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on 02/09/13
There has been a lot of talk this week about the Banking Reform Bill and ‘electrifying the ring-fence’. George Osborne’s speech about separating the retail sector from the risky...
on 01/31/13
The topic of Customer Service seems to be trending on the Web at the moment, specifically the lack of it and how some companies are failing customers by treating them with little to no respect. In...
on 01/10/13
There is a rumour floating around the web that Accountants are one of the least likely professions to be hiding secret psychopathic tendencies. According to a recent book by renowned psychologist,...
on 01/07/13
There has been so much talk about the ‘Fiscal Cliff’ faced by the US this past week it got me thinking about the movie ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ we watch every Christmas in our...
on 10/01/12
A timely reminder about potential company fraud. The problem with smaller businesses is that fraud happens, and maybe more often that you would like to believe. The main reason it happens is that the...
on 09/10/12
Sooner or later, most businesses have to turn to external sources to finance growth, whether it is to invest in new equipment or machinery, to purchase property, to upgrade technology, or to maintain...
on 09/06/12
The Institute Of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales publish a quarterly survey of business confidence. The latest survey shows that the index score has fallen to 1.5 compared with 19.2 for...
on 09/03/12
There has been a long tradition that taxpayers have the right to pay the correct amount of tax according to the law. The recent comments by UK ministers about cash payments to traders and the tax...
on 08/21/12
The majority of the population had no real sense of the enormity of the events that were occurring around them in October 2008. The news that RBS, HBOS, Lloyds TSB, and Northern Rock had been taken...