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Annual healthcare bill of €17bn is ‘unsustainable’

Healthcare Ireland
At €17billion, Ireland’s annual healthcare spend is unsustainable in the current model and needs to move from a primarily hospital-based episodic treatment 19th century approach to a 21st century focus on prevention and health maintenance, according to Dr Graham Love, a partner in the consulting services practice at Mazars.

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Key Employee Engagement Programme (“KEEP”) – April 2019

New Office
The Minister for Finance announced in his Budget 2018 speech the introduction of a new tax-advantaged share scheme in Ireland known as the “Key Employee Engagement Programme” (KEEP). The scheme was formally enacted on 14 January 2018.

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Central Register of Beneficial Ownership

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On 22 March 2019 in accordance with the EU’s Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (4AMLD) the Department of Finance released regulations requiring the set up a Central Register of Beneficial Ownership of Companies and Industrial and Provident Societies (RBO).

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Ireland’s Top Accountants – Business Plus Report

Mazars in Ireland
Mark Kennedy, Managing Partner talks about Mazars Ireland.

Fee income in the year to end August 2018 advanced 11.2% to €33.7m. The firm’s staff complement in Ireland is 26 partners and over 400 people. The Mazars’ global network extends to 23,000 professionals and over 1,000 partners.

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Common Gender Pay Gap Questions Answered

Gender Pay Gap
The gender pay gap is the difference in the average gross hourly earnings of male and female paid employees across a workforce.

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Does your organisational culture create a safe space for whistleblowers?

Whistleblower
The fallout from recent high-profile media cases has raised doubts amongst many commentators about the ability of organisations to create a safe space for whistleblowers within the workplace. Justin Moran and Michael Fitzgerald set out the top five tips to improving corporate culture and creating a safe space for whistleblowers.

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Two Steps to Protecting Your Organisation Against Repeated Fraud

Fraud
After most investigations, organisations (including internal audit and specialist investigation units) frequently move to the next piece of work, ultimately not identifying, remediating or monitoring the underlying root cause of the issue being investigated.

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Cast the net wide to get the best hires

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As we approach full employment, the competition for talent is intense, recruitment budgets are small and extra pressure and expectation is being placed on lean HR teams to source and retain staff.

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Guest article: Gender pay gap – Key issues explained

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An Irish female currently earns 14 cents less than every euro earned by an Irish male. This occurs across all sectors and organisational levels. Will the coming legislation help?

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Sustainability: Moving the Conversation Forward

Sustainability
Shedding a light on a topic of deep interest to Mazars, we commissioned the Economist Intelligence Unit to examine the relationship between regulation and sustainability. In this article, the way in which sustainability can be both measured and encouraged via regulation is researched, as well as the differences between countries and regions in adopting sustainable practices.

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Regulation & Sustainability: Five questions, answered

Sustainability and Regulation
Regulation can be a powerful force in driving sustainable practices amongst businesses – from corporate reporting to mandatory action. But what are the right metrics for sustainability and who should be responsible for tracking them? The response to these questions may be different based on geography, sector and market segment.

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Sustainability: Technology enabled

Technology + Sustainability
The Economist Intelligence Unit wrote a set of articles sponsored by Mazars focusing on the role of regulation and technology in relation to sustainability. In this article, the rapid expansion of technologies around sustainability practice and reporting – from ESG-themed data mining to blockchain voting – is explored.

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Technology and Sustainability: Five innovations defining the future

Sustainability & Regulation
As the call for increased transparency and accountability from companies on their environmental, social and governance efforts continues, companies spend signficant time and effort in identifying how to consistently capture meaningful and reliable non-financial data to share with their stakeholders. Digital solutions could offer them support in this challenge.

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Business trends for 2019 and beyond

2019 and beyond
Where is business going in 2019? What effect will Brexit and regulation have in Ireland? What will technology do to our jobs and work practices and procedures? Mark Kennedy, Managing Partner of Mazars, looks into what might be in store for 2019 and beyond.

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Mazars Renews IoD Sponsorship for 2019

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The IoD Breakfast & Evening Briefing Series has been increased for 2019 with 18 member briefings to be held in Dublin, Cork and Galway. Covering a wide range of topics from property and economic outlooks, through to themes such as leadership, crisis communication in the boardroom and entrepreneurship, the Breakfast & Evening Briefing Series blends expert speakers with insightful topics of relevance to directors and business leaders.

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