Liberata – Expert at Schools’ Payroll Services


Liberata manages the payroll for hundreds of schools, academies and trusts. In Worcestershire alone, where we have been working with the County Council to provide services since 2016, Liberata pays over 13,000 staff across more than 300 schools.

Another important Liberata school client is The Rivers Church of England Academy Trust – 510 staff across ten schools with a further three schools and 200 staff members from April 2021.

For both these clients, Liberata utilises the iTrent cloudbased HR and Payroll solution. This solution provides full employer, manager and stakeholder self-service capability along with the ability to handle multiple, complex sets of terms and conditions with associated remuneration packages. The iTrent solution is integrated into the clients’ financial systems using a flat file interface that keeps the cost and complexity of the integration down, but maximises the availability of the system and the flexibility of the integration.

In addition, Liberata’s “Giving back” programme includes

  • Sponsorship of local events and children’s sports clubs
  • Staff to support children through the Reading Buddies scheme
  • Provision of learning resources and books into schools
  • Work experience opportunities to children in secondary schools
  • Pathways onto apprenticeship programmes for school leavers

Why Choose Liberata

Liberata has successful, long-standing payroll contracts with hundreds of clients across the UK public and private sectors. What makes us different is the accurate, flexible and highly secure service that we offer.

  • 99.9% accuracy for the last 5 years for the Worcestershire contract
  • Over 40 years’ experience in service delivery
  • 1,000,000 payslips produced each year
  • On average our HR & Payment contracts last more than 13 years
  • Over £1Billion or payments made to payees annually
  • Four tiers of service – clients can select what is most suitable
  • All services available under the G Cloud 13 Framework

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As a Council we are focused on ensuring that the services delivered are both sustainable and of the highest quality. We are delighted to be working with Liberata to help deliver these services on behalf of our residents and businesses. Liberata stood out with its ability to drive transformational change and improve customer access and digital services.
Richard Baker
Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
Following a formal process and tender notice, Liberata stood out with its ability to transform our services and improve customer access and digital services. Liberata has demonstrated it can achieve high collection rates across business rates and Council Tax services and benefits by improving processing times. We look forward to working with Liberata to help transform these services for our residents and ensuring we are providing the appropriate levels of support to the most vulnerable in our area.
A spokesperson for Swindon Borough Council
Swindon Borough Council
Eastleigh Borough Council has worked with Liberata for a number of years who undertake the council's empty home reviews, and I must say, their service exceeded all expectations. From start to finish, they demonstrated professionalism, efficiency, and a genuine commitment to addressing this critical issue in our community. Thanks to Liberata, the council has been able to maximise our empty home bonus year on year. This positive impact on our community cannot be overstated.
Kerrie Thomas
Eastleigh Borough Council
The RV Finder service from Liberata has really helped us ensure that our data is as accurate as possible and, when the VOA has processed the outstanding cases, I fully expect to see more than £1,000,000 of additional RV. The “risk and reward” model works well and the Council only has to pay for their success and the service is something that we will use on a regular basis.
Steve King
Leicester City Council