Gender Pay - Encouraging Signs For Some Businesses, Embarassment For Others

Olivia Hill | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Hill

Ultimately, companies that are transparent about pay, and consider the root causes of why they may have a gender pay gap in the first place, are most likely to find the solutions necessary to tackle the issue once and for all. In doing so, they can be more proud of their business position which will more accurately reflect current society.

Apprenticeships: How Small Businesses Can Make The Most Of Opportunities

Mark Farrar | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK
Mark Farrar

2017 to date has also been an incredibly important year for apprenticeships. By the end of May, all large employers in the UK - those with a pay bill of over £3 million each year - made their first payment into the new apprenticeship levy. The monies raised from this levy are designed to help fund the development and delivery of apprenticeships, aiming to improve the quality and quantity of those available.

Siri - Do My Tax Return

Ed Molyneux | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Tech
Ed Molyneux

These kinds of new user interfaces are revolutionising the way we interact with technologies and services. But it is not just entertainment or home tasks which can benefit. What if we could also make mundane business matters, like payroll and bookkeeping, more efficient, too?

Don't Forget the 'Other 50%': The Role Vocational Education Plays in Social Mobility

Mark Farrar | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Mark Farrar

Politicians from all parties are in agreement on the importance of the UK becoming more socially mobile. People should have the same chances to develop and prosper regardless of the circumstances of their birth.

FIFA Corruption: A Yellow Card for Oversight Standards

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Sport
Fiona Hotston Moore

Here is an amazing football fact: Despite corruption allegations engulfing the sport's governing body nothing ever smelled to its outside auditors.

Dumb and Dumber: Banking Scam Shows Stunning Stupidity

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

We are still very naive about cyber crime, as the largest ever UK telephone banking scam makes painfully clear. A company big enough to have more tha...

Time to Reform Divorce Process to Stop Wealth Being Hidden

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

Involving forensic accountants as a matter of course, or even legal requirement, would deter deception and reduce the pain and anguish. if assets were valued at the start of a separation the process of divorce might generally be less fraught.

Tesco: Reputation Now Being Rattled More Than its Tills

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

Eight executives have been suspended whilst lawyers and accountants pore over the books. Some details we now know, but why, and culpability lie in the future...

Jimmy Savile and the Banking Crisis - United by Failure to Question

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

There is a great deal we could gain as a culture from being more questioning, which is not the same as being more cynical. Scepticism is what allowed the Age of Enlightenment to emerge in the Seventeenth Century, a liberation of arts and sciences from the stranglehold of religious orthodoxies.

Crowds, Banks and Bitcoins Will All Make Headlines in 2014

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

Crystal ball gazing is a hazardous activity, but one thing is certain without mystical help: 2014 is going to be a turbulent year for the economy. Both for professional and personal finances the New Year promises to be one of opportunity and peril, of innovation and uncertainty.

Big Data: A Big Opportunity

Andrew H. Harding | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew H. Harding

Big Data is raising challenging questions about the future role of finance. Accountants could be sidelined as professionals who are seen to specialise in providing financial accounts to report past performance.

The Road to Success

Anna Pitts | Posted 19.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Anna Pitts

Once you have graduated it can be overwhelming to start thinking about your future and deciding what to do next. This isn't helped by the fact that everyone has their bit to say- go travelling, get an internship, join a graduate scheme, but which is the best plan of action?

Doing Taxes to Skrillex

Aaron Child | Posted 11.04.2013 | UK Comedy
Aaron Child

Funny, clever, subtle, British and random as hell are a few words to describe this great short video.

Multinationals Regard Tax Avoidance as a Moral Imperative. Isn't it Time We Made Them Pay Up?

Thomas Midlane | Posted 30.12.2012 | UK Politics
Thomas Midlane

The global financial elite is operating in a mirror world, one in which black is white and up is down but, as Nigel Green makes clear, to do so would be a gross dereliction of duty to your shareholders.

What's to be Learned From the Case of Jamie Oliver and 30,000 Missing Napkins?

Stephen Easthope | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Easthope

Upon discovering that Jamie Oliver loses 30,000 napkins a month to petty-theft, I could not help but feel slightly disappointed. Did no one, for example, have the imagination to pinch all occurrences of the letter 'S' from his menus?

UK Economy 'Likely To Be Declared In Recession'

PA | Posted 13.02.2012 | UK

The UK economy is likely to be declared in recession, according to professional services firm BDO, after a survey of companies' turnover hopes fell fo...