As the festive season approaches, investors find themselves in a far more optimistic mood compared to the gloom of the previous year. In the aftermath of a challenging October for global stock markets, November brought a welcome period of calm and substantial returns for various markets and regions, with many boasting double-digit gains for 2023.
The Chancellor’s autumn statement has evoked a mixed response from the recruitment industry, with varying perspectives on the implications for professionals and businesses. Tania Bowers, the global public policy director at the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo), welcomed the news that HMRC is proceeding with the set-off proposals for off-payroll rules. This development, following
The United Kingdom is on the brink of a substantial transformation in its immigration system, bidding farewell to traditional physical documents like biometric residence permits (BRPs) and vignettes in favor of digital immigration statuses. By the close of 2024, the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) will fully embrace electronic visas (eVisas), aligning with the overarching
In a recent report by The Open University, the glaring gap between ESG awareness and practical implementation within businesses has come to light. Despite nearly 80 per cent of organisations acknowledging the impact of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors on their brand and reputation, only 8 per cent have a fully realised ESG strategy.
Over the last few years, a rarely seen e-commerce model has started to experience rapid growth. In fact, some industry experts are calling it a ‘B2B2C evolution’. But what’s driving this shift towards a B2B2C model? Let’s start with what B2B2C is. For the initiated, B2B2C is an e-commerce model where businesses sell to
As part of the Government’s highly publicised ‘mini-Budget’ announced in September 2022, UK Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng revealed that controversial reforms to IR35 rules will be scrapped. The changes will come into effect from 6th April 2023, at the start of the new tax year. The IR35 reforms in question involved changes to the off
The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has published its ‘Overcoming Shortages’ report, in which it outlines the crucial role of recruiters in addressing skills shortages. Within the report, the REC used research from CBI Economics to highlight the significant economic damage on the horizon if the UK doesn’t face up to the mounting number
On January 14, 2019, the Singapore Parliament passed its comprehensive Payment Services Act (PS Act), replacing the former Payment Systems Oversight Act and Money-Changing and Remittance Businesses Act to broaden the scope of regulated payment activities to include emerging trends and industries like digital assets and cryptocurrencies. The legislation, which aims to provide regulatory certainty
According to the latest data from Job Market Insights, the number of hard-to-fill roles in the UK rose sharply in April and May 2022. Job Market Insights combined data from all major employment websites, jobs boards and portals to produce its latest report. The findings were no surprise to any recruiter or employer
The latest statistics on the UK job market are in, and it’s a mixed bag of news for employers and job-hunters. According to data from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) and the Labour Market Tracker from Emsi Burning Glass, the number of active job postings is on the rise. There were over