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    • fenwick458
    • By fenwick458 21st Aug 19, 8:57 PM
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    free payroll software recommendations?
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    • 21st Aug 19, 8:57 PM
    free payroll software recommendations? 21st Aug 19 at 8:57 PM
    I'm looking for free payroll software that is actually free, I'm the director of my own limited company.
    been using moneysoft until now when I had employees but now theres only me and I don't want to have to pay 80 a year for something if i can get it for free

    it's a bit of a minefield, they all say they are free and then it turns out they aren't and want you to pay, or they can't print payslips. which i suppose wouldn't be the worst thing, but I'd prefer one that does the basics for free and is easy to use.

    so far tried IRIS basics, it doesn't print payslips
    and brightpay free, it is free but only untill next year and I don't want the hassle of changing systems in a few months time
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    • Aquamania
    • By Aquamania 21st Aug 19, 9:22 PM
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    • 21st Aug 19, 9:22 PM
    • #2
    • 21st Aug 19, 9:22 PM
    I'm looking for free payroll software that is actually free, I'm the director of my own limited company.
    been using moneysoft until now when I had employees but now theres only me and I don't want to have to pay 80 a year for something if i can get it for free

    it's a bit of a minefield, they all say they are free and then it turns out they aren't and want you to pay, or they can't print payslips. which i suppose wouldn't be the worst thing, but I'd prefer one that does the basics for free and is easy to use.

    so far tried IRIS basics, it doesn't print payslips
    and brightpay free, it is free but only untill next year and I don't want the hassle of changing systems in a few months time
    Originally posted by fenwick458
    https://www.gov.uk/payroll-software/free-software

    Not all will allow you to print payslips; some allow it for a limited period only. EnrolPay says it allows the printing of payslips free. There may be others. (Edit: Stansoft also seems to allow it, but it's an entire accounting package, so not sure how easy it is to get used to)

    Although it's not very difficult to knock up a payslip on Excel, especially if it's just for you.
    Last edited by Aquamania; 21-08-2019 at 9:32 PM.
    • theonlywayisup
    • By theonlywayisup 1st Sep 19, 1:55 PM
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    • 1st Sep 19, 1:55 PM
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    • 1st Sep 19, 1:55 PM
    Not free but I use Quickbooks. It's only 1 a month per employee which for the facilities it gives - app based time sheet and leave request submissions, payslips online, printed or app. It also syncs with Nest and HMRC so there literally is nothing to do other than approve the timesheets/leave. Saves me SO much time.
    • Yugen Bonsai
    • By Yugen Bonsai 14th Sep 19, 10:42 PM
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    • 14th Sep 19, 10:42 PM
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    • 14th Sep 19, 10:42 PM
    waveapps com/payroll is a brilliant, free service. Highly recommended.

    Sorry, can't post links!
    • 00ec25
    • By 00ec25 14th Sep 19, 11:57 PM
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    • 14th Sep 19, 11:57 PM
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    • 14th Sep 19, 11:57 PM
    waveapps com/payroll is a brilliant, free service. Highly recommended.

    Sorry, can't post links!
    Originally posted by Yugen Bonsai
    it might be me but https://www.waveapps.com/payroll does not appear to be available in the UK

    The (?) only truly free payroll software i know is HMRC's own PAYE Basics system - which has the major limitation that it does not print payslips so you have to manually create them outside of that software (eg. in Word or Excel)

    https://www.gov.uk/payroll-software/free-software
    Last edited by 00ec25; 15-09-2019 at 1:37 PM.
    • Pennywise
    • By Pennywise 15th Sep 19, 7:19 AM
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    • 15th Sep 19, 7:19 AM
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    • 15th Sep 19, 7:19 AM
    it might be me but https://www.waveapps.com/payroll appears to only work in USA and Canada?
    Originally posted by 00ec25
    Ans isn't GDPR compliant
    • theonlywayisup
    • By theonlywayisup 15th Sep 19, 4:00 PM
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    • 15th Sep 19, 4:00 PM
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    • 15th Sep 19, 4:00 PM
    it might be me but https://www.waveapps.com/payroll does not appear to be available in the UK

    The (?) only truly free payroll software i know is HMRC's own PAYE Basics system - which has the major limitation that it does not print payslips so you have to manually create them outside of that software (eg. in Word or Excel)

    https://www.gov.uk/payroll-software/free-software
    Originally posted by 00ec25
    Poster appears to be post building. 10 random useless posts in less than an hour yesterday......take that whichever way it suits
    • 00ec25
    • By 00ec25 15th Sep 19, 7:27 PM
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    • 15th Sep 19, 7:27 PM
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    • 15th Sep 19, 7:27 PM
    Poster appears to be post building. 10 random useless posts in less than an hour yesterday......take that whichever way it suits
    Originally posted by theonlywayisup
    yes, I did have a look at his history to see if obviously USA, but not clearly apparent. Still we all had to start somewhere so I gave him benefit of doubt (for now)
    • NutWorld
    • By NutWorld 18th Sep 19, 8:47 AM
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    • 18th Sep 19, 8:47 AM
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    • 18th Sep 19, 8:47 AM
    waveapps com/payroll is a brilliant, free service. Highly recommended.

    Sorry, can't post links!
    Originally posted by Yugen Bonsai
    Never heard of it before.
    Why is it brilliant? Who recommends it, and why have you seemingly done so here?

    It's not on the list of HMRC "tested and recognised" software included in the link provided in post#2, so does not assist the OP with their request for free payroll software at all.

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