Tory Shadow Chancellor George Osborne says a Conservative Government would scale down the power of the Treasury removing its spending responsibilities and its role in administering in-work and universal child benefits.
The City of London is employing more gay and lesbian people than ever, according to research from recruitment consultancy Joslin Rowe Associates and Origin HR. The study found that 6.3 per cent – or 55,000 – of the 900,000 employees working in the City are gay, a rise of 0.4 per cent from two years […]
Private medical insurance is the only protection product that has seen improved sales. Term insurance, critical-illness cover, income protection, mortgage payment protection insurance and PPI all suffered falling sales in the last year. The Protection Review annual report, co-edited by industry figures Peter Le Beau and Andy Couchman, offers an independent analysis of the health […]
Jelf Employee Benefits assesses the areas that employers should be aware of when considering operating in Sierra Leone, including healthcare access, delivery and insurance provisions. This report draws on various sources to highlight specific considerations for this emerging jewel in West Africa.
Out of context “If you hear any music, don’t worry, it’s not my iPod.” Pimfa’s Liz Field apologises to MM after train delays force her to dash into a coffee shop for an interview “Paid in wine please.” Yardstick Agency Founder Phil Bray jokes about his payment preference after giving financial planning personality Phil Billingham a […]
Inflation stayed put at 2.4 per cent in June, bucking against an expectation it would rise to 2.6 per cent. Data from the Office for National Statistics released today show inflation will remain at its lowest level for 12 months. Smith & Williamson Global Inflation-Linked Bond Fund manager Thomas Wells says the Bank of England will now […]