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Communication – The Cultural Perspective

The art of communication: Whether you’re trained in the art of communication or not, we all partake in conversation...

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Dawn Raids – are you prepared and communicating?

With the Criminal Finances Act 2017 due to come into force at the end of this month, is your...

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Your Internal Communication Teams Need to Embrace Digital

The external communications of a business seem to have always been the focus, with many businesses putting their efforts...

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365 Days and Counting… Are you GDPR Ready?

A year today (25 May 2018) and all companies need to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)....

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Shared Parental Leave: A Cultural Shift

While companies have progressed to match maternity and adoption offerings to paternity, employees have yet to take up the...

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Compliance Programmes

The UK Bribery Act 2010 was just a first of its kind, introducing a new type of corporate criminal...

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the employee landscape

Artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of robots are well established and operational in many industries. The medical and...

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Brexit: In times of uncertainty communication to employees is key

With Article 50 having now been triggered, the UK is on its two-year countdown to exiting the EU.  ...

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Respond to me right now: the effects of always being ‘switched on’.

On 1 January 2017, a new law came into force in France, giving workers a legal ‘right to disconnect’...

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Who are they anyway? Raising the Profile of Chartered Company Secretaries

Having worked in several large FTSE companies as a chartered company secretary, I’ve experienced first-hand a general lack of...

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Supply Chain Risk: Manage or Lead?

With the of modern extended supply chains (outsourcing, sub-contracting, licensed intellectual property and cloud-based systems)large companies are operating within...

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It’s a new year and time for new remuneration policies

Often shareholders have voted against remuneration reports over the past few years because of a lack of transparency, so...

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Gender Pay Gap Reporting – It’s all in the preparation   

The final version of the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 was issued on 6 December...

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It’s important to have purpose

There’s great emphasis on building a strong business culture, but it can often be difficult to define, build and...

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Investor Communications – update

(1) Viability statements – guidelines published by the Investment Association (IA) The IA has published guidance to help companies...

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Cyber Risk – In the eyes of the GDPR

Whilst Tesco Bank has enlisted the help of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and quickly reimbursed the 9,000...

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Privacy by Design

As we move towards compliance with the GDPR, it’s an opportunity to adopt a ‘privacy by design’ approach. Privacy...

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Post-Brexit Developments – Keeping Group Functions On Their Toes

With an astonishing 14% drop in share prices in the days following the Brexit vote, we now see continued...

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Data Protection – Privacy Shield Adopted by EU

Will this remedy the issue of Safe Harbour being ruled invalid? Following the 2015 ruling that Safe Harbour was...

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Cyber Risk

I recently attended a WIN event hosted by law firm, DLA Piper. It covered the topical changes concerning data...

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Risk – Brexit Plan

With 23 June fast approaching, is your business prepared if the British people decide to leave the EU? If...

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2016 AGMs – Shareholders continue to make themselves heard

Once again shareholders have kicked off the AGM season by expressing continued concern over executive pay. The following highlights...

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New Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) – An Updated View

Further to our News item on 19 February, the FCA has now published its Policy Statement (PS 16/13) on...

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AGMs – It’s all in the planning

AGM attendance varies largely from company to company but what is consistent is the need for good planning. Looking...

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New Market Abuse Regulation

Are you ready for new EU changes to UK Market Abuse Regulation applicable from 3 July 2016? With the...

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Brand Style Guides – Imperative for Brand Integrity

A style guide is a fundamental document that outlines and defines the standards, serving as the primary reference point...

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The importance of good data handling for governance best practice

Communicate the importance of good data handling for governance best practice. Data can form one of the greatest business...

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Why are effective share plan communications important?

Given the complex nature of share plans, promoting them to employees can prove challenging. In addition, many companies have...

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Personalised Design & Print for Thorntons

Over the past few months, we’ve been collaborating with our in-house printing specialists Falkland Press to support well-known chocolatier...

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Data Protection Day 2015

Data Protection Day commemorates the 28 January 1981 signing of Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty dealing...

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Interim management statements – abolished

The FCA has abolished the requirement in the Disclosure and Transparency Rules (DTRs) to produce interim management statements (IMSs)....

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Pinsent Masons’ Share Plans Roadshow

The world of share plans is evolving as a result of ever changing business practices. It is important that...

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Employee Benefits Live 2014

Asda, British Sugar, Diageo, Fujitsu, Maersk, Samsung Electronics and Tui Travel were just some of the employers that were...

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Rett UK Report & Accounts

We have just finished designing the annual report and accounts for UK charity Rett UK for the second year...