Ben Stepney casts his eye over sick pay reform and discusses the challenges SMEs face when trying to juggle employment law rights for their staff and turning a profit.
The IMF has cut its global growth forecast for 2015 to 3.5 per cent, down 0.3 percentage points from its October prediction.
Many film buffs have been looking forward to 2015, trying to figure out how much director Robert Zemeckis and screenwriter Bob Gale got right in 'Back to the Future II'. That's right, this is the year Mart McFly time-travels to, and it's astonishing how many of their predictions hit the mark. However, die-hard fans were let down when some of the more notable gadgets had yet to be made.
Following the government’s autumn statement announcement to commit £45m to UK exporters, Phil Couchman, CEO of DHL Express UK and Ireland, discusses the future of exporting in 2015.
As the enigmatic and divisive Boris Johnson enters his final full calendar year as London mayor, Real Business analyses his accomplishments ahead of a move into Westminster politics.
Having seen what has worked well during the last year and period of current government control, I know exactly what I'd like to see during 2015.
It’s one of the business world’s more annoying sayings, revealing little and very much sitting on the fence. But fear not, “cautious optimism” is on its way out!
As Christmas approaches and brings to an end a very busy month and year, make a point of switching of mentally, digitally and physically.
In their 2014 report, 'CFO Insights on Success: Preparing for 2015 and Beyond', the ICAEW suggested that “these days the CFO earns his or her place at the leadership table because they have the knowledge to combine business acumen with hard facts: the numbers.” But come year-end, the pressure is on the finance team to deliver accurate results with no surprises. And of course, there will be certain areas that will be more challenging and demanding than others.