The number of non-government employees adding to pension entitlements in defined benefit schemes fell by 100,000 in the year to March 2014,
• Positivity about job prospects also at 7 year high
• Proportion of consumers willing to spend money at highest level for 8 years
• Proportion of consumers who believe UK is in a recession at lowest point on record
The number of people dying in prison has risen to its highest level since records began in 1978, figures seen by the Howard League for Penal Reform reveal today (30 October 2014).
The latest house price index (HPI) from nationwide building society shows the price of an average house went up by 0.5 percent in October, so recovering from September’s slight fall of 0.1 percent.
UK companies are facing big cost increases in their employee insurance premiums as the average age of their employees continues to rise. Research from Towers Watson shows that when a company’s average employee age rises by five years its Group Income Protection insurance premium could increase by as much as 50%.
• Indirect taxes harder to collect, so shift creates more opportunity for abuse
• Bloomsbury Professional celebrates its 10th anniversary in October
The Government has made a significant shift in its revenue raising from direct to indirect taxes
Contrary to reports that investment demand in Prime Central London (PCL) residential has already stalled in the lead up to the UK general election, just released Land Registry HPI statistics, analysed by London Central Portfolio, paint a different picture.
Managers’ ethics linked to better performance, shows research
Winning hearts and minds is not just an empty strap line: who cares, wins, according to a new research report published by CMI (the Chartered Management Institute) and MoralDNA™.
• Businesses not dealing with fundamental problems because of cheap debt
• Interest rates rise will see end to ‘phony war’
Altmann urges companies and governments across the world to “Retain, Retrain and Recruit” older workers
Pensions Minister says the situation is improving for older workers but we must “keep our foot on the accelerator”.
Ros Altmann, the UK Government’s Business Champion for Older Workers will today
David Cameron’s attempts to make a European Union in/out referendum legally binding on the next government to be holding the reins of power in 2017 has collapsed under the strain of the coalition agreement his party has with the Lib Dems.
• Household borrowing continues at a subdued level…
• …while mortgage approvals drop to a 14-month low
• Housing market should continue to drop down the MPC’s worry list