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FM survey – surge in confidence in economic outlook

The UK facilities management (FM) sector is increasingly optimistic about prospects for both the UK economy and growth in FM over the coming year, according to research conducted by the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) in partnership with and Barclays.

Article by: | Published: 26 May 2015

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Global Salary Increase Survey

The Global Salary Increase Survey which shows that UK employers continue to offer above average salary increases compared to those in most of the other larger European economies.

Article by: | Published: 30 March 2015

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Inflation report and unemployment summary

Employment is at a record high, unemployment is falling and wages are rising ahead of inflation, according to data released by the ONS this morning. Meanwhile the Bank of England have given their latest assessment of the UK economy in their quarterly inflation report. Laith Khalaf, Senior Analyst, Hargreaves Lansdown

Article by: | Published: 30 March 2015

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Investing in dividends for growth

High yield stocks have doubled the return of low yield stocks over 20 years This applies across large cap, mid cap and small cap stocks. The FTSE 100 index at a record high. Why high yield stocks have prospered Income funds for long term growth. Article from Hargreaves Lansdown.

Article by: | Published: 19 February 2015

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A safe inward journey

Britain is open for business to foreign investors. But faced with a complex matrix of regulations and cultural sensitivities, overseas businesses seeking to internationalise their business to the UK need strong professional advice to ensure the journey – for both the business and its migrant employees - goes inwards and upwards. James Townsend , Partner - employment, BP Collins LLP examines the role of immigration in inward investment.

Article by: | Published: 16 February 2015

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A guide to what to pay for outside help

Suddenly your organisation needs to find external help. For us in HR, it’s a great opportunity to shine. We should sell against the traditional approach of hiring a big consultancy, who sell as much resource as possible, whilst keeping responsibility to a minimum. Article by Julia Briggs, Director at Interimity Ltd

Article by: | Published: 9 February 2015