Carmakers face 10 per cent tariff hit over Brexit supply chain rules

European car manufacturers have warned the UK government to renegotiate its Brexit arrangements with Europe or risk losing thousands of jobs in the UK.

In May, the world’s third largest carmaker Stellantis (which owns brands such as Citroen, Peugeot Read more

UK business ethics codes lack clarity

While 90% of UK FTSE 100-listed companies have a publicly available code of ethics, those codes lack clarity in many cases, according to the Institute of Business Ethics (IBE).

The body rated 57% of ethics codes published by FTSE Read more

Lagging productivity needs better focus of investment

UK productivity slowed during the 2008-2009 global recession and continues to lag, according to a report by the UK Parliament. While UK productivity trended around 2 per cent up until that time, it has since declined to around Read more

AI: Friend or Foe?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a rapidly evolving technology that has found its way into various aspects of modern life, including but not limited to business, healthcare, education, and entertainment. As AI technology continues to evolve, it is becoming increasingly Read more

Tax risk puts focus on governance

Tax risk is rising in the wake of last year’s agreement by G20 countries and the OECD to adopt a minimum corporate tax rate of 15 per cent for global businesses. 

The agreement is known as Pillar 2 of Read more

Extreme weather risk threat from return of El Niño

The world faces another year of extreme weather risk as experts predict that the conditions are right for the return of El Niño – a phenomenon that raises the temperature of the Pacific Ocean. If that occurs, Australia is Read more

US bank rules face overhaul

The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and Signature Bank in the US have led to a review of the current regulatory regime by the country’s financial watchdogs.

While they say that the banking system is essentially sound, Federal Read more

Fraud risk increases as cost-of-living crisis bites

Fraud risk is increasing as the cost-of-living crisis bites globally. It is a trend that has risen since millions of workers were sent home to work in 2020 as the pandemic spread.

From 2021-2022, attempted fraud transactions rose by Read more