Category Archives: Carrington Blake

Budget 2018

Budget - The Chancellor’s Autumn announcements were made on the 29th October...here's a summary of what transgressed. MORE MONEY FOR NHS AND AN END TO AUSTERITY? As previously announced, these were the main themes of the Chancellor Phillip Hammond’s third budget but what we were waiting to hear was where the extra money was going to come from? Had he found a “Magic Money Tree”, or would tax and borrowing have to increase? We now know that the extra money will come from better than expected economic growth and consequential increased tax revenues. But there may have to be a Spring 2019 Budget if Brexit negotiations don’t go to plan…. PERSONAL ALLOWANCE AND HIGHER RATE LIMIT INCREASED EARLY The Government’s manifesto pledge back in 2015 was that the personal allowance would rise to £12,500 in 2020 and the higher rate...

Coaching Success!

In the past, coaching was not offered as a benefit but mandated to those who were failing to achieve their workplace goals. The term "coaching" was synonymous with "remedial training" and carried an implication of failure. Fortunately, those days have passed and savvy business leaders and HR professionals have realised that coaching can be a great benefit for high performers. Traditionally employers have turned to training programmes to develop talented employee’s skills.  However in recent years that trend has been shifting towards a newer tool for talent management: management coaching. Technically the term "management coaching" applies to the act of coaching C-level employees; but more recently this type of support has been offered to mid-level managers and high potential employees across firms. Regardless of the intended audience, the goals are largely the same - to improve the...
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