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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
Press release
 

Export Week: 36% of UK small businesses shun overseas expansion

More a third (36%) of small businesses have no interest in exploring overseas markets according to research by KPMG and YouGov released today.
Modified date: 10/11/2014
Press release
 

KPMG expands its business and administration apprenticeship scheme

KPMG today welcomed 32 new apprentices to its Business Support Academy scheme following a successful pilot involving 7 apprentices last
Modified date: 13/10/2014
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Half of businesses in London suffering from skills shortage

45% of London’s businesses say there is a skills shortage amongst current employees, according to the latest CBI/KPMG London Business Survey
Modified date: 08/10/2014
Press release
 

The 10% profit opportunity

This report outlines the importance of a clear pricing strategy and disciplined pricing policy, and investing in pricing capabilities.
Modified date: 08/10/2014
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Labour market holds the key to UK interest rates

Yael Selfin, Economics Director at KPMG comments on today’s Bank of England vote to maintain the Bank Rate at 0.5%.
Modified date: 08/10/2014
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KPMG in the UK announces 27% jump in profits

KPMG has announced today a large increase in profits from £358m to £455m (27 percent) for the financial year ending 30th September 2013.
Modified date: 07/10/2014
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KPMG wins 2014 international accounting award for sustainability

KPMG International has won the prestigious 2014 International Accounting Bulletin (IAB) Award for Sustainable Firm of the Year
Modified date: 06/10/2014
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Report on Jobs - Strong growth of staff placements

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG Report on Jobs provides the most comprehensive guide to the UK labour market.
Modified date: 06/10/2014
Press release
 

CEOs speak from the heart to win diversity battle

Talking about the business case for diversity isn’t sufficient to drive the kind of behavioural change needed to increase women at senior levels
Modified date: 06/10/2014
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It’s time to ensure low paid share in UK’s growth

KPMG comments on the Buckle Report proposals to raise the value of the National Minimum Wage and support the Living Wage as a voluntary standard
Modified date: 03/10/2014
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Report on Jobs: Staff appointments continue to rise

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation and KPMG Report on Jobs provides the most comprehensive guide to the UK labour market
Modified date: 03/10/2014
Press release
 

KPMG strengthens SME offering with strategic partnership with Xero Limited

KPMG in the UK today announced a strategic partnership with Xero Limited, one of the UK’s leading on-line accounting software providers
Modified date: 03/10/2014
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Companies must redraw battle lines to win talent

Companies must redraw battle lines to win new war for talent says the latest KPMG survey.
Modified date: 03/10/2014
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Customers threaten to shop elsewhere unless businesses pay fair wage

Consumers will change their buying habits and shop elsewhere if British businesses fail to pay staff a fair wage.
Modified date: 03/10/2014
Press release
 

Report on Jobs: Permanent placements growth at 26-month high

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation and KPMG Report on Jobs provides the most comprehensive guide to the UK labour market
Modified date: 02/10/2014
Press release
 

Tech and creative industries key to Capital's growth - CBI/KPMG

The technology and creative industries will drive London’s growth in the next five years, closely followed by professional and financial services
Modified date: 02/10/2014
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Generational tensions may surface as employees postpone retirement

Many of the UK’s youngest workers believe that older colleagues are in danger of stifling their career prospects by retiring later
Modified date: 02/10/2014
Press release
 

BoE : UK Lenders support business investment plans

According to Bank of England Trends in Lending figures released today net lending to UK businesses was positive in the three months to May
Modified date: 02/10/2014
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BoE survey is another indicator SMEs are concerned with growth

Nick Dodd, debt advisory director at KPMG, comments on the Bank of England’s latest credit conditions survey
Modified date: 02/10/2014
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Low pay can be tackled by following simple blueprint

Mike Kelly, director and Head of Living Wage at KPMG, comments as the Living Wage Commission publishes its final report into low pay
Modified date: 01/10/2014
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Flexibility and fair pay are central to zero hours contracts

Guy Stallard, director of facilities at KPMG, responds to the Government’s announcement that legislation will be introduced banning employers
Modified date: 01/10/2014
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Record rise in starting salaries as permanent candidate availability plummets

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation and KPMG Report on Jobs published today provides the most comprehensive guide to the UK labour market
Modified date: 01/10/2014
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Permanent placements rise at fastest rate in five months

Recruitment consultancies placed greater numbers of people into permanent and temporary roles during July
Modified date: 01/10/2014
Press release
 

UK organisations need to come clean on Living Wage

Guy Stallard, Head of Facilities at KPMG, reacts the publication, today, of a report by the Equality & Human Rights Commission
Modified date: 01/10/2014
Press release
 

Unlocking value in relationships is key to success in business

How people practically think about the value of relationships in business is critical to business success, according to a report by Tomorrow’s Company
Modified date: 30/09/2014
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KPMG staff take up the StepJockey challenge

Staff at KPMG’s Canary Wharf is swapping calculators for a fitness app as the firm launches StepJockey today, to help staff keep fit
Modified date: 30/09/2014
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Employee owned businesses still need a clear direction, says KPMG

KPMG's David Fairs comments on the ‘Employee Ownership Day’ and the news that start-up companies are behind a rise in the number of organisations
Modified date: 30/09/2014
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KPMG strengthens economics practice with the appointment of Yael Selfin

KPMG is delighted to announce the appointment of Yael Selfin as a Director in the firm’s Economics and Disputes practice
Modified date: 08/09/2014
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Report on Jobs: Staff placements surge in July

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG Report on Jobs provides the most comprehensive guide to the UK labour market
Modified date: 26/08/2014
Press release
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