Is Britain the best place in the world to grow a business?

Is Britain the best place in the world to grow a business ? If you are based outside of the United Kingdom you may currently be thinking twice about starting your European expansion out of London. With Brexit creating unnecessary noise in the world economy you may be put off. ...
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As tensions decrease is it time to invest in China?

Now may be the time to get a foothold for your business. The business tensions between the US and China look to be easing, so now may be the opportunity to start your Asia Pacific expansion and invest in China. The second largest economy in the world has been struggling with ...
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GDPR: 59,000 breach reports in Europe, with more to come

  A recent survey by DLA Piper has found that there have been over 59,000 data breach notifications across the European Economic Area since GDPR came into force on the 25th May 2018. The Netherlands, Germany and the UK were found to be the worst offenders in the report w ...
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Our Charity Of The Year: Huntington’s Disease Association

  FMP Global is pleased to announce that our chosen charity of the year will be Huntington’s Disease Association. The charity is close to our hearts at FMP, so we are proud to be raising money for such a great cause. Huntington’s disease is an illness caused by a faulty ...
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The blame for payroll errors is on the employer

At the end of last year we shared a story about a landmark case in which an employee in California, Sharmalee Goonewardene, sued her employers due to errors in her time sheets that resulted in her being underpaid by over $6,000. What made this unusual is that she added the co ...
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Global Payroll Headaches And How To Avoid Them

I’m often asked by companies what the experience is like paying people in other countries, and what are the global payroll headaches. For me preparation is always the key. A lot depends on how many people you plan to have in each country, (is it just a few or hundreds), the s ...
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Fyre Festival: the worst event that never happened

Fyre Festival can be succinctly summed up with the title of its corresponding Netflix documentary: The Greatest Party That Never Happened.  It was intended to be a luxury music festival in the Bahamas in 2017, but ended up being a disastrous experience for everyone involved. ...
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South Africa’s First Minimum Wage: Not Everyone Is Happy

Dealing with employees outside of your home country continues to become more complex, with South Africa the latest country to introduce a minimum wage. The new law came into play at the start of January. According to the Department of Labour, all workers who are not in the fa ...
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Investors in People give global accreditation to FMP

Investors in People accreditation – Good people make a great business, and this is the case at the FMP Global group, who have just secured Accredited People Management success with Investors in People. The group provides International payroll and HR services across 135 ...
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Are payroll providers responsible when things go wrong?

Employers and payroll providers are awaiting judgement on a landmark case that could see payroll providers liable for employer errors Sharmalee Goonewardene, who was an employee of a travel company in California, sued her employers due to errors in her time sheets amounting t ...
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Payroll contributes to positive company culture

It will come as no surprise that company culture affects every aspect of business, from the public’s overall perception of a brand to employees’ job satisfaction. Company culture entails many important elements, including company vision, values, communication, work environmen ...
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The True Cost of Non-Compliance

Non-compliance costs more than twice the cost of maintaining or meeting compliance requirements. According to a study by the Ponemon Institute and Globalscape*, being compliant can actually save you money, thanks to the onerous cost of fines, business disruption and loss of r ...
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