Job profile: Compliance Officer
Today marks National Compliance Officer Day - which seems a good time to highlight what the role entails and how it is pivotal to any company's success
Is artificial intelligence the future for risk management?
Artificial Intelligence is making light work of routine tasks and helping businesses to save both time and money. In this blog, we’ll explore which areas of risk management are affected by the AI revolution and what it all means for future jobs in the risk sector.
How Leonid is helping organisations prepare for mandatory human rights due diligence
January 2024 is going to be a time of big change for large organisations’ management of supply chain due diligence and human rights, with new legislation – Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence (MHRDD) – affecting thousands of businesses across the globe.
R&D tax credits reform — additional tax relief and a potential merger
HMRC has published draft legislation which proposes a merged R&D scheme. It is believed that combining the two schemes would help simplify the claims process, with just one set of rules applying to both small and large organisations.
Neurodiversity: what is it and how can companies embrace it?
This week is Neurodiversity Celebration Week, a worldwide initiative to challenge stereotypes and misconceptions about neurodivergent people. But what exactly do we mean by the term ‘neurodiversity’ and how can it be an asset in the workplace?
Spring Budget 2023 update: how R&D tax relief will change
Loss-making SMEs investing at least 40% of their total expenditure in qualifying R&D will be able to claim a payable tax credit of 14.5%. This is an unexpected rise on the 10% rate which was originally due to be introduced on 1 April. Consequently, around 20,000 companies will be eligible to reclaim up to £27 for every £100 invested in R&D.
4 clear signs that you're working with a good recruiter
Recruitment often gets a bad rep. It only takes one bad experience for people to form a rather dim view of recruitment; yet recruiters should be there to make the whole process of finding a new role easier and more enjoyable, for both the hiring company and the candidates.
What effect is R&D tax fraud having on the UK R&D tax recruitment market?
Research and Development (R&D) tax credits are a UK government incentive designed to encourage investment in R&D by businesses of all sizes and across a wide spectrum of industry sectors. This crucial source of funding has enabled a number of breakthrough innovations, particularly in the IT, life sciences and agriculture sectors.
Changes to the UK's R&D tax credit scheme
The 2022 Autumn Statement, delivered by Chancellor Jeremy Hunt on 17 November, has resulted in some notable changes to the UK R&D tax credit scheme. And many are arguing that the changes may end up being detrimental to innovation’s progress among SMEs in particular. These latest modifications are in addition to a number of other legislative changes, which were announced earlier this year, in a bid to reduce fraudulent claims.
How to save precious time in the recruitment process with LeonidLive
Hiring managers commonly have one major pain point – recruiting a new team member takes up a lot of time. From scouring through piles of CVs and rating them, creating a shortlist and then typically hosting 30-minute screening calls…it adds up to a lot of working hours! And that’s before you’ve even got to the stage of face-to-face interviews.
Four key benefits of investing in legal operations
Business leaders of today have high expectations of their in-house legal teams, which are increasingly under pressure to demonstrate their value. As such, they need to find smart ways to maximise productivity and streamline processes. This is where a strong legal operations team can have a huge impact.
Leaving a long-term job - A guide to help you make that all important decision
Deciding to make a career jump after being employed by the same company for a long time can be a tough decision. Whether it’s job security or loyalty to your current company that’s weighing on your mind, sometimes making a change can be the right decision.
Lawyers : Thinking of moving in-house, but in two minds ?
We are seeing an increasing number of job seekers from private practice law firms, who are looking to move to an in-house legal counsel role. The primary driver is most likely the well-documented post-Covid effect, whereby many have been led to re-evaluate their priorities and favour work-life balance over high salaries and bonuses.
Breaking down the latest UK R&D statistics
During September, the UK Office of National Statistics released its annual report on R&D activity between March 2019 and March 2020. These R&D statistics provide key insights into research and development activity in the UK economy over the previous financial year, including data on how much has been invested, who’s invested it, and R&D intensity, which is the total economic activity devoted to R&D.
How to tackle a video interview 101 ?
Interviews. For some people, being confident and charismatic in an interview comes naturally. Yet, most of us are usually gnawing at the end of a pencil, pacing up and down the hall and making so many notes we could create a novel - just to get through it. Add a video interview to the mix and we’re a nervous wreck.
Remote onboarding : top tips for bringing on new hire in 2021!
COVID-19 has introduced a lot of changes to the way we go about daily life and work over 2020/2021. While many of these changes have caused disruption and anxiety, one area where people have benefitted is being able to work remotely, in which remote onboarding plays a key role in success.
What is the role of an international trade compliance manager ?
Over the past two decades, the rapid development of technology has shrunk the planet to what has been coined the ‘global village’. These technologies like email, video conferencing and ease of commercial travel have enabled increased international activity and especially foreign investment inflow and outflow. Fuelled by the global value chain, the world is now reliant on these international trade activities.