The global cost of tax avoidance

3rd of August 2016
The global cost of tax avoidance

Whether driven by righteous indignation or plain envy, the bandwagon for a crackdown on tax avoidance by the super-rich and multinationals has gathered pace since the Panama Papers revelations. Hartley Milner looks at some of the actions pledged and asks whether there can ever be fairness in our tax systems.

Whether driven by righteous

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Sales teams - do you have a junk call problem?

7th of June 2016
Sales teams - do you have a junk call problem?

Is your sales team spending hours on the phone, but not getting results? You know your team isn’t slacking, but they’re not generating sales and worse, they’re losing customers? Your sales team may have a junk call problem, says Paul Black of sales-i.

Is your sales team spending hours on the phone, but not getting results? You

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Cleaning machines - buy or rent?

7th of June 2016
Cleaning machines - buy or rent?

For any operation offering professional cleaning services, the management of its equipment can present numerous headaches – including downtime, maintenance and repair, compliance and replacement. The traditional route chosen by many service providers has been straightforward purchase. However a different option is becoming increasingly

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Self-employment - a better life?

31st of May 2016
Self-employment - a better life?

Self-employment is on the rise in Europe and being promoted as an important driver of the economic recovery at a time when traditional job markets remain depressed across the region. Hartley Milner looks at why people are increasingly leaving the workplace to embark on an employment path fraught with risk and uncertainty.

The world of work has been

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Longer term contracts - a new kind of relationship

6th of May 2016
Longer term contracts - a new kind of relationship

Cleaning contracts typically run for a term of three years, a period many service providers argue is simply not long enough to enable them to make the investment and impact they would like at the site. However there are now some longer term contracts being awarded to cleaning and facilities management companies and these bring a whole new dynamic

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Facilicom trainee has her eye on a management role

4th of May 2016
Facilicom trainee has her eye on a management role

Attracting and retaining talented people can be a major challenge for many businesses whatever industry they are in. The recent CBRE European Occupier Survey, reported that 42 per cent of the world’s leading companies see labour and skills shortages as key issues. Anna Boss, a management trainee, gives the inside view on how the Facilicom

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