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Date Subject Title
July
2015
Cost of living

Cost of Living highlights

A look at some of the latest cost of living hotspots based on ECA's recent survey findings.
July
2015
Tax

How to… calculate hypotax

Keeping track of legislation is just part of the puzzle. Below, Rebecca Darling, Head of Production, explains some of the issues around getting tax wrong and how you can address this.
July
2015
Tax

Tax overview 2015

As Matt Parling, ECA Tax Services Analyst, highlights some of the more notable reforms to tax legislation this year he also reminds us why it is important to look behind the headlines.
July
2015
Salary management

Expatriate packages – are you getting yours right?

As ECA launches this year’s MyExpatriate Market Pay Survey, Mark Harrison, Remuneration Services Manager, talks through the benefits of benchmarking expatriate pay and some of the challenges.
May
2015
World economics

Global mobility and the world context

History has shown a strong correlation between global mobility and world economic development. Andrew Shaw, ECA’s Managing Director provides an overview of the context businesses are operating in today and the approaches adopted to keep global mobility practice relevant.
May
2015
Allowances

Factors affecting rental accommodation costs

Employment rates, political turmoil, growing tourism, the setting up or winding down of new projects – ECA’s Georgia Wilson explains how these factors and more influence rental property price trends around the world.
May
2015
Allowances

Know your daily rates!

How do you budget for extended business trips or for the cost of short assignment-related trips? With the right information companies can anticipate expenses and check whether there are savings to be made. Simon Franklin, ECA’s Benefits and Daily Rates Manager, explains.
February
2015
Allowances

Factors impacting location ratings scores 2014/15 – an overview

Determining how difficult it is to adapt to living in a new location is challenging, especially when some things just can’t be predicted. Neil Ashman, Senior Analyst, Location Ratings takes us through the major events that have had an impact on ECA’s latest Location Ratings scores.
February
2015
Allowances

Compensating your employees for change

Adapting to life in a new location can be challenging for your mobile talent and their families, so how do you recognise this in their remuneration packages? As ECA launches a new tool for calculating allowances for expatriates in exceptional environments, Josephine Woolley explains how ECA’s system for rating locations helps companies come up with a fair and transparent pay approach.
January
2015
Allowances

How to compensate employees living and working in remote and extreme locations

ECA launches a new Remote Allowance Calculator to rationalise the calculation of special allowances for exceptional locations.  Neil Ashman reports
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