Business & Finance

Financial advice: Why some people just don’t get it

A recent ABN AMRO round table event at Penarth Pier Pavilion showed up an intriguing truth about financial advice – some business people just don’t get it.

5 steps to interviewing a champion salesperson

According to latest research 55% of the sales workforce lack the qualities required to succeed.

Is the Bank of England exerting too much control over the property market?

At the time of writing, the Bank of England’s Financial Policy Committee (FPC) is considering proposals to limit the amount of money that the UK’s banks can borrow.

7 Myths All Chiropractors Need to Debunk to Serve More Patients

Most people who are skeptical about chiropractic care are afraid to come in for treatment because they believe that they will be entering Dante’s Inferno. In other words, they believe that they will come in for one treatment, and will never be able to stop coming

Manager Mayhem: Workers Who Hide Their Past Injuries and Physical Limitations

Employers hate workers’ compensation cases, and for good reason. Many employees who take advantage of the program either mislead or outright lie about their physical handicaps to get a job.

Small Business Bill threatens creditor engagement in insolvencies

• Measures aimed at clamping down on company director could reduce the number of disqualifications
• Comments from Moore Stephens’ Phillip Sykes in evidence to House of Commons Public Bill Committee

Latest HomeLet Rental Index Shows Second Consecutive Month of UK Market Easing

• Eight regions of the UK saw rental price falls during September 2014, while four saw increases

• Average monthly private rents in the UK (excluding London) now £728

• Average monthly private rent in London now £1,466

HMRC tax yield from investigations into construction companies hits record £131m

HMRC now also targeting employment intermediaries

HMRC’s yield from tax investigations into the construction sector jumped by 7% to a record £131 million last year*, up from £122 million the year before, says NoPalaver Group, a leading provider of accounting services to contractors.

HSBC unveils its lowest ever mortgage rate

0.99% discount rate for 2 years

HSBC will launch its lowest ever

Pension charges not capped for former employees

Commenting on the DWP’s policy paper Better workplace pension: putting savers’ interests first, Will Aitken, a senior consultant at Towers Watson said:

HMRC Chief Executive will say today that real time data will reshape HMRC’s enforcement work

• Lin Homer addressing PfP’s Tax Investigation conference today

• HMRC plans to work more closely with tax agents and intermediaries

Swiss Franc Declines after Revised Economic Forecast

The Swiss Franc declined 12 pips yesterday after having been down as much as -0.77% after the Swiss government downwardly revised its growth forecasts for 2014 and 2015 for the second time. The revision reflected the increasingly dismal economic outlook for its largest trading partner, Germany.