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HMRC must boost staff skills to meet costcutting target

02/12/2011

HM Revenue & Customs must focus on boosting staff skills if it is to meet its targets of shaving 25% from its budget and increasing tax revenue by £7bn, a National Audit Office report concludes.


 

Opinion: executive pay transparency may lead to Ďratchetingí

02/12/2011

Stephen Cahill, partner in the remuneration team at Deloitte responds to the publication of the High Pay Commissionís report into executive pay, welcoming its focus on enhancing accountability and transparency, before cautioning the possible effects of complete openness regarding pay


 

Mouchel profits nosedive on public sector cuts

01/12/2011

Lowered public sector spending, coupled with a broader economic downturn have seen losses at leading infrastructure and business services firm, Mouchel, more than treble to £64.8m over the past year.


 

Greene King profits exceed expectations

01/12/2011

Greene King brewery and pub owner have announced higher than expected half yearly profits. However, despite this they are remaining cautious of the year ahead.


 

Kingfisher employees share £7.4m windfall

01/12/2011

Kingfisher plc (LSE: KGF) has delivered strong performance, yielding a £7.4 windfall that will be shared between the groupís 2,000 employees.


 

The wheels may be oiled but the EU machine is still broken

01/12/2011

Despite global markets being up on the back of the central banks' announcement on Wednesday there are still deep, underlying problems facing the eurozone, as Jason Gaywood of HiFX explained.


 

Global markets boosted by central banks' move

01/12/2011

Following Wednesday's announcement that central banks are to join forces enhance their capacity to provide liquidity support to the global financial system, global markets have jumped.


 

FTSE 100 down as leading banks see ratings slashed

30/11/2011

The FTSE 100 was down 43.45 points in early trading on Wednesday as the top banks shares fell on the back of Standard & Poor's cutting the ratings on 15 major lenders.


 

Marstonís prepare for expansion after double-digit profits

30/11/2011

Double-digit profit growth has delivered strong earnings per share at Marstonís (LSE: MARS), as the company prepares for an expansion plan that could create as many as 1,000 jobs.


 

Rolls-Royce lands $650m Brazil contracts with Petrobras

30/11/2011

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has been awarded new contracts with a potential value of $650 million by Petrobras, a world leader in deep and ultra-deep water oil and gas exploration and production, to support its production activities offshore Brazil.