Status: New - This is another in the 'in Ninety Minutes' series, which offers the reader a comprehensive, but easily read and easily digestible text, covering a...... more
Status: New - This is another in the 'in Ninety Minutes' series, which offers the reader a comprehensive, but easily read and easily digestible text, covering a specific topic in an hour and a half of study. This well-written book covers a wide range of topics around the overall subject of payroll, from setting up a payroll in the first place, calculating gross pay and net pay, and the vexing matter of PAYE, to the basics of National Insurance. In a readily understood fashion, Robert Leach takes the reader along many paths, looking at the business of new employees starting and others leaving, the essential aspects of expenses and benefits, and company cars and travel. As anyone who has ever received payment for work done will know, the whole process of payroll is complex and littered with extras and complications. This book makes the whole business clear, and allows the reader to follow a logical pattern through the marshy bits. There are sections on share schemes, accommodation, workplace benefits, relocation, attachment of earnings and directors' fees, as well as clear explanations of maternity and sickness schemes and that ever problematic topic, pensions. This is a book for anyone involved in monitoring a payroll system, from new administrators to experienced managers.
Financial Analyst's Indispensible Pocket Guide - McGraw-Hill Professional
Status: New - This is the ideal study guide for AIMR's Three-Level CFA Exam. It is today's only one-stop resource for important financial concepts, terms, and...... more
Status: New - This is the ideal study guide for AIMR's Three-Level CFA Exam. It is today's only one-stop resource for important financial concepts, terms, and definitions. Each minute of every day, financial analysts and investment managers must know the unambiguous meanings for hundreds of terms from Absolute Advantage to Z-Score, plus understand the numerous models and formulas necessary to accurately and effectively apply those terms. "Financial Analyst's Indispensable Pocket Guide" is the first fingertip reference - expressly written for finance professionals - that organizes, defines, and gives background and theory for more than 500 of these essential words and concepts.Practical and versatile, this pocket-sized book covers fundamental and advanced topics including: equity premium puzzle; asset segregation; cash and carry arbitrage; delta neutral hedging; option payoff diagrams; forecasting methods; impact of budget deficits; equity valuation; capital asset pricing model; AIMR performance presentation standards ratio analysis; company valuation; duration and convexity; yield curve strategies; regression analysis; time valuation; tactical asset allocation; option based portfolio insurance; real estate valuation; and, REITS and CREFS. More than just a dictionary, "Financial Analyst's Indispensable Pocket Guide" is a one-volume encyclopedia of the information finance professionals use every day. Keep it on your bookshelf - or in your briefcase - for fast, reliable, and in-depth explanations of today's most common financial terms, concepts, and formulas.
The Virgin Student Traveller's Handbook - Virgin Books
Status: New - The Virgin Student Travellers' Handbook is purpose written for young people contemplating or actively preparing for travel during a Gap year,...... more
Status: New - The Virgin Student Travellers' Handbook is purpose written for young people contemplating or actively preparing for travel during a Gap year, either before or at the end of University. Tom Griffiths writes in a friendly, down-to-earth and intelligent way about every aspect of travel and working abroad. Rather than a guide on where to go, this is a book that asks and answers questions about why you should travel and when and how to do so. In the "Getting Started" chapter Tom points out that, of five young people who talk about travelling, statistically only one of them will go--this book is designed for that person. Every conceivable aspect of travelling is covered: how to budget, what employers think, who to go with and one of the most important chapters--how to deal with your parents! The practical side of the book is brilliant and Tom's extensive experience is clear to anyone who has travelled before. It covers health, diet, insurance, drugs, visas, hitch hiking, keeping in touch, how to pack a rucksack and a brilliant checklist of what you'll need to take with you--all of which will go a long way to reassure anxious parents of your "mature" attitude to travel. Equally strong is the theoretical side of this book. Tom weighs up the pros and cons of taking a gap year and, as MD of the Gap Year Travel Company, he obviously sees more pros than cons and his enthusiasm is infectious. His writing style is quite funny with some really good travel tales stuck in between the practical guidelines. The advice he gives is challenging and considerate at the same time and mature without being patronising; he even includes his own e-mail address with an instruction for anyone in dire straits to contact him--what a nice bloke! The last section of the book is country by country listings of the top 50 backpacking destinations, giving statistics on climate, languages, embassy addresses, living costs and visas needed. Worth bearing in mind, at the end of all this, is the chapter on returning home. Things will seem weird/boring/sedate, but the adventure you've had on your Gap year will set you up with an aptitude for adventure in whatever field of life, work or study you then choose to pursue. --Thea O'Connor
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....00 this was for fully comp, curtesy car, protected no claims, legal cover and and excess of £100.00.
I know it's always best to shop around and that companies give better deals to new customers, so I decided to hit the keyboard and see what I could save by checking out prices on the internet.
Well I expected to save some money, but not as much as Budget were offering, they quoted me...
...Smart people DONOT budget.
Be prepared to do all the work yourself, they dont fill in forms, they dont call you back and they couldnt find your policy if they were holding it in front of their face.
My car was stolen, but wont have a hire car as my "stolen" car wasnt being repaired in the garage (eh)
customer service speak very poor english and be prepared for a huge phone bill, i've got 6...