Kevin Reed, Accountancy Age, Wednesday 29 September 2010 at 16:42:00

The Independent Housing Ombudsman announces payroll deal with Beever andStruthers


Beever andStruthers has been appointed to provide payroll for the IndependentHousing Ombudsman. The ombudsman provides free and impartial dispute resolutionservices for tenants and landlords.

The management and administration deal will last for an initial period ofthree years.

"Their understanding of the sector made them our preferred choice toadminister our payroll. We are looking forward to a long-term relationship withthem," said Michelle Magnusen, procurement manager for the ombudsman.

B&S has also won contracts with seven social housing groups for businessplanning validation services. The Manchester-based firm was appointed byMerseyside-based One Vision Housing, First Choice Homes Oldham, Tristar Homes ofStockton-on-Tees, Cardiff-based Taff Housing Association, Boston Mayflower andLonghurst Group both based in Boston, Lincs and Waterloo Housing Group based inOadby, Leicestershire.

Validations are performed for various reasons - from stock transfer funderrequirements to moving data from Excel-based modelling tools to Brixx financialplanning software.