5 Best Payroll Blogs to follow

Tags: blog, Accountancy & Finance, industry insights

From Brexit uncertainty, to IR35, to managing data of all kinds and the rise of the robots, it’s safe to say the Payroll profession is continuously changing and evolving.

Before you wade through multitudes of payroll blogs claiming to feature relevant news and engaging topics, our Payroll recruitment specialists share the best Payroll blogs to follow now:

1. IRIS

As a Payroll professional, you more than likely know and use IRIS software, and with good reason! Over 650,000 SMEs and 21,000 UK accountancy firms use IRIS applications, while, 620,000 UK employees are managed by IRIS HR solutions and 2.3 million UK employees are paid by IRIS payroll solutions. As a Payroll professional, you more than likely know and use IRIS

But have you ever read the IRIS blog?

The IRIS blog is the central location for up and coming products, guest articles and industry insights. With bitesize reading that really packs a punch, you can expect to receive the lowdown on everything from Brexit to whether or not you should enter industry awards.

2. BrightPay

With over 25 years’ industry experience, BrightPay is renowned for providing easy-to-use, accessible and cutting edge software solutions, supported by excellent customer service to SMES across the UK and Ireland.

The BrightPay blog offers thorough and comprehensive analysis of some of the most current and important issues impacting the UK’s payroll profession. Whether you’re looking to automate more payroll processes, or need advice on various filing deadlines, this is the blog to read!

3. The Payroll Site

Founded by brothers, Steven and Kenny Tucker, the Payroll Site is an independent cloud payroll company which services small businesses throughout the UK.

With their strong IT background, and after using another cloud software solution which proved a little un-user friendly, the brothers began developing a cloud payroll system which launched in April 2004. In 2011, they became the first cloud payroll company to come top in the AccountingWEB Software Satisfaction Survey.

Their blog offers everything from Making Tax Digital updates to how to create a password that’s easy to remember. Take a peek!

4. FMP Global

Founded in the early 1990’s to serve the UK and USA payroll markets, FMP Global originally now handles payroll in over 135 countries. The company’s experience and breadth of payroll service provision is also reflected in their news and blog content.

With its diverse range of topics from the latest cryptocurrency trends, to preparing for the new UK tax year, to whether employers should embrace ‘Take your dog to work day’, and the importance of incentivising employees, this is a blog you’ll want to subscribe to.

5. Dataplan Payroll

Dataplan may not be the biggest, but the company does aspire to be the best outsourced payroll. The company, or ‘Payroll Heroes’ as they refer to themselves, currently act for over 1000 organisations across the UK and have been awarded the Payroll Service Provider of the Year title by CIPP (Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals) twice.

The company’s blog covers a range of topics including legislative updates on the national minimum wage and national insurance contributions, as well as employment allowance. For concise and straightforward payroll updates, this is the place to be.

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