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Sage 50 Payroll Subscription

Sage 50 Payroll Subscription combines HMRC-recognised payroll software with award-winning payroll support. It's ideal for businesses for with over 25 employees, and guarantees you’re always up to date with the latest payroll legislation changes including Real Time Information (RTI) and prepares you for Automatic Enrolment.

Sage 50 Payroll Subscription
  • Software updates and support included
  • Automate your payroll calculations
  • Electronically submit data to HMRC
  • Securely store your employee records
  • Print or email payslips and P60's
  • Keep up-to-date with payroll & pension legislation

Why choose Sage 50 Payroll Subscription?

  • Software updates & support included

    Sage 50 Payroll Subscription comes with expert payroll support & automatic software updates as standard. You’ll always have the latest tax year updates, latest software & the comfort of priority access to payroll experts online or by phone.

  • Automate your payroll calculations

    Run an accurate and efficient payroll with quickly and easily. Payments and deductions including PAYE, pensions and statutory sick, maternity and adoption pay are calculated automatically for you, and you can pay your employees electronically through E-Banking.

  • Electronically submit data to HMRC

    Sage 50 Payroll takes the hassle out of keeping your HMRC PAYE data up-to-date. You can collect data straight from the HMRC Secure Mailbox, and electronically submit starters, leavers & Real Time Information (RTI) direct from your software.

  • Securely store your employee records

    Save all your important employee information in one place, and keep it secure by applying access rights for different people. Store detailed records including personal details, tax codes and pay history.

  • Create and print payslips and P60s

    Creating payslips, P60s and other statutory forms is straightforward. There's a variety of layouts for you to choose from, and you can print them out or securely email them to your employees.

  • Keep up to date with payroll & pension legislation

    You’ll be fully prepared for some major changes in payroll, including Real Time Information (RTI) and Automatic Enrolment.

Quick specification

  • Basic subscription: £50.00 + VAT p/month
  • Manage up to 50 employees
  • 1 user & 1 company licence
  • Expert payroll support included
  • Free software & legislation updates included
  • Pay monthly by Direct Debit

Optional Monthly Extras

  • Manage up to 100 employees
    (additional £5.00 + VAT per month)
  • Manage unlimited employees
    (additional £25.00 + VAT per month)
  • Manage multiple companies
    (from additional £15.00 + VAT per month)
  • Install over a network for unlimited users
    (additional £10.00 + VAT per month)

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The UK's no.1 payroll software with award-winning support

Sage 50 Payroll Subscription is your one-stop-shop to HMRC-recognised payroll software and award-winning support, paying monthly by Direct Debit.

You’ll automatically receive free updates to your software every time we add new features, and we’ll keep you up to speed and compliant with any changes in payroll legislation such as Real Time Information (RTI). 

Plus there’s the added comfort of always having our payroll expert at hand to help by phone, by email or online.  Find out more below.

Sage 50 Payroll Subscription includes:

What's included?

How it helps your business

Sage 50 Payroll: Auto Enrolment Edition

All the great benefits of our HMRC-recognised payroll software. Automate your payroll calculations, pay your people, electronically submit data to HMRC & securely store your employee records.

Free Software Updates

You'll be able to download free updates and feature upgrades to your software, so you can be sure you'll always have the most up-to-date payroll software on the market.

Legislation updates

Our automatic legislation updates mean your software will be fully equipped for major legislation changes including Real Time Information (RTI) and pension auto-enrolment. No need to worry about staying compliant.

Expert telephone support

Pick up the phone & speak to our award-winning experts. They'll help you set up your software & walk you through important tasks like submitting data to HMRC. 

Priority access to support

Just quote your software serial number & we'll connect you to our experienced technicians right away. If we can't answer your call first time one of our experts will call you back as soon as they're available.

Remote Support

Our expert technicians can access your PC remotely to help you solve specific problems and hold your hand through managing your payroll.

Online Support & Advice

Communicate in real-time with our advisers by live web chat, send an email to our helpdesk or access our 'Ask Sage' online FAQ database 24/7. Plus you can access free live webinars.

Express Data Repair

If you've lost something, or need data repaired, our in-house team will do their best to retrieve and repair your Sage data.We aim for a turnaround of 1 working day. 

Customised payroll reports

Our in-house experts will customise up to 3 reports for your business per year, plus you'll receive the three most popular reports each year & our 'Report of the month' designed by our payroll experts.

HR & Health & Safety Advice

Access free advice at, or give one of our experts a call to help with any HR or Health & Safety queries in your business.

