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Total earnings for FTSE-listed SmallCap company directors jumps by 15 per cent

Total earnings for FTSE-listed SmallCap company directors jumps by 15 per cent

In contrast, directors at AIM-listed companies saw...

Seven things financial directors must ask their marketing teams

Seven things financial directors must ask their marketing teams

Under the constant pressure of managing the finite...

Time to become a Transformer and embrace Data Centre Transformation

Time to become a Transformer and embrace Data Centre Transformation

The role of the CIO has fundamentally shifted; IT ...

Digital board packs for meetings, what’s the big deal?

Digital board packs for meetings, what’s the big deal?

Boards have done well over the past few hundred ye...

The evolution of the CFO

The evolution of the CFO

CFOs are increasingly finding they are expected to...

The Edge - Richard Northedge Takes on Corporate Finance

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Governance

Majority of ASEAN businesses want more ambitious trade pacts

Majority of ASEAN businesses want more ambitious trade pacts

Friday, 05 September 2014  |  Zarina de Ruiter

The Economist Intelligence Unit and HSBC report shows ASEAN exporters see it as important that their governments sign FTAs with more comprehensive pro...

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Financial management

Scottish Referendum: A weak pound needn’t mean disaster for the UK’s importers

Scottish Referendum: A weak pound needn’t mean disaster for the UK’s importers

Tuesday, 16 September 2014  |  Philippe Gelis, CEO and co-founder Kantox

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 stra...

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HR

Legal

A basic guide to trademark law

A basic guide to trademark law

Tuesday, 19 August 2014  |  Luke Moulton, Paralegal in the Intellectual Property team at Wright Hassall

A trademark is any sign which is capable of being represented graphically and distinguishing the goods or services of one business from those of anoth...

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Revenue & Savings

Seven things financial directors must ask their marketing teams

Seven things financial directors must ask their marketing teams

Monday, 15 September 2014  |  David Allmond, co-founder of marketing strategists Peppered Moth

Under the constant pressure of managing the finite resources of a company, it’s not always easy to make budgeting decisions on departments whose exper...

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Technology

Time to become a Transformer and embrace Data Centre Transformation

Time to become a Transformer and embrace Data Centre Transformation

Friday, 12 September 2014  |  Brent Lees, Senior Product Manager at Riverbed Technology

The role of the CIO has fundamentally shifted; IT now has a place at the top of the table, advising the Board on strategic business investments.

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Governance

Denmark - A Tax Haven?

6 MONTHS AGO
Denmark - A Tax Haven?

 

Artur Bugsgang, partner at leading Danish law firm LETT looks at Denmark’s tax advantages.

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Majority of ASEAN businesses want more ambitious trade pacts

13 DAYS AGO
Majority of ASEAN businesses want more ambitious trade pacts

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.

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Questions to ask when joining a board

29 DAYS AGO
Questions to ask when joining a board

How new directors can be equipped for the unique set of challenges faced by members of a board.

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The implications of the new "above the line" R&D relief

1 MONTHS AGO
The implications of the new

As a Finance Director, you will be very aware that tax is an increasingly sensitive aspect of your accounts. It is important, therefore, for you and your company that your tax liability is correctly computed, taking advantage of all available reliefs and incentives – such as R&D tax relief.

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Barristers Could Struggle to Make July 31st Tax Deadline As Profits Continue to Drop

2 MONTHS AGO
Barristers Could Struggle to Make July 31st Tax Deadline As Profits Continue to Drop

Decline in income could make July 31st tax deadline difficult to meet.

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Financial management

FCA restricts distribution of CoCos to retail investors

1 MONTHS AGO
FCA restricts distribution of CoCos to retail investors

In the first use of new consumer protection powers, the Financial Conduct Authority will restrict firms from distributing contingent convertible securities to the mass retail market from 1 October 2014.

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Dealing with China on its own terms

2 MONTHS AGO
Dealing with China on its own terms

Growing numbers of companies are taking advantage of China’s move to relax currency controls to save on transaction costs by paying Chinese suppliers in renminbi rather than dollars. Firms are negotiating advantageous terms with Chinese trading partners that have proved willing to cut prices by up t...

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Scottish Referendum: A weak pound needn’t mean disaster for the UK’s importers

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Scottish Referendum: A weak pound needn’t mean disaster for the UK’s importers

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.

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How Big Data can help FDs to de-risk

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How Big Data can help FDs to de-risk

There’s a lot of misunderstanding about how Big Data analysis can be used, and the companies it can be used by.

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FAO-as-a-stack

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FAO-as-a-stack

As with many Business Process outsourcing services, Finance and Accounting outsourcing has traditionally focused on operational outcomes – more cash in the bank, lower costs or higher margins – with measures around outcomes delivered across revenue, control, cost, margin and working capital. The nex...

