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....More than 10 million UK workers are at high risk of being replaced by robots within 15 years as the automation of routine tasks gathers pace in a new machine age. A report by the consultancy firm PwC found that 30% of jobs in Britain were potentially under threat from breakthroughs in artificial intelligence (AI). ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....". David Brear, founder of fintech consultancy 11FS, says: "If, in five years time, [banks] are only selling their own products through their own channels to only their customers, they're in for hard times. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....The company has also become mired in a corruption scandal in its home country. "The Galaxy S8 is arguably the most important launch of the last 10 years for Samsung and every aspect will be under the microscope following the Note 7 recall," commented Ben Wood from the CCS tech consultancy. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Several readers told the Guardian of smart meters that had been installed but had failed to send readings back to their supplier. Ian Nock, who runs a consultancy, said his supplier had installed a smart meter despite it being located in his basement where it was unable to get a signal. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....”. Workforces in hotels and restaurants, manufacturers and transport are made up, respectively, of 33%, 23% and 20% non-UK nationals, according to human resources consultancy Mercer, where partner Gary Simmons says Brexit is taking place on top of a four-year decline in numbers of British-born workers. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....“I have been arguing for some time that interest rates should be gradually rising. The problem this year is that the slowdown in the economy could make that more difficult, even though it would be the right policy,” added Sentance, a senior economic adviser at the consultancy PwC. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....“It’s pretty simple. We are the only people building new nuclear power stations and we have by far the biggest new nuclear programme outside China for the next 10 years,” said Peter Atherton, an analyst at consultancy Cornwall Energy. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Then there are the hidden charges, such as for the turnover within the fund, which means you can easily be frittering away 2% a year of your investment. The Lang Cat consultancy, which monitors platform charges, has created a table of fees (see right) which show that it can cost as little as £13 to put £5,000 into an Isa. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Samsung Galaxy S8 hides home button and gains Bixby AI image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of March 2017 03:00:35 PM
....The company has also become mired in a corruption scandal in its home country. "The Galaxy S8 is arguably the most important launch of the last 10 years for Samsung and every aspect will be under the microscope following the Note 7 recall," commented Ben Wood from the CCS tech consultancy. ...
Bye-bye bank charges? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 11:28:16 PM
....". David Brear, founder of fintech consultancy 11FS, says: "If, in five years time, [banks] are only selling their own products through their own channels to only their customers, they're in for hard times. ...
UK energy firms including big six miss smart meter deadline image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 05:48:07 PM
....Several readers told the Guardian of smart meters that had been installed but had failed to send readings back to their supplier. Ian Nock, who runs a consultancy, said his supplier had installed a smart meter despite it being located in his basement where it was unable to get a signal. ...
The British jobs Brexit makes hard to fill image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 04:00:06 PM
....”. Workforces in hotels and restaurants, manufacturers and transport are made up, respectively, of 33%, 23% and 20% non-UK nationals, according to human resources consultancy Mercer, where partner Gary Simmons says Brexit is taking place on top of a four-year decline in numbers of British-born workers. ...
Foreign companies flock to build nuclear plants in the UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 04:00:06 PM
....“It’s pretty simple. We are the only people building new nuclear power stations and we have by far the biggest new nuclear programme outside China for the next 10 years,” said Peter Atherton, an analyst at consultancy Cornwall Energy. ...
Is an Isa the best home for your nest egg? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 07:00:03 AM
.... Then there are the hidden charges, such as for the turnover within the fund, which means you can easily be frittering away 2% a year of your investment. The Lang Cat consultancy, which monitors platform charges, has created a table of fees (see right) which show that it can cost as little as £13 to put £5,000 into an Isa. ...
Brexit economy: UK faces squeeze on living standards image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 10:30:30 AM
....“I have been arguing for some time that interest rates should be gradually rising. The problem this year is that the slowdown in the economy could make that more difficult, even though it would be the right policy,” added Sentance, a senior economic adviser at the consultancy PwC. ...
Millions of UK workers at risk of being replaced by robots, study says image
....More than 10 million UK workers are at high risk of being replaced by robots within 15 years as the automation of routine tasks gathers pace in a new machine age. A report by the consultancy firm PwC found that 30% of jobs in Britain were potentially under threat from breakthroughs in artificial intelligence (AI). ...
