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5 March 2020
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IRIS FMP Coronavirus Statement

As a valued member of the IRIS FMP community, we appreciate the trust you place in us to make sure all your critical operational software and services continue. As the Coronavirus (Covid-19) situation continues to evolve, our thoughts go out to all who have been impacted or infected. We hope you are safe, well and […]

20 February 2020
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Guide to Sending Money Overseas

There are migrant workers all over the world who need to send money back home to their family and friends. This might be as a one-off, or it could be on a regular basis depending on individual circumstances. Learn about the various ways it’s possible to send money overseas. How to send money overseas using […]

3 December 2019
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Free ebook to help you prepare for the year ahead

It’s that time of year! Once again we’re bringing you our free Top Ten International Payroll Issues ebook, full of insight into what’s coming up in 2020. Underpreparing for the year ahead would be a big mistake. The legal, financial and reputational risks of failing to comply with legislative changes are very dangerous, so it’s […]

13 November 2019
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How To Manage Religious Holiday Entitlement

In today’s ever-increasing multicultural societies, awareness and understanding surrounding religious holidays is of the utmost importance. In thriving business centres across the world there are employees from all cultures and religious backgrounds, and it can be challenging to navigate the implications of this when it comes to time off work. Learn more about how to […]

7 November 2019
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Five Tips for Launching Your Global Expansion

Going global isn’t the exclusive reserve of big, established businesses. This is the 21st Century! We might not have flying cars, but we do have an accessible global network to easily and cost-effectively do global business. PayPal, Amazon and eBay are making global sourcing and shopping easier than ever before. Thanks to these entities, alongside other innovative […]

22 October 2019
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Will your international expansion fail without help?

International expansion remains complex. So says a new Global payroll complexity report. The report, which has garnered the support of the industry trade association in the US, Canada, and the UK, has looked at the complexities shaping payroll in 2019. As expected, with the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulations throughout Europe there has […]

10 October 2019
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IRIS FMP Shortlisted For 5 Awards

IRIS FMP has stolen 5 awards nominations for The Rewards, the flagship awards event that evolved from the Payroll World Awards. IRIS FMP is led by CEO Justin Cottrell, a winner of the  ‘Best Leader’ award category in previous years (pictured). The event still has payroll still at the heart of the event. However, payroll now […]

26 September 2019
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Managing a Global Company Culture

In 2019, it is unlikely that you are going to find anyone who is going to argue that corporate culture is not important. You might call it a buzzword, but company culture is, and always has been, the thing that underpins successful businesses. What does company culture mean? Company culture is the character of your […]

20 September 2019
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10.5 Things HRs Need To Know About Mergers

Mergers and acquisitions are complex situations. Your business is about to absorb the infrastructure, staff and assets of another business. With so much to untangle and a lot riding on your HR teams to get it right. Why? Because 70% to 90% of all mergers are financial failures.

16 September 2019
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Payroll in the UK: A Beginner’s Guide

Payroll in the UK – a short guide The United Kingdom (UK) is undergoing a great deal of change that can reap rewards for investors that position themselves correctly. Located just off the coast of France, the UK includes the countries of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. It’s fair to say that Brexit has […]

9 September 2019
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Will Better Work Life Balance Be Created By New EU Directive?

The Work Life Balance Directive is set to introduce new rights under EU law. The directive covers parental leave and flexible working arrangements and rights for carers. As a result businesses with workers in European Union countries will need to plan for the changes. The Directive came into force on 1st August 2019. For parents […]

2 September 2019
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Payroll heroes shortlisted for CIPP Excellence awards.

Payroll heroes shortlisted for CIPP Excellence awards. National Payroll Week looks to celebrate the best the payroll industry has to offer. The shortlisted nominations for the Chartered Institute of Payroll awards are great to see. And the timing is superb, coming out at the start of the week celebrating the value of payroll professionals to the […]

2 September 2019
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Ignore Payroll And Company Culture Link At Your Peril

Are payroll and company culture linked? Payroll teams are key contributors to positive company culture. Without a good payroll team on their side, businesses face threats.  Bad employer reputation, minimal employee engagement and high employee turnover are just some of the threats. The role of payroll Business leaders agree that company culture is essential to […]

26 August 2019
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Cryptocurrency: Would You Pay Your Employees With It?

Cryptocurrencies are a digital money system that allows people to send or receive money globally across the internet. Bitcoin payments are processed through a private network of computers all linked through a shared program. Each transaction is simultaneously recorded in a “blockchain” on each computer that updates and informs all accounts.Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin allows […]

20 August 2019
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What ripple will be created by popular US payroll tax cut?

The US is considering implementing a payroll tax cut. The international payroll community should be considering the ripple effect this could have on in-country taxation across the rest of the world. Washington officials are looking to stave off potential anxiety over a slowing economy in the US. And this is despite Donald Trumps robust tweeting […]

14 August 2019
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IRIS Software Group enters definitive agreement to acquire IRIS FMP

14th August 2019: IRIS Software Group, is today announcing it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire IRIS FMP, from Tenzing, the UK lower mid-market investor. IRIS FMP is a leading provider of payroll and HR services to international and UK based Small and Medium sized Enterprises. Set to be the largest acquisition by […]

30 July 2019
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How to be prepared for post-Brexit international opportunity and avoid headaches

There’s just a few more months left of us living in a pre-Brexit world (we think for real this time!), as the UK is nearing its final deadline to leave the EU – October 31st. Whilst there is still a lot of uncertainty surrounding exactly how its exit will pan out, one thing is for […]

9 July 2019
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Announcing a Best Companies accreditation success story

The IRIS FMP group has just secured Best Companies accreditation at the first attempt. Engaged employees are more motivated and productive. When employees are engaged the workplace becomes full of positivity.  Research suggests that a critical mass of engaged employees outperform their competition. And this is non more prevalent than within IRIS FMP. The group was […]

27 June 2019
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Un voyage de plus de 320 kilomètres! (A journey of over 200 miles!)

Eighteen volunteers are taking on a challenge to cycle over 200 miles between Paris and Chichester,UK to raise money for Huntington’s Disease Association. The ride is part of year-long activities at Gatwick-based international payroll specialist IRIS FMP. The group has chosen HDA as their ‘Charity of the year’. The 18 colleagues will be travelling from […]