Emergency Payroll Cover



First to Offer Emergency UK and Ireland Payroll Cover


That's Our Adherence to SLA!

We Guarantee Emergency Payroll Cover for 12 Months

Your market-leading emergency UK and Ireland payroll cover

As with any UK and Ireland company, setbacks do happen that inhibit or even derail scheduled payroll timelines. Situations such as key staff going on unexpected leave, unforeseen natural disasters or power outages – maybe even a global pandemic (COVID-19).

Smart businesses invest in contingency planning to help them de-risk their payroll and function as smoothly as possible during dysfunctional periods. That’s why UK and Ireland organisations choose our emergency payroll solution with its 100% delivery on SLA by our consistent and reliable team of experts.

Contact us now to find out how.

Emergency Payroll Cover

our Four-Step Emergency Payroll cover Set Up 

After agreement and signature of contract and associated documents such as retainer agreement, the following process is put in place to get you set up and ready to call for service within the agreed two-hour SLA.

The four-step emergency payroll set up process takes, on average, 3-5 days to complete.

Payroll Review

What are the specifics of
your payroll
Your current payroll process, payroll schedule and timelines
will be documented.

Sign Off

Process agreement.
The payroll cycle documentation is agreed and signed off.

Remote Access

Hardware and credentials.
We will support your IT team to arrange remote access and credentials needed.


Remote access.
We test the payroll cycle to ensure remote access is successful.



Payroll processing can begin within two hours of activation.

We’ve Got Your Emergency Payroll Resources Covered

Maternity or Paternity Leave


Injury Absence

Unexpected or Compassionate Leave


Waiting to Hire a Full-time Payroll Resource


Unexpected and Sudden Resignations or Terminations

Temporary Project Support Resource

What our clients say

CR Payroll have hit the ground running with providing payroll support to TrustFord. The level of payroll expertise of the staff leads to a guaranteed high quality of work.

The solution is reliable and robust and provides a much needed safety net to the payroll team. I would recommend it to any prospective clients

Becki Robertson

Head of HR, TrustFord – We drive the standard in customer care

The support provided by CR Payroll for emergency payroll is a huge weight off from a business perspective. Recently, a team member who was responsible for a weekly payroll of over 900 employees had to leave sick. Without CR Payroll we would have been under serious internal pressure to ensure all folks on that payroll got paid. This is just one example of the tremendous support Mairead and the team have given us.

Also, the team gave us an overview of PMOD recently to solidify team knowledge. It included a Q&A session among our internal payroll team. This was hugely beneficial for our team at Stryker. It particularly helped to ensure consistency across the team. So everyone was applying the same new revenue rules, especially regarding starters and terminations.

The support offered by the team is second to none. Payroll cover is never a problem even at short notice. It is invaluable from a business perspective coming from a campus of over 3,000 employees with combinations of weekly, bi-weekly and monthly payrolls.

Eimear Byrne

Associate Manager, HR Shared Services, Stryker

We rely on CR Payroll for contingency payroll support because they provide a consistently reliable high-quality payroll service.

Due to the urgency of our request we were onboarded as a client in a few days. They hit the ground running with very little handover.

We would recommend the company specifically for the high quality of all of their staff and their flexible and reliable approach.

Niamh O'Kane

EMEA Payroll Manager, Zendesk

I contacted Mairead Coughlan to take over NGA payroll platform for Eir, at very short notice. It consisted of eight payrolls for 3,500 staff, ranging from weekly, bi-weekly to monthly payrolls. Also, there were complex pay rules and rates.

Her team familiarised themselves with the numerous payroll systems within weeks and operated the end to end payroll processes.

Due to the methodology and approach applied, the transition occurred seamlessly without any significant issues. There was no business disruption, all salary payments were made on time and correct. All tax returns were completed on schedule.

Mairead Coughlan was an obvious choice later once we decided to introduce the CoreHR Payroll system. We gave her and the team full ownership for the transfer from NGA to the CoreHR payroll system.

As expected the transition was flawless, with no errors, no employee complaints, and significant savings in payroll processing costs.

Hugh O’Brien

Former Group HR Director, Eir

CR Payroll are a company entirely focused on delivering a reliable and quality service every time.

The staff are payroll experts who bring confidentiality and a problem-solving, practical mentality to their customers’ challenges by delivering a high-quality service.

The team always ensure a 100% adherence rate to their 2-hour contractual SLA which is the best in the market.

CR Payroll are a pleasure to deal with, I would highly recommend them to any company which is serious about contingency planning for their key payroll processes

Hugh O'Brien

Head of Human Resources, Applus+ Automotive Ireland

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