A really interesting debate on a Linkedin group recently threw up another thing to watch out for if your payroll is outsourced or if you are planning to outsource it.
It would appear that the responsibility for ensuring past data is available as required by HMRC (who specify 3 years of past records as a minimum)remains with the employer.
Here are a couple of things to think about -
Are you getting all the relevant data supplied each pay period by your outsourcer?
Are you keeping it?
If you wanted to move provider or take payroll in-house, would you have all the data you needed, or would you need to approach the provider you wish to leave and ask them for help?