When the European Union decided to fine Apple €13.5 billion for tax evasion in Ireland last week, it didn’t take long for the Irish government to join with Apple to announce it would appeal the ruling.
The highest achieving students and alumni who have made an outstanding contribution to an organisation or society have been commended at the 13th annual OUBS awards. Among the winners were a publishing manager, retail banker, civil servant and an independent public nurse.
Video highlights from 4th May 2016 Breakfast Briefing, the OU's Vice-Chancellor Peter Horrocks responds to questions from Dr Andrew Lindridge, Senior Lecturer in Marketing at the OU Business School - discussing the future of the OU, the importance of our students’ success, and how to operate in an environment of change in turbulent times.
The government aims to extend the new pension freedoms to those who have previously bought an annuity by allowing pensioners to sell their annuities from April 2017. However an independent study published by The Open University Business School, suggests there are fundamental barriers to effective competition for secondary annuities that are likely to prevent pensioners getting a fair deal, and that current government proposals appear insufficient to address this.