It’s the time of the month that everyone longs for… Pay day! Whether you are a middle of the month, end of the month, or even get paid weekly. The point is, are you getting paid enough? Each year, the National Minimum Wage (NMW) is reviewed by the Low Pay Commission and any rate changes come
In combination with GB Solutions’ 16th birthday, the end of summer and the successes of 2015, we celebrated by hosting a boat party on the renowned King Arthur with a host of long standing clients, candidates, friends and family. Starting at Gloucester Docks by the Waterways Museum and cruising along the River Severn on a sunset
The summer has seen an increase in the demand for senior interim finance staff, including; Qualified Accountants, MI Analysts, Business Transformation Consultants have all been in demand. This has also been seen across other GB markets, especially IT and Marketing. So why are interims proving so popular? Flexible and competitive By complimenting your permanent staff with
Jaffa Cake – biscuit or cake? A famous example is the ‘Jaffa Cakes case’ from 1991, which went all the way to a tribunal. This case hinged on the disparity between the treatment of cakes and luxury biscuits under VAT rules; while cakes are exempt from the tax, luxury biscuits are subject to VAT at
ACA, ACCA or CIMA – which one to choose? My 17-year-old son and one of his classmates are considering a career in Accountancy and asked me which qualification was best out of ACA, ACCA or CIMA. Simple…or is it? First of all we discussed the pros and cons of practice versus industry. An ACA qualification
A recent survey has revealed that 79% of accounting professionals expect to receive a pay hike this appraisal season. A third are wishing for at least a 10% rise of base salary and two-thirds of those are optimistic about nabbing a bonus too. There is also positivity surrounding career prospects with 35% they were looking for
With the festivities of Christmas already heating up, the pressure is on to get great gifts and do so on a shoestring budget. As the cost of living increases, this can be a difficult time of year for some people when it’s supposed to be a time of giving, gladness and celebration. Some of you
With the economic picture continuing to improve in Gloucestershire and across the UK, employers in the finance labour market are gaining the confidence to recruit and build up their teams. Free from the gloom of recession and conscious of the opportunities available for ambitious businesses, managers are looking to increase their head counts and boost capacity.
GB Solutions: Who Are We? Operating since 1999, predominantly in Gloucestershire, GB Solutions is an independent recruitment agency that employs a great mix of people who embrace a work-hard, play hard-way way of life. Mike Goode and Paul Blower who are the GB Directors have always carefully selected their employee’s to ensure there is always the best possible balance of
What employers look for when recruiting Accountants? I came across this question at a careers event recently. Good at Maths came the reply from the Careers Advisor. For anyone thinking about a career in accountancy when faced with the question what employers look for when recruiting Accountants the initial thought is often numeracy. Perhaps this
GB Solutions is a leading Gloucestershire based employment agency that has grown from strength to strength throughout its 15 year history. Gaining PSL (preferred supplier list) status with many of the county’s leading institutions has enabled the recruitment business to develop a team of specialist recruiters covering the Sales, Finance, Marketing, Office and IT sectors.