Archive for May, 2016

Is Corporate Reporting Too Focused on Short-Term Performance?

Comments Off | 05-30-2016

Annual reports need to provide more in-depth strategy discussion, backed by relevant operational KPIs so that investors can take a longer-term view of corporate health and performance – according to KPMG International’s second annual Survey of Business Reporting
Companies are focusing their performance reporting, strategic discussion and risk assessments on short-term financial

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Foreign Secretary in the Gulf to Discuss Countering Daesh and the Yemen Crisis

Comments Off | 05-30-2016

During the visit, Philip Hammond will meet leaders in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Doha, the United Arab Emirates and Oman to discuss a wide range of regional and international issues, including the vital role that the Gulf countries have in countering Daesh and working to overcome regional challenges such as the

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Minister for Asia Hugo Swire visits India

Comments Off | 05-30-2016

Mr Swire will meet senior Indian counterparts in Delhi to build on the successful visit of Indian Prime Minister to the UK in November 2015, where a series of agreements about cooperation on key foreign and security issues were made.
He will also meet prominent Indian business people and representatives from the

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Some business customers are not currently receiving email notifications about intended Direct Debit collections.

Comments Off | 05-27-2016

Since Friday 13 May, some email notifications about intended Direct Debit collections have not been delivered to customers.
We are investigating this technical issue and working to fix this as quickly as possible.
The Direct Debit payment collection process has not been affected.
Customers who use our portal can view their collection details in the portal ‘Administrative Services’

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GDP growth set for further deceleration in Q2 – EY ITEM Club comments

Comments Off | 05-27-2016

GDP growth left unrevised at 0.4% in Q1…
…with familiar story of relative consumer strength but overseas weakness
Second quarter likely to see a further deceleration in growth

Martin Beck, senior economic advisor to the EY ITEM Club, comments:
“GDP growth in Q1 was almost entirely accounted for by a rise in consumer spending. At

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Chief Secretary to the Treasury’s keynote speech at UK-Algeria Investment Forum

Comments Off | 05-27-2016

Ministers, Lord Risby, Ambassadors, distinguished members of the business community, ladies and gentlemen:
It is a great pleasure to be here with you today in Algiers.
Aside from being a government minister, I’m the Member of Parliament for Chelsea and Fulham – not just MP for two famous football clubs, but two thriving and lively

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Financial help for property owners affected by HS2 extended route to Crewe

Comments Off | 05-26-2016

Changes also mean eligible owner-occupiers can nominate local surveyors to value their property.
Compensation and assistance measures for eligible people living near the HS2 route between Fradley and Crewe have been confirmed by the Department for Transport today (26 May 2016).
The package of schemes on offer for HS2 Phase 2a are based on those announced for

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GDP growth set for further deceleration in Q2 – EY ITEM Club comments

Comments Off | 05-26-2016

GDP growth left unrevised at 0.4% in Q1…
…with familiar story of relative consumer strength but overseas weakness
Second quarter likely to see a further deceleration in growth

Martin Beck, senior economic advisor to the EY ITEM Club, comments:
“GDP growth in Q1 was almost entirely accounted for by a rise in consumer spending. At

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Motor insurance premiums rise to £13.9bn in 2015, but headline net combined ratio (NCR) increases to 102%

Comments Off | 05-26-2016

Insurers in 2015 spent approximately £102 in claims and expenses for each £100 of premium earned;
NCR could increase to 104% in 2016, before improving to 102% in 2017.

Motor insurance premiums in 2015 grew by 5% or £0.7bn to £13.9bn from the previous year, according to analysis by Deloitte, the business advisory firm.
While premiums

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Ashford waste company employees fined £25,419 for waste crime.

Comments Off | 05-25-2016

Employees of an Ashford-based waste management business have been fined a total of £25,419 for the illegal deposit and burning of large quantities of waste wood at Marlow Farm near Lenham and Tanglewood near Charing.
Richard Monks was fined £5,525 with £9,000 costs. Richard Monks is a Director of Green Box Recycling

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