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UK risks talent shortage as fewer overseas skilled workers apply to private sector

The number of skilled workers from overseas applying to enter the UK’s private sector has fallen by 9% since the Brexit vote, raising fears over an increasingly severe talent shortage after the UK leaves the EU. Figures from UK Visas and Immigration show that over 4,000 less...
Posted On 17 Feb 2020
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Detailed Fortinet study provides telling insight on role of cyber security in OT

A Fortinet-commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting has found that, due to increased digitalisation, industrial firms are more exposed to cyber threats than ever before. In addition, the lack of collaboration between Information Technology (IT) and Operational...
Posted On 10 Jan 2020
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“UK business output hits 17-month low” states BDO LLP’s Business Trends Report

A decline in output across the services and manufacturing sectors has caused BDO’s Output Index to drop to its lowest level in 17 months, falling by 0.65 points to 96.04 in November. BDO’s Output Index, which is made up of BDO’s Manufacturing Output and Services Output indices,...
Posted On 16 Dec 2019
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False Alarms: Making Sure the Level of Alert is Right

Safety alerts elicit an urgent response with good reason. Put simply, the cost of not responding in time is potentially astronomical. Fire, for example, can destroy equipment and entire buildings and have catastrophic human cost. Businesses are naturally committed to keeping...
Posted On 29 Aug 2019
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BSI and TT Club issue semi-annual Global Cargo Theft Intelligence Report

BSI Supply Chain Services and Solutions and leading international transport and logistics insurer TT Club have combined to launch the first joint 2018 Semi-Annual Global Cargo Theft Intelligence and Advisory Report. The document brings together threat and intelligence data from...
Posted On 09 Nov 2018
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BDO Optimism Index: “UK business confidence levels sink to 15-month low”

Business output in the UK has recovered from July’s six-year low, but optimism has hit its lowest level since May 2017, when business confidence wobbled following the announcement of Prime Minister Theresa May’s snap General Election. That’s according to the latest Business...
Posted On 17 Sep 2018
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“70% of UK employees use unauthorised cloud services at work” highlights Cloudstanding study

A comprehensive study of over 350 IT professionals reveals that 70% of employees in the UK are using cloud technologies that are not managed or supervised by their company. The media industry – with 83% of employees using unauthorised services – leads the rankings...
Posted On 25 May 2016
BDO's latest FraudTrack survey shows that the volume of fraud in the UK is now at its highest level for 12 years
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BDO UK FraudTrack report reveals highest volume of fraud for over a decade

The latest BDO FraudTrack report shows that the total value of fraud in 2014 was £720 million, representing a decrease of 31% from the previous year and the lowest value since FraudTrack started in 2003. However, the latest FraudTrack report – which examines all reported...
Posted On 18 Feb 2015