Shaping Policy at the Highest Level


BASDA gives a voice for the UK-based software industry with Government, Policy Makers, Industry and Market Media

A Different Kind of Trade Association

BASDA is run by its members for its members, to increase our collective influence and so increase the value we can add to customers

Read why companies like QTAC are members of BASDA

“Through networking with BASDA members, we have developed a number of relationships that provide genuine value to our own business, one of which enabled us to significantly increase our revenue by whitelabelling our software.”

Suite of Selecting Business Software Guides

BASDA providing guidance and practical advice for business software buyers in organisations of all sizes  on how to effectively run efficient purchasing processes.



The Voice of UK Business Software

As a UK trade body, BASDA (The Business Application Software Developers Association) operates through representation and collaboration to ensure that the voice of the UK business software industry is heard by some of the highest levels within UK government, policy-makers and industry media.

Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

In these most unprecedented of times BASDA remains focused on supporting our members.

Following guidance issued by the Government and in the best interests of the health and wellbeing of our members we are hosting all meetings remotely until further notice. We will continue to champion the causes of members with external stakeholders e.g. HMRC, Government, agencies etc, through these remote sessions.

We remain open for business and BASDA Bytes will be used to communicate updates and news to our members.

Creating Value for our Members

Joining BASDA goes beyond a package of benefits.  It goes much deeper with the advantage felt across your organisation and customers.


BASDA has made a direct and positive impact on the world of its members and their customers for over 15 years.


Involvement in BASDA makes a real difference to the development of its members and their future careers.


Collaboration and shared learning across the BASDA community brings a tangible result for members and their customers.


The BASDA 2022 Annual Summit will take place on Thursday, 13th October at the Wellcome Collection, London.  Diary the date and look forward to joining your industry peers and guest speakers for networking and an opportunity to discuss the latest pertinent topics.


Our suite of guides will help organisations make the right choices for their business and run efficient purchasing processes.


The recent article written by John Stokdyk of AccountingWEB questions the rationale and impact of HMRC’s new Terms of Use for MTD.

Get Involved

Find out more about the benefits of BASDA and how to join.


As a collective and influential industry voice we focus our lens on real issues that matter to our members. We address current issues and influence legislation as it is being formulated, with engagement at the highest levels within regulatory bodies, government, HMRC and industry media. BASDA plays a key role to ensure that business software developers and their customers are at the heart of the conversation.

Our lens is continuously focussed on the key topics impacting our members.  Our current focus is on:

Making Tax Digital

Representing and working for members from the early stages of Making Tax Digital, we aim to ensure that future regulations are appropriately influenced at government level, before official implementation, for the future benefit of our customers and members.


Understanding the implications of Brexit for our industry and ensuring that our members are prepared for the challenges, regulatory changes, timelines, and business opportunities which the negotiation period and post-Brexit world will bring.


Faster Payments

Understanding the dynamics of this banking initiative to reduce payment times whilst working with our members to address concerns, brief them on latest research and best practices to support their businesses to take advantage from the changing banking requirements.

Data Security

Sharing key insights from research, understanding the benefits, risks and concerns for our members whilst working to influence at the highest levels in government to improve cyber security and Data Protection.

Specialist Interest Groups

BASDA’s established Specialist Interest Groups (SIG) are led by members on behalf of members and address key issues that impact the software industry and our customers.

SIG: Making Tax Digital

Representing and working for members from the early stages of Making Tax Digital, we aim to ensure that future regulations are appropriately influenced at government level, before official implementation, for the future benefit of our customers and members.

SIG: Payroll, Pensions & HR

Representing members at Government decision making level to influence the requirements and legislation being introduced. We provide the opportunities to help influence decision making and implementation, in addition to providing foresight and product planning information vital for development road maps.

SIG: Interoperability & Standards

Continuing the drive for electronic exchange to become the predominant invoicing method by 2020.   BASDA focuses on enabling members to maximise eBusiness Technology and to facilitate the widest possible seamless adoption to support interoperability.

SIG: B2B Marketing

Collaborating on new ideas, best industry practice and marketing information to support strategic business growth applicable to the B2B environment and specifically to the business software industry for the benefit of members.

SIG: Accountants in Practice

Focussing on matters affecting the software products that firms of accountants use and, by extension, their clients. We provide an early introduction to matters in the regulatory and compliance environment, many of which have serious strategic impacts upon software developers, their customers and their customers’ clients.

SIG: Construction

Representing members on the Operational Forum of HMRC’s Construction Industry Scheme to contribute to the discussion on the operation of the scheme and ensure software changes are prioritised and appropriately considered.


Member Focus - Xledger UK

“All BASDA topics are relevant. We recently attended a Making Tax Digital event, which was very useful. The impact of Brexit on the use of standards is something we are looking to BASDA for advice and information on. BASDA certainly keeps us in the loop on important decisions on standards. Xledger UK looks to BASDA to help us ensure compliance is met. A recent webinar on GDPR has proved very helpful for example.”


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Events and Dates for the Diary

View our Member Calendar to find out more about forthcoming BASDA Events and other Key Industry Dates.

News and Insights

Keep up to date with Industry News and Insights from across the BASDA membership.

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