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Autumn Statement 2015 – What’s coming?

The Chancellor George Osborne has set out his priorities for the combined Spending Review and Autumn Statement he will deliver on 25 November 2015, which are economic security, national security and opportunity.

National Minimum Wage - Disclosure deadline of 29 November 2015

HMRC is offering a brief window in which employers can potentially register to disclose underpayments of National Minimum Wage (NMW) so as to avoid penalties and being ‘named and shamed’ in the national media. This can be of particular relevance to the Care and Charity sectors where there may be historic issues around sleepovers.

Why asset managers need to think about corporate culture and how it affects returns

Recent corporate scandals, and their impact on share prices, have focused many minds on how to avoid recurrence. Much of the coverage has focused on the culture which allowed this to happen, yet while there is widespread agreement that culture can be pivotal to how the board and employees behave, the conversation often stops at simply acknowledging the issue. Identifying the dominant corporate culture and finding ways to change it all too often go into the ‘too difficult box’.

Protecting policy holders and providers in the secondary annuity market

The secondary annuity market offers potential new freedoms for individuals who have already retired, however a number of issues need to be addressed before the market gains the liquidity that it needs to be successful. At a recent workshop held by Mazars at which Steve Webb (the former Pensions Minister) spoke, representatives from the insurance industry highlighted the three main issues which need to be resolved before the market can take off.