Ceredigion County Council transforms its payroll with Logica
Logica, a leading business and technology service company, today announced that Ceredigion County Council in mid-west Wales has appointed the company to replace its legacy payroll system. Ceredigion County Council approached Logica as it urgently needed to replace its payroll system with a structure that was compliant with the HMRC Real Time Information (RTI) system for reporting pay, tax, National Insurance and other details. RTI becomes mandatory in 2013.
The Council selected Logica because it complied with procurement rules whilst offering the best solution to meet its current requirements. Additionally the Council can consider implementing self-service and HR modules once the payroll project has been completed. Logica is also able to implement the solution in minimal time and within the Council’s budget. Logica provided extensive support prior to the contract, which will substantially reduce the Council’s implementation.
Calum Macleod, Director – Local Public Services at Logica stated, “Last year we extended our position as a ‘framework supplier’ to the Government Procurement Services (GPS) having helped Public Sector organisations with their payroll systems since 2002. Ceredigion County Council approached us recognising this experience to help it revamp its payroll structure. We are delighted with the Council’s decision as it demonstrates the value, strength and viability of our involvement in the framework, as well as Logica's heritage and expertise in delivering payroll services.”
W. Gwyn Jones, Ceredigion County Council’s Director of Finance said, “The bureau contract in place under the framework is very detailed and comprehensive and together with the professional approach taken by Logica including a due diligence exercise places the Council in a good position to implement a new payroll system that will be fully compliant with HMRC’s reporting requirements with effect from April 2013.”
The implementation will begin with Logica’s Payroll Bureau service, with an option for the Council to look at, and consider, how else it can modernise its HR systems. The contract will last for a maximum of seven years.
The GPS framework enables any central government, police, education, local authority, health and any partially funded or fully funded public sector entity to benefit from shared services without a complicated or expensive procurement process. Through the frameworks Logica provides payroll services, HR systems, HR outsourcing, outsourced training and integrated financial and accounting systems. Centralised government frameworks such as this are expected to help save the government £3bn per year through reduced procurement costs and better contract value.
Logica is a business and technology service company, employing 41,000 people. It provides business consulting, systems integration and outsourcing to clients around the world, including many of Europe's largest businesses. Logica creates value for clients by successfully integrating people, business and technology. It is committed to long term collaboration, applying insight to create innovative answers to clients’ business needs.
Logica is listed on both the London Stock Exchange and Euronext (Amsterdam) (LSE: LOG; Euronext: LOG). More information is available at www.logica.com.
The company is a public company incorporated and domiciled in the UK. The address of its registered office is 250 Brook Drive, Green Park, Reading RG2 6UA, United Kingdom.
About Ceredigion County Council
Ceredigion County Council is a unitary authority covering an area of 180,500 hectares (696 square miles) and has a population of 78,000 and around 4,500 employees.
Ceredigion County Council is responsible for delivering education services, social services, local planning, housing related services, Council Tax collection, housing benefits, environmental health, trading standards, licensing, electoral registration, collection and disposal of waste, leisure services, economic development, tourism, civil registration, library services, community learning, public transport, highway maintenance and coast protection.
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