Next sees first annual profit fall in eight years image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 07:24:09 AM
....". Next has "had a remarkable record of out-performing its main competitors", especially M&S, in the past eight years, said Bryan Roberts of retail consultancy TCC Global. ...
Urban spies image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 12:29:02 AM
....Read all our Tomorrow's Cities series . Big data in cities has to be handled increasingly sensitively, thinks Nick Millman, managing director at consultancy firm Accenture. ...
'Out of control' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 12:02:11 AM
...."I knew there needed to be something for people with disabilities who just need a little bit of flexibility from their employers," she says. So she decided to quit her government job and launch Enabled Employment, a recruitment consultancy that helps people with a disability find paid work. ...
The Ronald, the Donald – and a hamstrung Hammond image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 06:59:01 AM
....She was under pressure from Republicans to signal a more rapid increase, but was clear in her view that a Trump boom is still just a twinkle in the former property developer’s eye. A study by consultancy Oxford Economics illustrates why the markets have joined the Fed in adopting a more cautious stance. ...
Rising prices set to push inflation over 2% Bank of England target image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 03:59:43 PM
.... That currency effect has combined with a rise in global oil prices to push inflation higher in recent months, causing a rude awakening for consumers, who had enjoyed near-zero inflation throughout 2015 and the first half of 2016. Howard Archer of consultancy IHS Markit predicts that Tuesday’s figures will confirm the rising trend for inflation: “Inflation is expected to have been lifted in February by significantly increased food prices. ...
Bank of England keeps UK interest rates on hold as it warns on inflation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 12:10:58 PM
.... The MPC said pay growth, which has been slowing in recent months, had turned out to be “notably weaker” on the latest figures than the Bank had been expecting in its latest set of economic forecasts in February. Howard Archer, economist at the consultancy IHS Markit, said that despite Forbes’s vote for a rate rise there was little chance borrowing costs would go up soon. ...
Charlotte Hogg image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 01:51:01 PM
.... She began her career in 1992 at the Bank of England as a graduate trainee for two years. She then spent 14 years working in the US, first at consultancy firm McKinsey, whose alumni includes the likes of Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg and Dido Harding, the outgoing chief executive of telecoms group TalkTalk. ...
Budget help for pubs only a 'stay of execution', says MP image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 06:34:39 PM
....”. The criticism of the government’s plans follows claims last week by property consultancy Gerald Eve that a maximum of 61% of pubs would benefit. ...
Green Investment Bank sell-off racks up at least £1m in fees image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 03:10:32 PM
. The troubled £2bn privatisation of the Green Investment Bank has already cost at least £1m of taxpayer money in consultancy fees, official documents have revealed. ...
Why are Britain’s new homes built so badly? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 07:00:27 AM
....”. Mark Farmer, a former partner at international consultancy EC Harris, who now runs his own construction consultancy, says: “In Germany, if there are evidenced problems with build quality the regulatory authorities can rescind the licence. ...
Charlotte Hogg: a family tree deeply rooted in the British establishment image
.... Instead of politics, she chose a career in business. She started as a graduate trainee at the Bank of England, moving on to consultancy McKinsey and then investment bank Morgan Stanley. ...
US interest rate rise almost certain after bumper jobs growth image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 06:15:58 PM
.... John Cannally of stockbroker LPL wrote on Twitter that the market “may begin to price in” the expected rate hikes this year. “Today, the Fed cleared the last small obstacle on its way to a now virtually certain interest rate rise next week,” said Oliver Kolodseike, senior economist at consultancy the Centre for Economics and Business Research. ...
Philip Hammond criticised for exaggerating pub relief scheme image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 07:03:46 PM
....This measure was part of a £435m relief package designed to dampen criticism of the controversial changes to business rates which mean that some firms will see their tax bill double from April. However, property consultancy Gerald Eve says its research shows a maximum of 61% of pubs will benefit. ...
