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26 August 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

27 June 2019

Should Employers Embrace Take Your Dog to Work Day Every Day?

Calling all dog lovers and especially dog owners! June 21st was Take Your Dog To Work Day and we saw employers across the country (and world) allowing people to tale their dog in on this special day. However, why not allow them in the office any day of the year? We discuss how allowing dogs […]

3 May 2019

Why Are Incentives So Important for Your Staff?

For all businesses, no matter the industry, maintaining morale is very important in order to ensure your staff are driven to work hard for your company. Businesses are beginning to adopt incentive schemes in order to help with the success of their business. So, why is offering incentives so important? Increases productivity Everyone knows that […]

2 May 2019

Global Payroll Week: The Time For Payroll Professionals To Be Appreciated

This week the Global Payroll Management Institute is hosting the second annual Global Payroll week, where they recognise payroll professionals all over the world for their effort to pay employees correctly and on time, every time. Dan Madddux, president of the American Payroll Association has said that “Global Payroll Week celebrates global payroll professionals by […]

25 April 2019

Payroll High Flyers Show Way To Global Success

If you’re thinking of dipping the toes of your US business into overseas territories this year make sure you send one of your team along to the APA Congress in May to understand the complexities of establishing and paying people abroad. Get it right and strategically it will add to the success of your venture. […]

11 April 2019

Amazing Payroll People to be celebrated

There. I’ve said it. Amazing payroll people. I’ve been in payroll for the last four and a half years. I’m still genuinely bowled over by the dedication and commitment payroll people make to the success of a company. And it’s all under the radar. It’s time again to celebrate the great work they do. Payroll […]

1 April 2019

Here’s what you need to know about the new tax year in the UK

The new tax year is fast approaching in many places across the world. For our British counterparts it is just a week away now, on April 6th. This means that time is running out to get to grips with all the changes afoot, many of which will be implemented as soon as the start of […]

20 March 2019

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. But think again. Despite all […]

5 March 2019

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 a slowing economy and […]

1 March 2019

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 with approximately 15,400, 12,600 and 10,600 reported […]

21 February 2019

Our Charity Of The Year: Huntington’s Disease Association

IRIS FMP 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 IRIS FMP, so we are proud to be raising money for such a great cause. Huntington’s disease is an illness caused by a faulty gene in your DNA. If […]

18 February 2019

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 company that her employers outsourced […]

11 February 2019

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 size of your business […]

7 February 2019

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. So, what went wrong? Myriad things! This included but was […]