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There is no need to install software onto their computer and dedicated free support is available via email, phone and live chat

Cloud accounting company, Clear Books, has launched a new scheme that will enable university and college students in the UK to benefit from its online accountancy software services completely free of charge for up to three years. It means that individuals on accountancy, business and finance courses can use the award winning* software to enhance their studies and prepare them for work and students setting up a company whilst at university can benefit from a wide range of online features such as customising invoices, paying bills, raising purchase orders and importing bank statements.

All that a student needs to qualify is a valid ‘’ email address.

After signing up, they can access their Clear Books account anytime and anywhere through an Internet connection. There is no need to install software onto their computer and dedicated free support is available via email, phone and live chat, as well as through social media. And as well as frequent webinars and open days where users can learn more, there is also a community forum where they can make suggestions and chat with the wider Clear Books community.

They can also download the handy mobile app to their smartphone. If required, HR and Payroll software may be added as can unlimited users at no additional cost.

When a student eventually completes their studies and changes their email address, they will be charged a regular fee that currently is from £7.20 per month. However, there is no obligation for them to continue using Clear Books after their free period of use has expired.

“We all know that going to university is not a cheap process and yet many students on business and finance courses require real world tools to enhance their studies and ready them for work,” says Tim Fouracre, founder and CEO of Clear Books. “Our online services are used by over 10,000 small businesses and our hope is that students graduating and starting up their own ventures will also sign up if they like what they see.

“Also, entrepreneurship in universities has become more popular and many students are starting and running businesses whilst studying – they too can benefit from our offer which will enable them to run many of their commercial operations in the cloud at zero cost.”

Clear Books is accredited by professional accounting bodies ICAEW and ICB.

Students interested in signing up can do so here: or find out more by calling +44 (0)20 3475 4744 or emailing

* Best Accounting Suite Award at the inaugural UK Cloud Awards 2014
British Accountancy Awards Client Software Product of the Year 2014

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About Clear Books –

Clear Books is award-winning cloud accounting software used by more than ten thousand accountants and small businesses. The software has been accredited by both the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers.

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