Ditched auditor brought back to investigate Tesco Bank hack

whatsapp Ditched auditor brought back to investigate Tesco Bank hack Tesco has turned to its former auditor, which it axed after more than 30 years in the wake of a profit blackhole, to investigate a cyber attack on its bank.PwC was brought in by Tesco Bank to investigate an attack in November which forced it to repay £2.5m to customers who had been targeted by fraudsters, Sky News reports. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryHealthyGemBaby Has Never Eaten Sugar Or Carbs, Wait Till You See Her TodayHealthyGemMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorWarped SpeedCan You Name More State Capitals Than A 5th Grader? Find Out Now!Warped SpeedZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldPensAndPatronTori Roloff Confirms Sad Family NewsPensAndPatronHouse CoastPregnant Beggar Was Asking for Help, But Then One Woman Followed HerHouse Coast The retailer switched to Deloitte last year, ditching PwC after 32 years, although the firm was later appointed an independent advisor to its remuneration committee.Tesco has not yet said what was behind the attack, but it is also being investigated by government’s National Cyber Security Centre and the National Crime Agency, while the head of the City watchdog called the hack “unprecedented and serious” and a senior MP called it “just the latest in a long line of failures and breaches of banking IT systems”.Tesco Bank has not responded to a request for comment. Wednesday 11 January 2017 2:40 pm More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com Lynsey Barber whatsapp Share read more

640,000 jobs in the sciences to be filled by 2023

Wednesday 18 January 2017 12:03 am whatsapp 640,000 jobs in the sciences to be filled by 2023 More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com Video Carousel – cityam_native_carousel – 426 00:00/00:50 LIVERead More Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictUndoAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorUndoWarped SpeedCan You Name More State Capitals Than A 5th Grader? Find Out Now!Warped SpeedUndoUnify Health LabsRandy Jackson: This 3 Minute Routine Transformed My HealthUnify Health LabsUndoPensAndPatronTori Roloff Confirms Devastating News About The FamilyPensAndPatronUndoZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldUndo As the world frets about the threat to jobs caused by robotics and the “Fourth Industrial Revolution”, the report is upbeat about the prospect of new jobs being created by sectors including construction, specialised construction, retail and head office positions.The financial services sector, the legal profession and public relations agencies are also expected to require an increasing number of workers with skills in research, technology and engineering.The report also noted the continuing disparity between the number of women in STEM professions, and their male counterparts. Only 19 per cent of STEM jobs are currently filled by women, while 36 per cent of women are graduating in science subjects, compared with 46 per cent of men. This is despite girls continuing to outperform boys in science subjects at school, averaging 74 per cent A-C versus 69 per cent A-C for boys.Although there is strong future demand for STEM professionals, the report’s authors estimate that there is currently a shortfall of 40,000 science graduates in the UK.Nida Broughton, chief economist at the Social Market Foundation, said: “Investments in infrastructure and the pace of technological innovation means growth in science, research, engineering and technology careers will continue to outpace other occupations. “That’s a big opportunity for today’s girls and a challenge for the UK’s industrial strategy. It’s essential that we invest in the skills and training so that the UK can meet this demand – and encouraging more women to consider science will be critical to our success.”Some of the jobs these young professionals could be filling in the future include: geotechnical design engineers; robotics engineers; data scientists and intelligence consultants. Share Ashley Coates whatsapp The number of jobs in science, research, engineering and technology (STEM) will grow at double the rate of other careers, providing an additional 142,000 new jobs in the UK between now and 2023.In a report by the Social Market Foundation and EDF, researchers estimate that a total of 640,000 STEM jobs will need to be filled over the next six years, with many of these jobs being new roles created within emerging industries. read more

