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The future of work in a pandemic era

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted all facets of life as we know it, forcing immediate recalibrations of how we work and live. Today, industries across the globe are considering the future of work in a pandemic era, making difficult decisions with the best information on hand, against various unknowns. They know that reopening and perhaps even redefining the workplace means successfully working through incredible uncertainty.

What does the future hold for cybersecurity?

With any security policy now and in the future, leaders need to remember the fundamentals of what they are trying to achieve. Everyone wants their business to do well and be successful, and that means protecting data, while keeping business critical systems up and running efficiently. Already today, we’re putting a focus on security – and have seen new compliance laws in relation to that. Requiring compliance with regulation is just one way of trying to force the market to adopt minimum acceptable standards. But this is just that – the minimum – and every business leader needs to aim higher than that level.

Financial services investigations and enforcement monthly round up

A round-up of recent enforcement actions and investigations in the financial services sector. This month in summary: FCA publishes Decision Notice against Corrado Abbattista for market manipulation ICO fines company £130,000 for unauthorised pensions cold calls FCA publicly censures former Worldspreads CEO for market misconduct FCA scraps half its criminal probes into money-laundering breaches   FCA publishes Decision Notice against Corrado Abbattista for market manipulation.



Brodies reveals revenue rise of 7.5 per cent to £46m

Scottish firm Brodies has posted a 7.5 per cent rise in revenue and an increase of £75,000 at the top end of its equity spread. Revenue last year stood at £46m, up from £42.8m last year. Net profit rose by 4 per cent from £12.9m to £13.4m while average profit per equity partner rose by […]


Work Life Quiz: Christina Fitzgerald, Matthew Arnold & Baldwin

What was your first-ever job?Working for my father in his newsagents’ business and being left in charge of the sweets counter. What was your worst experience as a trainee? Having to be in the office every morning before my supervising partner to turn his computer on, and then having to turn it off every night […]

Major change to collective redundancy consultation: counting to 20

The eagerly awaited Employment Appeal Tribunal judgment in the case of USDAW and others v WW Realisation 1 Ltd (in Liquidation) and others has been published. The case was brought by trade union USDAW on behalf of employees working for Woolworths when the retail chain collapsed. Although the tribunal found that the store had breached […]

Shale gas: do we need evolution or a revolution?

If the government believes that the environmental impacts of extracting shale gas can be managed, now is the time to step up its efforts to ensure shale can make a real difference to the UK’s energy mix. It is difficult to remember a time when political tensions over economic growth and environmental protection were in […]

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