Free Licence Registration

Up until the 2018/19 version of BrightPay, a free licence was available for use by small employers which allowed for a maximum of three employees per tax year. To request a free licence for the 2018/19 tax year or earlier, complete the form below and we'll email your licence key to you.


Check your email for your Free Licence code.

More than three employees? Purchase a standard licence here.

What are the limitations of the Free Licence?

The free licence allows for a maximum of three employees per tax year (up until the 2018/19 tax year). The three employee limit includes both previous (leavers) and current employees in any tax year.

The free version of BrightPay does not include support for CIS (Construction Industry Scheme) or employee's Expenses and Benefits (including P11D). If you need these features, please purchase a Standard licence.

Also, free licence customers are not entititled to phone support – if you require phone support, please consider a Standard Licence.

How do I use my Free Licence key?

If your BrightPay trial has expired, then when you launch BrightPay it will ask for a licence key – simply type or paste in your Free Licence key.

If your trial has not ended, then the licence screen can be accessed from the Upgrade Licence button on the welcome screen or from Help → Licence after opening an employer file.

Where do I get help?

Free Licence customers are entitled to free email support. Visit our support page to get in touch or email us directly at (be sure to check our office opening hours).

If you require phone support, you must purchase a Standard licence.