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Important Information for Free Licence Users

Small employers with 3 or less employees are entitled to use BrightPay at no cost. To register for a free licence please click here .

The free licence is limited to one employer with 3 or less employees, the three employee limit includes both previous (leavers) and current employees in any tax year.


Please note the following:

Telephone support is not included for free licence users, however you can avail of email support by contacting  

If you require phone support, please consider a Standard Licence.

There are helpful guides and videos on our support webpage available for all users.


The following functionality is not available for free licence customers:

  • Payrolling of Benefits/P11D Expenses & Benefits

  • CIS Payments


Need help? Support is available at 0345 9390019 or

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