An Introduction To Payroll For Start-Ups

Entering the world of business management can be extremely rewarding, but there are many elements that can leave you feeling overwhelmed. One such element is getting started with payroll. As soon as you employ just one person, there are considerations to make about your respo ...
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Who has set the Highest bar for parental leave? 👶

Standard Life gives birth to new parental leave policy. Parental leave continues to be a hot topic, with Standard Life Aberdeen announcing the birth of a new parental leave policy. The new policy gives its 4500 employees nine months’ leave, with the scheme starting from ...
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How Long do Bacs Payments Take? And Other Questions

The term Bacs means Bank Account Clearing System.  Bacs payments are the most commonly used system for monetary transactions in the business world in the UK, and of course for payroll. They can be Direct Debits or Direct Credits, but in the case of the former, the requester m ...
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How To Make HR Easier

For small businesses, building an HR department can be a complicated and stressful task. Human Resources personnel may not have been top on your list of priorities at the outset of your company’s life, but with expansion often comes a need for HR experts. Instead of being int ...
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FMP attempts to smash Guinness World Records for charity

As you may have seen on our blog and social media channels throughout 2019, this year has been all about Huntington’s Disease Association at FMP. We chose them as our charity of the year for reasons very close to our hearts, and made it our mission to raise as much money as p ...
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6 sins that lead to charity payroll fraud

Charity Payroll fraud is high on the agenda during Charity Fraud Awareness Week. Your charity’s payroll should be the first to be protected. Losses incurred through payroll fraud can be devastating to a charity, creating financial and reputational carnage. NCVO Trusted payrol ...
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5 Reward nominations crown a superb year at FMP

FMP Global has stolen 5 reward nominations for The Rewards, the flagship awards event that evolved from the Payroll World Awards. FMP Global is led by CEO Justin Cottrell, a winner of the  ‘Best Leader’ award category in previous years (pictured). The event still ...
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Monitoring Your Employees at Work

The concept of monitoring employees is a controversial one. Employers thinking about introducing a method of monitoring in the workplace need to give due consideration to the impacts it might have. Thought should be given not only to the possible effects on employee morale, b ...
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More employee tribunals create significant risk for business

Tribunals on the increase – Protecting your business against disgruntled employees is getting harder. Tribunal statistics issued by the government show that Employment Tribunal Claims are up 26% year on year. The statistic should be a wake-up call for businesses to take ...
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How Secure is Your Payroll?

Payroll security doesn’t just protect your business. It protects your people, too. Every day, payroll professionals handle the personal data of every single person in your business. In order to run payroll, you need, on average, 14 pieces of data. This includes: Employe ...
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Has Travel Disruption highlighted need for new employee policy?

The recent Thomas Cook travel disruption ( September 2019) has perhaps affected some of your employees. Tales of people arriving back later from a holiday, or staff on business trips forking up additional hotels bills and expenses. What’s your policy for stranded members of s ...
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