EEF stated in its 2015 EEF Manifesto that the UK’s growth prospects depend on people being fit, working and productive. Keeping people in work and helping people return to work is very important for the manufacturing sector. It means boosting productivity by getting people back into work as early as is possible, as well as fostering workplace cultures and environments that proactively manage individuals’ health conditions so that all can benefit from lower sickness absence outcomes.
Fund managers remain upbeat on the bond market outlook despite current high volatility and outflows from funds, but the future for the asset class remains uncertain. In the 10 weeks to 13 May this year, bond funds saw the largest outflows since 2013 with investors moving some $5.9bn (£3.7bn) out of global fixed income funds, […]
The era of record regulatory fines has been branded as “the new normal” as the level of penalties dished out by the FCA hits a total of £1.5bn. The figures have been published as part of the latest Global Enforcement Review by Kinetic Partners, part of consultancy firm Duff & Phelps. It found that the […]
French President François Hollande has urged the Greek government to quickly return to the negotiating table with its creditors, after talks on Sunday with EU officials in Brussels failed to reach an agreement on a future bailout. The BBC reports Hollande has said there is “little time” to prevent Greece from leaving the eurozone. Speaking during […]
With European markets picking up in early 2015, Mark Page, Artemis European Opportunities Fund manager, discusses the ‘macro’ drivers and whether the improvements are sustainable. Largely driven by economic stimulus by the European Central Bank, European stockmarkets have performed strongly so far in 2015. Mark discusses the relative merits and sustainability of ECB policy with […]
Jelf Employee Benefits highlights new legislation, key requirements and policy considerations when structuring international private medical insurance (IPMI) for expatriate employees in Qatar. This edition will be of particular interest to global human resource directors, compensation and benefits specialists and mobility managers who have employee populations in Qatar.
Technology firm IRESS has struck a deal with the Julian Harris Network that will see its XPLAN Mortgage platform rolled out to all 132 of the network’s advisers. According to IRESS, the software does not require a would-be borrower to provide credit files up front, and it will enable pre-qualification for a mortgage offer early […]
Instead of looking for innovations, we should seek to create new meanings for new audiences, based on used ideas My last article for Money Marketing appeared to accuse advisers of stifling innovation and, as you can imagine, comments were made. In my defence, I was doing so less by way of criticism and more by […]
I have never been a great fan of daytime television, despite the worst possible occurrences of man flu over the years, but the recent news coverage on the employment status of veteran presenter Lorraine Kelly got me thinking. In particular, about just how long the “self-employed” status will remain a robust and safe position to […]