Goldman Sachs is shifting a London hedge fund team to New York

Hayley Kirton “If we were operating our business to maximise our global potential, we were trying to get as much in the UK as we could,” he said.”So if a business needed to be done in the UK, it was always there. But if a business could be done in the UK we started to migrate it.”Jumping on the bandwagonBlankfein wasn’t the only banking boss to make that threat: earlier, HSBC chief Stuart Gulliver had said the lender was considering moving jobs accounting for 20 per cent of its revenue out of the UK, while the chairman of UBS, Axel Weber, had indicated the investment bank may move as many as 1,000 jobs if passporting rights are not approved.  whatsapp Goldman Sachs is shifting a London hedge fund team to New York A Goldman Sachs hedge fund currently based in London is closing its doors and shifting to New York, it has been reported.According to the BBC, eight bankers working in the Goldman Sachs Investment Partners (GSIP) team are affected by the move. It is understood they have either been told their jobs are moving across the Atlantic or they have been given the opportunity to find another role in London. The move follows the departure of Nick Advani, the team’s managing director, who announced he was standing down from his role last year.The decision is not thought to be linked to any wider Brexit planning.”This is a discrete decision for reasons specific to GSIP, one investment team within Goldman Sachs, and shouldn’t be construed as anything but that,” the Wall Street titan said in a statement.Brexit planningLast month it was reported Goldman was considering cutting as much as half its London workforce, or 3,000 jobs, after Brexit – with 1,000 expected to be moved to Frankfurt, while other key operations, including compliance, trading and investment banking expected to head to New York and Europe.Meanwhile, chief executive Lloyd Blankfein told journalists at Davos New York will be the main beneficiary of Brexit. Thursday 9 February 2017 9:04 am Share whatsapp read more

William Hill investor pushing for sale

The high street betting chain, William Hill, is being considered as a potential target for acquisition, according to reports in the Sunday Times.Parvus Asset Management has been pushing for a sale of William Hill for four months, according to sources in the City. The Mayfair-based hedge fund is William Hill’s biggest single shareholder, with a 14 per cent stake in the business. Last year, Parvus also warned against the bookie’s acquisition of Amaya, which owns the PokerStars website. William Hill did not want to comment on the story.  Ashley Coates William Hill investor pushing for sale William Hill announced it had been hit by “customer friendly” football and horse-racing results at the end of last year, lowering the group’s profit for 2016 by £20m.Group chief executive, Philip Bowcock was upbeat about the company’s fortunes for the year ahead: “With key underlying trends continuing to be positive, the recent run of sporting results have not changed our confidence in a better performance in 2017,” he said.The UK’s bookies have recently been under pressure from MPs to change the way their high street outlets operate.William Hill’s shares fell 5.7 per cent at the end of last month as UBS warned on the prospect of a regulatory clampdown on high street gambling. In addition to questioning the profitability of William Hill’s online operations, the bank warned that reducing the maximum single bid allowed on a fixed odds betting terminal from £100 to £10 would cut William Hill’s profits by up to 74 per cent.MPs that form part of the All Party Parliamentary Group on fixed odds betting terminals have gone further, arguing that the maximum single bid should be reduced to £2.Founded in 1934, William Hill now has 2,300 licenced betting offices across the country and employs 16,000 people. The company listed on the London Stock Exchange in 2002. William Hill’s share price closed at 272.90p on Friday. whatsapp whatsapp Share More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeHealthline: Medical information and health advice15 Sleep Habits That are Bad for You – How To Avoid Them NowHealthline: Medical information and health advice5D Wallpaper20+ Viral Photos Of MMA FIghter Gina Carano5D WallpaperOMGIFacts10 Things Men Secretly Want From A Woman, But Rarely Are They AskedOMGIFactsanymuscle.com20 Signs That Your Kidneys Aren’t Working Properlyanymuscle.comWorld of sportTop 20 Healthiest Cities in America in 2021World of sportTrendscatchersAirline Rejects Letting Dad And Newborn On Plane, Suddenly Old Widow IntervenesTrendscatchersWork from Home | Search AdsWork-From-Home Jobs In The USA May Pay More Than You ThinkWork from Home | Search AdsYourDailyLamaGrab A Tissue Before You See Richard Chamberlain At 87YourDailyLamaBuzz B-GoneDiscover How People In United States Are Keeping Mosquitoes Away (It’s Genius)Buzz B-Gone Sunday 12 February 2017 5:42 pm read more

