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Businesses Branching Out: Recognising 50 Shades of Brexit

Whether you’re for it or against it, the reality for many businesses wishing to trade within Europe in a post-Brexit world is that a mainland European outpost might be needed. Many large financial services organisations have already relocated staff away from the City of...
Posted On 05 Dec 2019
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Manufacturers “grind to a standstill” in face of economic and political storm

Britain’s manufacturers have ended the year “at a standstill” as the toll of ongoing political uncertainty coupled with the downturn in major global markets shows little sign of ending anytime soon. That’s according to a major survey conducted by business...
Posted On 04 Dec 2019
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“Lack of risk leadership leaving UK businesses exposed” asserts Gallagher research

Just one in every five UK companies employs a Chief Risk Officer. That’s according to research involving 250 UK business leaders conducted by Gallagher, the global insurance broker, risk management services and consulting firm. According to the company, this is leaving UK...
Posted On 26 Nov 2019
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HMRC aims to recover £612 million in underpaid tax relating to R&D tax reliefs

According to accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has estimated that businesses have incorrectly claimed £612 million in relation to R&D tax reliefs*. The high level of tax under dispute – described by HMRC as ‘tax...
Posted On 08 Nov 2019
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Government confronts cyber threats posed to businesses and personal data

Business secretary Andrea Leadsom has announced that British businesses and members of the public are set to be better protected from hostile cyber attacks and online threats like disinformation and cyber bullying thanks to a new Government-backed partnership with industry. The...
Posted On 18 Oct 2019
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‘Shaping The Future Together’ serves as theme for SIA National Conference 2019

The Security Industry Authority’s (SIA) National Conference for 2019 takes place in South London at the Kia Oval cricket ground on Tuesday 12 November. This year’s theme is about shaping the future together and growing a sustainable private security industry that’s fit for the...
Posted On 17 Oct 2019
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UK policing “as prepared as possible” for potential no-deal Brexit scenario

Police across the UK are well prepared for the country to leave the European Union (EU) with or without a deal, the two police chiefs leading law enforcement planning have said. Preparations for a potential loss of EU law enforcement tools and powers are now complete. A new unit,...
Posted On 13 Oct 2019
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FIA publishes Wave 11 of Market Conditions Survey for fire business sector

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) has released the results of Wave 11 of its regular Market Conditions Survey. This survey is a snapshot of the current trends within the fire industry nationwide. Each Wave is conducted every 12 months. Wave 11 reveals the impact of the Grenfell...
Posted On 08 Oct 2019
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Local Authorities, Commercialisation and the New Regulatory Risk

On 4 September, Chancellor Sajid Javid grandly declared the end of austerity as he announced the biggest increase in spending on public services for 15 years. While austerity may well be over, the commercialisation of local authorities as a process is undoubtedly here to stay. As...
Posted On 12 Sep 2019
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Firms must “prepare for all scenarios” to maintain data flows when UK leaves EU

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has urged businesses to “prepare for all scenarios” as it publishes dedicated guidance notes to help organisations prepare for the possibility that the UK leaves the European Union with ‘no deal’. The guidance provides the same...
Posted On 11 Sep 2019