David Cameron has announced the launch of a consul...
Starbucks has seen global sales increase by 18% in...
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In 2016, new legislation will be implemented to en...
Income tax and national insurance (NI) may be merg...
The chief executive of Toshiba will resign followi...
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Friday, 10 July 2015 | Jon Barker
Finance directors from across the UK braved London's travel chaos yesterday to attend the inaugural Director of Finance Awards ceremony.
A city banking task-force is set to write to lenders quizzing them on company ethics.
David Cameron has announced the launch of a consultation focussing on the way to report staff pay discrepencies between the genders. David Whincup, Partner and Head of the London Employment Team, Squire Patton Boggs discusses what this will mean for business
The Economist Intelligence Unit and HSBC report shows ASEAN exporters see it as important that their governments sign FTAs with more comprehensive provisions, rather than just cutting tariffs.
Former HSBC boss has admitted that more stringent checks should have been done on the bank's Swiss arm.
Income tax and national insurance (NI) may be merged in a shake-up of the tax system.
The cost of failing to tackle cybercrime at the board level could leave finance directors more than £3m out of pocket.
With polls suggesting the Referendum is running a tight race, no one can predict the outcome of Thursday’s vote. However, with a sophisticated FX strategy in place, CFOs can ensure that their margins are protected, no matter which way the vote goes.
Marks & Spencer won the award for corporate social responsibility (CSR) at the inaugural Director of Finance Awards.
In the first year of the financial crisis the pound fell further against other currencies than it crashed during Black Wednesday in 1992. It plunged almost twice as much as in the official 1967 devaluation. Yet despite sterling’s decline, exports have been slow to increase. Only now, six years...
The Financial Conduct Authority will be introducing additional protection for those accessing their defined contribution (DC) pension pot from April.
More than half of British firms have never used an intern, a YouGov survey has revealed.
Businesses in London are more likely to offer internships compared with more than 70% of businesses in the Midlands having never employed a paid intern, closely followed by the North (67%) and the East (61%).&nbs...
As UK business begins to talk more assuredly of a recovery, the biggest thorn in the country’s side remains skills shortages. Even with unemployment at above 2m, there remain about 600,000 unfilled vacancies in the UK – the highest number for five years.
This affects businesses of every size and in e...
Gender imbalance is particularly high in the tech sector, so Apple Inc and Facebook Inc have decided to try and attract female talent a different way; by offering to freeze their eggs.
What is needed is real leaders who challenge convention and innovate, cultivate creativity, lead by example in driving change, create an inspiring view of the future, challenge behaviours that are unproductive, make those decisions that might be unpopular but are the ‘right’ things to do, and tackle...
Retention is one of the most pressing concerns of employers worldwide, and financial services is no exception.
Research shows that just one in ten finance professionals support the financial and economic arguments for Scottish independence, with 22 per cent remaining on the fence.
The latest information was published in the report Analysis of Employee Contracts that do not Guarantee a Minimum Number of Hours published on 30 April 2014.
When it comes to tendering for contracts, it’s important that a company knows its capabilities and limitations, and this is an area in which FDs must take an increasingly influential role.
Partnership between Xero and Constant Contact empowers small businesses to turn financial data into hyper-targeted marketing campaigns.
Under the constant pressure of managing the finite resources of a company, it’s not always easy to make budgeting decisions on departments whose expertise may be far removed from your own.
As marketing becomes an increasingly complicated and complex art form, collaboration and cooperation between the Chief Finance Officer and the marketing department has never been more important for success. Today, the speed of technological innovation is constantly changing the rules of the game.&nb...
Energy consumption needs to be discussed in the boardroom, says Jens Madrian, chief financial officer of RWE npower.
Across the board, FDs are frantically searching for new, innovative ways to curb their energy spend without having an adverse impact on overall productivity. In many cases, you need to spend money in order to save money in the long term, so FDs must constantly think about maximising ROI.
According to the JobsOutlook survey from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) employers are twice as confident about the economy as they were this time last year and are widely planning on taking on more staff in coming months.
Determining the true market value of an enterprise is becoming increasingly complex.
New research reveals the importance of closer collaboration between senior finance and IT functions for driving business growth and availability.
It is clear that there are many misconceptions behind upgrading to cloud based phone systems. However, once explored these can more reliably be labelled "myths".
As the cost saving benefits of cloud storage becomes increasingly more attractive to businesses, the need for companies to be more transparent with their data storage and more importantly the laws that govern them is even more paramount. So when it comes to the cloud, the mantra of "location, locati...