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Metlife is set to acquire AIG subsidiary Alico for over £10bn.
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Commercial I have a riposte for Alan Lakey (Letters, February 25). Although what you say may be true, I wonder if it should even be a concern of someone in business. Your letter looked more like a political manifesto. You may consider that you are a utility provider but in that case you may be […]
For a job as big as managing the auto-enrolment changes, it’s important to know what has been completed and what still lies in front of you to give you the reassurance that everything is in hand. Getting the planning and project management right at the outset can help you see the path ahead and ensure everyone knows their roles and responsibilities. To help with this, Johnson Fleming has produced a checklist outlining every step that needs to be taken when preparing for auto-enrolment.
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