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The top 10 roles set for the highest salary increases in 2018

Research for the Robert Half 2018 Salary Guide reflects shifting focus and hiring practices in an ever-changing financial environment.

UK has lowest net replacement rates of average earners in OECD

OECD ‘Pensions at a Glance’ report emphasises importance of saving into private pensions to ‘plug the gap’ left by basic amount provided by UK state pension system, amid increases in pensioner poverty.

KMPG appoints 42 partners and 132 directors

Big Four firm’s most recent promotions distributed across a range of sectors and regional offices, with 30% of new partners and directors based outside London.

UK business investment on ice until more Brexit progress, warns BCC

British Chamber of Commerce tells ministers they need to finalise transitional deal, as uncertainty continues to undermine business communities and their investment decisions.

Bitcoin makes debut on futures market

Trading of virtual currency on Chicago Board Options Exchange reflects more mainstream acceptance of bitcoin, but also now leaves it open to additional market forces.

UK consumers cut spending in run-up to Christmas – Visa

British consumers rein in pre-Christmas spending, with spending on smaller treats taking priority over larger purchases such as travel and new cars, Visa announced on Monday.

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