Comment & Analysis

What's in a bribe? Five signs you may be breaking the law

FIFA president, Sepp Blatter was ambushed by a British comedian at a press conference for his notorious bribery scandal.

FIFA president, Sepp Blatter was ambushed by a British comedian at a press conference for his notorious bribery scandal.

Praseeda Nair / 23 Aug 2016

Most people are unaware that the 'gift' they are receiving can be seen as a bribe by a court of law. Here's how to keep your business on the right side of the legal system

Will a post-gender society ever exist?

Praseeda Nair / 22 Aug 2016

Another day, another heartbreaking study on the gender gap. As more men zoom past women on the corporate ladder, and fewer women scale the pay gap, it's time to trump corporate Darwinism if we're all to win

Will the European Investment Fund continue to support British start-ups post-Brexit?

Rory Suggett  / 18 Aug 2016

The Luxembourg headquarted European Investment Fund (EIF) has been a huge boost for British businesses beyond the M25. Now with the UK's imminent exit from the European Union, where will our fast-growth businesses get their funding from?

What Theresa May's cabinet reshuffle means for business

Philip Patterson and Kate Elsdon / 17 Aug 2016

PM Theresa May stated: "we’re going to have not just consumers represented on company boards, but employees as well." Does this mean a shake-up for governance?

Brexit: What does it mean for your data protection?

Paul Evans / 15 Aug 2016

Prior to the referendum, it was expected that the UK would have to comply with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which would come into effect in 2018. Now the UK’s need to comply with this regulation is unclear. Here's what you need to know

Making it in the hottest growth sector of the decade

David Poole / 15 Aug 2016

FedEx Europe's David Poole outlines how SMEs can enter and grow in the hard-to-crack aerospace sector

The one thing UK's big banks need to get right

John Rakowski / 10 Aug 2016

The Competitions and Markets Authority's report published yesterday called for banks to ramp up their digital platforms for greater transparency in a customer-first approach

The post-Brexit visa rush: what will the UK's 3.5m resident EU nationals do?

Claire D. Nilson and Alexander Glibbery / 09 Aug 2016

Once the Brexit process begins, a throng of UK residents of EU nationalities may seek to confirm their right to stay, resulting in 140 years worth of visa applications in one year. Legal experts Claire D. Nilson and Alexander Glibbery explain how businesses can prepare for stricter immigration rules

Too creative to be an engineer?

Liam Hayes / 09 Aug 2016

With a national emphasis on finding and developing talent in science, technology and mathematics, Liam Hayes looks at the most common stereotypes facing engineers today

Why your personal brand could make or break your business

Safwan Hak / 08 Aug 2016

As a business owner, you are at the forefront of your brand. Safwan Hak, founder of 9Sharp explains why your personal brand is a direct representation of your business, outlining six tips to get started

Where could we get our seasonal workforce from post Brexit?

Charlotte Slocombe / 28 Jul 2016

Charlotte Slocombe, partner at Fragomen Worldwide, discusses the potential impact of Brexit on the SME market and how our US neighbours manage the shortage of seasonal and unskilled labour

Can employers ban hijabs in the workplace?

Donald Mackinnon / 27 Jul 2016

Following the controversy over comments from ex-editor of The Sun, Kelvin MacKenzie, in relation to a Channel Four news presenter wearing a hijab and cases now reaching the European Court of Justice, Law At Work’s director of legal services Donald Mackinnon looks at  whether employers can ban employees from wearing Islamic head coverings

Five questions to ask before choosing an investor

Julie Curran / 26 Jul 2016

Your investor could be with you for a number of years and during that time will be actively involved with your business, including sitting on your board. Here are top things to consider when forging the relationship

What we can learn from the ARM Holdings sale

Daniel Keighron-Foster / 25 Jul 2016

Daniel Keighron-Foster, MD of Manchester-based cloud consultancy Steamhaus outlines what we can learn from the sale of the UK's biggest and best tech business

Brexit and financial markets 

22 Jul 2016

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