Activist shareholders step up pressure on UK boards

first_imgEdward Bramson’s Sherborne investment vehicle last week stepped up its activist campaign at Barclays. The veteran investor said he would seek shareholder approval for a bid to make changes on the board of Britain’s third biggest bank.”If we look at the US, there was an uptick in activist campaigns in 2015 which was followed by an increase in aggressiveness and public pressure the following year. We could see a similar trend in the UK this year,” said Mr Rich.Investors in UK companies accounted for more than 10 per cent of activist campaigns globally in 2018.One third of global campaigns worldwide related to mergers and acquisitions while activist investors also secured 161 board appointments globally, a new record.  Sunday 13 January 2019 7:13 pm Michael O’DwyerMichael is a financial journalism student at City, University of London. whatsapp Shareholder activism increased sharply in the UK last year as investors launched campaigns at 25 companies, spending $7.35bn (£5.72bn) on shares.Elliott Advisors was the most prolific activist investor, launching 22 new campaigns worldwide, according to research by the investment bank Lazard. Activist shareholders step up pressure on UK boards Elliott led a campaign that prompted UK retailer Whitbread to offload Costa Coffee to Coca-Cola in a £3.9bn deal announced in August last year.The New York fund also threw its weight behind Melrose’s bitterly fought £8bn hostile takeover of engineering firm GKN.”Shareholder activism in the UK is at a record level and is continuing a trend that began to play out in 2017,” said Richard Thomas, head of the European shareholder advisory practice at Lazard.”In 2018, activism has increasingly been used as a tactic to reshape business strategies and drive M&A activity across sectors, particularly those most affected by tech disruption and market dislocation,” he added.Eleven UK companies faced activist campaigns in 2017, less than half of last year’s number. The growth in activism in 2018 raises the prospect of further disruption for management of UK companies this year. Tags: Barclays Company GKN Mergers and acquisitions Whitbread whatsapp More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastJohn Wick Stuntman Reveals The Truth About Keanu ReevesTotal PastFinancial 10NHL Player’s Wife Is Hands Down The Most Beautiful Woman In The WorldFinancial 10moneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comNoteableyFaith Hill’s Daughter Is Probably The Prettiest Woman In The WorldNoteableybonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.comlast_img read more

How to have a healthy relationship when working with family

first_imgThursday 14 March 2019 2:52 pm Family members also understand each other’s strengths, and therefore know how to make the most of these positive attributes in the business.Cusden says that the highs are worth it. “Building a business with family – where you are all committed to the same vision – is ultimately very rewarding.” Emma-Jane Flynn whatsapp Share However, this directness isn’t always positive, and she says that the downside is that difficult discussions can get emotional. “Sometimes you have to disentangle business relationships from personal ones and be clear about which role you are operating in at that moment.”This is echoed by Suzanna Chaplin, managing director of ESBConnect. She says that old habits die hard if you’re not careful.“You can revert to being a stroppy teenager around your family; when things go wrong, you don’t want to end up stamping your feet and screaming how unfair things are in front of your whole company.”To avoid this, Chaplin says that you need to treat your parent like any other colleague at work.“The easiest way to compartmentalise this is to use their first name when discussing anything work related, and ‘mum’ or ‘dad’ when talking about a family matter. Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likebonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comUndoBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerUndoDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionUndoFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm OracleUndoPost FunA Coast Guard Spotted Movement On A Remote Island, Then Looked CloserPost FunUndoZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldUndoPets DetectiveAfter Céline Dion’s Major Weight Loss, She Confirms What We Suspected All AlongPets DetectiveUndoHealthyGem20 Hair Shapes That Make A Man Over 60 Look 40HealthyGemUndoElvenarIf You Are Above 30, this Fantasy Game is a Must-Have. No Install.ElvenarUndo “It sounds trivial, but over time it helps you to see them as two separate relationships. And don’t discuss work out of hours. You need time to relax and concentrate on family, not business.”Some have found that the opposite to be true when it comes to balancing work and family.For example, Oliver Codrington, managing director of health business London Wellness Centre, thinks that it can be useful to be able to discuss work out of hours.“Your partner is likely thinking about work while at home anyway, so it can be the perfect excuse to discuss it over the dinner table. Your partner also knows the context of your work stress and understands that you can’t ever just switch off.” While working with family is not for everyone, there are benefits in terms of loyalty, which helps to plan longer-term.center_img So what’s the trick to maintaining a healthy relationship when working with family? We asked a few of our members.Anna Cusden, chief executive of makeup brand Look Fabulous Forever, says that everyone needs to know their place in the business.The company was founded by her mother, Tricia Cusden, in 2013, with Anna and her sister Suzy joining afterwards.“When working with family, I would say it’s helpful to have clearly defined roles which you all understand to avoid treading on each other’s toes,” Anna says.”One of the benefits of working with family is being able to cut to the chase – there’s a directness that isn’t possible with colleagues you’re not related to.” whatsapp How to have a healthy relationship when working with family It is often said that people should avoid going into business with a loved one, but according to the Institute For Family Business, two thirds of UK businesses are family owned.That’s a whopping 4.8m companies in total. And we’re not just talking about immediate family members or spouses either, because some entrepreneurs even choose to go into business with in-laws.  Tags: Trading Archivelast_img read more

