Insurance industry set targets for gender balance

from Insurance Business The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has laid out its objectives for attaining gender balance and diversity in the insurance industry. The ABI, which has signed up to the Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter, aims to achieve at least a 45/55 female-to-male gender split across management positions in the industry by June …

IoD chairman praises GlaxoSmithKline for appointing female CEO

from Director IoD chairman Lady Barbara Judge has hailed this year’s Annual Convention for featuring the most female speakers in the event’s 66-year history Among those speaking at today’s event included First Minister for Scotland Nicola Sturgeon, Dame Kelly Holmes, Martha Lane Fox, award-winning global economist Dr Dambisa Moyo, Alibaba’s UK MD Amee Chande, Vivian …

UK is the seventh most competitive economy in the world

from CityAM The UK has surged to seventh place in a highly-influential ranking of the world’s most competitive economies. The World Economic Forum (WEF) said the UK had overtaken Hong Kong, Japan and Finland to climb three places in this year’s global competitiveness index, more than reversing last year’s embarrassing fall to 10th place. The …

Shadow Chancellor promises to “rewrite the rules” on tax and business

from Economia Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has vowed to “rewrite the rules” on taxes, investment and how economic institutions work as he urged the Labour party to “become a government-in-waiting”, while promising to introduce a £10 Living Wage In order to do that, he said, the party has to put an emphasis on policy and …

ARC calls for government policy change on agency tax and employment relations

from OnRec The Association of Recruitment Consultancies (ARC) published its blueprint for modernisation and change in government policy on agency tax and employment relations. Included in ARC’s manifesto Post Brexit: a better place for doing business, the Association calls upon the government to: adopt a single, positive, overarching policy towards the recruitment sector; scrap antiquated …