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World’s poorest hardest hit if development of new antibiotics not prioritised, says KPMG

Low income countries are likely to suffer the greatest loss of population and economic output if anti-microbial resistance (AMR) continues to spread unchecked according to new research released by KPMG today
Modified date: 11/12/2014
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Autumn Statement 2014: £1bn General Practice fund will be catalyst for change

Andrew Hine, KPMG UK Head of Healthcare and Public Sector responds to today’s Autumn Statement saying: “The pledge of an additional £2bn on frontline NHS services in 2015-16, is an important step
Modified date: 03/12/2014
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Autumn Statement 2014: Positive pay-day for low income pensioners

Jo Bateson, Tax Partner at KPMG in the UK comments on changes in today’s Autumn Statement which will reduce the tax burden on low income pensioners.
Modified date: 03/12/2014
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Autumn Statement 2014: Chancellor’s two per cent reduction delivers drop in the North Sea

The industry welcomes today’s rate reduction, but many will question whether it is has gone far enough.
Modified date: 03/12/2014
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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: Banks get clobbered (again)

Commenting on measures unveiled today to restrict the extent to which banks are able to offset losses, Jane McCormick, head of tax at KPMG in the UK, said: "The banks got clobbered again today."
Modified date: 03/12/2014
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Autumn Statement 2014:“Tougher tax regime for non-doms”

With this package of measures, the Chancellor is creating a tougher and less consistent tax regime for non-doms investing in the UK.
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: Housing affordability to worsen but fret not, you can retire in a Garden City!

Jan Crosby, UK Head of Housing, KPMG comments “The OBR forecasts suggest that the average price of a house will rise by £60,000 over the next 5 years".
Modified date: 03/12/2014
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Autumn Statement 2014: Diverted Profits Tax – Like an elephant – you know artificial diversion when you see it but it’s difficult to define in law

Commenting on measures unveiled today by the Chancellor to charge a new 25 percent rate on multinational companies’ profits artificially diverted from the UK, Chris Morgan, head of tax policy at KPMG in the UK.
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: Score for P2P and crowd-funding platforms, as Autumn Statement delivers level-playing field

Responding to today’s Autumn Statement announcement that the government will be supporting Peer to Peer (P2P)
Modified date: 03/12/2014
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Autumn Statement 2014: Reform of business rates to drive auto sector

The automotive sector will be pleased to hear that the Government plans to review business rates.
Modified date: 03/12/2014
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Autumn Statement 2014: Warm Words and Hot Air on Devolution

City leaders across the country will be drowning their sorrows tonight after the Chancellor offered warm words but nothing of substance on devolution.
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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Stephen Dorrell takes up role as senior adviser to KPMG

Stephen Dorrell MP will take up a role as senior adviser with KPMG UK’s Healthcare and Public Sector practice, on a part-time basis, from 1st December.
Modified date: 25/11/2014
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Interns should be paid a Living Wage, says KPMG

Mike Kelly, head of Living Wage at KPMG, comments on the news that 31% of university graduates working as interns are doing so for no pay, with a six month unpaid internship costing a single person living in London a minimum of £926 a month.
Modified date: 12/11/2014
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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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Autumn Statement 2013: long-term opportunities are key to unemployment

David Fairs, partner in KPMG’s People Performance practice, comments ahead of tomorrow’s Autumn Statement
Modified date: 03/10/2014
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Autumn Statement 2013: Commitment to invest in UK infrastructure

Richard Threlfall, Head of Infrastructure, Building & Construction, comments on the Autumn Statement Announcement and the implications for industry.
Modified date: 03/10/2014
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Autumn Statement 2013: 7.2% house price inflation forecast

Jan Crosby, Head of Housing at KPMG, comments on the inflation forecast as part of the Autumn Statement.
Modified date: 03/10/2014
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Autumn Statement 2013: Relief for local government

Caroline Haynes, director in KPMG’s Local Government practice, comments on the impact of the Autumn Statement on the sector.
Modified date: 03/10/2014
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ONS Q4 UK GDP Figures

KPMG Chief Economist, Andrew Smith, comments the UK Gross Domestic Product which showed an increase of 0.7% in the fourth quarter of last year
Modified date: 03/10/2014
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HS2: Sir David Higgins refuses to bow to pressure

Head of Infrastructure, Building and Construction, KPMG comments on the findings of the report by HS2 chairman Sir David Higgins
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
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'Opportunity knocks' but misses key opportunities for improving the LGPS

KPMG head of public sector pensions, would welcome a more comprehensive overhaul of the LGPS in order to improve its sustainability and economic value
Modified date: 02/10/2014
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Patients wary of NHS ability to provide long-term care

Patients fear for their long-term care and believe that it will only be secure if health and social care is paid for through a combination of funding
Modified date: 02/10/2014
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Young wealth creators key to generating jobs and growth

Drawing on extensive interviews and economic analysis, KPMG’s Magnet Cities report outlines 9 successful city reinvention programmes worldwide
Modified date: 01/10/2014
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