Privacy Policy


This notice describes how we collect and use personal data about you, in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Data Protection Act[1998 OR 2018] and any other national implementing laws, regulations and secondary legislation, as amended or updated from time to time, in the UK(‘Data Protection Legislation’).Please read the following carefully to understand our practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.


Duplex Payroll provides bookkeeping and payroll services to small and medium sized business.  The nature of the work carried out means we have to obtain some of your personal data.  Our privacy policy provides information about how this information is used, and assurance that it will only be used to comply with statutory and legal obligations.  Please be assured that it will be kept secure at all times.
For the purpose of the Data Protection Legislation and this notice, we are the‘data controller’. This means that we are responsible for deciding how we hold and use personal data about you. We are required under the Data Protection Legislation to notify you of the information contained in this privacy notice.
We have appointed a Data Protection Officer. Our Data Protection Officer is our Data Protection Point of Contact and is responsible for assisting with enquiries in relation to this privacy notice or our treatment of your personal data. Should you wish to contact our Data Protection Point of Contact you can do so using the contact details noted at paragraph 12 (Contact Us), below.


We obtain personal data about you, for example, when:
·        you request a proposal from us in respect of the services we provide;
·        you OR your employer OR our clients engages us to provide our services and also during the provision of those services;
·        you contact us by email, telephone, post or social media (for example when you have a query about our services); or
·        from third parties and/or publicly available resources (for example, from your employer or from Companies House).


The information we hold about you may include the following:
·        your personal details (such as your name and/or address);
·        details of contact we have had with you in relation to the provision, or the proposed provision, of our services;
·        details of any services you have received from us;
·        our correspondence and communications with you;
·        information about any complaints and enquiries you make to us;
·        Information we receive from other sources, such as publicly available information or information provided by your employer.


We may process your personal data for purposes necessary for the performance of our contract with you, your employer or our clients and to comply with our legal obligations.
We may process your personal data for the purposes necessary for the performance of our contract with our clients. This may include processing your personal data where you are an employee, subcontractor, supplier or customer of our client.
We may process your personal data for certain additional purposes with your consent, and in these limited circumstances where your consent is required for the processing of your personal data then you have the right to withdraw your consent to processing for such specific purposes.
Please note that we may process your personal data for more than one lawful basis depending on the specific purpose for which we are using your data.

Situations in which we will use your personal data

We may use your personal data in order to:

·        carry out our obligations arising from any agreements entered into between you OR your employer OR our clients and us (which will most usually be for the provision of our services);
·        carry out our obligations arising from any agreements entered into between our clients and us (which will most usually be for the provision of our services) where you may be a subcontractor, supplier or customer of our client;
·        provide you with information related to our services and our events and activities that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, provided you have consented to be contacted for such purposes;
·        notify you about any changes to our services.

In some circumstances we may anonymise or pseudonymise the personal data so that it can no longer be associated with you, in which case we may use it without further notice to you.
If you refuse to provide us with certain information when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have entered into with you. It could result in us not being able to comply with our legal or regulatory obligations.
We may also process your personal data without your knowledge or consent, in accordance with this notice, where we are legally required or permitted to do so.

Data retention
We will only retain your personal data for as long as is necessary to fulfil the purposes for which it is collected .When assessing what retention period is appropriate for your personal data, we take into consideration:
·         the requirements of our business and the services provided;
·         any statutory or legal obligations;
·         the purposes for which we originally collected the personal data;
·         the lawful grounds on which we based our processing;
·         the types of personal data we have collected;
·         the amount and categories of your personal data; and
·      whether the purpose of the processing could reasonably be fulfilled by other means.

Change of purpose
Where we need to use your personal data for another reason, other than for the purpose for which we collected it, we will only use your personal data where that reason is compatible with the original purpose.
Should it be necessary to use your personal data for a new purpose, we will notify you and communicate the legal basis which allows us to do so before starting any new processing.


Why might you share my personal data with third parties?
We will share your personal data with third parties where we are required by law, where it is necessary to administer the relationship between us or where we have another legitimate interest in doing so.
Which third-party service providers process my personal data?
“Third parties” includes third-party service providers. The following activities are carried out by third-party service providers: IT and cloud services,professional advisory services, administration services, marketing services,payroll services, company formation services and banking services.
All of our third-party service providers are required to take commercially reasonable and appropriate security measures to protect your personal data. We only permit our third-party service providers to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.
What about other third parties?
We may also need to share your personal data with a regulator or to otherwise comply with the law.

We will not transfer the personal data we collect about you outside of the EEA.


We have put in place commercially reasonable and appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected data security breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected breach where we are legally required to do so.


It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current.Should your personal information change, please notify us of any changes of which we need to be made aware by contacting us, using the contact details below.
Your rights in connection with personal data.
You are entitled to view, amend or delete the personal information that we hold.  Please email your request to our data protection officer Jennifer Salter
We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access the information (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is another appropriate security measure to ensure that personal information is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it.


In the limited circumstances where you may have provided your consent to the collection, processing and transfer of your personal data for a specific purpose (for example, in relation to direct marketing that you have indicated you would like to receive from us), you have the right to withdraw your consent for that specific processing at any time. To withdraw your consent, please email our data protection point of contact
Once we have received notification that you have withdrawn your consent, we will no longer process your personal information (personal data) for the purpose or purposes you originally agreed to, unless we have another legitimate basis for doing so in law.


Any changes we may make to our privacy notice in the future will be updated on our website at:
This privacy notice was last updated on 20 May 2018.


If you have any questions regarding this notice or if you would like to speak to us about the manner in which we process your personal data, please email our Data Protection Point of Contact Sally Perry at telephone our Data Protection Point of Contact on 0330 22 33 795.
You also have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues, at anytime.

The ICO’s  contact details are as follows:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
SK9 5AF 

Telephone- 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745 


Our Services

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Duplex offers a fully compliant payroll solution to agencies and companies. We handle all aspects including but not limited to, SSP, SMP SPP, FPS, weekly, fortnightly and monthly payroll. P32, Year End and much more.


Bookkeeping & VAT

We offer bookkeeping services on a weekly, monthly, or quarterly basis. For sole traders, small and medium enterprises, we provide bookkeeping services on middle-level recognised accounting systems such as Sage Accounts, Quickbooks, Xero, FreeAgent, and Excel. 


Company Formation

Company formation, Companies House Registration and shareholder information,
HMRC registration,
VAT Registration,
Insurance solutions 



IR35 is a legislation designed to stop workers fraudulently claiming to be contractors for tax benefits. If you’re a contractor, you need to make sure that you’re IR35 compliant.

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