What are the UK's highest paid apprenticeships of 2017? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 09:42:43 AM
....Leading professional services firms such as PwC, KPMG, Deloitte and EY offer apprenticeships that enable school leavers to become fully-qualified chartered accountants without completing a degree. These jobs span a variety of sectors, including: assurance, technology management consultancy, deals or tax. ...
DPD and Parcelforce face MPs' questions over working conditions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 02:58:20 PM
....”. Sue Tumelty, the founder and managing director of consultancy HR Dept, said: “I would like the ‘worker’ category to go. ...
Budget: Money for robots, cars and 5G image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 02:04:53 PM
.... . "Getting access to new digital applications over a fibre connection can be a massive competitive differentiator for businesses of any size," commented telecoms analyst Mark Newman from the ConnectivityX consultancy. ...
Budget: More help for pubs in rates change image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 01:28:46 PM
....But he added that the tax remained out of date and called for the creation of a simpler, fairer system. And Jerry Schurder, head of business rates at the property consultancy Gerald Eve said the plan for another consultation into more frequent revaluations was "timewasting of the highest order". ...
Get ready for food inflation to take a bite out of growth | Vicky Pryce image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 12:37:50 PM
.... But retail food prices are beginning to rise. According the consumer consultancy Kantar Worldpanel, the rate of price increases doubled from 0. ...
Blood couriers launch case challenging self-employed status image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 05:19:22 PM
....Hannah Reed, a senior policy officer at the Trades Union Congress, said: “There should be a floor of rights for all working people – a single worker definition. ” Sue Tumblety, founder and managing director of the employment human resources consultancy HR Dept Ltd, added: “I would like the ‘worker’ category to go. ...
How to save WH Smith from its 'godawful uniformity' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 04:52:17 PM
....Around 700 WH Smith stores are in railway stations, airports and service stations, and around 600 are on the high street. Consistency is fine for the travel outlets, where speed is key but, on the high street, stores need to be more interesting, says Cate Trotter, head of trends at Insider Trends, a retail futures consultancy. ...
Bank of England deputy governor gets warning over conflict of interest image
....The newly appointed deputy governor first joined the Bank of England as a graduate trainee. She quickly moved on to consultancy McKinsey and then Morgan Stanley – positions which kept her in the US for a decade and where she met her husband, Steve Sacks, with whom she has two children. ...
Food inflation doubles in a month as UK shoppers start to feel the pinch image
....4% in the 12 weeks to 26 February, from 0. 7% in the 12 weeks to 29 January, according to the consumer consultancy Kantar Worldpanel. ...
German chain store tycoon Schlecker in fraud trial with family image
....Lars and his sister Meike ran a logistics firm, LDG, which allegedly became a conduit for some of the Schlecker company assets. His wife Christa is accused of having received tens of thousands of euros disguised as consultancy fees. ...
GM set to announce Opel and Vauxhall sale on Monday image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 12:03:33 PM
....In a bid to protect its Buick and Chevrolet brands, GM has not allowed Opel to expand outside Europe. "All the western carmakers have been making their money in the Chinese market these past few years," said Marc Staudenmayer of the Advancy management consultancy. ...
Recipe for success image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 12:11:31 AM
....". But what do the experts think? Lisa Lyons, a human resources boss at consultancy group Mercer, says that like any team-building event, cookery classes "have the potential to accelerate the overall performance of the team". ...
Hitting rock bottom image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 12:07:40 AM
.... The result - a massive oversupply of vessels. "The attitude in the industry was when you were not making profits the best thing to do was to cut costs, and the best way to cut costs is to increase scale, buying bigger and more fuel-efficient ships," explains Rahul Kapoor, director at shipping consultancy Drewry Financial Research Services. ...
MWC 2017: Sony launches slow-mo Xperia XZ Premium phone image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 07:45:47 AM
.... The challenge is to press the button at the right moment. "It's only a very brief amount of time and you've got to be really on the ball to use it effectively," commented Tim Coulling from the Canalys tech consultancy. ...
Nokia 3310 mobile phone resurrected at MWC 2017 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 04:30:03 PM
....One expert said it was a "fantastic way" to relaunch Nokia's phone brand. "The 3310 was the first mass-market mobile and there's a massive amount of nostalgia and affection for it," commented Ben Wood from the technology consultancy CCS Insight. ...
