What's new

June 2022

Salary sacrifice pensions

You can now process salary sacrifice pensions for your employees. This makes it easier to set up salary sacrifice payments and pension schemes and view the pension contributions on your payslips and reports.

For more information, see the salary sacrifice pensions article

May 2022

New Instant Payroll Migration Content

We've just published a new batch of articles specifically to help our Instant Payroll customers move over to Sage Business Cloud. We have covered everything from setting up your company, to adding your pensions and completing your first pay run.

See the new articles

New National Insurance rate

From 6 July 2022, the Primary Threshold for National Insurance is increasing. We have updated Sage Business Cloud Payroll to account for this. Your calculations are adjusted automatically once you reach the 6 July 2022 processing date.

Earnings Limit Weekly Monthly yearly
Primary Threshold (PT) (6 April 2022 - 5 July 2022) 190.00 823.00 9,880.00
Primary Threshold (PT) (6 July 2022 - 5 April 2023) 242.00 1,048.00 12,570.00

New brand

We've recently updated our Sage brand and you'll start to see changes in the look and feel of Sage Business Cloud Payroll. These changes do not affect how you use the product.

April 2022

Bulk payslip messages

You can now edit payslip messages for multiple employees at the same time. This makes it easier to manage messages that apply to lots of people.

For more information, see the Payslip messages article

March 2022

Payroll Year End

We've also made changes to allow you to complete year end processing for the 2021/2022 tax year, process pay and make submissions for the 2022/2023 tax year which starts on 6 April 2022.

Your SBC Payroll program will be updated automatically on 10 March 2022.

Legislation changes for the new tax year which includes:

  • Updated tax bands for the UK

  • Updated Auto Enrolment thresholds

  • Updated NI Calculation thresholds

  • New Freeport and Veteran NI Categories

  • Updated statutory payment values

Payslip messages

You can now have messages on your employee's payslips. This feature will be available when you start processing pay runs dated in the 2022/2023 tax year.

For more information, see the Payslip messages article

February 2022

The Absences report

The Absences report shows you any employee time off that you've recorded as an absence. The report can be run for any of your employees and can show data for any time period since you started using Sage Business Cloud Payroll.

Absences for the current and previous tax years, appear as part of your pay run. Therefore, this report is particularly useful if you want to see absences before the previous tax year or for employees that are no longer part of your active pay runs. Or if you want to save a record of absences by themselves.

For more information, The Absences report

January 2022

This release includes changes to allow your employees to access their online payslips via the Sage HR mobile app.

For more information about online payslips for employees and employers, see the appropriate help article.

Online Payslips: an employer's guide

Online Payslips: an employee’s guide

The Salary Journal report

Also in January we released a Salary Journal report.

You can use salary information from a pay run to create a Salary Journal report. If you use an accounting product, you can import the report as a journal transaction. This can save you time and reduce processing errors.

For more information about the report Salary journals

2021

September 2021

Have more than one Payroll user

If you need cover for when you're on holiday, you can now set up more payroll users to help share the work. Extra users can be really useful and they're really easy to set up.

As the user that's registered as the business owner, you can add new users from Settings, then User Management. If you have multiple users for Accounting, you can also grant them Payroll access in the same place.

For more information about creating and managing users, see Add and manage users

August 2021

Process payroll for up to 100 employees

Need to add more employees to your subscription?

We now support up to 100 employees with the addition two new options: 51 - 75 employees and 76 - 100 employees.

When you've reached the maximum number of employees in your subscription, simply choose Upgrade from the Employees screen and go to the Subscription and Invoices section. Alternatively, find this under Manage My Account.

See Add or upgrade a Payroll subscription

April 2021

Online payslips

The new Online Payslips feature gives employees access to view and download their payslips and P60s online instead of printing and emailing them. Set up by the employer, employees can now self serve at a time that suits them.

Find out more information about how to use Online Payslips.

March 2021

These releases include changes to allow you to complete year end processing for the 2020/21 tax year and to process pay and make submissions for the 2021/22 tax year which starts on 6 April 2021.

New with these updates

  • Legislation changes for the new tax year

    • Updated thresholds for Student Loan Plans 1 & 2

    • Updated tax bands for the UK

    • Updated Auto Enrolment thresholds

    • Updated NI Calculation thresholds

    • Updated statutory payment values

    • A new P60 20/21 template

    • A change to the Employment Allowance Claim submission – the removal of the State Aid Claimed Field

A separate update in April will include:

2020

December 2020

New reports

We've created some new reports to help you check and reconcile your pay. Find them on the new Reporting option on the menu.

Choose an appropriate reporting period to view. You can easily export the report as a PDF or CSV file for further analysis and sharing.

These reports cover Employee Net Pay, Payslip Summary, Employer Costs, Liability Totals and Pay History (UK Only). The detailed payroll report which combines these reports can still be accessed from your completed pay run.

See Pay run reports at-a-glance

October 2020

Average earnings report

Get help calculating the average earnings of your employees with this new report.

Great for working out redundancy payments and holiday entitlements as well as for claiming for Govt. schemes.

  • Export the report as a PDF or CSV file for further analysis and sharing.
  • Choose a date range to report across pay periods and tax years.

See The Average Earnings & Working Hours report

New reporting area on the menu

The new Average Earnings report can be accessed from a new Reporting area on the menu.

Look out for more reports coming soon.

August 2020

Process payroll for up to 50 employees

Need to add more employees to your subscription?

We now support up to 50 employees with the addition two new options; 26 - 35 employees and 36 - 50 employees.

When you've reached the maximum number of employees in your subscription, simply choose Upgrade from the Employees screen and go to the Subscription and Invoices section. Alternatively, find this under Manage My Account.

See Manage your subscription and services

Generate pension contributions reports as CSV files

Download and send details of pension contributions directly to your pension provider, after each pay run

Save time and generate details of pension contributions as PAPDIS CSV file. Some pension providers support uploading PAPDIS CSV files directly to their online portal. Confirm this with your pension provider.




See File pension details per pay run