How much time do we spend in meetings? Is it time well-spent? Meetings are an essential part of our working lives, yet they can easily lack direction and lose focus. Nathan Matthews explores how to keep meetings on track and productive.
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The Gender Pay Gap – Second Year of Reporting
Employers with 250 or more employees have a legal requirement to publish annual calculations showing how wide the pay gap between their male and female employees is. The 2019 reporting deadline is fast approaching. What impact is publishing this data having in practice?
Leading from the Top – Directors’ Duties
Implementation of SM&CR is fast approaching. There needs to be leadership and commitment at the highest level within firms to reasonably ensure compliance with the new regime. Nathan Matthews looks at the key role directors play in shaping a positive organisational culture.
The Benefits of an Age-Diverse Workplace
Having an age-diverse workforce can bring many benefits to an organisation. By making assumptions about individuals on the basis of their age, employers are on dangerous territory – and potentially losing out on skills and experience that could be an asset to their organisation.
Increase in Whistleblowing Complaints to FCA
In 2018, there was a reported 24% increase in the number of whistleblowing complaints to the FCA - an increase which follows the introduction of SM&CR within the financial sector.
Financial Ombudsman Service Award Limits to Increase
The FCA has confirmed that the Financial Ombudsman Service’s award limit is to increase from April 2019.
Where are we now?
David Millett looks at a significant week in Parliament in determining the course of Brexit and the major uncertainties that are likely to remain.
FCA Confirms Proposals in the Event of a No-Deal Brexit
The FCA has confirmed its proposals in the event of a no-deal Brexit, publishing near final rules and guidance which will apply in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal on 29 March 2019.