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Managing Money and Paying Staff

You must ensure you are clear on what funding you receive and that it fully covers the cost of your care/support. As a guide, you should always have 4-6 weeks worth of funding left in your account at any given time. If you fall below this, you should consider investigating the reason why so you can resolve the matter ASAP. We have created a factsheet to help you with this:

Successfully budgeting for your care and support factsheet
Successfully budgeting for your care and support factsheet

If you are concerned about managing direct payments yourself there are other options to allow people to support you with this. We have created a factsheet to help you with this:

Support in managing your Direct Payments
Support in managing your Direct Payments

We have created a guide to Payroll and a guide to Supported Accounts to help you think about managing your money and paying your staff, these are below.

Equal Lives Guide to Payroll

We have created several factsheets in relation to payroll, these cover setting up and running your own payroll and using Equal Lives Payroll Service. Please remember there are other accredited providers offering payroll services and you can find out more about their services from them directly,you can find their details on your accredited provder list from Norfolk County Council. When a payroll is run for your staff their wages including any tax and national insurance is worked out based on the hours they have worked for you. The factsheets we have created explain about what a payroll is in more depth and are available for you to download below:

Running your own payroll or using Equal Lives Payroll Service

Equal Lives’Payroll Service
Equal Lives’Payroll Service

Running your own Payroll
Running your own Payroll

If you are running your own payroll:

Real Time Information RTI
Real Time Information RTI

Adding an employee to your payroll
Adding an employee to your payroll

How to fill in a timesheet
How to fill in a timesheet

Holiday calculations
Holiday calculations

How to pay HMRC
How to pay HMRC

Employee leavers process
Employee leavers process

Transferring to using Equal Lives Payroll Service
Transferring to using Equal Lives Payroll Service

If you use Equal Lives Payroll Service:

How to set up a payroll with Equal Lives
How to set up a payroll with Equal Lives

Adding an employee to your payroll
Adding an employee to your payroll

Setting up an authorised signatory
Setting up an authorised signatory

Using an authorised email address
Using an authorised email address

How to fill in a timesheet
How to fill in a timesheet

Employee leavers process
Employee leavers process

Payroll FAQs
Payroll FAQs

Coming soon factsheet regarding Transferring from using Equal Lives’ Payroll Service to running your own Payroll

Equal Lives Guide to Supported Accounts

We have created several factsheets in relation to Supported Accounts, these cover setting up and managing your own bank account, or using Equal Lives Support Account Service to hold your money. Please remember there other accredited providers offering supported account services and you can find out more about their services from them directly, you can find their details on your accredited provder list from Norfolk County Council.The factsheets we have created are available for you to download below:

Holding your own money or Using Equal Lives Supported Account Service

Equal Lives’ Supported Account Service
Equal Lives’ Supported Account Service

Holiding your own money and monitoring to Norfolk County Council
Holiding your own money and monitoring to Norfolk County Council

Transferring your money
Transferring your money

If you are holding your own money:

Personal contributions and topping up your account
Personal contributions and topping up your account

Paying Employee expenses
Paying Employee expenses

Your contingency fund
Your contingency fund

If you use Equal Lives Supported Account Service:

Equal Lives monitoring requirements
Equal Lives monitoring requirements

Personal contributions and topping up your account
Personal contributions and topping up your account

Making payments from your Supported Account
Making payments from your Supported Account

Paying Employee Expenses
Paying Employee Expenses

Your contingency fund
Your contingency fund

Equal Lives Supported Account FAQs factsheet
Equal Lives Supported Account FAQs factsheet