Other news in brief

A round up of other news this week.

A round up of other news this week.

The 2022-23 Scottish Budget and Medium Term Financial Strategy will be published by Scotland’s Finance Secretary on 9 December 2021.
The UK and Switzerland agreed a Convention on Social Security Coordination on 9 September 2021 and the necessary legislation is now in place. The agreement is expected to come into force later this year. This agreement ensures that cross-border employees and employers are only liable to social security contributions in one state.
 
Leading a family business in the modern world means adapting to situations that previous generations would have never dreamed of. To survive and thrive, businesses need to engage in sensitive and even difficult conversations about issues such as conflict, philanthropy, innovation and attracting talent, all of which have been further complicated by the pandemic. In a recent blog post four KPMG advisors tell the stories of honest conversations they’ve had with family businesses; and how they helped these organisations have constructive discussions, make tough decisions, and succeed in the 21st century.
 
With over one million job vacancies in the UK, it’s no surprise that 70 percent of companies we spoke to find it difficult or very difficult to attract and retain employees. Scott Cullen, Associate Partner and Head of Reward in the UK, reviews the results of KPMG’s recent pulse survey on how employers are tackling the issue.