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Easily manage small business payroll with market-leading software

Sage takes the headache out of getting your payroll right. Stay focused on what matters with easy-to-install, easy-to-use payroll software for small businesses. 

Payroll solutions for small business

Your business is taking off, and it’s time to increase headcount. While it’s a huge milestone, we get that it can be daunting too. Paying your team on time, managing their shifts, performance, and leave while also getting taxes, pensions, and your HMRC submissions running smoothly doesn’t have to be hard. 

If you're looking at how to set up payroll for small business, you might like to know that Sage payroll software is the UK's number one payroll provider. Whether or not you’ve run payroll before, we’re here to make it straightforward. 

 

Make self-employed payroll services a breeze 

Our software makes managing small company payroll services quick and compliant. Core HR capabilities included with Sage Payroll ensure that you can match records, manage your people, and pay them all from one place. Sick leave, bonuses, expenses, holiday pay, maternity leave, student loans, National Insurance – it’s all calculated automatically and managed from within the same database. And you can relax as we always update our apps with the latest compliance rules. 

Automate payments and deductions

Tax, statutory pay, pensions, and National Insurance are all calculated with a few clicks.

Real-time information (RTI)

Submit your tax and NI data directly with HMRC recognised software.

Workplace pensions

Automatically assess who’s entitled and send data to your workplace pension provider.

Payslips, P60s, and reporting

Organise and send documents electronically, and get up-to-date reporting. 

Simple and intuitive to use

You don’t need special training or dedicated staff to run payroll with confidence.

24/7 support

You’re never alone with our award-winning UK team of experts always available online and by phone.

Benefits of payroll software for small business

Sage Payroll software is reliable, accurate, and secure. Cut the time you spend on payroll and HR admin with the ideal solution for your business today.    

Compliance built in

There’s no need for specialist tax advice, tracking changes in rules and legislation, or manual interventions. We use the latest regulations as standard. 

Flexible access

Our cloud-based software means you can manage payroll from anywhere at anytime using a Mac, PC, mobile or iPad. Plus, your employees can see their payslips and submit timesheets online too.

User-friendly

Quick to set up and intuitive to use, you can run your payroll with confidence. Our payroll systems for small business let you stay focused on building your future.  

 

Sage offers affordable payroll services for small business

The cost of payroll services for small business is surprisingly affordable. With HR features included, you'll save both time and money. Sage offers monthly subscriptions based on how many employees you have, with the ability to add or reduce other apps, as and when you need.  

Scaling-up your payroll is quick as you can add more employees and enjoy the same safe, reliable, and convenient features.

Payroll software designed specifically for small businesses

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.

Get practical advice on managing payroll

Free payslip template: Use it to simplify your payroll processes

Free payslip template: Use it to simplify your payroll processes

Learn how you can easily create payslips for your employees by using our free downloadable payslip template for small businesses.

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Understanding payslips: 7 tips to help your employees

Understanding payslips: 7 tips to help your employees

Understanding payslips can be confusing for employees. Follow these tips to make things clearer for them and save time for your payroll team.

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Missed payroll? Here's how your business can get back on track

Missed payroll? Here's how your business can get back on track

Discover what to do if you've missed payroll, or might be about to, and learn how your business can stop it from happening in the future.

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Payroll compliance: 10 tips to get it right every time

Payroll compliance: 10 tips to get it right every time

Understanding payroll compliance is an important part of running payroll successfully. Here are 10 tips to help you stay on top of things.

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Tax deductions UK: Allowable expenses you can claim if you're self-employed

Tax deductions UK: Allowable expenses you can claim if you're self-employed

If you're a sole trader, you can deduct expenses to reduce your tax bill. Find out what costs qualify and how to claim.

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How National Insurance is changing in 2024

How National Insurance is changing in 2024

Learn about the changes to National Insurance that are occurring in 2024 for employees and those who are self-employed.

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Salary sacrifice: How it works for employees and their employers

Salary sacrifice: How it works for employees and their employers

Find out exactly what salary sacrifice means and how you and your employees can start taking advantage of its benefits.

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Tax return advice: 7 tips to get your Self Assessment tax return right

Tax return advice: 7 tips to get your Self Assessment tax return right

Jonathan Wingfield, director at Wingfield Accountancy Services, shares advice to help you file your Self Assessment tax return on time.

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