Pricing (Desktop Version)

Before you purchase
BrightPay's new cloud version is the future. If you are a current BrightPay for Windows/Mac customer, you should consider moving to the cloud version. If you are a new customer, we highly recommend that you sign up for the cloud version instead of purchasing the desktop version.

NOTE: All prices below are per tax year
and exclude VAT.


For individual employers.


One employer
Unlimited employees

For large employers


One employer
Up to 25 employees

For medium-sized employers


One employer
Up to 10 employees

For small employers

Special offer for micro employers.


One employer
Up to 3 employees

Full functionality and free support.


For payroll service providers.


Unlimited employers
Unlimited employees

For large payroll bureaus


Up to 25 employers
Unlimited employees

For medium-sized bureaus


Up to 10 employers
Unlimited employees

For small payroll bureaus

BrightPay is a mature, comprehensive, feature-rich and highly capable payroll software product. We believe our pricing is excellent value for money, and very competitive when compared to the options from other providers.

This page quotes the prices for BrightPay 2024/25. If you want to purchase BrightPay 2023/24, click here.

BrightPay Connect

BrightPay Connect is an integral part of modern payroll that provides automated backup of your payroll data to the cloud and a powerful web-based self-service dashboard for your clients or employees.

Connect is billed at the end of each calendar month based on your total number of active employees in that month. Payments for Connect are automatically taken using the payment details you set up in your Bright ID billing preferences. For further savings, please contact our friendly sales team and ask about our 12 month options.

Calculate Your Monthly Bill

  • per month

Example Monthly Bills

  • £0.65 per month
    1 employee
  • £2.73 per month
    5 employees
  • £5.08 per month
    10 employees
  • £11.38 per month
    25 employees
  • £20.63 per month
    50 employees
  • £36.13 per month
    100 employees
  • £75.13 per month
    250 employees
  • £130.13 per month
    500 employees
  • £210.13 per month
    1000 employees

Licence Duration

BrightPay licences are sold per tax year and can be activated on up to 10 PCs.

If you purchase the 2024/25 version of BrightPay, you will be able to use it to process payroll for the 2024/25 tax year only. Your licence will not expire, in that you can keep BrightPay installed and revisit the 2024/25 tax year whenever you need. But when you need to process 2025/26 payroll, you will need to purchase a new licence for the new tax year.

Previous Versions

Versions of BrightPay for previous tax years are available to purchase. Click a tax year below:

2023/24 2022/23 2021/22 2020/21 2019/20 2018/19 2017/18

Should I use BrightPay Cloud or Desktop version?

The new cloud version of BrightPay offers powerful functionality not available in the Windows/Mac version and will be the focus of our development going forward.

But we're still playing catch-up on a few final advanced features and so some customers may want to continue using the desktop version for the time being.

We’ve prepared a guide to help you chose which one you should use.

BrightPay Cloud vs Desktop >