Life and Style NHS staff have to wait four weeks after redundancy before they can take up a new job

Three NHS managers reportedly received redundancy payments totalling nearly £1m - even though they continued to work for the health service.

The Fashion Audit: 18/04/2011

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Call for new set of sustainability rules

A lack of meaningful benchmarks often stands in the way of companies making progress in their corporate sustainability strategies, according to a new survey from KPMG. The accountancy firm said two-thirds of those polled believed a new set of rules was "either very important or critical". In the current economic climate, short-term financial priorities were the largest barrier, followed by the risk of higher costs.

David Prosser: The distorting impact of share buy-backs

Outlook Terry Smith is best-known these days as the chief executive of Tullet Prebon, the giant inter-dealer broker. It is often forgotten that Mr Smith first came to prominence in 1990, when he published Accounting for Growth, a book in which he revealed a string of accounting tricks through which companies had been pulling the wool over shareholders' eyes about how they were performing.

The Fashion Audit: 11/04/2011

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Watchdog set for radical revamp after coalition calls for reform

Financial Reporting Council chiefs Haddrill and Hogg expected to issue public consultation paper

The Fashion Audit: 04/04/2011

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David Prosser: Audit report is another indictment of investors

Outlook The report into the audit market by the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee is long on diagnosis of the problems in the sector, but short on potential remedies. It essentially offers three ideas for encouraging competition, but then sets out some fundamental drawbacks with two of the options.

The Fashion Audit: 28/03/2011

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Bonus hikes to offset bosses' modest raises

There will be few eyebrow-raising increases in executive salaries this year, as companies bow to shareholder pressure, but controversial bonuses for bosses will continue, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers.

The Fashion Audit: 21/03/2011

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House prices rise but terraces are squeezed

The asking price of an average home climbed £58 a day in the last month, an jump of 0.8 per cent to £231,790.

Graduates 'to pay back double' on loans

Graduates could be forced to pay back double their original student loans under the new fees system in England, figures have suggested.

Report claims 181,000 migrants 'in UK illegally'

Up to 181,000 migrants who should have gone home over the past two years alone could still be in the UK illegally, figures showed today.

Bovis profits driven higher by stronger prices in South

The home builder Bovis Homes has revealed a growing North-South divide in activity in the housing market, as it more than doubled annual pre-tax profits and reinstated its dividend after a two-year hiatus.

The Fashion Audit: 07/03/2011

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