IRIS Payroll Basics

A simple and easy way to manage your payroll for companies with fewer than 10 employees. IRIS Payroll Basics is free payroll software which is RTI-compliant and Automatic Enrolment-compliant.

IRIS Payroll Basics - Free Payroll Software

For a simple way to manage your payroll for less than 10 employees our free payroll software is a wise choice. IRIS Payroll Basics is free RTI-compliant software and HMRC-recognised making it the best choice for payroll.

Simple and free payroll software to run your business

With our HMRC-recognised free payroll software you can run your business payroll without fuss. IRIS Payroll Basics is not only free, it’s also easy to use and perfect for businesses with fewer than 10 employees. The solution is both RTI- and Automatic Enrolment-compliant, ensuring you maintain efficient and accurate payroll without the costs.
  • Every day, more than 600,000 UK businesses rely on IRIS payroll products to pay 2.5 million employees.
  • IRIS provides Payroll Basics software to over 40,000 businesses.
  • In the last two years alone, we’ve had over 14,000 downloads of our IRIS Payroll Basics free payroll software.
  • Complies with RTI and Automatic Enrolment legislation.

What can IRIS Payroll Basics do for you?

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Free HMRC-recognised, RTI-compliant payroll software with no 30-day limit.

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Automatically calculates PAYE, NI and all statutory payments for less than 10 employees.

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Complies with GDPR and automatically backs up data with each use.

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We grow with you with our easy upgrade path to IRIS Payroll Business.

Key Features

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Auto Enrolment and Payment Calculations

Easily comply with Automatic Enrolment legislation and produce pension reports, all whilst the free software automatically calculates PAYE, NI and all statutory payments.

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Processing and Printing

Generates and manages mandatory employee forms as and when you need them, and prints payslips and reports for free for 30 days.

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Free Payroll Software Updates

All business-critical software and legislative updates are supplied free of charge for as long as you’re with us.

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HMRC Recognised

IRIS Payroll Basics integrates with HMRC to enable seamless online submission of all Year End and in-year forms.


  • How do I find support for this software?

    We have a dedicated support section on this website. We also have live chat and a dedicated support telephone number: Support contact numbers.

  • Is this software compliant?

    Assurance and compliance are the primary services of any firm, practice, business or organisation. We understand that you rely on software solutions to get it right, every time – no compromise. Speak to us and find out why IRIS are the leaders in compliant software; call 0344 844 9644.

  • How do I buy this software?

    Speak to us today about how you can get started with IRIS. Call 0344 844 9644 to discuss your requirements; we’ll help you get started.

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