This series of UK politics feels suspiciously like daytime TV

first_img City A.M.’s opinion pages are a place for thought-provoking views and debate. These views are not necessarily shared by City A.M. whatsapp Opinion Michael Hayman Last week’s elections suggest that we get that and don’t like the endless message of terror coming from the mouths of the major players. It’s time to change the recipe, and that means a new conversation.We have had too long living in a twilight zone where chaos and foreboding is the only status quo. The state of permanent emergency, it turns out, is not a place where we want to be.For the Prime Minister and the leader of the opposition alike, if they want a future for their own brands of politics, it rests on ditching the doom and coming up with answers – quickly.That means not only agreeing on what sort of Brexit they can both live with, but crucially communicating a sense of hope about what life might be like beyond our EU exit.Which brings us to the next underwhelming instalment of political life. Yes, just when you thought you couldn’t cram another morsel into your ballot box, get ready for the next course: the European elections – this time with brand new contestants here to spice up the ageing formula of British politics. Tuesday 7 May 2019 7:51 am by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikePast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm Oraclebonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comUnleashed FinanceA Coast Guard Spotted Movement On A Remote Island, Then Looked CloserUnleashed FinanceMilitary BudThis Picture Shows Who Prince Harry’s Father Really IsMilitary BudTaco RelishThey Were Famous In The ’70s. 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For those committed to regime change, the lesson of last Thursday might be that in the war of the words you are running out of emergencies to declare.The author and academic Hans Rosling called this the “overdramatic world view”, describing such a narrative as “stressful and misleading”. In his book Factfulness, he argued that we are in far better shape than we are often led to believe. This series of UK politics feels suspiciously like daytime TV For years, our wilful lack of knowledge of EU institutions has been a serious matter of national pride. Know the name of your MEP? Didn’t think so. Apart from the odd know-it-all on Mastermind, our interest in the EU tended to top out at bendy bananas and French fishermen.But there is something very different in the air this time. Like buses – nothing for ages, then the arrival of two new light entertainment choices: the Brexit Party and Change UK.This could be lethal for the Conservatives and Labour alike. A real chance to vote for change, and if that doesn’t set the clock ticking and focus the mind of the respective main party leaders, nothing will.Despite the menace, there is something reassuringly daytime TV about the new forces in the land. Less Game of Thrones, more Homes Under the Hammer.You could see Change UK as the chintzy new show from Phil and Kirsty: looking to make sure that a new lick of paint gives the impression of change to your wonderful home, but don’t worry, underneath it all stays the same. Last week’s local elections were a democratic amuse bouche. A mere mouthful of popular sentiment, sending a message to the political elite that an offering meant to delight the taste buds has fallen as flat as a soggy souffle.Like a daytime TV rerun of MasterChef, it involved lots of familiar names and tried but tired recipes. 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Gavin Williamson has given us the best Phil Mitchell moment since the hard man left Walford back in the early 2000s, swearing on the life of his kids that he didn’t do it in his Huawei-induced exit.Then there’s Theresa May, who gave us a perfect Peggy Mitchell “get out of my pub” moment. Meanwhile, the coppers could cave in the doors of the Queen Vic at any moment.But all of this is a mere entree to the Corbyn and May Love Island moment. Can they seal the deal?Will they pronounce on the world stage that Britain’s Got Talent, and end the uncertainty of Brexit once and for all?From all those with businesses to build, jobs to protect and lives to lead, the message is to get on with it. The sooner we can confine this unappetising instalment of the national story to a memory in a rerun on Dave, the better. whatsapplast_img read more

