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Internal Audit – UK Finance Labour Market Trends Report, June 2024

Internal Audit – UK Finance Labour Market Trends Report, June 2024

With the impact of climate change now becoming an ever-present reality, it is now being recommended that internal auditors globally make assessing the risk part of their purview, and within the UK specifically. Nonetheless, activity has been muted so far in 2024, with vacancies slowing down by 19.7% compared to last year.

South East – UK Regional Labour Market Trends, May 2024

South East – UK Regional Labour Market Trends, May 2024

The symbiotic relationship between London and the South East has only strengthened in recent years, as the region has become a leading global hub for the high-tech industry. However, looking at this year so far, the region has experienced a slump in jobs and recruitment, especially compared to the peak of the post-pandemic period.

Transformation & Change – UK Insurance Labour Market Trends, May 2024

Transformation & Change – UK Insurance Labour Market Trends, May 2024

Insurance companies are facing a myriad of challenges at a time when there is deep uncertainty in the industry and the global economy. Similarly, transformation projects have changed and now require a far greater focus on data and analytics capabilities. The trend toward digitalisation has resulted in companies embracing the cloud, and with each wave of transformation, the level of cost and complexity has increased.

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Technology, Automation and the future of Banking

Technology, Automation and the future of Banking

For the UK, Financial Services has a critical part to play, in terms of GDP, our balance of payments and employment. Within the Financial Services industry though, increasingly Fintech is starting to come to the fore. New challengers such as Starling, Monzo, Revolut and Wise have disrupted the incumbents and as a result, the industry has permanently changed.

Labour’s tax dilemma

Labour’s tax dilemma

The impact of the budget on tax recruitment is apparent. March 2024 was the record month for tax vacancies going back to January 2019, beating even the peak post pandemic months in 2021. At the same time, in a recent report featured in Bloomberg, the UK is set to see 9,500 millionaires repatriate away, which is more than any other country globally, with the exception of China.

Retail slumps to four year low

Retail slumps to four year low

With the general election looming, increasingly the question is becoming one of judgement. Who do we trust to represent the country and with that, the economy? The UK economy is consumption led, meaning that what happens in retail and consumer goods and services, is significant, when looking at economic activity. With that, in what is turning out to be a spectacular own goal, the Government’s ill fated ‘tourist tax’ on retail (not allowing VAT rebates on shopping) is starting to be felt amongst retailers.

Our partners in the recruitment industry share their thought leadership insights, advice, and best practices.

How much would you pay for a silver bullet?

How much would you pay for a silver bullet?

Warren Kemp | CEO of Recruitment Matters International     The recruitment industry first started in 1873: John Gabbitas opened up his education recruitment business three years before the telephone was invented. The recruitment sector now has more people...

Recruitment Entrepreneurs: The First 100 Days by Graeme Read

Recruitment Entrepreneurs: The First 100 Days by Graeme Read

Graeme Read | 3RInside Getting your business on the right trajectory is essential and the first 100 days are critical for any new enterprise. Day Zero: Benjamin Franklin once said, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” Without a viable business plan, it’s...

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Chess Night: Warsaw, January 2024

Chess Night: Warsaw, January 2024

January 29th, after successful events in Lviv, we re-activated Chess Nights in Warsaw! This is an amazing opportunity to network with interesting and passionate people, and develop relationships while enjoying exciting chess tournaments.

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Accounting & Finance – UK Finance Labour Trends, March 2023

Accounting & Finance – UK Finance Labour Trends, March 2023

Accounting & Finance - UK Finance Labour Trends, March 2023 Accountancy vacancies saw significant rises in vacancies in 2022, with London top of the table again. But what big name firm pushed Barclays all the way for hiring the hottest talent? Written In...

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