Payroll Software

Top payroll software and services for UK small businesses

About Payroll Software

Payroll software is a cost effective choice for many small businesses, and the range of packages available should suit most requirements.

Payroll SoftwareAll employers in the UK are required to account properly for salaries, wages, bonuses and benefits provided to staff. An important part of this obligation is to calculate the correct amounts of PAYE, National Insurance Contributions, Construction Industry Scheme payments and other amounts owed to HM Revenue and Customs.

Employers also have to make Employer National Insurance Contributions of their own, deduct and remit withheld taxes to HMRC. Reporting obligations to HMRC have become more complex in recent years. It is important to make a payroll software selection based on the types of obligations you are likely to encounter in your business.

An alternative to commercial payroll software is to use the HMRC's free Basic PAYE Tool. Managed payroll services are usually a more expensive option but will suit employers who prefer to outsource these tasks altogether.

Payroll software comes in two basic forms - dedicated payroll software, which often comes with some HR management functionality, and online accounting software packages with payroll modules. Our recommended products include both types.

Finally, somebody made great payroll software

BrightPay works the way you want. It's incredibly flexible, letting you do what you need to do to run your payroll, no matter what type of employer you are or what your situation is. There are no unnecessary limitations or pointless restrictions on what you can do. | View Profile

Easy Cloud Payroll - Secure, Accurate, Compliant

Feel confident about your payroll with Sage One. It's so quick and easy, you can run your own payroll even if you never have before. | View Profile

The easiest way to manage payroll

KashFlow Payroll helps you process payroll quickly and securely, automatically files your RTI submissions online for you and helps keep you compliant with auto enrolment legislation. Cloud-based UK payroll software - accessible online from anywhere on PC, Mac, smartphone or tablet. | View Profile


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Auto Enrolment Ready Payroll

EnrolPay has created the next generation of payroll software, encompassing payroll, Auto Enrolment, employee self-service, and temporary workers. This cloud-based system is optimised for all platforms including desktop, laptops, smartphones and tablets. | View Profile


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Simply the best way to manage Workplace Pensions and Auto Enrolment

MyPAYE is a great value for money payroll tool, easy to operate and has many advantages even for the smallest employer. Simply the best for your business! | View Profile

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