COVID-19 has meant a fundamental shift for businesses and in a short space of time, huge swathes of the UK economy have restructured to a remote working setup. New YouGov research commissioned by the SAP Concur team reveals a significant third of businesses (32%) found the transition to remote working difficult or very difficult.
Published: 4 June 2020
“This year's numbers also hint to a new factor in the evolving high street story. Are consumers changing and to an extent consuming less? The results from Morrisons show declines in their sales of food and drinks and positions them as the worst performing of the supermarkets. The resignation of John Lewis's MD also points to a tough progress with the group's reorganisation which includes Waitrose. The business model of the supermarket or the department store hosting rows of mass consumption brands is proving ever less popular for better informed resource-aware, climate-conscious consumers.
Published: 13 January 2020
Brexit uncertainty causes London to fall to 140th in global rankings, down 94 places since the 2016 referendum. Brits travelling ... View Article
Published: 11 December 2019
Only one in 10 people think that the current political climate is making them feel more confident in their job. This is a drop of one percentage point in the past three months as Government and the future of the UK has become increasingly unpredictable.
Published: 10 December 2019
The advice comes as figures from the European Commission reveal that less than half of UK enterprises survive their first five years, with separate research from market intelligence firm, CB Insights, indicating that 23% of businesses fail because they don’t have the right team in place
Published: 3 December 2019
On average, engineering companies invest £386,000 a year on R&D activity, meaning they are potentially able to claim £100,360 in funding. With over 100,000 UK engineering firms not claiming, despite describing their company as innovation active, a staggering £10.2 billion is going unclaimed each year.
Published: 19 November 2019
Shares in the retailer are down 40 percent this year. Dr Fletcher said: “Today's departure of M&S from the FTSE100 is a symbolic descent for this former powerhouse of the High Street. The company has been part of the FTSE100 list since it began in 1984 and was the first retailer to break £1bn in pre-tax profits.
Published: 20 September 2019
According to research from PwC, 77 percent of CEOs view skill resourcing as a significant issue for their business, with the ability to accurately manage and measure staff capacity against utilisation being crucial for the profitable delivery of services.
Published: 7 September 2019
One in four HR professionals surveyed by Reed HR, said that their companies did not involve them in key strategic business decisions. This is a concern as those asked also said that the HR sector is going through major changes
Published: 14 August 2019
Such practices will not be affected by the FCA’s recent fees clampdown because it will focus only on excessive penalties charged for unauthorised overdrafts. Earlier this month, the watchdog criticised those financial institutions that charge people who slip outside their authorised overdrafts.
Published: 11 July 2019