all or a substantial part of its business; or
    4. the other party’s financial position deteriorates to such an extent that in the terminating party’s opinion the other party’s capability to adequately fulfil its obligations under the Contract has been placed in jeopardy.
  3. Without affecting any other right or remedy available to it, the Company may terminate the Contract with immediate effect by giving written notice to the Client if the Client fails to pay any amount due under the Contract on the due date for payment.
  4. On termination of the Contract the Client shall immediately pay to the Company all of the Company’s outstanding unpaid invoices and interest and, in respect of Services supplied but for which no invoice has been submitted, the Company shall submit an invoice, which shall be payable by the Client immediately on receipt.
  5. Termination of the Contract shall not affect any rights, remedies, obligations or liabilities of the parties that have accrued up to the date of termination, including the right to claim damages in respect of any breach of the Contract which existed at or before the date of termination.
  6. Any provision of the Contract that expressly or by implication is intended to come into or continue in force on or after termination of the Contract shall remain in full force and effect.
  7. Data Deletion:
    1. Following termination of the Contract, within 1 month of the final payroll date the payroll database for the Client will be irrevocably deleted.
    2. The Client can opt to extend access to the online payslips system for a period of 3, 6 or 12 months following their final payroll date, at an additional cost. After the end of this extension, or where no extension is required, within 1 month, the online payslip data for the Client will be irrevocably deleted.

14. GENERAL

  1. The Client may not assign or transfer any of the rights or obligations herein without the prior written consent of the Company.
  2. For the purposes of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 and notwithstanding any other provision of this agreement the Contract (including these Conditions) are not intended to, and do not, give any person who is not a Party any right to enforce any of their provisions.
  3. If any provision hereof is held to be invalid under any applicable statute or rule of law then only such provision is to that extent to be deemed omitted.
  4. This Contract, and any dispute or claim (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.
  5. Each party irrevocably agrees that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of or in connection with the Contract or its subject matter or formation

15. NOTICES

  1. Any notice given to a party under or in connection with the Contract shall be:
    1. in writing and shall be delivered by hand or
    2. by pre-paid first-class post or other next working day delivery service at its registered office (if a company) or its principal place of business (in any other case); or
    3. by email
  2. Any notice shall be deemed to have been received:
    1. if delivered by hand, on signature of a delivery receipt; and
    2. if sent by pre-paid first-class post or other next working day delivery service, at 9.00 am on the second Business Day after posting, and confirmation of receipt has been obtained by the sender from the receiver; or
    3. if sent by email an acknowledgment must be received by the original sender by email from the original recipient. Until such acknowledgment has been received the initial email is deemed to have not been received.
  3. This clause does not apply to the service of any proceedings or other documents in any legal action or, where applicable, any other method of dispute resolution.