Care leavers deserve a chance to begin adulthood on firm footing

first_img I cannot imagine how I would have coped without knowing my loved ones were there for me – or what it is like for the 12,500 young people who leave care every year in England.  From the companies’ perspective, signing up to the Covenant makes sound business sense. Take Saint-Gobain, which trains care leavers in construction methods like “dry lining”, thereby not just giving them skills, but also filling in a gap in the market and addressing a huge issue for the whole industry. Many of those businesses offer care leavers work placements and training. Saint-Gobain, a global construction corporation, is one of the Covenant’s many signees. In partnership with the charity Barnardo’s, Saint-Gobain has set up a community-training academy in Lewisham called Future Place, where care leavers learn the basics in construction and are introduced to potential employees through the company’s global customer network.  Wednesday 30 October 2019 4:17 am whatsapp We all remember the challenge of becoming an adult.  Amazon, Accor and Metro Bank are also joining a list of some 99 companies, including world-famous brands like Superdry, Rolls Royce and Liverpool FC, all making employment and training offers to talented young people looking to make their mark.  Fresh out of school, college, or university, you are out there on your own – hunting for your first job, your first flat, and trying to make ends meet on your first pay cheques.  Others, like Barclays LifeSkills, help them to manage their money – invaluable advice when you do not have the financial safety net of a family – while a number of universities, including Leeds and Cambridge, have pledged support such as bursaries and accommodation.  It is not just our job – it is a job for the whole of society. So it is wonderful that dozens of businesses have stepped up to help. This week, Chelsea Football Club, the Heathrow Academy, and London Fire Brigade are joining our Care Leaver Covenant to offer opportunities in our capital to help smooth care leavers’ transition into adulthood. My first taste of real adulthood came at age 22, straight out of university, when I moved to Australia on my own and got a job in Sydney. It was challenging and lonely at times, but I knew that my family were only a phone call away. We now just need more of those firms serving our economy to step forward and give these young people the opportunity to begin their adult lives on firm footing. That is simply too many, and we in government want to do everything we can to help these young people cope with what many describe as the “cliff edge” of leaving care. whatsapp Care leavers deserve a chance to begin adulthood on firm footing These businesses are doing their bit to support these young people, while those of us in government continue to improve what we can offer them, to train and equip them with the skills they need to take on high-quality jobs – including in the City.  Michelle DonelanMichelle Donelan is Conservative MP for Chippenham and minister for children & families. And the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation is offering a series of “independent living workshops” to prepare care leavers for life as tenants. Together, these businesses are helping the most vulnerable young people in society prepare for every aspect of their adult lives. They have to take on all those challenges – finding work, securing accommodation, managing their own finances – often without anyone to fall back on. For them, when things go wrong, there is no Bank of Mum or Dad. They are on their own. Main image credit: Getty City A.M.’s opinion pages are a place for thought-provoking views and debate. These views are not necessarily shared by City A.M. Opinion LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 09: A boy skateboards at the Southbank on July 9, 2013 in London, England. The Met Office has predicted that Britain’s current warm weather spell is set to continue into the weekend and beyond. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images) Share It is no surprise, then, that many of those vulnerable young people find it hard to land on their feet. Nearly 40 per cent of care leavers aged 19-21 are not in employment, education or training – more than three times the rate for this age group overall. last_img read more

Insurance industry must improve corporate culture, Bank of England warns

first_imgTuesday 5 November 2019 4:00 pm The comments fromthe PRA come a little more than a month after Lloyd’s of Londonreleased a damning survey that found nearly 500 people working in theinsurance market have either suffered or observed sexual harassmentin the last year. In a “dear CEO” letter written to corporate heavyweights in the insurance industry, the Bank’s Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) flagged recent instances of alleged abuse as of “deep concern”. Share The Bank of Englandsent out a warning to insurance bosses today, demanding that theyimprove workplace culture following a spate of sexual harassmentrevelations. “Recent public reports relating to sexual harassment and bullying within the London market are of deep concern and it is clear that some firms have more work to do to improve aspects of corporate culture and individual behaviour,” said the PRA’s acting director of insurance supervision, Gareth Truran. Insurance industry must improve corporate culture, Bank of England warns Lloyd’s boss John Neal has called the findings “truly terrible” and vowed to make cultural improvements one of his key priorities. Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyUndoNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyUndoFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterUndoMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryUndobonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comUndozenherald.comDolly Finally Took Off Her Wig, Fans Gaspedzenherald.comUndoMedical MattersThis Picture Shows Who Prince Harry’s Father Really IsMedical MattersUndoDefinition24 Of The Most Hilarious Yard Signs Ever WrittenDefinitionUndo He added: “These issues also raise broader questions about whether firms are promoting a culture where staff feel able to speak up about poor practices or unidentified risks within their organisations, including issues relating to a firm’s financial soundness.” Truran also said “ensuring firms develop and maintain a culture where staff feel able to speak up and raise concerns” was a top priority.center_img Read more: Debate – will Uber’s move into banking succeed or fail? As part of anattempt to clean up the culture, Lloyd’s has sought to curb daytimedrinking in EC3. The 333-year-old insurance giant produced the findings after Bloomberg reported evidence from 18 women of sexual harassment in the industry. whatsapp Read more: Softbank ‘tightening governance’ at firms after backing Wework whatsapp The body reiteratedthat top executives could face fines or bans if they break conductrules, sending a fresh warning shot to the sector after months ofscrutiny over company culture. Sebastian McCarthy last_img read more

