What's new

May 2022

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

Payslip messages

You can now have messages on your employee's payslips.

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

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

November 2021

Payroll Year End (Ireland)

This release includes changes to allow you to complete year end processing for 2021 and to start processing in 2022.

This new update includes:

  • Updated pay calendars for 2022 tax year, so you can process pay runs in the new tax year.
  • Updated PRSI (Pay Related Social Insurance) and USC (Universal Social Charge) thresholds for 2022 tax year to accommodate the increase in National Minimum Wage (increase from €10.20 to €10.50).
  • Extension of the EWSS (Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme) until 30th April 2022.
  • For more information about legislation changes, visit the Revenue Budget Summary 2022 (opens in a new tab).
  • For help processing your year end, access our Payroll year end guide (opens in a new tab).

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

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

November 2020

Payroll Year End

This release includes changes to allow you to complete year end processing for 2020 and to start processing in 2021.

A further update will follow in December to introduce EDS changes. We will update this page with more information soon.

New with this update

  • Updated pay calendars for 2021 tax year, so you can process pay runs in the new tax year.
  • Updated PRSI and USC thresholds for 2021 tax year to accommodate the increase in National Minimum Wage.
  • For more information about legislation changes, visit the Revenue website.
  • For help processing your year end, see Did this help?.

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

May 2020

New payment type for Covid19 Wage Subsidy Scheme

We have added a new Payment for you to use to process payments to employees under the Wage Subsidy Scheme.

Simply create a new COVID19 payment type and then select this when processing Wage Subsidy Scheme payments to employees.

See Paying COVID-19 Wage Subsidy