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About Anisa Choudhary

Anisa is a politics and international relations graduate, and reports on the latest news stories regarding finance, the economy, and education.

Contact Anisa at blog@lsbf.org.uk
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How to become an accountant

August 21 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

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This post will introduce you to the career of an accountant. You will learn which qualifications are best for this career path and what you can expect as a fully-fledged accountancy professional.

Accountancy is a well-respected and traditional role to enter. Though it takes much dedication, hard work and a high level of education, the career can be very rewarding.

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Development opportunities could boost engagement over summer slowdown

August 18 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

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Providing development opportunities could help to boost employee engagement as businesses face a quiet period, according to career transition firm Lee Hecht Harrison | Penna.

Research from the company found over 30 per cent of UK employees haven’t received formal training or development in their job, while 48 per cent have changed their job in the past five years. 

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ACCA research reveals top routes for starting a career

August 17 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

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Research commissioned by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has revealed the top ways for young people to start their career.

43 per cent of respondents believe university is the best option, followed by apprenticeships at 26 per cent, and professional qualifications at 15 per cent.

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London-based fintech company to launch new global currency

August 16 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

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A London-based financial technology company is to launch a new global currency in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Glint, a start-up company that is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, has raised £3.1 million in funding from high-profile investors in the financial services and asset management sectors.

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Research reveals which interview questions help boost employment

August 15 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

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Research from CV-Library has revealed the interview questions that have helped candidates boost their employment chances.

The research surveyed 1,200 UK workers on their interview preparation techniques, and found 87.4 per cent of respondents believe there are certain questions that should be avoided in interviews.

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Millennials want quick career progression, research shows

August 14 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

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Research from management consulting company ManpowerGroup, has revealed what millennials look for in a career, with variety and quick progression being among their expectations.

The report surveyed 19,000 millennials to see how their work expectations differ from the rest of the workforce, what motivates them when it comes to career opportunities, and why they choose to remain with the same employers.

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Research reveals places where UK workers want to work

August 11 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

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UK workers have revealed the places they would most like to work in, found new research from global cloud-based platform Fuze.

The research found that 85 per cent of UK workers believe they do not need to be in an office to be productive, with many wishing to work from locations such as parks, cafés or home.

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New generation of employees will boost business growth, research shows

August 10 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

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The next generation of employees will have a positive impact on businesses, with 64 per cent of CEOs believing that they have the skills needed to boost business growth, according to research from recruitment and training agency Pareto Law.

The study, entitled Digital Learning and Gen Z, looked at how businesses are prepared to make use of the next generation of workers.

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More UK adults using online banking, research shows

August 09 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

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New research from Santander has found more UK adults are using online banking or mobile banking to check their balance.

Over 65 per of those surveyed use these methods at least once a week to access their accounts. 

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Research reveals cities and sectors with the highest average wage

August 08 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

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Research from Adzuna has revealed the top cities and sectors that offer the highest average wage.

The jobsite compiled data from 1.2 million jobs hosted on its website and compared average wages across the UK to identify the top ten cities with the highest average wage. 

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The pros and cons of HS2

August 07 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

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High Speed 2 (HS2) is a railway line set to link the south of England with the north. It’s an ambitious and controversial plan with plenty of pros and cons.

HS2 is set to create plenty of jobs, not just for those in London, but in all areas it will pass through. It’s thought jobs will become available during the engineering process of the north-south railway and in the aftermath too in a range of industries. 

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Accenture recruits 1,700 people in the UK

August 07 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

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Global management consulting and professional services company Accenture has recruited 1,700 people, with the company offering opportunities from executives to apprentices and graduates.

Accenture is filling over 500 job roles in areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Cyber Defence, and Data Science for its recruitment drive, particularly focusing on London and Newcastle.  

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WeWork to give over £1 million to budding UK entrepreneurs

August 04 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

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Co-working and office space provider WeWork is offering £1.2 million to aspiring entrepreneurs in the UK.

