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TU Pay -
fully managed payroll services

Personal, flexible and accurate payroll services specifically for the education sector.


TU Pay are payroll experts delivering services exclusively to the educational sector since 1992. Our clients include over 50 Infant, Primary and Secondary schools, Academies, MATs and Further Education colleges across the country.

Payroll in the education sector is becoming increasingly complex due to the combination of a range of pay grades, salaries and the demands of the pension providers in addition to the legislative requirements imposed on employers such as Auto Enrolment and Real Time Information. Using a trusted provider such as TU Pay will ensure that your organisation will benefit from a first class service, paying your employees on time and accurately whilst ensuring compliance with all relevant legislation.

TU Pay has the backing of Teesside University and our team of professionals has over 200 years of payroll experience between them. We offer a personal and flexible service with dedicated contacts working in partnership with you.

We have extensive experience in a number of areas including:

  • Teachers' payrolls including teachers' pay grades and scales
  • Support staff payrolls including support pay grades and scales
  • Teachers' Pension regulations, reporting and contributions
  • Local Government Pension regulations, reporting and contributions
  • Auto enrolment DC schemes including NEST
  • RTI

Why use TU Pay

  • Every member of the team is fully trained with a wealth of experience and knowledge in processing education payrolls.
  • Each client is assigned a primary contact who is supported by a team leader who is available in their absence.
  • Phone calls and emails are directed to your contact so no queuing or ticketing system is in place.
  • BACS Approved payroll bureau.
  • Flexible, adaptable approach to the submission of data.
  • Operate HMRC accredited software.
  • We have a customer friendly approach and a fantastic working relationship with most of our clients.
  • We have regular internal and external audits.
  • We can provide as much or as little of your payroll needs as you require.
  • We offer the high levels of data security that you would expect being associated with a University including an effective Disaster Recovery plan and an in-house IT department who look after the running and backups of the system.
  • Unlike many bureaux we do not hold your money, we simply transfer from your account to your employees and creditors.
  • We offer the client an opportunity to check the payroll before it is finalised and make any last minute adjustments.

Our rates

Our rates are extremely competitive. We currently offer two tariffs:

  • Payroll only tariff - This covers all aspects of payroll
  • Payroll & Pension tariff - As well as catering for all your payroll needs this tariff covers all pension returns and completion of pension forms.

We only charge for paid payslips in a period so if employees are on the payroll and not getting paid you will not be charged.

What we can help you with

We can help you with the following:

  • Training
  • Apply all government legislations
  • Starters
  • Leavers
  • Variations
  • Salary changes
  • Hours changes
  • Payslips (E-Payslip, Paper Payslips or a mixture of both)
  • Tailored suite of reports
  • RTI Reporting (FPS & EPS)
  • Overtime
  • Holiday Pay
  • Statutory and Occupational Sick Pay
  • Statutory and Occupational Maternity Pay
  • Statutory and Occupational Paternity Pay
  • Statutory and Occupational Adoption Pay
  • Statutory and Occupational Shared Parental Leave
  • NI Deductions
  • Tax Deductions
  • Student Loan Deductions
  • Increments
  • Pay awards
  • End of year
  • Start of year
  • P45
  • Voluntary deductions eg Unison, NUT, GMB
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Cycle to work
  • Balancing
  • Apprenticeship levy
  • Payments to employees
  • Payments to creditors
  • Pension deductions
  • Pension payments
  • Pension banding
  • Pension reporting
  • Pension forms

Find out more

TU Pay has always responded rapidly to any queries, the reports are excellent and the staff are very knowledgeable and easy to deal with.

Ron Jeffrey, school business manager, Byron County Primary School

Accuracy, promptness, easy to deal with ... the list goes on.

Vijay Kumar, school business manager, Oakington Manor Primary School

A personal and extremely high level of service with one dedicated member of the payroll team allocated to our school.

Ursula Murphy, business manager, St Joseph's Roman Catholic Primary School

We guarantee quality. All our business services carry the Customer First Standard, a quality mark recognising excellent customer service. And we can also help you source financial support.

Our business service charter sets out our commitment to a professional business service for all our clients.

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