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Accounting, Finance and the Economy

Includes accounting, finance, financial management, the UK economy, employment, economic aspects of globalisation and international trade.

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Reform agenda: how to make top pay fairer

This report looks at the evidence about the pay of top executives and finds that since the late 1990s, executive pay has grown from 60 times that of the average UK worker to nearly 180 times.

Directive 2011/7/EU on combating late payment in commercial transactions: a users guide to the recast late payment directive

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A guide describes the current law on sanctions for late payment in business-to-business transactions, following the implementation in the UK of the EU Directive on combating late payment.

An introduction to assisted areas

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A guide describes the EU-defined Assisted Areas in the UK and the types of additional government-funded business investment schemes and tax allowances that are available within them.

Setting a fair pay standard: the government as a fair wage employer

This research paper aims to show how much - or indeed, how little in the scheme of Government spending - it would cost to pay all low paid workers in Whitehall, including those employed indirectly through public procurement, the living wage.

Outsourcing the cuts: pay and employment effects of contracting out

Contracting out public services in the UK is now well established.

Making local economies matter: a review of policy lessons from the Regional Development Agencies and Local Enterprise Partnerships

This paper by Labour MP John Healey and writer-consultant Les Newby aims to inform development of policy and practice in sustainable economic development in England, including supporting business and job-creation.

Making global connections: the potential of the UK's regional airports

This collection of essays by key stakeholders and experts looks at the role of regional airports in the prosperity of their local economy and that of the UK, and how they can best be supported.

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