MWC 2017: LG G6 phone is made for split-screen apps image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 12:03:56 PM
....But one expert said the idea of adding functionality via add-on accessories - known as friends - proved to be unwieldy in practice. "If you look at the way G5 worked - owners had to open the case, remove the battery and power down the device before putting in another friend - that concept was fatally flawed," said Tim Coulling from the tech consultancy Canalys. ...
Don’t be a dinosaur image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 12:37:05 AM
...."[It's about] how do you do things with less bureaucracy, with less decision makers who can say no… how do we get more people who can say yes, and then how do we respond to customer needs much faster?," she says. Swedish software consultancy Crisp is one firm which has embraced an agile approach, right down to the rather extreme interpretation of having no one in charge at all. ...
'The economy looks set to be slowing again' – experts debate Brexit watch data image
....The economy looks set to be slowing again. Senior economic adviser at the PwC consultancy and former member of the Bank’s MPC from October 2006 to May 2011. ...
Brexit economy: can consumers keep shoring up the UK? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 10:41:44 AM
....Andrew Sentance, also a former member of the MPC, said those relatively strong tax receipt figures reflected the picture in the second half of last year of stronger than expected growth driven by consumer spending and a resilient world economy. “But the evidence from the data for the first month of this year is more uncertain,” added Sentance, a senior economic adviser at the consultancy PwC. ...
Supermarket sourcing image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 12:18:01 AM
Government failure to act means gender pay gap will remain, say MPs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 06:50:01 AM
....”. According to a study by consultancy PwC, published on Tuesday, Britain has a higher proportion of working women than most countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development ranking of rich nations. ...
Hammond in ‘listening mode’ on business rates after backlash from Tories image
....However, Javid and Gauke have come under pressure after it was suggested they may have underestimated the rates rises by 5-7% in figures sent out with the letter. An analysis by the consultancy Gerald Eve was also reported to show that rates will only fall in 135 council areas, not the 259 claimed by the government. ...
Pension changes could cost 11m Britons thousands of pounds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of February 2017 01:42:09 PM
....The changes are flagged in a green paper issued by the pensions minister, Richard Harrington. It cites estimates from pensions consultancy Hymans Robertson that a shift to CPI would “take away about £20,000 in benefits over an average DB (defined benefit) scheme member’s life”. ...
I'm being allowed to work part-time but am unhappy about my salary image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of February 2017 07:00:31 AM
.... We then print the best of your comments alongside Jeremy’s own insights. I have worked in my current job as an ecologist within a planning consultancy for three years. ...
Brexit vote begins to bite as rising food and fuel bills hit retail sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of February 2017 12:51:52 PM
.... Jobs market data this week showed wage growth slowed at the end of last year despite unemployment remaining at its lowest rate for more than a decade. “These figures provide the clearest evidence yet that rising prices will squeeze consumer spending throughout this year and into 2018,” said Andrew Sentance, senior economic adviser at the consultancy PwC. ...
Government urged to stop property tax hikes for 1,249 NHS hospitals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of February 2017 06:37:31 PM
....5bn rebate. The trusts are being represented by Bilfinger GVA, a property consultancy. ...
Viagogo accused of sitting on refunds after overcharging for tickets image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of February 2017 06:31:34 PM
....”. Jill Hutchison, a consultancy manager with the National Trust, bought tickets for her daughters’ birthdays two weeks ago. ...
Booming gig economy costs £4bn in lost tax and benefit payouts, says TUC image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of February 2017 07:01:36 AM
....”. The analysis, conducted for the TUC by consultancy Landman Economics, used tax and benefit modelling to gauge the impact of the rise in insecure work since 2006. ...
Sadiq Khan: government must pay drivers £3,500 to scrap diesel cars image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 07:05:00 AM
....”. The scheme, drawn up by Transport for London with the help of an economic consultancy, is designed to allow the government to fulfil its obligations under European law to clean up air quality. ...
