Sage 50 Payroll

Sage 50 Payroll Buyers Guide – Manage Payroll, Payslips, Pensions, Employees and HMRC Compliancy

What is Sage 50 Payroll?

Sage 50 Payroll is the main payroll software product by Sage for small to medium sized businesses. Sage 50 Payroll is part of the Sage 50 Accounts range of products and over half of all UK businesses use Sage Payroll to pay their staff, they use it to manage payroll processes including payslips, employee pay, pensions, expenses, statuary pay, tax calculations, HMRC submissions and a lot more.

Does Sage 50 payroll work in the Cloud? Sage 50 payroll system can be used in the Cloud so employees can access their payslips securely online, the software is Making Tax Digital (MTD) compliant & HMRC-recognised, and keeps you up to date with the latest payroll and pension legislation.

Another advantage of Sage 50 payroll is that it integrates with other Sage solutions such as Sage 50 Pensions module, Sage salary & supplier payments, P11d, and Sage employee benefits.

Sage 50 Payroll will help you to:

  • Confidently manage your payroll with security & accuracy
  • Ensure compliance
  • Easily submit your payroll online
  • Enable employees to access their paylips securely
  • Manage your workplace pensions easily

Product Information and Guides

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What is Sage payroll used for?

Sage payroll helps businesses manage their payroll processes and pay staff, it also manages payslips, pensions, expenses, statuary pay, tax calculations, as well as online submissions to HMRC.

What can Sage 50 Payroll do?

The Sage 50 Payroll solution enables you to manage and automate your Payroll processes within your business and be compliant with HMRC rules and regulations.

Software capabilities and features include:

  • Manage payroll processes for employees
  • HMRC submissions
  • Keep track of PAYE/ NIC liability to HMRC
  • Automatic calculation of National Insurance and tax
  • Manage employee holidays and absences
  • HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) compliant
  • Employees can access payslips online
  • Receive the latest legislative updates electronically
  • Real Time Information (RTI) submissions
  • Email or print professional payslips to you employees
  • Employees can access their payslips securely online
  • Manage employee pension schemes
  • Pay employees electronically with e-Banking
  • Works in conjunction with Sage 50 Professional and Standard versions
  • Manage statuary payments
  • Comprehensive reports and dashboards

Contact us on 0330 043 0140 or email us at to discuss Sage 50 Payroll or to organise a consultation call, meeting, demonstration or personalised quote.

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Detailed Features for Sage 50 Payroll

Take control of workplace pensions

  • Create your personalised action plan based on The Pensions Regulator’s best practice, using the pension centre.
  • Easily set up your pension with Pension’s Fast-Track
  • Calculate contributions and understand the cost of Automatic Enrolment to your business
  • Optional Sage 50 Pensions Module available (at additional cost)

Manage your payroll

  • Process weekly, two-weekly, four-weekly and monthly payrolls.
  • Choose from a range of payslip layouts
  • Print or email payslips to employees
  • Automatically calculate payments and deductions
  • Calculate and process employee loans
  • Record and calculate holiday pay
  • Electronically pay employees using e-banking
  • Easily calculate your PAYE and NI liability
  • Post salary journals to Sage 50 Accounts software
  • Set variances in pay or hours and be alerted when these are reached
  • Record and calculate Salary Sacrifice deductions such as childcare vouchers and Cycle to Work scheme.

How to run a payroll in Sage 50

Keep up to date with payroll legislation

  • HMRC recognised software
  • Comply with the very latest legislation for the tax year
  • Directly submit PAYE data to HMRC online
  • Exchange employee data directly with HMRC online
  • Automatically calculate statutory sick pay, maternity, paternity and adoption pay.
  • Record student loans and attachment of earnings orders
  • Record fixed amount or percentage-calculated pension schemes
  • Prepare for and manage the impact of the new National Living wage
  • Keep records for Class 1A company cars

Pay your employees from directly within your Sage 50 accounts software

  • Manage salary payments from directly within your Sage 50 software
  • Significantly reduce payroll admin by automating key stages of the payment process
  • Reduce the risk of making payment errors
  • Manage sensitive employee payment information on a secure platform

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Store employee records

  • Appraisals
  • Absence
  • Holidays
  • Disciplinary records
  • Job and salary history
  • Written statements of employment

Keep your payments accurate and secure

  • Easily back-up 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 store documents and payslips in the online services portal.

Comply with Real Time Information (RTI)

  • Automatically send RTI data to HMRC
  • RTI Data Health Check tool ensures your data is error-free before you submit it to HMRC.
  • RTI Centre with help and support when you need it
  • Submissions log lets you view and track the status of HMRC submissions.

Submit to HMRC online

  • Send all your submissions to HMRC securely online
  • Taxes paid to HMRC is synchronised back to Sage 50 accounts
  • Track forms by status and sender
  • Comply with the latest legislation

How to check your HMRC submissions in Sage 50 payroll?

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Manage holidays and absences

  • Manage holiday entitlement for individual employees
  • Record holidays and absence in days or hours
  • Record your own custom absence types
  • Automatically record statutory payment absence types such as SMP and SSP.
  • Easily and accurately accrue employee holidays
  • Automatically calculate payments and deductions for different absence types.
  • Calculate payments for sick pay, maternity/paternity, overtime, bonus and pensions.

Analyse your payroll data in Sage 50 Payroll

  • Easily generate payslips, payment summaries, holiday and absence reports and more.
  • Quickly print a range of reports in one batch
  • Save your favourite reports for quick and easy access.
  • Analyse data by cost centre and department
  • Create your own reports with the report designer
  • Run statutory reports such as P32, P35, P60 and P11
  • Help manage your cashflow and future budgets by accurately forecasting your people costs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Sage Payroll Services allows to manage your employees pay and payslips and Sage payroll allows you to file your taxes and manage employee data.

What’s does Sage 50 Payroll Cost?

The cost of Sage 50 payroll is priced by the number of employees in your company that you want to pay each month.

  • Payroll up to 15 employees – £33 per month
  • Payroll up to 25 employees – £45 per month
  • Payroll up to 50 employees – £86.50 per month
  • Payroll up to 100 employees – £92 per month
  • Unlimited employees – £127.50 per month

Sage regularly promote Sage 50 payroll with a discount for the first few months, so it is best to check for the latest Sage 50 payroll pricing.

Contact us on 0330 043 0140 or email us at to discuss Sage 50 Payroll or to organise a consultation call, meeting, demonstration or personalised quote.

Contact AlphaLogix – Sage Business Partner in the UK

AlphaLogix was founded in 1995 and today we are a leading tier 1 strategic Sage Business partner in the UK. Our Sage 50 consultants have successfully implemented hundreds of Sage sites across the UK and help companies with their Payroll processes.

All of our Sage 50 consultants are certified by Sage and we pride ourselves in providing outstanding customer service and help desk support, with quick resolutions to technical queries.

We have offices, consultants and Sage customers throughout the whole of the UK.

We provide a wide range of Sage 50 professional services for businesses including help to setup your payroll processes, Sage consultancy, software setup & installation, configuration, report design, integration, data migration, upgrades, add-on apps and bespoke training courses.