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Call center workers

Services sector spearheads rise in UK economic activity

UK firms have reported a pick-up in activity as economic growth accelerated in the three months to the end of July, according to the latest survey from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).
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Foreign Exchange
UK ATM

Chancellor offers a fairer deal for savers and little impact on sterling markets, say analysts

Analysts from foreign exchange and currency providers and pension and asset management specialists saw encouraging signs in George Osborne’s Autumn Statement, but remained cautious about the recovery.
Vladimir Putin

A rough ride for the rouble, but Putin remains in the driving seat

Russia’s Central Bank remained mute on Tuesday over whether it had stepped in to prop up the rouble after a tumultuous 48 hours for the currency.

Ecuador to launch digital currency

The government of Ecuador has revealed plans to create what it claims is the world’s first digital currency to be issued by a central bank.
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Call center workers

Services sector spearheads rise in UK economic activity

UK firms have reported a pick-up in activity as economic growth accelerated in the three months to the end of July, according to the latest survey from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).
commuter train station

High London property costs make commuting a bit more appealing

Home buyers looking for property in the heart of London will have to pay £450,000 more on average that those who buy a house just an hour's commute away, according to new research.
Nuclear rods

British firms set to land Hinkley nuclear plant contracts

Plans to build the first UK nuclear power station in a generation took a significant step towards becoming a reality on Friday when EDF named the preferred British bidders for contracts on the £14 billion Hinkley Point C project.
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Tax

$1 trillion of tech products have tariffs eliminated

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) reached an agreement on Friday to add over 200 products to the list of goods covered by the Information Technology Agreement's (ITA) zero tariff, free-trade measures.
London Docklands

What do the Budget tax changes mean for business?

Cuts to corporation tax announced as part of George Osborne's summer budget have been hailed as a “rabbit out of the hat,” but other costs to business and taxation decisions have been less well met.
HM Revenue & Customs

Businesses ambivalent toward Budget's 'living wage'

For many the headline of George Osborne's summer Budget was the promise of a £9/hour living wage, part of the government's plans for a “higher wage, lower tax, lower welfare country”. The response from business leaders, however, has been mixed.
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Eton schoolboys

Study compares the expat costs of a child’s education

A new report has balanced the costs UK expats face when deciding whether to send their children to boarding schools in Britain or to private schools in their host countries.
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Awards 2014/2015
Intercultural competence

Intercultural Competence needed at the top

Cross-cultural training often focuses on those undertaking international assignments, rather than on senior decision-makers.
Smith Stone Walters win Relocate Award

Smith Stone Walters – Excellence in Employee & Family Support

Always hotly contested, this category is a particularly broad one, open to individuals and organisations, from any sector, that provide a specialist service to relocating employees and their families.
Heather Mulkey International School London wins relocate award

Heather Mulkey – Relocation Personality of the Year

With education and family issues rising steadily up the ranks of critical considerations in professional global mobility, it is fitting that our 2014/15 Relocation Personality of the Year is someone who has dedicated her career to understanding and meeting the needs of families in transition.
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