Posted By Claire Payne
Children in the UK who are just starting secondary school have a decent chance of living to 100 and will have up to 40 different jobs in their lifetime, a head teacher's conference at St Andrews University in Scotland has heard.
With graduate employability and a pending skills gap worrying many CFOs according to recent studies, chief executive of Fast Futures, Rohit Talwar, has been laying out a vision of the future for the leaders of UK educational establishments.
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According to the latest analysis on salary data by Michael Page, the global specialist recruitment company, the financial services sector offers an average of £20,000 more for roles in London than in any other UK region.
However, the analysis also revealed that some industries have a higher earning potential outside of London in other areas of the country.Read more >>
Up to 45,000 UK freelancers could be negatively affected by restrictions on tax relief for work travel if the UK Government proceeds as planned, according to The Association of Independent Professionals and Self-Employed (IPSE).
Proposed changes include the abolition of home-to-work travel and subsistence tax relief for some workers.Read more >>
A new analysis from Big 4 firm KPMG has found that the overall impact of Crossrail 2 will be positive for the UK economy and also bigger than had been expected.
The effect on the country's productivity will mean significant gains for both business and the nation's GDP, according to the study.Read more >>
Having at least one female executive board member means that a company's board outperforms rivals that are made up exclusively of males, according to a new report.
Women in business: the value of diversity, a report from Grant Thornton International, covers listed companies in the UK, US and India and found that diversity on executive boards could have been worth £430bn in 2014.Read more >>
According to revised official figures, the second quarter of the year saw the US economy grow faster than previously anticipated.
The surprise positive news was due to strong consumer spending, business investment and residential construction, according to the US Department of Commerce.Read more >>
HMRC outlines how businesses can reimburse electric car usage by employees
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HM Revenue and Customs has set out how a business can reimburse employees for costs incurred by using electric cars for work purposes.
Previously, HMRC’s failure to recognise electricity as a type of fuel has been used by some companies as a reason for not making more use of the eco-friendly vehicles in their fleets.Read more >>
Whether they’re studying at university or obtaining practical experience at a company, there are a lot of people working towards chasing their dream careers today. There are also many people who may not be so sure of what they have to do to get there.
Once upon a time, all you needed to do to achieve your career aspirations was demonstrate a keen interest in your chosen industry. Times have changed a lot since then, but ambition hasn’t faded. That means that achieving your goals now requires a lot more effort and a much more colourful CV.
Are you looking to enter a new career? If you’re at a loss as to what to do next, here are the five steps you should take towards securing your dream job.Read more >>
New laws governing how businesses in the UK operate will come into effect on 1st October 2015 as part of the Consumer Rights Act 2015.
Returns and complaints policies, staff training and terms and conditions all come under the spotlight of the new regulations.Read more >>
According to the latest government statistics, the number of UK SMEs that claim tax relief for research and development (R&D) has risen by almost a quarter.
The amount claimed has gone up from £1.4bn last year to £1.75bn as approximately 20,000 small businesses claim the relief, an increase from 16,000 previously.Read more >>
Workers in the UK are likely to enjoy wage increases in real terms this year after suffering long periods of below inflation increases.
The latest Salary Budget Planning Study from Towers Watson UK workers will see the first real wage rise since 2007 this year, and only Germany will rival the UK level.Read more >>
Young graduates in Britain have witnessed a year-on-year average wage increase of £1,000, a growth of 4.2 per cent.
The wage growth increase for British employees has brought the nominal median salaries of young graduates up to £25,000. As a comparison, the figure for non-graduates in the same age range was £18,000.Read more >>
Homeplus, Tesco's South Korean business, has been sold for £4.2bn, the UK's biggest supermarket chain and world's third largest retailer has announced.
With continued aggressive competition in the UK supermarket sector, the sale is aimed at paying down debt and shoring up the balance sheet.Read more >>
The UK economy is set to perform well over the coming autumn, according to a new report from the Confederation of British Industry.
A strong end to the year will come after the economy picked up over the spring and summer, with growth having increased from 0.4% in the first quarter to 0.7% in the second.Read more >>
Eurostat has reported that the Eurozone inflation rate held steady at 0.2% in July.
The figure, which is well below the target of the European Central Bank (ECB), represented a big disappointment for backers of the monetary stimulus approach, which promised a swift answer to slow growth across the continent.Read more >>
Telecom giant Ericsson has been hosting special ‘unconscious bias’ training courses for line managers to help achieve the target of having a 30% female work force by 2020.
The face-to-face sessions for thousands of employees are part of a mentoring programme for high-performing female employees to help them move forward in their careers.Read more >>
One of Britain’s Big 4 firms, Deloitte, has a profit pool of £593m to be shared out amongst partners.
The money is the result of a surge in revenues from its consultancy business, and means that 721 partners will receive an average of £822,000.Read more >>
By pointing out that there are twice as many CEOs and chairmen of FTSE 100 companies called 'John' than the total number of women holding such positions, a leading UK investment expert has highlighted how far gender equality has to go in the UK.
As CEO of Newton Investment Management, chair of the Investment Association and founder of the 30% Club, Helena Morrissey is perfectly placed to comment on the place of women in the UK economy.Read more >>
Over the last 12 months, tech giant Apple hired more than 11,000 new female employees around the world.
In the US, almost 50% of the company’s new workers in the first half of 2015 were women, Native American, black or Hispanic.Read more >>
With the results of this year's A-level exams just coming in, the latest figures reveal a slight fall in top grades achieved.
Despite this, a record numbers of students have been offered university places.Read more >>
Negotiations surrounding the latest Greek bailout deal seem to be entering their final stages as Greek ministers and EU officials began to agree on the details of the settlement.
A draft of the agreement has now been submitted to the Greek Parliament for their assent, ahead of the £2.5 billion repayment due to the European Central Bank (ECB) next week. It is hoped that the matter will proceed to a full debate and vote on Thursday. An emergency session of Parliament has been called to ensure that the deal can be voted on in time.Read more >>
ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) has signed a new agreement with Enterprise Uganda that will offer wide-ranging training, support and mentoring for the country's growing small business sector.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will allow ACCA members to volunteer to mentor small businesses and help them through challenges and encourage growth.Read more >>
The main financial story in Europe over the last few months has been the ongoing struggle of the Greek government to find a way to manage its debts.
It has been announced that talks are underway in a bid to agree a new bailout deal that could help secure the country’s future stability. The matter is all the more pressing because Greece’s next repayment to the European Central Bank (ECB) is on August 20th, and the country does not currently have the means to pay.Read more >>
The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show that the UK's trade gap decreased by £2.7bn in the second quarter of this year.
The news from the ONS revealed that the country's trade deficit with the rest of the world dropped to £4.8bn in spite of the strength of the pound on the international money markets.Read more >>
Online streaming service Netflix is not just shaking up the film and TV industries with its business model, it is also taking a fresh look at working practices for employees too.
The company has announced plans to let parents take “unlimited” parental leave for the first year following a new addition to the family.Read more >>