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Keeping the UK Paid

8th September 2020

Thomson Cooper Accountants are celebrating National Payroll Week (7 – 11 September) by sharing the experiences and insight they have gained as payroll professionals. The annual event was created by the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) with the aim of raising awareness about how the payroll industry supports the economy. 

Cutting edge software, online access and digitization have revolutionized the way people are paid and how Government income is collected.  However, payroll is an aspect of everyday working life that is sometimes overlooked. Classified as ‘key workers’ during the pandemic, teams of salary superheroes worked tirelessly throughout to ensure payrolls ran smoothly and that employees received the correct pay. 

Partner Elaine Cromwell, Head of Business Support Services explains, ‘Our industry has seen considerable changes as a result of covid-19. The volume of legislation with the Job Retention Scheme and Government funding initiatives has been challenging but we are fortunate to have an experienced team to deal with these issues.  I’m looking forward to sharing, through a series of articles on social media, our experiences during lockdown, giving tips on running an accurate payroll and a light-hearted surprise at the end of the week. You’ll need to check our social media channels to see what that is!’ 

For more details visit www.thomsoncooper.com or check out their Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn pages.   




For further information, please contact Thomson Cooper Marketing Manager Carol Humphries on 01383 628800 or e: chumphries@thomsoncooper.com or refer to www.thomsoncooper.com


Thomson Cooper has been helping clients grow their business, solve problems and minimise their tax liabilities since 1949. The firm has around 100 staff with offices in Dunfermline and central Edinburgh. 


Accountancy                                                 Taxation & VAT                               Audit                    

Outsourced Services                                     Payroll                                          Strategic Planning                                           

Business Start-ups                                        Wealth Management                     Corporate Finance

Cloud accounting and app integration           Accounting software training         IT & Marketing Consultancy        

Corporate Recovery & Insolvency                 Personal Debt Solutions                 Risk Management



Thomson Cooper Accountants  t: 01383 628800    f: 01383 628900   e: info@thomsoncooper.com   www.thomsoncooper.com

3 Castle Court, Carnegie Campus, Dunfermline, KY11 8PB            I           22 Stafford Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7BD

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