Archive for July, 2014

Bonus claw back reaction puts onus on Banking Standards body

Bonus claw back reaction puts onus on Banking Standards body

This week’s announcement of a claw back of bonuses in banking up to 7 years after they have been awarded, marks a new peak in the ongoing struggle to bring responsible behaviour back into the banking sector; and with it trust. But the reaction of some in the industry to these announced rules, shows that […]

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Uncertainties could undermine promise of pension reform

Uncertainties could undermine promise of pension reform

Today sees the Chancellor George Osborne present the government’s response to the consultation on its proposed pension reforms outlined in March’s Budget. The reforms, seen as being the most radical for over 90 years, will allow from April 2015, everyone over the age of 55 with defined contribution pension savings to access their pension as […]

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Ambition, broadband and SMEs

Ambition, broadband and SMEs

  A new report from the Federation of Small Business (FSB) has called for greater ambition for the UK’s broadband infrastructure. BT, meanwhile, has suggested many companies seem unaware of what is already available to them. So why the mismatch? According to the FSB, there are as many as 45,000 businesses in the UK still […]

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Back to basics through language needed for export led recovery

Back to basics through language needed for export led recovery

The conundrum of trying to create an export led recovery to drive a long term sustainable economic recovery and growth remains as great as ever. The UK trade deficit continues to widen, growing to £2.4 billion in May due to factors such as a strengthening pound. The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) also released an […]

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Communication avoids acrimony and gets results

Communication avoids acrimony and gets results

In 2011 the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) announced sudden changes to the subsidies for solar power. The legal battle that resulted is ongoing, with a new defeat for Government announced this week. There are estimates that the taxpayer faces costs of more than £100million in compensation payments, as well as the legal […]

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Lack of business investment risks ‘forgotten SMEs’

Lack of business investment risks ‘forgotten SMEs’

As the recovery continues apace, the release of data from HSBC on the divergent attitudes between large and small firms on business investment hides a more pernicious problem that could undermine the UK’s long-term economic health; a potentially left behind section of forgotten SMEs . The data from HSBC’s latest Ambitious Businesses report surveyed 750 […]

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Business Innovate Submission to the NUS Commission on the Future of Work

Business Innovate Submission to the NUS Commission on the Future of Work

As part of Business Innovate’s focus to improve commercial objectives for business through responsible behaviours, and specifically sustainable practices to ensure better opportunities for young people, Business Innovate has submitted a response to the NUS Commission on the Future of Work. The Commission is a call for evidence from students, students’ unions and stakeholders from […]

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