New payroll service in operation at the Met Office

The Met Office has introduced a new payroll service for its 1,900 employees

 A three-year contract to provide a fully managed payroll service for the Met Office, the UK’s national weather service, has been awarded to Equiniti ICS.

 The new service will assist the Met Office in making considerable time and cost savings through easier access to information and improved service processes and enhanced governance, while satisfying the stringent security requirements of the organisation.

 Alan Foley, director of Equiniti ICS, said: "We worked closely with the Met Office to enhance process efficiencies, improve reporting capabilities and introduce sophisticated interfaces for the electronic exchange of data. We are confident that our solution will provide the payroll service and software functionality required by the Met Office and ultimately lead to major business benefits."

 A Met Office spokesperson said: "The payroll project group at the Met Office had many factors to consider when contracting a payroll provider including security, reliability and value for money. Equiniti ICS has ticked all these boxes, as well as working with us to deliver the project on time and on budget."