The Government's Summer Economic Statement contains a commitment to reduce marginal income tax rates, although it’s likely that the reductions will be ringfenced to lower and middle income earners, with higher earning employees continuing to live with a marginal 52% rate. A high earning self-employed individual is likely to continue paying tax at the 55% rate post Budget 2017.
The OECD’s BEPS (base erosion and profit-shifting) Project has transitioned from talking point to legal consequence, making its impact felt in corporate boardrooms across the developed (and developing) world.
The customer is now truly in charge and is driving the agenda. The role of Marketing is to create mutual value for both customers and the enterprise. It should be the voice of the customer and the market for the organisation. Marketing should drive an insight led strategy, with brands and propositions and that really connect and engage the customer at all touchpoints… It’s a critical role.
B Corps are for-profit companies certified by the non-profit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. Currently, there is a growing community of more than 1,700 certified B Corps from 50 countries and over 120 industries working together towards one unifying goal: to redefine success in business.
The chances of Britain voting to leave the European Union are much higher than many people think. Betting markets put the odds at 35% – already a high probability, considering how significant a British exit (or Brexit) would be for Britain, Ireland, the EU and the world. But in my view, the odds are – alarmingly – nearer 50:50.