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ACCOUNTING, PAYROLL, HR

Sage for Small Business. Even better with Ai.

Get more time back to build your business with one streamlined solution. Accounting, Payroll with HR features you can access anywhere. All with award-winning support and unrivalled business advice.

New! Boost productivity with Sage Copilot, your AI-powered accounting assistant.

    
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Automate your day to save time

  • Automate receipt capture
  • Set up recurring invoices
  • Automatically import transactions from your bank accounts
  • Auto update HMRC with employee pay details

Invoices and fast-track payments

  • Convert quotes to invoices
  • Get paid on time using professional, personalised and branded invoices
  • Get paid faster using online payments

Everything working in one place

  • Manage accounting, payroll and people from one homepage
  • Define user roles and access
  • Customise to turn features on and off based on your business needs

New! Sage Copilot, your AI-powered assistant

  • Get actionable insights at the right moment
  • See instant answers to essential financial questions
  • Generate contextual emails in a couple of clicks

Purchase an Accounting plan to get early access to Sage Copilot.

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Accounting Start

For VAT-registered sole traders or cash accounting small businesses.
per month / excl. 20% VAT*
Continue to Payroll

In the next step you can choose or skip Payroll

Most Popular

Accounting Standard

For small businesses working with suppliers, CIS, or with accrual accounting.
per month / excl. 20% VAT*
Continue to Payroll

In the next step you can choose or skip Payroll

Accounting Plus

For small businesses managing inventory or working in multiple currencies.
per month / excl. 20% VAT*
Continue to Payroll

In the next step you can choose or skip Payroll

* Get 3 months free, then £15.00 (Accounting Start) or £30.00 (Accounting Standard) or £39.00 (Accounting Plus) per month. These prices exclude VAT. Terms and conditions apply.

Payroll Essentials

With HR features Pay employees and do essential HR admin.
per month / excl. 20% VAT*
per month / excl. 20% VAT*
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Payroll Standard

With HR features Manage payroll, people and mobile expenses.
per month / excl. 20% VAT*
per month / excl. 20% VAT*

Payroll Premium

With HR features Payroll with advanced HR like tracking hours.
per month / excl. 20% VAT*
per month / excl. 20% VAT*

* Get 3 months free, then £10.00 (Payroll Essentials) or £20.00 (Payroll Standard) or £30.00 (Payroll Premium) per month. These prices exclude VAT. Terms and conditions apply.

5 employees included with the option to add up to 150 employees. Add extra employees in-product starting at £2.00 (Payroll Essentials) or £4.00 (Payroll Standard) or £6.00 (Payroll Premium) per employee per month. The more employees you add to your Payroll plan, the less you'll pay per employee, per month. All prices exclude VAT. 

Boost productivity with Sage Copilot

AI-POWERED ASSISTANT FOR SAGE ACCOUNTING

Sage Copilot is always available to work with you, to keep you informed, and to empower you to make smarter decisions. Launching first in early access for Sage Accounting.

Sage for Small Business FAQs

Sage for Small Business is one solution that empowers small businesses to manage their business money, people and payroll all in one place. Sage has more than 40 years' experience perfecting accounting, payroll and HR software, and makes running a small business easier for over 1 million customers. Get paid faster, get organised, and get your taxes right first time with Accounting features. Then add Payroll to calculate employee pay and deductions quickly and accurately and get your people management processes streamlined and compliant with the HR features that come automatically with Payroll. See all of the features of Sage for Small business.

All 3 plans give you the fundamental features you need to manage your accounting, payroll and people. 

Accounting Start is ideal for businesses who are starting out. This is popular with sole traders and micro-businesses. 

Accounting Standard is ideal for small businesses. It offers everything Start offers, plus more advanced features. For example, the Standard package lets you upload information by simply snapping a photo of receipts, invoices, and supplier statements. 

Accounting Plus offers all of the Start and Standard features plus support for multiple currencies and inventory management. 

All of the payroll plans in Sage for Small Business are designed for businesses of up to 150 employees operating in any industry, including professional services, construction and retail. Sage for Small Business allows you to quickly and easily create employee records and pay your people in four simple steps. You can create payments and deductions, accurately calculate PAYE, National Insurance, pensions and more, before creating payslips for your employees and submitting your payroll information to HMRC and pension providers. All of the Payroll plans come with HR features, the most advanced HR features of managing timesheets and overtime are available with Payroll Premium. You can upgrade, change, or cancel plans at any time. 

Yes you can buy Accounting and skip Payroll, adding Payroll at a later time if you wish. By adding Payroll today you can benefit from the special offer.
If you need to purchase Payroll without Accounting you can go directly to the Payroll page here.
If you buy Accounting and Payroll together you get the benefits of integration from the start; see your Payroll data in Accounting from your very first pay run and access everything from a single homepage. Give your accountant or bookkeeper access to both to ensure you are legally compliant for both accounting and payroll liabilities and watch your data flow from one to the other. See how timesheets, overtime and other data in the HR features impact your pay run and how payroll data impacts your business finances and cash flow.

Yes. For example, Accounting Standard and Payroll Essentials. As you grow your business you can change your plans and add extra employees up to a maximum of 150. The more employees you add to your Payroll plan, the less you'll pay per employee, per month.

As a customer of Sage for Small Business, you can cancel your monthly rolling subscription at any time, and you will not be charged again after the date you cancel. If you cancel during the free period, your account will never be charged. Please note, depending on when you cancel, your subscription may not come to an end until the following subscription month.

Depending on the current promotion, this may also mean you will not be eligible for future promotions or discounts.

More information about terminating your subscription can be found in our terms and conditions here.
Absolutely. It’s simple and straightforward to import your current data from Excel (and other spreadsheets and data systems) into Sage Accounting, including your customer and supplier details, your products and services, opening balances, transactions from bank statements, invoices, and your chart of accounts. We’re on hand to show you how, or you can watch our step-by-step video guides.

Get help fast with award winning support and unrivalled business advice at your fingertips. Easily access all our support channels from within Sage for Small Business or in your Sage application under the Help menu. Our teams create and maintain a wealth of content from help articles, step by step videos and expert advice to help you achieve your business outcomes.

Buy Payroll and you can automatically support 5 employees. It's easy to add more in-product, up to a maximum of 150 employees. The cost is per employee, per month. The more employees you add to your Payroll plan, the less you'll pay per employee, per month.

Sage Copilot is a generative AI productivity assistant that can transform how you manage your business and do your work.

It is an intelligent tool that automates complex tasks, offers personalised business advice, and provides proactive recommendations to improve performance. It will adapt to your evolving needs as you use it.

Learn more about Sage Copilot

If you’re selected, you'll be one of the first to experience Sage Copilot and see how it can benefit your business as part of your Sage Accounting product.

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Boost productivity with your AI-powered accounting assistant, Sage Copilot    
Flex your plan to suit your needs; start with accounting or payroll or both
 
Core cloud accounting features
   
Telephone and online support      
Audit trails      
Free bank feeds      
Unlimited users 

   
Unlimited transactions & chart of accounts
   
Advanced views for accountants and bookkeepers      
Built-in GDPR compliance

   
Core HR and leave including workflow automation and reporting

   
Sage membership including product forums, learning and exclusive business advice

   

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