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Recruitment “Getting Harder Across All Sectors”

Posted 12th February 2019 in News For Businesses

According to the latest figures from the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), businesses across every sector are facing significant difficulties in recruitment as Brexit looms on the horizon.   The BCC’s quarterly economic survey, which polled 6,000 businesses across the UK, found that recruitment was struggling in an economy that began the year in a… Read more

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No-Deal Brexit to Disrupt UK’s Economy, Says Hammond

Posted 5th February 2019 in News For Businesses

Philip Hammond has warned of disruption to the UK’s economy should Britain leave the EU without a deal in March, but claims it will “settle down”.   Speaking on BBC Today, the chancellor said, “We will find ways of managing things like the additional time it takes for trucks to get through the border.  … Read more

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UK Manufacturers Build Financial Buffers for Brexit

Posted 31st January 2019 in News For Businesses

British manufacturers have reported that they are being forced to create financial buffers in preparation for a no-deal Brexit.   The cost of stockpiling goods and materials is placing UK businesses under strain, reports The Guardian, with Airbus and Brompton Bicycle confirming that they are among the number of the UK-based manufacturing who have begin… Read more

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KPMG Partner Suspended After Carillion Audit

Posted 29th January 2019 in News For Businesses

Accountancy firm KPMG has suspended a partner who signed off its audit on Carillion, along with three members of the partner’s team.   Public sector contractor and outsourcing group Carillion collapsed last year, putting thousands of jobs at risk.   KPMG was paid £29 million to audit Carillion for 19 years.   KPMG has been… Read more

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Tax Avoidance Crackdown Review Scheduled After Complaints

Posted 22nd January 2019 in News For Businesses

The Treasury has committed to a review of the 2019 Loan Charge after complaints by campaigners.   The 2019 Loan Charge, set to come into force in April seeks to recoup tax losses from disguised remuneration schemes to avoid tax. Such schemes, which were understood by many to be legal at the time, were used… Read more

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Business Confidence “Stagnates” Amidst Brexit Pressure

Posted 15th January 2019 in News For Businesses

According to a new survey by the British Chambers of Commerce – the UK’s largest private sector survey of business sentiment – saw the percentage of firms reporting an increase in domestic sales fall to a two-year low.   The study of 6,000 UK firms, which together employ over a million people, also found that… Read more

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Oil and Gas Recruitment Confidence Reaches a Record High

Posted 10th January 2019 in News For Businesses

Business confidence amongst oil and gas contractors is reaching an all-time high since 2013, according to a new survey.   Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce (AGCC) reported that a fifth of businesses had increased their UK-based workforce by over 10% in the past year, with a third predicting the trend to continue in 2019…. Read more

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Are Recruiters Missing Out On Neurodiverse Talent?

Posted 18th December 2018 in News For Businesses

Recruiters may be overlooking candidates with high potential due to a lack of understanding over neurodiverse conditions such as autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia, epilepsy, and other brain function and behavioural traits, according to a new study.   The UK’s Forgotten Talent study, conducted by Recruitment Events in association with the Resourcing Leaders IOO (RLIOO) group, discovered… Read more

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British Banks Back SME Complaints

Posted 12th December 2018 in News For Businesses

British banks have agreed to give stronger powers to small-and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) wishing to complain about their lenders, in a bid to restore trust in the business banking sector among business owners. Trade association UK Finance, representing approximately 300 financial service firms in the UK, recently accepted suggestions raised in an independent review last month…. Read more

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Small Businesses Call For Post-Brexit Fund

Posted 6th December 2018 in News For Businesses

Small business leaders have called on the Scottish Government to commit to a post-Brexit fund to help companies deal with the fallout.   The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) made the plea ahead of Finance Secretary Derek Mckay’s plans to announce his Budget this December.   FSB’s Scotland policy chair Andrew McRae commented that “avoiding… Read more

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