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The Disability Resource Centre

Address:

Poynters House, Poynters Road, Dunstable LU5 4TP            

Tel:

01582 470900

Email:

information@drcbeds.org.uk

Website:

www.drcbeds.org.uk/

 

Services provided:

  • Direct Payment Support Services 1
  • Direct Payment Support Services 2
  • Direct Payment Support Services 3
  • Payroll Services
  • Holding Accounts
  • Support Planning and Brokerage

 

Direct Payment Support Services 1– Employment support starting from scratch

Package cost to recruit one PA

£695

Package cost to recruit each additional PA

£145

Cost of CRB if not included

£55

Employer Liability Insurance

£135*

Travelling expenses

Included

Additional costs and notes

  • Advertising on internet or in publications at cost incurred
  • *insurance includes full cover policy including advice line, compensation costs and tribunal costs

 

Direct Payment Support Services 2– Employment support no advertising or interviews required)

Package cost to recruit one PA

£440

Package cost to recruit each additional PA

£105

Cost of CRB if not included

£55

Employer Liability Insurance

£135*

Travelling expenses

included

Additional costs and notes

  • Advertising on internet or in publication at cost incurred
  • *insurance includes full cover policy including advice line, compensation costs and court and tribunal costs

 

Direct Payment Support Services 3– Employment ad-hoc problem solving

Cost per hour

£26

Additional costs that may occur

  • Travel time is charged at hourly rate
  • Travel mileage is charged at 45p per mile from LU5 4TP

Additional problems organisations can support services users (employers) to deal with

  • Short term cover recruitment
  • Arranging insurance
  • Arranging CRB and reference checks
  • Liaising with the insurers’ advice line regarding disciplinary and grievance issues, contractual changes and redundancies and assisting with resulting correspondence and meetings
  • Assisting with issues relating to overdue financial returns to the council
  • Assisting with any relevant matters not covered by a contracted package

 

Payroll

Payroll support for ONE regular employee

£175 per annum

Payroll support for TWO regular employees

£175 per annum

Payroll support for THREE regular employees

£225 per annum

Payroll support for FOUR regular employees

£225 per annum

Payroll support for FIVE regular employees

£275 per annum

Cost of producing one-off payslip

No additional charge

Additional costs and notes

  • Minimum period 1 year – notice in writing of not less that one month.  Charge per 12 months or part thereof.  Ex gratia refund may be made if shorter, but unlikely where final HMRC return required.
  • No additional set-up costs, travelling expenses etc
  • Statutory HMRC returns included in cost
  • Costs are based on a payroll frequency of 4 weekly or calendar monthly.  For a 2 weekly frequency the charges would be £225, £225, £325, £325 and £450.  For a weekly frequency the charges would be £325, £325, £525, £525 and £750

 

Holding Account

Cost of holding account

£300 per year

Payroll services included in the price?

No

Additional costs and notes

  • Minimum period 1 year – notice in writing of not less than one month.  Charge per 12 months or part thereof.  Ex gratia refund may be made if shorter, but unlikely where final HMRC return required
  • Travel expenses included

 

Support planning and brokerage

Service description

We all need advice to help us to make the right decisions.  Our support planners and brokers will discuss your needs and, as importantly, your aspirations, involving your family and friends if you require.  We’ll then help you get the best services for your needs.

We will:

  • Help you plan the care and support you need
  • Advise you on how to afford that care and support
  • Direct you to appropriate resources such as care agencies, or advise you on recruiting your own care staff
  • Assist you with recruitment, advertising, interviews and contracts of employment

Where necessary we will help you arrange insurance and a payroll service

 

Support planning costs

£26.00 per hour (No VAT to be added)

Brokerage costs

£26.00 per hour (No VAT to be added)

Hours available:

Office hours:

Monday to Thursday 8.45am to 5.15pm

Friday 8.45 to 4.45pm