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The latest business data is bad news, but the reasons given spell a good omen

The latest business data is bad news, but the reasons given spell a good omen

This morning there was some bad news for business, but which definitely comes with a silver lining. So, the bad…
The election is over – time for the Tories to deliver for small businesses

The election is over – time for the Tories to deliver for small businesses

It now looks as though political stasis and all the damage that does to business will be lifted in 2020.…
Businesses are sitting on £115bn and waiting to splurge

Businesses are sitting on £115bn and waiting to splurge

Goldman Sachs thinks money will pour into UK stocks and shares after this election, but it’s at least partly because…
R&D tax relief claims: Qualifying costs, dividends and expenses

R&D tax relief claims: Qualifying costs, dividends and expenses

We always pay great attention to how people are paid when it comes to research and development (R&D) tax costs…
Dealing with xenophobia in the workplace

Dealing with xenophobia in the workplace

Since the Brexit referendum, studies have emerged highlighting an increase in racism and xenophobic behaviour in the UK.  One such…
2020: Year of the Lake

2020: Year of the Lake

Easily the stand-out technology trend within the accountancy sector during 2019 has been the continued emergence, or traction, of the…
Want to know who will win the election? Watch the pound

Want to know who will win the election? Watch the pound

In recent years there has been a lot of talk about how badly wrong pollsters can get it. Nobody thought…
More auditors must drive momentum for analytics revolution

More auditors must drive momentum for analytics revolution

The use of data analytics tools in the audit process is a key part of discussions about this important service…
The Lib Dems want to abolish business rates, but don’t hold your breath

The Lib Dems want to abolish business rates, but don’t hold your breath

Over the weekend the leader of the Lib Dems, Jo Swinson, visited Hertforshire to discuss her party’s approach to SMEs.…
Why investor confidence is being undermined by poor financial controls?

Why investor confidence is being undermined by poor financial controls?

The global business and financial landscape is more complex and challenging than ever before, making it increasingly difficult for companies…
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