The grant will be given to winners of the Creator Awards - WeWork’s new global initiative to provide financial support to entrepreneurs, small businesses, and growing companies.

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London workers believe a four-day working week would boost productivity

August 03 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

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Over 60 per cent of workers in London believe a four-day working week would help improve productivity, a new report from office products company Fellowes has shown.

The Fellowes Productivity in the UK report also found that 48 per cent of Londoners are unproductive at work for over one hour a day, while 18 per cent are at their most productive on a Monday.

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Research shows increase in advertised vacancies and salaries

August 02 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

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The number of advertised vacancies in the UK has reached a 19-month high, according to research from Adzuna.

The research showed that the number of advertised salaries in June stood at 1,202,573 - the highest figure recorded since November 2015, when 1,244,772 vacancies were available. 

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Job hopping becoming more acceptable, research finds

August 01 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

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UK professionals believe job hopping is becoming more acceptable as flexible and freelance working increase in popularity, according to research from CV-Library.

The research surveyed 1,200 professionals and found almost half believe it is acceptable to change jobs after a year, with this figure rising to 65 per cent for workers aged 16 to 24 and 87 per cent for those aged under 18.

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Investment in fintech up by 37%, according to Innovate Finance

July 31 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

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Figures from Innovate Finance have shown investment in the UK’s fintech industry has hit $564 million, with foreign investment playing a key role in growth despite Brexit.

Fintech investment increased by 37 per cent in the first half of 2017 compared with the same period last year.

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Amazon to create 450 tech jobs in London

July 27 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

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Amazon has announced it will be creating 450 new tech roles at the company’s headquarters in London.

The company will be aiming to double the number of research and development roles and the number of staff at its London Development Centre will increase from 450 to 900.

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AAT research shows increase in student salaries

July 26 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

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Research from the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) has shown an increase in salaries for affiliate members and AAT students, with a rise of 5 per cent and 2 per cent respectively.

The AAT Salary and Career Survey 2017 showed the average salary for accounting technicians now stands at £22,000 for affiliate members that work full-time. 

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DCMS to launch cyber security training programme

July 25 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

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The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) is to launch a cyber security training programme for students aged between 14-18.

As part of the government’s National Cyber Security Programme, the Cyber Schools Programme will be supported by Cyber Security Challenge UK, BT and the SANS Institute. It will help young people develop skills they need to protect industries such as banking and public services from criminals. 

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Data reveals search trends of UK jobseekers

July 25 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

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Research from job site Indeed has found people in the UK are the most active at the start of the week when it comes to job searching.

The research looked at the search patterns of millions of jobseekers across five European countries and found the most popular time for Britons to search for a job is Monday lunchtime.

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UK banks offer glimpse into open banking with £5m fund

July 20 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

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With open banking to be introduced in 2018, banks have provided a glimpse into what the practice will look like by contributing towards a £5 million prize fund for Nesta’s Open Up Challenge.

Lloyds, Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland, and Santander are among the banks that have funded the competition, which offers fintech start-ups the opportunity to experiment with open banking.

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Older generation seeking university education, research shows

July 19 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

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Research from Management Today and Vauxhall Motors has found over 35 per cent of 40-somethings in the UK are seeking university education or looking to obtain a qualification in the next two years.

The Changing Lanes report revealed career aspirations and workplace trends of Generation X. 40-somethings were found to be as ambitious as millennials when it comes to changing careers, launching a business or studying. 

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Report shows demand for accounting and finance skills

July 18 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

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Accounting and finance skills are among the most sought-after with employers in the professional services sector, according to youth charity Ambition.

The charity’s latest market insights for the third quarter of 2017 showed growth in jobs across a number of areas within the sector, including legal finance vacancies, despite uncertainty in the market.

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How can an ACCA qualification benefit your career?

July 17 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

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Getting a marketing degree can open the door to many different career paths, as you’ll develop a broad and increasingly valuable set of skills.

For example, a specialised online marketing degree will give you highly transferable skills, and a knowledge of marketing strategy is an extremely desirable trait in the vast majority of organisations. 

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