New Mills Town Council

New Mills Town Council is responsible for the local government of around five or six square miles at heart of the beautiful Peak District National Park.

The town, which is surrounded by beautiful greenbelt land, provides a balance between rural and urban life. The council has an established Parks Department, responsible for 17 parks and nine open spaces as well as its own Heritage Centre. The centre, which opened in 1988, provides both locals and visitors with a place to learn about the growth of the town over the years.

New Mills Town Council has 12 elected councillors who serve for a four year period, but it also has ten paid staff who ensure the smooth running of the local authority.

Susan Stevens is the Town Clerk for New Mills Town Council. She uses IRIS PAYE-Master because she finds its simplicity makes it perfect for an organisation of just ten employees.

She explained: “I have always used IRIS. I have been in this job for ten years and I wouldn’t use anything else. I think it is fab. I have yet to come across anything I can’t do with it.

“The speed with which you can get done what you need to do, is amazing. From receiving the timesheets, to actually inputting the information and then finishing, it is such a quick calculation. Because I have different departments here, like the parks, Heritage Centre etc, I have to distribute the payments under different headings and yet it still only takes around two hours. This gives you more time to do everything else that you have to do.

“It is very easy to learn and to use. I have only really had one problem with it and that was when we started completing the year end requirements on line.  The system had lost the P14s or the Inland Revenue hadn’t received them and started to chase them up.  IRIS helped me out straight away. They went back and found what I needed and everything was resolved.

“I would very much recommend IRIS. It is just great and perfect for all our needs.”