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Osborne: Brexit would spark year-long recession

The Treasury has warned a vote to leave the European Union would trigger a year-long recession and a 3.6 per cent decline in economic growth. According to the BBC, Chancellor George Osborne says in a Treasury study the UK would suffer an “immediate and profound” economic shock of its own making in the event of a […]

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Stephen Womack: The dangers of forcing firms to give pro-bono advice

Last month, I was lucky enough to attend the latest Personal Finance Society graduation ceremony. Held in the splendour of the City of London’s Insurance Hall, I joined more than 100 other chartered financial planners and fellows of the society to formally graduate. A word of advice for anyone invited to graduate: go. It was a memorable […]

SFO pressed to cut ‘blockbuster funding’ to tackle staffing issues

The Serious Fraud Office would be better value for money if its dependence on “blockbuster funding” was reduced, according to a government report that found the SFO’s current funding model is leading to staffing gaps. HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate has published a report into the SFO’s governance arrangements that detailed nine recommendations for improvement. […]

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