GDPR and processing payroll electronically


We as an employer have always distributed payslips by printing and posting them but want to move away from this to utilising the online Sage HR portal where employees can log in and see all their documents in one place.

A question has been raised surrounding GDPR, and whether we need to have written consent from employees which allows us to distribute pay documents in this way. I have tried looking online, and can't find a specific answer. 

Do we need to send a permission form to all employees before we can do this? 

Thank you in advance, 

  • Hello Emma, 

    Sincere apologies for the delay in responding to your query.

    This forum is for our desktop software called Sage 50 HR, we cover queries relating to use this product.

    The query you have seem to be more related to general HR advice in relating to setting up the online portal in Sage Payroll, If you have not already found an answer to your query I'd recommend popping a post in our Payroll community, our payroll community can be found on the link below: 

    Kind Regards 


    Sage UK Technical support