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Top 10 financial services roles set for highest salary increases in 2018

High- performing financial professionals remain in high demand as the skills deficit grows in the financial sector. Robert Half 2018 Salary Guide has revealed that accountants and finance leaders will top the list of professionals set to experience the greatest salary increases in financial services in 2018. 

Contributor: Matt Weston | Published: 18 February 2018

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Company insolvencies soar as costs spiral

There has been a 4.2 percent rise in company insolvencies in 2017 to 17,243, and a rise in quarterly insolvencies for Q4 2017 to 4,382. Recent insolvency figures are a real concern and our research shows a record number of small business owners looking for an exit. One in seven entrepreneurs expects to sell, hand-on or close their business in the first quarter of 2018.

Contributor: Mike Cherry | Published: 6 February 2018

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Calls for new imperatives for financial security

New research on consumer, business leader and public sector leader views provides insights on how to address the financial savings gap. The UK is one of the least financially secure nations amongst the 12 surveyed. Findings from a survey focused on financial security from Mercer’s Healthy, Wealthy and Work-wise new global research identifies imperatives for financial security.

Contributor: Eve Read | Published: 4 February 2018

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Flexible working could be more important than financial incentives

New research from HSBC[i] has highlighted that flexible and remote working practices are more likely to motivate staff and increase workplace productivity than financial incentives. Nine out of ten (89%) employees surveyed claimed that flexible working is their number one motivator to boost their productivity at work, compared with 77% of respondents who said financial incentives would motivate them

Contributor: Adrian Lewis | Published: 8 January 2018

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Europe needs investment targeting structural issues

EIB Investment Report 2017/2018 shows that companies are held back by lack of skilled workforce and regulation more than by financing problems. Corporate investment reaches pre-crisis levels, but firms consider only half of their capital stock to be state-of-the-art.

Contributor: Debora Revoltella | Published: 16 December 2017

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Excessive debt undermines our economic security

Well said Mr Hammond! Having the capacity to absorb a financial shock is one of the four pillars of financial wellbeing. For an individual gaining control over this element of their finances isn’t just about reducing debt, but about also increasing short-term savings which can then protect them and their family from future unwanted sudden debt.

Contributor: Eve Read | Published: 11 December 2017

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Budget round-up – comment across the sectors

Most people were expecting the threshold to be raised to £250,000 so an extra £50,000 will come as a surprise to many. And no-one expected the additional freeze for areas with higher priced houses. That will defintely be welcomed by first-time buyers in the south.

Contributor: Various | Published: 22 November 2017

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Autumn Budget to hit private sector contractors

This will lead to a significant increase in labour costs and a major administrative headache for companies which engage contractors working through their own companies (Personal Service Companies), exactly as witnessed in the public sector since April this year.

Contributor: Press Release | Published: 22 November 2017

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Autumn Budget to hit private sector contractors

This will lead to a significant increase in labour costs and a major administrative headache for companies which engage contractors working through their own companies (Personal Service Companies), exactly as witnessed in the public sector since April this year.

Contributor: Press Release | Published: 22 November 2017

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Why Attracting millennials to financial services is a challenge

As the financial sector celebrates International Accounting Day, research by recruitment specialist, Robert Half Financial Services has revealed the steps businesses are taking to attract the next generation to a career in financial services. Ninety-five per cent of financial services executives admit that it is challenging to find skilled Millennials, 58 percent of which admit it’s ‘very challenging’.

Contributor: Matt Weston | Published: 20 November 2017