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Sage Payroll Software streamlines processes for efficient business operations

Get affordable, HMRC-recognised cloud-based payroll software. It's ideal for small UK businesses, charities, retail stores, and nonprofits.

Payroll management solutions for UK businesses

Every successful company relies on talented staff members. Having a reliable payroll system will help maintain employee trust and confidence. Manual payroll processes and systems are time consuming and it's easy to make a mistake.

Whether you’re a small business, a charity or a nonprofit, Sage payroll services can help. Our software streamlines and automates payroll processes like payslips and tax calculations while also giving you basic HR capabilities. You’ll never need to worry about payslip errors impacting employee relationships, or cross-referencing records to stay compliant. 

UK businesses are required to provide a workplace pension scheme to eligible members of staff.  Ensuring you are fulfilling your obligations as an employer can be tough. With Sage payroll software, auto-enrolment functionality means you can save valuable time and effort. Regardless of your business size, we’ve made it easy to ensure compliance, manage people joining the pension scheme as well as provide the required payments and data.

Streamline your payroll services with Sage software

Ready to run your payroll more efficiently?

Payroll and HR software from Sage is easy to set up and use. Once you’re up and running, you can manage your payroll from any location at any time. All you need is an internet connection. Plus, our frequent software updates will keep you up-to-date and compliant with the latest payroll and pension legislation. If you encounter issues or have questions, we’re here to help. Just contact our award-winning support team, and we’ll get you back on track as quickly as possible.

Realise the advantages of payroll management software

Our safe, secure and intuitive payroll software minimises payroll administration. It also helps you pay employees, automate tax calculations, and submit to HMRC online. 

Take the headache out of compliance

Cut down time spent on admin

Pay your people accurately every time

Manage your payroll on the go 24/7

Automatic enrolment for your employees

Use it on a Mac, PC or mobile

Why Sage payroll software?

For over 35 years, we've been helping companies of all sizes handle taxes and run a more efficient payroll.

We’ve developed strong relationships with business builders and worked closely with HMRC. This ensures Sage payroll software complies with the latest legislation. In fact, our hard work has paid off as we’re recognised as the UK’s number one payroll provider. So, you can rest assured that our solutions are designed with your business in mind.

Features and advantages of payroll software

Our payroll software portfolio is ideal for businesses with up to 1-150 employees.


Start streamlining your payroll process with affordable subscriptions. View our latest offers.


Our award-winning team offers tech support over the phone, 24/7.


Our cloud software keeps up to speed on the latest payroll and pensions legislation.


Allow your employees to access payslips, book leave, and submit timesheet information securely online.


Automated and accurate tax calculations, without the need for in-house tax expertise.

Find the best payroll solution for your business

Sage Payroll

Easy payroll software for small businesses.

Get payroll with essential HR features to manage and pay your people with ease.  

  • Manage payroll and HR for up to 150 employees
  • Employees self-serve payslips and P60s
  • HMRC real-time information 
  • Automatic pension enrolment
  • Track and manage employee holidays

Sage 50 Payroll

Smart payroll for businesses with more advanced needs.

HMRC-recognised software, ideal for payroll professionals and business owners who have advanced payroll needs.

  • Smart, powerful payroll, up-to-date with the latest HMRC legislation
  • Comprehensive reporting for better data visibility and control 
  • Integrates seamlessly with Sage 50 Accounts to reduce duplication
  • Automate batch processes to help reduce errors and save time
  • Set up Departments and Cost Centre's to help analysis & manage costs
  • Includes HR Advice Online, giving you best practice on HR & Employment Law. 
  • With 1-2-1 expert onboarding help for new customers.

Got questions about Sage payroll software?

Unsure what payroll business solution is right for you?

Our award-winning team of experts can help. They're ready to answer any questions you might have, and provide advice to help you select the best payroll software for your business.

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Payroll Software FAQ's

Our Sage Payroll software won't cost you anything for the first 3 months. During that time, you can try it for free with no strings attached and the option to cancel at any time. After that, subscriptions for the Payroll Essentials plan start at £10+VAT, for 1-5 employees, then £2 per employee, per month for up to 150 employees. Standard and Premium plans then start at £20 or £30 + VAT per month, with additional costs to add up to 150 employees. Standard and Premium plans include additional, and more advanced HR features to support your payroll. 

Simply select the number of employees you have, whether it's 1 or 150, to get started in minutes. Visit our pricing page to get started.

You can upgrade or cancel your Sage Payroll software subscription at any time. Add more apps like Accounting to meet your growing needs.

Payroll software is important for businesses to stay on top of processing payroll accurately complying with the latest legislation.  Accurate payroll records are an important element of your financial records and payroll software helps you maintain consistency in your financial records. Added HR capabilities that let you track annual leave, shifts, and employee clock-ins support the accuracy of those records.  Payroll software also helps you save hours of manual work and complex calculations by doing all of the hard work for you in the software. With added built-in HR capabilities, you can manage your people effectively alongside your payroll admin Records will be more up-to-date, giving you a fuller view of your business, while also remaining compliant.

Sage Payroll is easy to set up so it also removes the need to hire an expert or outsource your payroll and HR requirements. 

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