Delivering an efficient, accurate and responsive payroll service to the School's employees.

Salary scales

Payslips and change of bank details

Please follow the links below for MyView, our online employee self service module:

Payroll deadlines


Automatic increments and pay awards

Tax and National Insurance


Self-employed contractors

Appointing self-employed workers at the LSE

Before appointing:

  1. Complete a pre-contract checklist
  2. Complete an assessment questionnaire. This should be completed by the LSE employee engaging the worker
  3. Complete and sign a contract for services
  4. Send these documents to the Pay Team

Please note that these forms (nor a payment request form) will not suffice to make the payment. An invoice from the worker will have to be forwarded to the Pay Team to initiate a payment after duly being authorised by the budget holder.

These documents will be forwarded to the Director of Finance and Facilities for authorisation. Once approved, you will be notified and the individual can commence work.

See the flowchart for Managers for detailed procedures.

Important: these procedures must be followed before the work is carried out. Failure to do so is a breach of the Financial Regulations (section C13.6) and will result in delays to payments.

Please note: this information applies to self-employed individuals, not: limited companies, external examiners/assessors, one-off lecturers. More information on employment status at the LSE can be seen here.

If you want to appoint a self-employed Guest Teacher, please read this.


Off-payroll workers

Important information for managers

In accordance with new HMRC legislation, any contractors engaged by the School via their own limited company must be assessed by Payroll prior to any contract being issued. 

The School is responsible for ensuring that any individuals working via their own limited company are correctly treated in terms of income tax and National Insurance. Managers must therefore contact the Payroll Team if they wish to engage contractors.

This applies to contractors working for their own limited company who are engaged directly by LSE.

It does not apply to:

  • Sole traders working on a self-employed basis should follow the procedures for self-employment
  • Contractors who are engaged via a third-party agency (such as Adecco etc)

Failure to comply with HMRC legislation could result in fines and penalties being issued to the School.

The LSE payroll team

Ben Hancock - Head of Payroll

Ben is ultimately responsible for the reconciliation of the School's payroll, compliance with all related legislation and School policy. customer service and policy work.

Tel: 020 7955 7879
Email: b.hancock@lse.ac.uk

Norbert Severin - Deputy Head of Payroll

Norbert is responsible for day-to-day payroll operations, ensuring that a timely and accurate payroll is delivered each month.

Tel: 020 7955 7922
Email: n.severin@lse.ac.uk

Susan Perry - Payroll Administrator

Sue ensures payroll data is accurately entered into the payroll system. She is point of contact for general payroll queries as well as queries relating to self-employed contractors and external examiners.

Tel: 020 7852 3759
Email: s.perry@lse.ac.uk

Vaiva Bajoriene - Payroll Administrator

Vaiva ensures accurate input of payroll data. She is point of contact for general payroll queries as well as queries relating to timesheets and overtime.

Tel: 020 7852 3667
Email: v.bajoriene@lse.ac.uk

Alex Kpadeh - Payroll Adminstrator

Alex ensures accurate input of payroll data. He is point of contact for general payroll queries.

Tel: 020 7107 5252
Email: a.kpadeh@lse.ac.uk

Contact us

For payroll enquiries, please send an email to:

We aim to respond to your query within 48 hours

Privacy Policy

This notice explains how we use any personal information we collect about you in relation to payroll


Personal Data

This is any information about a natural person that makes you identifiable which may include:

  • Names and contact data
  • National Insurance number
  • Employee numbers
  • Tax codes and tax history
  • Payroll data


Data Controller

LSE is a data controller for General Data Protection Regulation purposes, meaning that it decides the purposes for which and the way any personal data is processed.


The Data Protection Officer is Rachael Maguire (r.maguire@lse.ac.uk)


Data Processor and Processing

A data processor is a person or organisation which processes personal information for the data controller. Data processing is any operation or set of operations performed upon personal data.


What information do we collect about you and why?

LSE as a data controller, is bound by the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulations.


You agree that we are entitled to obtain, use and process the information you provide to us to enable us to discharge our duties as a payroll team. Our purpose is:

  • to ensure that all staff are paid accurately and promptly and in accordance with their contract of employment
  • to ensure that the School is compliant with the applicable UK legislation, including but not limited to:
    • HMRC for PAYE and National Insurance contributions (reporting of income and payment of statutory deductions)
    • Other third parties related to Government agencies (such as the Department for Work and Pensions)

We also collect and pass on information from you when you apply for the staff benefits listed below. You agree that we are entitled to obtain this data in order to provide the benefits:

  • Season ticket loans
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Cycle to work scheme

When you apply for these benefits, you are required to do so via our third-party suppliers. You will be asked to provide minimal personal data in order to apply. Please refer to the privacy policy of the third-party organisations for details on how they handle your data. LSE may be required to discuss individual applications with the third-parties but will only provide the personal data necessary to deliver the benefits.


We will not share your information for marketing purposes with companies so that they can offer you their products and services.


For full details, please refer to the LSE Data Protection Policy https://info.lse.ac.uk/staff/services/Policies-and-procedures/Assets/Documents/datProPol.pdf for



GDPR legislation gives data subjects certain rights to access personal data held about them. Please refer to the LSE Data Protection Policy for details https://info.lse.ac.uk/staff/services/Policies-and-procedures/Assets/Documents/datProPol.pdf


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