Whilst many people will be holding onto their hats ahead of the Budget, one insurer is urging chancellor George Osborne to keep a tight hold on his red briefcase.
Unfortunately, in all too many offices, factories and shops around the UK, this is the time of year when some unscrupulous employees take advantage of the goodwill of others and use the opportunity to commit crimes in the workplace.
Seemingly taking inspiration from Oliver Twist to embrace their inner Artful Dodger, 61 per cent of British workers have confessed to their sins and admitted they've stolen from the office, believing it's a “perk of the job”.
New research has revealed that managers are taking credit for over half their workforce’s ideas. Not a single supervisor, middle-manager or low-ranking executive said they had never plagiarised ideas to bolster their own reputation or ego.
If an award for worst employee of the month was up for grabs from Ryanair, the airline would surely have no problem issuing it after a sticky-fingered steward stole a passenger's £500 Nikon camera to then list it on eBay.
Some 27 per cent of Brits have had up to three work devices lost or stolen on the London Underground, with over half out drinking when it happened.
Martin Zetterlund, founding partner of Sentor, considers the theft of information from your business and explains how you might not even realise you are the victim.