Employers set to make savings on NI contributions for apprentices aged under 25

From 6 April 2016, if you employ an apprentice you may not need to pay employer Class 1 National Insurance contributions (NICs) on their earnings below £827 a week (£43,000 a year). This saving is an additional incentive from the Government to make apprenticeships a more favourable option for recruiting and developing future talent for more

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Alumni Profile – Jennifer Smith, Associate at JMW Solicitors

This year BPP University Law School in Manchester celebrates 10 years of opening. To mark this anniversary we caught up with some of our first cohort to see what they have gone on to since they graduated. more

The Future of Advice

These are difficult times for the advice sector. A recent MoJ survey revealed that one in 10 legal advice agencies have indicated that they expect to close. It was therefore particularly heartening to participate in a conference on 21 January 2016 in Hammersmith and Fulham entitled ‘The future of advice - working together for better results’. more


Going Long on The Big Short

The Big Short is Director Adam Mackay’s adaption of author Michael Lewis’ book of the same name.  In the book, Lewis tracks the fortunes of three fund managers who separately decide that the US housing market is fundamentally overvalued, and seek to short sell that market, i.e. bet on a nationwide housing price fall.  The more

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New reforms will see apprentices become an essential part of the future workforce, research from BPP Professional Education has revealed. Nine out of 10 (90 per cent) HR professionals at the Association of Graduate Recruiters ‘Welcome to 2016: Revolution in the student recruitment market’ event, which took place on Monday in London, stated that apprentices more

New law will ensure schools promote apprenticeships to all students, allowing them to make an informed decision about their future.

The Secretary of State for Education, Nicky Morgan, announced recently that that new legislation will be introduced to ensure apprenticeships, including Degree Apprenticeships, receives the same amount of promotion, information and career advice as university does amongst state school students. Ministers believe that, even though apprenticeships now offer highly credible routes into careers such a more

The new leases standard: IFRS 16 Leases Finally published.

After many years of waiting, IFRS 16 Leases has finally been published in January 2016.  The new leases standard will have a significant impact on those with major assets under operating lease. Assets under operating lease will be capitalised resulting in both an asset and liability being recognised in the financial statements.  This could impact more

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Sofia Cabral, 21, Facilities Assistant at A2Domnion, Level 3 Business Administration Apprentice. A2Dominion, a leading housing provider and property developer, decided to put forward one of their apprentices for Ealing Network Apprentice of the Year. Sofia didn’t know anything about her nomination, and her work colleagues did a very good job of keeping it under more

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A New Year, A New You

January marks a new start for a lot of people – whether that is lifestyle, career or wellbeing. According to statistics from a number of job sites, January is the most popular month to change careers. A Glassdoor survey states that almost one in five (18 per cent) say this month is the ideal time more

Alan Rickman: a week to Die Hard (in bonds)

This week we mourn the loss of 69 year old entertainment great: Alan Rickman. An accomplished stage and film actor, he may be most remembered for some of his villainous roles such as the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. Perhaps his greatest role is as the foil to the hero, John McClane more

Let’s Dance: the Bowie Bonds

Let’s Dance: the Bowie Bonds The death of David Bowie reminded the world of finance that not only was he a very talented and justly famous musician, he was also the source of a significant financial innovation. In 1997 David Bowie securitised (or securitized) the rights to 25 of his albums.  This was the first more

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BPP University School of Health lecturer’s new book to increase awareness of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

BPP University School of Health lecturer’s new book to increase awareness of Irritable Bowel Syndrome A psychology lecturer wants to increase awareness around Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) – a condition often misunderstood – by highlighting recent research in a new book. IBS is a common, ‘invisible disease’ which affects up to one in five people more


In Profile with – Ayshea Megyery, BPTC Lecturer

At BPP University Law School you will benefit from being taught by legal professionals who have pursued careers at leading law firms and chambers. This means as a student you get real world professional experience from day one. This year we are proud to celebrate our 10 year anniversary of the BPTC in Leeds and more


In profile with Dr. John Mantikas Head of Postgraduate Programmes at BPP University Business School

How long have you been at BPP University?: I joined BPP University at the beginning of 2015 as Head of Postgraduate programmes at the Business School, having being engaged in the academic arena since 2004.   What is your background and experience before coming to BPP University? I have studied Marketing and my educational qualifications more

MSc Management Blog

BPP University Business School revamps ‘career-ready’ MSc Management programme

BPP University Business School has enhanced its MSc Management programme to reflect the ever-evolving working environment for ‘career-ready’ graduates. The MSc Management course allows students to specialise in either Management, Finance or Project Management and offers opportunities to build on their skillset and enhance their careers. Students can earn their Master’s degree in just one more

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Personal Statement Top Tips

Writing a personal statement can be a daunting and tricky task. Therefore, we thought we would give you a helping hand with some useful tips on how to write a good personal statement that will help you secure your university place. Personal Statements Make it clear from the start what you are applying for. Many more


A day in the life of Trainee Solicitor Wayne Codogan

Wayne Codogan, trainee at Marriott Harrison, describes to us a typical day in the office. more


Applications – How to stand out – Marriott Harrison

David Strong, Associate Solicitor at Marriott Harrison, outlines what the firm looks for in their new recruits more


Alumni Profile – Katie Reed, Associate at Walker Morris Sports Group

This year BPP University Law School in Manchester celebrates 10 years of its opening. To mark this anniversary we caught up with some of our first cohort to see what they have gone on to since they graduated. This month we profile LPC graduate Katie Reed, Associate at Walker Morris Sports Group. more

Financial Modelling Training at BPP

Financial Modelling Training at BPP Do you use excel? Most people whose jobs involve them sitting at a desk will use Microsoft excel from time to time. Many jobs require extensive use of excel, and the ability to use some of the more advanced functionality can be essential. It is a tool that has been more