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Are you inadvertently breaking the law over bribery and incentives?

Bribery, corruption and tax avoidance: Michael Meany, Compliance & Finance Manager at ePayMe, outlines how contractors, recruitment agencies and services providers could be inadvertently breaking the law. Al Capone, the notorious Chicago gangster of the Roaring Twenties, died in Alcatraz…

Why ‘lavish’ public sector pensions can’t last for ever

It’s reported that, on average, public sector workers receive a pension three times larger than those in the private sector upon retirement. Stuart Price explains why he thinks this anomaly will change. Stuart, Partner and Actuary at Quantum Advisory, said:…

Smarterly appoints Research Fellow Michael Johnson as Corporate Affairs and Policy Advisor

Smarterly, the workplace savings platform that uses artificial intelligence to design and monitor investment portfolios for employees, has appointed Michael Johnson as Advisor, Corporate Affairs and Policy. After running David Cameron’s Economic Competitive Policy Group, Michael became a Research Fellow…

Big earners stuffing pension contributions as Budget pension cuts loom

The Telegraph has today reported that savers appear to be making a ‘last-minute dash’ to top up pension savings as fears grow that Chancellor Philip Hammond will cut the generous tax perks afforded to pensions. They report that cash flowing…

New event for finance professionals announced for 2019

The powerhouse behind many of the UK’s most successful professional networking and conferencing events, Practice Enterprise, has announced its brand-new business division, Professional Accountancy. Professional Accountancy is set to be the premium event in the UK accountancy calendar. Attracting over…

Accountancy firm finds gender pay gap is closing for contractors

New research, from accountancy firm SJD, observed the salaries of UK workers and shows that those in contractor roles are closing the gap in pay between men and women. The data highlights that contractors are much more likely to earn a…

Online employee wellbeing centre launches with week of staff activities

The interactive ‘Wellbeing Centre’ was launched by later living operator, Inspired Villages Group (IVG), on Monday 8th October with a week of health and wellbeing activities as part of an initiative to boost staff’s physical and mental wellbeing. All of…

55% of employees want help with financial planning

Over half of Britain’s workforce (55 per cent) want employers to help with financial planning, new research from Neyber has found. Younger staff in particular are keen to get more support from the businesses they work for. Over 72 per…

Wales challenging London for data science talent in finance sector

As some of the UK’s biggest graduate employers reveal they’re now struggling to attract candidates to London, the launch of the Welsh Data Science Graduate Programme has given the country’s top talent added incentive to build their careers in the…

Female FDs earn £30K less than males

Despite new gender pay reporting rules, it seems there is much work to be done Official figures show that male financial directors earn, on average, almost £30,000 a year more than their female counterparts. That is according to an analysis…