This election has exposed Britain’s foreign policy vacuum

first_img Matt GillowMatt Gillow is communications & events manager at the British Foreign Policy Group. The 2020 US presidential election will be heavily influenced by foreign policy debate. whatsapp Barack Obama initially stood out against Hillary Clinton by defining himself in opposition to the Iraq War. Donald Trump represented a break from the typical interventionist nature of Republican candidates, and so attracted thousands of Americans tired of “endless wars”.  Thursday 14 November 2019 4:05 am Brexit at first seemed like a gateway to a genuine conversation with ourselves about our country’s role. But it has since descended into a squabble over domestic politics and the state of the establishment.  This is bizarre. Foreign policy and the UK’s standing in the world shouldn’t just be on the agenda — it should be a defining issue of this election. Britain faces an existential choice about where to pivot: align ourselves with America and the Commonwealth, particularly Australia and New Zealand, or to tie ourselves back to Europe?  Opinion The next Prime Minister will be the UK’s representative on the world stage as the cornerstones of our post-war international order — Nato, the UN, the WTO, the G20 — begin to redefine themselves. Joe Biden is adopting a more aggressive stance towards China, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are taking flak for not opposing Trump’s defining “America First” policy to the Middle East, and candidates like Pete Buttigieg and Kamala Harris are distancing themselves from much of Obama’s foreign policy legacy. whatsapp So given the prevalence of foreign policy debate in American politics, it is striking that British elections typically have next to none. This election has exposed Britain’s foreign policy vacuum Yes, our politicians may have offered a cursory response to these events, but nothing in-depth or inspiring. And as this election campaign gets fully underway, foreign policy (beyond rehashing the tired old arguments on Brexit) is barely being mentioned. We are a soft power giant, a major economy, with an integral role in the UN Security Council and in Nato. While we will never have the clout of major superpowers, there are key questions for our politicians to answer about the future of the global order — on trade, security, diplomacy, and aid. Share Amid these divisive and petty rows, we are neglecting the big-picture questions. Are existing global institutions fit for purpose in the twenty-first century? How can the world be more prosperous and secure? How can we shape our trading systems for the defining social issues of tomorrow? Are there ways to update notions of borders and national sovereignty to be more compatible with a hyper-connected globalised society? And in the current over-crowded Democratic primary field, one of the few points of contention so far has been the candidates’ differing views on America’s place in the world.  LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 22: Balloons with Union Jack flags are displayed for sale in St James’ Park on April 22, 2011 in London, England. Parts of the United Kingdom are enjoying unseasonably high temperatures over the Easter weekend. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images) So was the last one, and the one before that.  Why is foreign policy so seemingly absent in the British election season? The journalist Martin Kettle has argued that our foreign policy is on auto-pilot — and he’s right.  It’s imperative that we don’t continue to coast through without at least asking the big foreign policy questions. Main image credit: Getty Since the disaster of the Iraq War, British would-be-leaders have been almost too scared to take a stand on defining global issues. Perhaps there are good reasons for this; the public mood is that intervention has had its day, and when leaders get it wrong it can go really wrong — as Tony Blair found out.  City A.M.’s opinion pages are a place for thought-provoking views and debate. These views are not necessarily shared by City A.M. But now, Britain stands at a key juncture in determining its future place in the world. This election isn’t just about which way we will pivot, but about what our role should be as the global order reshuffles itself.  by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryzenherald.comDolly Finally Took Off Her Wig, Fans Gaspedzenherald.comPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryJournalistateTeacher Wears Dress Everyday, Mom Sets Up CamJournalistatebonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comThe Chef PickElisabeth Shue, 57, Sends Fans Wild As She Flaunts Age-Defying FigureThe Chef Pick Think back to major global events from the past year: the row over Huawei’s role in international infrastructure, Emmanuel Macron’s shock attack on Nato, climate diplomacy, the disintegration of the Iran nuclear deal, Vladimir Putin’s dismissal of liberal democracy. Where has Britain been?last_img read more