‘A change of jobs is not only desirable but possible’ – our work expert responds image
.... Suitably presented, these are hugely attractive in the PA/retail/heritage interpretation areas. You could find yourself delivering the same skills for better terms and conditions (the day ends at five! No Sunday night stress!) If you want to stay in education, get involved in consultancy and advice (but not Ofsted) – or even tap into the money pot that is setting up a free school. ...
The Econocracy review – how three students caused a global crisis in economics image
.... Flick through any newspaper and you’ll find it is not enough for mental illness to cause suffering, or for people to enjoy paintings: both must have a specific cost or benefit to GDP. It is as if Gradgrind had set up a boutique consultancy, offering mandatory but spurious quantification for any passing cause. ...
Housing crisis: the empty nester's guide to downsizing image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of February 2017 06:36:21 PM
....“We didn’t need all that space, but the location was superb,” Malcolm says. He’s 81 now, a year younger than Margaret, and retired 10 years ago after a career in computing and consultancy. ...
Lloyds apologises for 'distress' caused by £245m HBOS loan scam image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of February 2017 12:45:49 PM
....Scourfield, who received a sentence of 11 years and three months, pleaded guilty to the scheme, which involved introducing his small business clients to consultant David Mills. Scourfield gave inappropriate loans to struggling businesses, which allowed Mills and his associates to profit from high consultancy fees while the banker was rewarded with foreign cruises and sex parties. ...
'UK could be fastest-growing G7 economy if it gets trade deals right' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of February 2017 06:30:07 AM
.... By 2050, these gaps are projected to close to around double China’s and around three times India’s, demonstrating long-term income convergence,” the report said. The consultancy firm’s long-term optimism about the UK economy is in contrast to its more gloomy near-term forecasts for the effects of a Brexit vote, published with pro-remain business group the CBI before the referendum. ...
Amazon Web Services: the secret to the online retailer's future success image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of February 2017 07:00:23 AM
....43%: Amazon’s share of total US online sales, based on research by Slice Intelligence. 64m: Number of customers signed up for the video-streaming service Prime, according to the consultancy cg42. ...
Cash, cruises and sex parties: inside ex-HBOS manager's £245m scam image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 30th of January 2017 05:37:27 PM
....However, now it can be reported for the first time that Scourfield, 54, is corrupt, and pleaded guilty last year to six counts relating to his role in a scheme that cost the bank £245m. On Monday his business associate David Mills, 60, who ran a small business turnaround consultancy Quayside Corporate Services (QCS), Mills’s wife. ...
Ex-HBOS manager and five others face jail over £245m scam image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 30th of January 2017 04:41:50 PM
....In addition the former banker was lavished with stays in Mayfair hotels, trips to Las Vegas and Barbados, a £3,220 Cartier watch and enjoyed three nights on a six-star cruise from Nice to Saint Tropez. In return, Scourfield, who had previously pleaded guilty to charges relating to his role in the scam last year, agreed to give inappropriate loans to struggling businesses, which allowed Mills and his associates to profit from imposing high consultancy fees on those firms. ...
Pokémon Go and no sign of stopping: Apple’s App Store sales boom image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 28th of January 2017 03:59:04 PM
....While Apple does not make money directly from the likes of Uber, Ladbrokes or HSBC having apps on its phones, it wants to ensure it is integral to businesses’ digital strategies as employees and consumers increasingly go mobile. Horace Dediu at Asymco, a mobile technology consultancy, estimates that companies generate around $300bn from business that is linked to having an app in Apple’s ecosystem. ...
Strong dollar drags US growth to slowest pace since 2011 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 27th of January 2017 02:15:35 PM
....”. Paul Ashworth, chief US economist at consultancy Capital Economics, said the slowdown in fourth-quarter growth was not a cause for concern since the third and fourth quarter performances were heavily influenced by a temporary swing in exports. ...
'It's a crisis that keeps on hurting' - experts debate Brexit watch data image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of January 2017 11:10:06 AM
.... That is why there were votes for Trump and Brexit. Senior economic adviser at the consultancy PwC and former member of the Bank’s MPC from October 2006 to May 2011. ...
