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A snow bomb, employee absence and the question of pay
Kerri Constable

19 January 2018

The ‘snow bomb’ just before Christmas highlighted to many employers the difficulties some their workers had getting into work. This has prompted a number of questions from managers and business owners about whether workers who do not attend are entitled to receive pay.

General Data Protection Regulation – what must employers do by 25 May 2018
Charlie Barnes

19 January 2018

On 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) must be introduced across the EU. Over the course of the next few months, we’ll be covering some of the key aspects of the GDPR which employers will need to have covered.

Digital strength and network stability
Andy Murray

18 January 2018

With the UK’s railway carrying more passengers than ever and demand continuing to rise, is there a plan in place to tackle this? Digital Railway is the industry’s improved plan to tackle the UK’s capacity issue by accelerating the digital modernisation of the railway. More trains will run on existing tracks – safer, faster and cheaper – helping to increase the impact of vital upgrades like HS2 and Crossrail.

FRS 102: early adoption of amendments could be attractive
Danielle Stewart OBE

18 January 2018

On 14 December 2017, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) issued Amendments to FRS 102 - Triennial Review 2017 which makes FRS 102 more cost-effective and easier to use as well as providing some useful clarifications.

IFRS 9: immediate recognition of profits or losses from renegotiated debt terms
Danielle Stewart OBE

17 January 2018

From January 2018 IFRS 9 introduces substantial changes to the classification and measurement of financial assets (including the impairment model) and elements of hedge accounting.

Financial firms optimistic about long-term prospects
David Fenton

15 January 2018

In the days after the EU referendum, many financial services firms began to ready themselves for a worst-case Brexit scenario. Stories of job cuts, relocations to European hotspots, and other potential negative impacts on the industry quickly dominated headlines. Yet, as 2018 gets underway, a more nuanced picture has begun to emerge.

Middle market sentiment dips
Simon Hart

15 January 2018

Middle market leaders are becoming increasingly nervous about the UK’s decision to leave the EU. After showing signs of optimism over the summer, they now expect Brexit to dent their short-term business prospects.

Firms look to secure EU future
Simon Hart

15 January 2018

Simon Hart, our Brexit Partner, discusses the findings from our Brexit Monitor. They indicate that UK firms are considering or have set up subsidiaries or branches in Germany, France, Sweden, Spain and Austria.

Brexit confidence soars in construction
Kelly Boorman

15 January 2018

The construction industry shows newfound optimism about Brexit. Alongside manufacturers, construction firms are the most optimistic about the impact of Brexit on their business prospects over the next five years.

Will Chinese capital continue?

15 January 2018

The EU referendum has created a favourable landscape for overseas investment. While volatility acts as a break on domestic spending, the weak pound creates a big incentive for international investors. In the first three quarters of 2017, Chinese investors spent £6.4bn on UK property: up from £2bn in the same period in 2015.

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