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Baby steps towards sharing the caring

Baby steps towards sharing the caring

Family-friendly working is no longer solely an issue for a firm’s HR department, as Diageo’s move on the matter last week shows. But there is still a long way to go

Legal anomalies underline the North’s political shortcomings

Legal anomalies underline the North’s political shortcomings

In the assembly’s absence, laws have diverged between the North and Britain – and some of the differences are not trivial

Financial matters: Jill Kerby

Financial matters: Jill Kerby

If we are ever to get back to attainable home ownership for young people to avoid moving back in with Mum and Dad, urgent changes are needed

We need to talk about small business

We need to talk about small business

The government is doing a public consultation about tax incentives for SMEs – and it wants to hear your views

Why we collect more corporation tax than ever

Why we collect more corporation tax than ever

The question of how much big companies pay in tax has become something of an obsession. But given the events of 2008, it’s not hard to see why

Making the invisibles visible

Making the invisibles visible

Irish employers need to prepare now for the new era of gender pay gap transparency, writes Helen McCarthy

Adopt the defensive crouch for global equity

Adopt the defensive crouch for global equity

Global bond and equity markets are performing in markedly different manners. What does this great dichotomy mean for investors?

Get your house in order

Get your house in order

A ‘one stop shop’ home energy upgrade scheme won’t in itself save the planet, but it will solve problems closer to home

60,000 could be missing out on 'misunderstood' tax break

60,000 could be missing out on 'misunderstood' tax break

The Home Carer Credit, which stands at €1,500 in 2019, can be claimed by a married couple or a couple in a civil partnership where one spouse is a home carer for one or more dependent persons

Is it worth having tax consultations?

Is it worth having tax consultations?

These days, the consultation process is something of a mini-industry, and many such efforts either fail entirely or don’t get to the root of the problem

Keep finger on pulse of pensions

Keep finger on pulse of pensions

Potential investors should keep a close eye on a company’s pension scheme – and it is essential for savers to be alert about their own retirement funds

Searching for a silver lining

Searching for a silver lining

Diverting pension funds into expensive healthcare or housing could leave the cupboard bare in retirement

Businesses will have to adjust to new realities of Chinese trade

Businesses will have to adjust to new realities of Chinese trade

China is reducing its dependence on the US market, creating opportunities – and hurdles – for European firms

Tiptoeing through the retail property minefield

Tiptoeing through the retail property minefield

Retailers are particularly vulnerable to market disturbances, but a well-managed commercial property company can be a sound investment

Don’t use taxpayers’ money for risky bets

Don’t use taxpayers’ money for risky bets

Isif’s dual mandate of generating returns and creating jobs has led to some costly mistakes – it should focus solely on maximising returns again