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Does anyone have any recommendations for free accounting software packages for small businesses?

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Does anyone have any recommendations for free accounting software for small businesses? Many thanks in advance. 

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By andy.partridge
11th Oct 2018 22:10

QuickFile and Wave.

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12th Oct 2018 09:06

VT cash book is free.

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By Paul Scholes
12th Oct 2018 11:28

Have a look at Pandle it has a free and Pro version. The latter is £5pm for the business or £2.50 under the accountant's sub. I've been really impressed with the rate of development, including the mobile app.

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Red Leader
By Red Leader
12th Oct 2018 11:46

Flagging. Free bookkeeping software.

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By accountantccole
12th Oct 2018 12:49

If you have a business account with Natwest they give you FreeAgent as part of the package.

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By coops456
12th Oct 2018 14:00

I'm (volunteer) treasurer of a sizeable sports association which banks with NatWest. Moving to FreeAgent from manual spreadsheets has changed my life! I love it.

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By clark.hall
12th Oct 2018 18:32

QuickFile I never liked. Used to be a fan of Wave until Pandle came along. Very impressed so far. I’d try that first.

VT Cash Book suits me but not all clients

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By John Wheeley
18th Oct 2018 10:27

Quickfile gets my vote.

(It's free for the first 1000 entries that you make, and then £54pa if you make more than 1000 entries).

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By Charlie Carne
18th Oct 2018 11:31

Free software is worth every penny you spend on it.

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By Gooseander
18th Oct 2018 11:39

Wave Accounting, they do seem a little slow on MTD connection though

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By mike120636
18th Oct 2018 12:09

I use Wave. It's Canadian software and free. I find it very good for a small business. Well worth a look.

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By malisajama
18th Oct 2018 21:13

Free bookkeeping software is obviously free for a reason. That could be to entice you to use premium features. Or to launch a new product. Or to start charging fees after you become hooked. Completely free software is not a long term solution, but it can be a good starting point.

I use QuickFile for my own small company because it does everything I need with the flexibility I want. It won't suit everyone because you need a decent grasp of bookkeeping, year-end accounting and tax calculations if you want to do everything yourself. It also handles foreign currency transactions and VAT pretty well, including MTD.

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By Ian_mcdonald
19th Oct 2018 10:34


Genuinely free
Very versatile
Masses of support from user forum
I use the portable version on a USB memory stick.

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