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Archive for the ‘Finance’ Category

  • CVs have been tailored and read; diaries have been coordinated and interviews aced; you’ve fallen into professional love. The hard part is over. So why, after all this, do people consistently screw up the job offer? Here are all the things that go wrong, and how to stop them: Money, money, money: It makes the […]

  • The government has been accused of overestimating the loss of income tax associated with temporary workers operating via umbrella companies and claiming tax deductable expenses. In yesterday’s Autumn Statement the government said it would review the “overarching” contracts of employment intermediaries such as umbrella companies. It believes that these arrangements enable workers to obtain tax […]

  • In today’s Autumn Statement, George Osborne announced that “the government will stop tax relief from being claimed on reimbursed business expenses when they are paid in conjunction with a salary sacrifice scheme”. The statement further commented that “the government is also concerned at the growing use of overarching contracts of employment by employment intermediaries such […]

  • Do you relish financial planning, or working in customer service? Then perhaps you should work in the northern ‘business belt’ of Liverpool, Leeds, and Manchester, according to a study by LinkedIn. LinkedIn has mapped which skills are most uniquely found in almost every major city across the US and the EU, using skills and location […]

  • The UK employment market continues to improve and demand for specialist occupations far outweighs supply, resulting in talent shortages in niche areas, according to the 2015 Robert Half Salary Guide. Salaries for professional roles in finance and accounting, financial services, information technology and administration rose on average by 2.6% over the past 12 months, compared […]

  • Business groups have said Labour’s plan to raise the National Minimum Wage to £8 an hour could affect job creation, but the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) says it may not have much effect on recruiters. REC director of policy and professional services Tom Hadley told Recruiter as long as any increases were properly managed, […]

  • SAP to become second largest enterprise Cloud Service Company SAP has sent the clearest signal yet that its head is squarely in the cloud. SAP’s $8.3 billion agreement, including debt, to buy U.S.-based Concur Technologies, which makes software to help companies manage travel and expense accounts, is the German company’s biggest acquisition. SAP will become the […]

  • Competition for jobs has dropped while average advertised salary growth has doubled, according to Adzuna’s July UK job market report. The report, released today, says advertised salaries grew 1.7% to £32,933 between May and June, more than twice the growth rate in the previous month (0.6%). It was the third consecutive month in which advertised […]

  • Eurostar, the high speed rail service between the UK and mainland Europe, today reported continued growth in both passenger volumes and sales revenues in the first half of 2014.  In the first six months of the year, passenger numbers rose 2% to 5.0 from 4.9 million in the same period in 2013.  Sales revenues also […]

  • The government needs to undertake “a radical shake-up” in how it enforces rules around travel and subsistence dispensations where temporary workers are involved, a new report by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) into flexible working is urging. In addition, changing ways of working mean that “a redesign in the architecture of financial products” is […]