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Research suggests data protection fines have ‘risen by 14% in a year’

Research carried out by law firm RPC has suggested that the average data protection fine levied by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has risen by 14% in the year since the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR came into effect on 25 May 2018, placing...

Research carried out by law firm RPC has suggested that the average data protection fine levied by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has risen...

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dividends

Investment Association calls for ‘greater transparency’ on dividends

The Investment Association (IA) is urging businesses to ‘improve the transparency of their approach to paying dividends’. According to the IA, companies not seeking a shareholder vote on dividend payments ‘risk depriving shareholders of the opportunity to have a say on a matter that is pivotal to the organisation’s...

The Investment Association (IA) is urging businesses to ‘improve the transparency of their approach to paying dividends’. According to the IA, companies not seeking...

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banking code

Banking code offering ‘increased protection from criminals’ takes effect

From 28 May 2019, a new ‘banking code’ designed to offer consumers ‘increased protection from criminals’ takes effect. Consumer group Which? recently revealed that £674 is lost every minute via bank transfer scams. The new code requires banks and payment providers to follow a ‘new set of standards’ in...

From 28 May 2019, a new ‘banking code’ designed to offer consumers ‘increased protection from criminals’ takes effect. Consumer group Which? recently revealed that...

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millenials

Millennials living in ‘relative poverty’, according to think tank

A report published by think tank the Resolution Foundation has suggested that 22% of ‘millennials’ – those born between 1981 and 2000 – are living in ‘relative poverty’. ‘Relative poverty’ is defined as living on less than 60% of median income. The report stated that government policies on housing...

A report published by think tank the Resolution Foundation has suggested that 22% of ‘millennials’ – those born between 1981 and 2000 – are...

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apprenticeship programme

MPs urge government to make ‘radical improvements’ to apprenticeship programme

MPs have urged the government to make ‘radical improvements’ to its apprenticeship programme, after finding that small employers are ‘missing out’ on the benefits associated with apprenticeships. In a new report, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) revealed that the number of apprenticeship starts fell by 26% following the introduction...

MPs have urged the government to make ‘radical improvements’ to its apprenticeship programme, after finding that small employers are ‘missing out’ on the benefits...

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IHT rules

Research suggests many individuals ‘unaware of IHT rules’ when gifting money

Research carried out by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) and the National Centre for Social Research (NCSR) has suggested that only 45% of individuals seeking to gift money are aware of inheritance tax (IHT) rules and exemptions. According to the IFS, the research aimed to ‘analyse individuals’ awareness...

Research carried out by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) and the National Centre for Social Research (NCSR) has suggested that only 45% of...

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