Sage Business Community

The place for Sage Cover customers to network and make new business connections, share advice, hints and tips about anything to do with working in or running their business.

Techical Advice Newsletters

Monthly technical support emails, written by our Knowledge Management team. You'll be automatically subscribed but can opt-out at any time.

Business Resources

Our online library is full of practical information & toolkits to help you with HR, recruitment and managing your people.

Subscription terms of supply:

Easy to use payroll software

  • Install & get started in minutes

  • Priotiy access to our payroll experts by phone, email or live chat

  • Easy set-up wizard walks you through setting up your business

  • 'Show me how' videos walk you through key tasks

  • Get to grips with your software with practice data

  • Import your existing payroll data from a CSV file

  • Connect with Microsoft Office

Prepare for Automatic Enrolment

  • Use our Pension Centre to create your personalised action plan based on The Pensions Regulator's best practice

  • Set up your Pensions quickly and easily with Pension's Fast-Track

  • Understand the cost of Automatic Enrolment to your business by calculating the contributions

Expert payroll support you can rely on

  • Speak to our payroll experts by phone, email or live chat

  • Connect live via remote desktop access for on-the-spot problem solving

  • Priority access to our payroll experts - no more waiting in queues

  • Online FAQ database, free webinars & business toolkits

  • Free business advice magazine & monthly technical bulletins by email

  • All included as part of your monthly subscription

Manage your payroll

  • Automatically calculate PAYE, National Insurance & tax deductions

  • Print or email payslips to employees

  • Choose from a range of payslip layouts

  • Electronically pay employees using e-banking

  • RTI (Real Time Information) ready - submit to HMRC every time you pay your employees

  • Set up custom holiday allowances & absence types for different people

  • Record and calculate Student Loan & Salary Sacrifice deductions

Store detailed employee records

  • Name, address, date of birth & contact details

  • Payroll number, tax code & National Insurance details

  • Record appraisals & meeting history

  • Track sickness & absence patterns

  • Holiday entitlement

  • Save disciplinary records

  • Employments and salary history

  • Written statements of employment

  • Attach documents to employee records

Stay compliant with payroll legislation

  • HMRC recognised software with the latest tax year updates 2012/2013

  • Receive free legislation updates directly to your software

  • Submit PAYE data to HMRC online in real time (Real Time Information)

  • Automatically calculate statutory sick, maternity, paternity and adoption pay

  • Record student loans and attachment of earnings

  • Record fixed amount or percentage calculated pension schemes, and be prepared for Pesnions Auto-enrolment in 2013

  • Stay up-to-date with National Minimum Wage & company car allowances

Real Time Information (RTI) ready

  • Real Time Information (RTI) will be a legal requirement from April

  • Submit to HMRC every time you pay your employees

  • Dedicated RTI Centre walks you through all you need to do

  • Check your PAYE data for errors before submitting

  • Employer Payment Submission, notifying HMRC of adjustments to your employees overall PAYE

  • Validate and obtain new employee National Insurance Numbers with NINO Verification

  • Submit your PAYE data to HMRC in a single click

Analyse your payroll data

  • Easily generate payslips, payment summaries, holiday and absence reports and more

  • Quickly find and print a range of reports with the Report Browser

  • Save your favourite reports for easy access

  • Run statutory reports P32, P35, P60 and P11

  • Analyse data by cost centre and department

  • Create your own reports with the report designer

  • Get 3 free customised reports from our payroll support team

  • Get our most popular monthly and yearly reports free

Keep your payroll accurate and secure

  • Easy backup and restore your data

  • Roll your data back to correct errors from previous payroll runs

  • Apply access rights to restrict users from accessing certain areas of the program

  • Securely email payslips to employees

  • Password protect PDF reports to keep them secure

  • Call our payroll experts to help you move, backup or recover your data

  • Express data recovery service (within 1 day) included with your subscription


What our customers think about Sage 50 Payroll

We interviewed Jamie Forteath, Club Secretary, to find out how Sage 50 Payroll helps Northumberland Golf Club manage their payroll needs and stay compliant.

Northumberland Golf Club
Newcastle upon Tyne

Faced with the challenge of finding a new payroll solution for a previous employer, Jamie took advice from his accountant and chose Sage. Since choosing Sage, he hasn't looked back.

Jamie finds submitting his payroll data online to HMRC a simple task, and Sage 50 Payroll helps him process all the information for their starters and leavers.

Jamie has complete confidence that Sage 50 Payroll will help Northumberland Golf club stay up-to-date and comply with legislation.

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