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Davos focus on cyber security must be matched by action, says KPMG

Phillip Hodgins, a principal advisor at KPMG reacts to the publication of a report published by the World Economic Forum that estimates a $3 trillion cost to the global economy if cyber security is not taken seriously
Modified date: 23/01/2015
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Paying a Living Wage will save a ‘lost generation’, says KPMG

Mike Kelly, head of Living Wage at KPMG comments on the Households below a Minimum Income Standard 2008/09 to 2012/13 report.
Modified date: 19/01/2015
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Board communication within FTSE 350 remains biggest hurdle to cyber risk awareness

Lack of communication between Boards and management tiers in FTSE 350 companies, and a growing reliance on legal remedies mean UK companies still have a long way to go to proactively manage the risks of a cyber attack.
Modified date: 16/01/2015
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KPMG and McLaren Technology Group form ground-breaking strategic alliance to transform audit and advisory services

The alliance will apply McLaren Applied Technologies’ (‘MAT’) predictive analytics and technology to KPMG’s audit and advisory services.
Modified date: 13/01/2015
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Report on Jobs - Permanent and temporary appointments rise at faster rates in December

Recruitment consultants signalled a further increase in permanent staff appointments during December
Modified date: 09/01/2015
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Cyber-crime in 2015 - ‘this time it’s personal’

'This time it’s personal’ will be motto of 2015 as cyber-criminals are predicted to become more selective in the way they target victims.
Modified date: 23/12/2014
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Digital divide will create a human problem in 2015, says KPMG

Boardrooms and their HR teams will face a difficult question in 2015 as organisations grapple with the need to embed new technology at the speed their employees are demanding.
Modified date: 22/12/2014
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2015 at risk of becoming ‘year of the fraudster’ as mobile payments increase, says KPMG

With estimates suggesting that fraud costs the UK economy £30 billion each year* KPMG’s UK Head of Forensic predicts that 2015 will be a year in which the number and assortment of scams will go up
Modified date: 19/12/2014
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Investment managers must fill their stockings with big data and real-time analytics, or risk being caught short next year

KPMG has today warned that investment managers must invest in big data and real-time analytics, or risk being caught short in 2015, as the firm predicts an increasingly volatile geopolitical landscape.
Modified date: 19/12/2014
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Investment in technology and digital skills will nurture the next Isaac Newton, Alan Turing and Stephen Hawking, says KPMG

Tudor Aw, head of technology sector at KPMG, comments on the plans set out by David Cameron to recruit 17,500 mathematics and physics teachers over the next five years and open the UK’s first national college for digital skills next year.
Modified date: 09/12/2014
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Tackling cyber-crime is a fair cop, says KPMG

The head of KPMG’s Cyber Security Academy suggests that the same approach to tackling so-called ‘traditional criminal activity’ should be adopted to defeat cyber criminals.
Modified date: 09/12/2014
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Report on Jobs - Placements rise further, but rate of growth slows again amid candidate shortages

The number of people placed in permanent jobs by surveyed recruitment consultancies continued to rise in November. However, the rate of growth moderated further, reaching its slowest for one-and-a-half years.
Modified date: 05/12/2014
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KPMG in Top 10 private sector organisations for race

KPMG has been named as one of the Top 10 private sector organisations for race diversity by Race for Opportunity, the campaign for race equality run by Business in the Community.
Modified date: 04/12/2014
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Autumn Statement 2014: Did Chancellor make SMEs wishes come true?

The measures announced today go some way to meeting the SME agenda as George Osborne sent out a positive statement of intent to support small and medium sized businesses.
Modified date: 03/12/2014
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Autumn Statement 2014:Chancellor attempts to woo ‘Didsbury-set’ with Autumn Statement

While the Autumn Statement offered little encouragement for those eager to hear detail on regional devolution, the Chancellor’s speech provided a number of giveaways for the Northern city.
Modified date: 03/12/2014
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Autumn Statement 2014: From slab to slice: shake up of stamp duty sees South East hardest hit

The ‘slab’ system has long been criticised for the way in which a single pound’s difference in purchase price can trigger a big jump in stamp duty payable.
Modified date: 03/12/2014
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Autumn Statement 2014: £45m export package to help SMEs take brakes off growth

Whilst exporting may be high on the Government agenda it is sadly not on the radar for most SMEs.
Modified date: 03/12/2014
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Autumn Statement 2014: “Keep innovating Britain! It’s working”

The theme of today’s Autumn Statement was aspiration, and the Chancellor has certainly delivered a boost to those SMEs with ambitions to grow, with a number of initiatives designed to boost innovation.
Modified date: 03/12/2014
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Autumn Statement 2014: Return of the sorcerer’s apprentice as NI scrapped for under 21s

Ingrid Waterfield comments on news that employers will no longer have to pay tax on apprenticeships for anyone aged twenty-one or under
Modified date: 03/12/2014
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KPMG announces offer to acquire Crimsonwing

KPMG has, today, made an offer to acquire Crimsonwing, an international IT company focusing on Microsoft Dynamics and e-Commerce business solutions.
Modified date: 28/11/2014
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Autumn Statement 2014: SMEs call for greater clarity around access to lending schemes

Iain Moffatt, head of KPMG Enterprise, comments on the measures that small and medium-sized businesses would like to see announced by the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement on 3 December 2014
Modified date: 28/11/2014
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Anonymity doesn’t equal cyber security, says KPMG

Comments on the news that Tor users have been advised to check their computers for malware
Modified date: 27/11/2014
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Log on to Cyber Monday to build staff morale, says KPMG

Ahead of Cyber Monday, KPMG’s Ingrid Waterfield argues that employers who restrict access to shopping sites during working hours may be doing long-term harm to business productivity.
Modified date: 26/11/2014
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Regin: Value of vigilance underlined by discovery of sophisticated cyber espionage tool

KPMG’s Stephen Bonner suggests that vigilance and cyber skills must be combined to protect UK organisations.
Modified date: 24/11/2014
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Potential for cyber attack on Square Mile shows Britain is no longer an isolated island, says KPMG

KPMG’s Stephen Bonner responds to a warning from the head of the City of London police which suggested there is a “very strong likelihood” of a cyber attack on financial institutions in the Square Mile
Modified date: 20/11/2014
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KPMG continues to grow its People Powered Performance practice

KPMG is pleased to announce the appointment of three directors to its People Powered Performance (P3) practice as it continues to build the expertise offered to clients.
Modified date: 17/11/2014
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‘Hire a hacker to solve cyber skills crisis’ say UK companies

UK companies admit they are considering turning to ex-hackers in a bid to stay one step ahead of cyber criminals, according to the latest research from KPMG
Modified date: 17/11/2014
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Accountants set a new benchmark for social mobility

Deloitte LLP, EY, Grant Thornton UK LLP and KPMG have been recognised as Social Mobility Business Compact ‘Champions’ and are pledging to continue taking the message out to other businesses across the country
Modified date: 14/11/2014
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KPMG acquires German cyber security firm

KPMG announces it has completed the acquisition of P3, a privately-owned German cyber-security firm that provides risk management, security assessments and mobile & fixed network protection to clients across the FS sector.
Modified date: 14/11/2014
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Rising employment figures mask a long-term problem, says KPMG

Bernard Brown, partner and head of business services at KPMG comments on the latest UK employment figures, which have seen unemployment levels fall by 115,000 to 1.96 million
Modified date: 12/11/2014
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