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Jobs on the up and wages must follow, says KPMG

Bernard Brown, partner and head of business services at KPMG, reacts to the publication, today, of the latest UK employment figures, which have seen unemployment levels fall by 63,000 to 1.96 million
Modified date: 17/12/2014
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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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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: “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: A ‘Revel game’ for retailers

David McCorquodale, head of retail at KPMG, commented that retailers will take some cheer from the Autumn Statement, but the issue of business rates reform has yet to be tackled
Modified date: 03/12/2014
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Autumn Statement 2014: Access to finance for SMEs no longer the brick wall it once was

Commenting on the Chancellor George Osborne’s plans to deliver a £1bn boost to Britain’s small and medium-sized businesses through additional funding for the British Business Bank and the Enterprise Finance Guarantee scheme.
Modified date: 03/12/2014
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Autumn Statement 2014: KPMG UK Chairman’s ‘wish list’ for business

Simon Collins, UK Chairman of KPMG has outlined his wish list for UK business ahead in advance of the Chancellor's Autumn Statement
Modified date: 01/12/2014
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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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Concerns over EU membership and Economic Growth dampen optimism levels of businesses in London – CBI/KPM‎G

London firms are less optimistic about the economy and business prospects this quarter, according to the latest CBI/KPMG London Business Survey.
Modified date: 27/11/2014
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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