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Managing your business

Learn how you can manage your business better with our research and insights on payments, accessibility, diversity and inclusion and more.

February 2016

Managing the risk and efficiency of global supply chains is becoming an increasing focus for corporates. Barclays joined with Thomson Reuters to explore some of the issues including managing risk, ensuring effective delivery of goods and services, and releasing a key stream of working capital.

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December 2016

We are currently living in an extremely volatile political world, with even a small event having the potential to shake up markets and the global economy entirely. What can treasurers do to strengthen and grow their businesses in these fragile times?

November 2016

Discover what the Modern Slavery Act requires of corporations and how it could impact your business.

September 2016

What can business leaders learn from the military when it comes to strategic decision-making? With 68% of staff not feeling confident enough to speak out if they believed a negative decision has been made there are big steps decision-makers can take.

September 2016

Investing in making your business more accessible isn't just a legal requirement, it can also help you tap into a market estimated to be worth up to £212 billion.

September 2016

Treasury and finance executives must constantly be aware of risks such as continued volatility in FX markets, counterparty risk in banking and cyber risk. But what else must be considered over the coming years?

September 2016

We take a look at the screening tools and techniques being used to monitor suspicious financial activity in efforts to reduce financial crime.

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June 2016

The Apprenticeship Levy is coming, and applies to every business with a pay roll of over £3m. Read our article to find out what you need to know to prepare for the levy.

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June 2016

Mike Thompson, Barclays Director of Apprenticeships, discusses how Barclays has embraced apprentices and how your business can make the most of the upcoming Apprenticeship Levy.

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May 2016

In an increasingly digital world, the payments landscape has never been more complex or fast moving. Our research reveals both consumer and merchant attitudes to payments today and in the future to help you choose the right systems for your business.

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April 2016
  

Whatever your industry or sector, we believe there are benefits to be gained by ensuring your business is as inclusive and accessible as possible. Here we share insight and resources from our own journey to build inclusion for customers and colleagues impacted by impairment, disability or health conditions.

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April 2016

There are over 11 million people in Great Britain dealing with a limiting long-term illness, impairment or disability on a daily basis. Read our report to find out how you can make your business more accessible and inclusive for customers and colleagues, through best practice business case studies.

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December 2015

How can a good company become even better, what are the secrets of enduring success – and what lessons can we learn from the past? Professor Christian Stadler, Professor of Strategic Management at Warwick Business School, shared insights into the qualities and strengths which, according to his research, have set great companies apart and helped them outperform or outlast their peers in the long run.

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November 2015

Short-termism is a significant barrier to growth for eight out of ten British businesses, according to the latest research by Barclays. Greg Davies, Head of Behavioural Finance, Barclays, discusses the findings.

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July 2015

Fewer than half of employers would look favourably at military experience on a CV. Barclays’ AFTER Programme highlights the value service leavers and veterans can bring to the commercial sector.

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June 2015

For the second year running, Barclays is the headline sponsor of the Pride in London festival, and representatives from across Barclays discuss the importance of an inclusive and supportive workplace.

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Instant payments: the industry’s next frontier?

April 2015

We take an in-depth look at both the challenges and the opportunities of the development of instant payments schemes, as well as the opinions of regulators, competition authorities and payment service providers.

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