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Bitter sweet

As the economic crisis worsens it seems Brits are finding solace in the sweeter things in life. Cadbury’s has reported a 30% rise in annual profits, bucking the trend of gloom. Apparently, indulging in treats is the way to make it through the night.

And with news last month of bumper profits at KFC, Mole worries we may find ourselves more down and out than ever – poor and overweight are not exactly virtues in Mole’s world.

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Guide: Johnson Fleming produces auto-enrolment checklist

For a job as big as managing the auto-enrolment changes, it’s important to know what has been completed and what still lies in front of you to give you the reassurance that everything is in hand. Getting the planning and project management right at the outset can help you see the path ahead and ensure everyone knows their roles and responsibilities. To help with this, Johnson Fleming has produced a checklist outlining every step that needs to be taken when preparing for auto-enrolment.