Brexit economy: weak pound stokes inflation as jobs market cools image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of January 2017 11:09:22 AM
....Writing in the Guardian, a former member of the Bank’s monetary policy committee (MPC), Andrew Sentance, said two factors pointed to economic growth losing momentum: a slowdown in employment and rising inflation. “For now, consumer spending and strong global growth are supporting the UK economy – and we have yet to see the negative impact on investment which many forecasters are expecting in 2017,” said Sentance, a senior economic adviser at the consultancy PwC. ...
Can post-Brexit London survive as Europe's cultural and financial capital? image
....Before the referendum, a clear majority of British Bankers’ Association (BBA) members believed that Brexit would have a negative impact, while Mark Boleat, one of the City of London’s most senior figures, has repeatedly warned since June that the industry will suffer. While the political focus is usually on banking, London’s sector is better understood as a broad range of inter-linked services, covering finance and investment, accountancy, management consultancy, communications, IT and much more. ...
Sainsbury's chairman sanctioned for using staff to work on country home image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 23rd of January 2017 07:00:26 AM
....The revelation will be highly embarrassing for Tyler who has extensive board level experience and is currently also chairman of Hammerson, the listed shopping centre developer, and on the board of Domestic & General warranty group. He was previously chairman of Logica, the IT and management consultancy, as well as private equity firm 3i and for many years was finance director of GUS, the former Argos to Burberry group. ...
Deloitte helped set up Brexit department at time of leaked memo image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of January 2017 05:44:28 PM
....The accountancy firm behind the leaked memo that claimed the government had no Brexit strategy had been working in Whitehall helping to set up David Davis’s Brexit department. Deloitte, along with seven other consultancy firms, worked on a short-term contract within the Department for Exiting the EU. ...
UK retail sales slump in December as inflation bites image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 20th of January 2017 11:05:00 AM
.... Mark Carney also flagged a pickup in consumer borrowing and signs that people were dipping into their savings to carry on spending. Paul Hollingsworth, UK economist at the consultancy Capital Economics, said the retail sales figures might provide some relief on that front. ...
Pound soars but FTSE falls after Theresa May's Brexit speech image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of January 2017 06:37:34 PM
....”. Andrew Goodwin, senior economist at the consultancy Oxford Economics, also noted that the negotiations were far from guaranteed to succeed. ...
Theresa May’s cabinet: pretty rich, but nothing on Trump’s image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of January 2017 09:00:34 AM
....The former Guardian-reading teenage goth, now chancellor, is thought to be worth upwards of £8m, thanks to Castlemead, a property-development company he helped set up. It started in housing before moving into building for the healthcare sector and consultancy work. ...
Top bosses question benefits of globalisation, PwC survey finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 06:30:16 PM
....Executives running the world’s leading companies share public scepticism about the benefits of globalisation and doubt whether breaking down barriers to trade has helped tackle climate change or inequality. The annual health check of global boardrooms conducted by the consultancy firm PwC found the mood more upbeat than a year ago, despite the shockwaves caused in 2016 by the vote for Brexit and the victory of Donald Trump in the US presidential election. ...
Private health insurance sales surge amid NHS crisis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 12:01:09 AM
....1% in 2015 with just over 4 million people insured. The figures, compiled by healthcare consultancy LaingBuisson, account for the period until the end of 2015. ...
Twelve things you need to know about driverless cars image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 15th of January 2017 07:30:09 AM
....So how exactly will we be getting about by the end of the next decade? Will automation really “solve” crashes, and what other sorts of AVs are we likely to see on our roads? The Observer asked a panel of experts about the likely realities and practicalities of driving in the year 2030. You’ll have a choice, says Dr Nick Reed, academy director at transport consultancy TRL. ...
China voices economic fears about Donald Trump presidency image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 06:19:18 PM
....”. Julian Evans-Pritchard, China economist at the consultancy Capital Economics, said he saw little prospect of China’s trade position improving in the near future, partly thanks to tepid global growth. ...
Fitness fail  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 12:09:54 AM
....In short, do they really work?. "They've made us all aware of how we treat our bodies, and they have even helped people diagnose things like diabetes and obesity," says Collette Johnson, head of marketing at IT consultancy Plextek. ...
UK Christmas retail: the winners and losers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 01:23:56 PM

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