Google has started charging small businesses for its cloud-based software Google Apps, including Gmail and Google Docs.
New business customers with 10 or fewer members will now have to pay £33 a month to use the service, the company recently announced.
The Microsoft Office rivals used to only charge businesses with more than 10 employees for a premium version of their software, which they have now extended to all businesses.
The change does not affect current business users, including those using the free version or individual users either new or existing.
Our sister website Business Zone reported that Clay Bavor, director of product management at Google Apps said their free version "isn't quite right" an experience for business.