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Coping With The Time When Interest Rates Rise

2 MONTHS AGO
Coping With The Time When Interest Rates Rise

 

UK interest rates have been unchanged for five years. There has not been such a long period of stable rates since the Second World War, and when the Bank of England set the bank rate in October 1939 and left it untouched until 1951, the cost of money was 2 per cent – four times today’s officia...

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UK Companies Export Their Way To Growth

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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...

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HR

PPF move to Experian – how will it affect you?

8 DAYS AGO
PPF move to Experian – how will it affect you?

Around 200 employers in the UK will see an increase of more than £200,000 in their PPF levy following the change of insolvency score provider from D&B to Experian. A similar number of employers will see a large decrease in their levy and there will be a spread of impacts in between.

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FTSE350 pays 37p out of every £1 spent on pensions to reduce DB deficits

1 MONTHS AGO
FTSE350 pays 37p out of every £1 spent on pensions to reduce DB deficits

Despite the research’s finding that FTSE350 firms’ pension deficit contributions are now at the lowest level they have been for 5 years, they still equate to almost 40 per cent of the total paid towards pension provision for the UK’s largest businesses.

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Total earnings for FTSE-listed SmallCap company directors jumps by 15 per cent

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Total earnings for FTSE-listed SmallCap company directors jumps by 15 per cent

In contrast, directors at AIM-listed companies saw their total earnings increase by an average of 5 per cent in the past year.

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Is It Time To Cap The Minimum Wage?

2 MONTHS AGO
Is It Time To Cap The Minimum Wage?

 

Britain’s unemployment rate has not been the economic indicator most closely watched by business, but the monthly data has taken on a new importance now the Bank of England is using it as the trigger for raising interest rates. And it gives companies a mixed objective. On the one hand, firms k...

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Mind The Skills Gap

2 MONTHS AGO
Mind The Skills Gap

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...

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Employee share schemes: too good to be true?

27 DAYS AGO
Employee share schemes: too good to be true?

It was recently in the news that BT Group plc staff shared a "£1.1 billion pay-out" from an employee share scheme. Could other companies set up their own share scheme to deliver high levels of reward for strong performance?

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Leaders 'play it safe'

1 MONTHS AGO
Leaders 'play it safe'

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...

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Why financial services workers leave, and what firms can do to make them stay

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Why financial services workers leave, and what firms can do to make them stay

Retention is one of the most pressing concerns of employers worldwide, and financial services is no exception.

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Legal

A basic guide to trademark law

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A basic guide to trademark law

A trademark is any sign which is capable of being represented graphically and distinguishing the goods or services of one business from those of another.

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UK finance professionals believe Scottish independence makes no financial or economic sense

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UK finance professionals believe Scottish independence makes no financial or economic sense

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.

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Contracts That Do Not Guarantee a Minimum Number of Hours

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Contracts That Do Not Guarantee a Minimum Number of Hours

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.

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Revenue & Savings

Massive Marketing Opportunity for SMBs Through Customer Sales Data

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Massive Marketing Opportunity for SMBs Through Customer Sales Data

 

Partnership between Xero and Constant Contact empowers small businesses to turn financial data into hyper-targeted marketing campaigns.

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Seven things financial directors must ask their marketing teams

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Seven things financial directors must ask their marketing teams

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.

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Why is marketing essential to a CFO?

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Why is marketing essential to a CFO?

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...

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Organisations focusing too heavily on cost-cutting risk being left behind

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Organisations focusing too heavily on cost-cutting risk being left behind

This is the conclusion of the Barometer on Change 2014, a report that questions the most senior leaders and managers at FTSE 250, UK multinational and public sector organisations.

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Currency: risky business?

20 DAYS AGO
Currency: risky business?

For finance directors making overseas payments, managing currency volatility can be a real challenge. A sudden shift in exchange rates can lead to a profitable deal or international payment suddenly losing value, increasing a business’s costs.

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Technology

Digital board packs for meetings, what’s the big deal?

6 DAYS AGO
Digital board packs for meetings, what’s the big deal?

Boards have done well over the past few hundred years, but times have changed and boards have to keep up with the times – a digital board pack can offer so much more than a traditional paper one.

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Only a third of finance officers claim to work closely with the CIO

27 DAYS AGO
Only a third of finance officers claim to work closely with the CIO

New research reveals the importance of closer collaboration between senior finance and IT functions for driving business growth and availability.

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Computer Power Makes Smart Cities Smarter

2 MONTHS AGO
Computer Power Makes Smart Cities Smarter

THEY look like trees from another planet. Tall, steel super-structures topped with wiry canopies, acting as frames for climbing plants and creepers. Sat against the backdrop of Singapore’s central business district these ‘supertrees’, which can reach 150 feet tall. They are attractions in their own ...

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Myths and misconceptions of cloud based phone systems

16 DAYS AGO
Myths and misconceptions of cloud based phone systems

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".

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The devil's in the data (location)

28 DAYS AGO
The devil's in the data (location)

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...

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