Industry Reports


Access to Finance Stalls UK’s Business Competitiveness Score

Problems with getting access to finance has been cited as one of the main reasons that Britain’s position in the list of ‘best countries to do business in’ has fallen this year.
The World Economic Forum’s annual global competitive index was released recently and it documents how various countries around the world fare in terms of [...]

Audio Podcast - Finance directors ignoring employee health

Michael Wilson and James Glover of Simply Health discuss why employers are still to be convinced of the business case for investing in health benefits and links between wellbeing and productivity.

Companies are struggling to show they care about their staff, according to a new report which reveals that employees believe employers now care less about [...]

Top ten information security trends expected in 2011

Incident and vulnerability research points to anticipated information security trends
Imperva, the global leader in data security, announced today its predictions for the top ten information security trends expected in 2011. The report, compiled by Imperva’s Application Defense Center (ADC), led by CTO Amichai Shulman, is based on analysis of incident and vulnerability data from the [...]

AXA reveals the least respectful towns when it comes to driving

In order of respect, the survey
showed the following rankings:

1 Southampton
2 Leeds
3 Sheffield
4 Wrexham
5 Brighton and Hove
6 Plymouth
7 Liverpool
8 Norwich
9 Manchester
10 Gloucester
11 York
12 Cardiff
13 Coventry
14 Portsmouth
15 Bristol
16 Birmingham
17 Aberdeen
18 Newcastle
19 Wolverhampton
20 Aberystwyth
21 Belfast
22 Glasgow
23 London
24 Worcester
25 Chelmsford
26 Leicester
27 Oxford
28 Cambridge
29 Edinburgh
30 Swansea

Newcastle drivers came [...]

Report of Insurance Industry Working Group

The Insurance Industry Working Group (IIWG) today published its report into the medium and long-term challenges facing the insurance industry.
The group was set up in October 2008 to look at the challenges and opportunities facing the UK Insurance Industry. It is co-chaired by Chancellor of the Exchequer, Alistair Darling and Andrew Moss, Group Chief Executive [...]

Growth Industry - Pet Food in the UK

The only ‘crunch’ word at pet food manufacturers, Oscar, is for their pet customers to be tucking into a bowl of healthy food. Repeat business is just another strength of an Oscar franchise opportunity and for pet owners to cut back on vital necessities, at a difficult financial time, may eventually prove to be more [...]

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