The Rise Of Robots Won't Mean The End Of Professions

John Williams | Posted 26.09.2017 | UK Tech
John Williams

No doubt the impact of robotics will create similar systems of winners and losers as we saw in previous episodes of dramatic technological revolution. Those able to recognise and spot the opportunities available for the next generation of accountants will be in pole position when it comes to thriving at the top of business.

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.

Crisis Of His Own: Does The Chancellor Have The Capacity To Fulfil His Productivity Pledge?

John Williams | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Politics
John Williams

Productivity was a frequently used word in the Chancellor of the Exchequer's presentation of his final Spring Budget. Raising productivity is a major focus and commitment - it has been placed "at the very heart of [the government's] economic plan."

UK Business Needs To Prepare For A Post-Brexit World

John Williams | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Politics
John Williams

In an unprecedented move that will change trade, export and international relations as we know it, the Prime Minister has confirmed that the United Kingdom will be leaving the European single market and the EU Customs Union upon full withdrawal from the European Union in 2019.

Skills, Not Technology, Are The Key To Smart Cities

Narayanan Vaidyanathan | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Tech
Narayanan Vaidyanathan

This means that any discussion of the city of the future has to move beyond the technology itself to a serious discussion about the evolution of skills and functions required by those who will build and maintain the cities of tomorrow.

Cheap Advice Is Always the Most Expensive

Reuben Singh | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK
Reuben Singh

In my experience, the first rule of business is to pay your lawyers, accountants and all your professional advisers well. Always pay well for the best advice because it ends up being cheaper in the long run.

Prepare to be Terminated

Nick Abbot | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK
Nick Abbot

Are you comfortably middle class? Being comfortably middle class used to mean never having to worry about your job being taken by a machine. The people whose livelihoods have been decimated by computer chips are those that did society's heavy lifting.

Lawyers and Accountants - Adapt or Keep Dying

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

On the face of it the debacle arose from particular circumstances, not least the exquisite embarrassment of a top seven national auditor by revenue failing to audit itself properly whilst embarking on the sort of giddy, risky buying splurge its clients generally avoid.

Want To Be A Pilot Or Space Engineer?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Teenagers receiving their GCSE exam results on Thursday should consider apprenticeships, whether they want to be a pilot, accountant or space engineer...

Why Use Accountants to Prepare Your Business Taxes?

Reno Charlton | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK
Reno Charlton

There are many key reasons why you should consider using a professional accountancy service for your business taxes.

If Only I Was an Accountant

Gareth Johnson | Posted 03.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Gareth Johnson

I really envy Accountants. Clever kids who do well at school, they understand maths, they study economics and business, they work hard and qualify as Accountants. When they search for a new job they look up the 'Positions Available' under 'A' for Accountant.

The Cloud Is Here to Stay - Now Make It Work for You

Mark Little | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK Tech
Mark Little

As the rate of technological innovation accelerates, we are not only seeing a new generation of digitally enabled, entrepreneurial businesses emerge, but likewise, traditional industries are being disrupted and existing small and medium businesses are being given a renewed competitive advantage.

In an Evolving Economic Climate, Businesses Must Become Less Reactive to Short-Term Volatility

Andrew H. Harding | Posted 14.02.2013 | UK
Andrew H. Harding

As the World Economic Forum gathered in Davos, many commentators made reference to Thomas Mann's novel The Magic Mountain - is the world economy makin...

One Year On and Still Notworking

Geoffrey Wadhurst | Posted 31.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Geoffrey Wadhurst

It's almost exactly a year since I started my "Notworking Blog". Its first incarnation was in the Guardian Work section which followed a career trajectory similar to my own, folding quietly in June.

'I Failed My O-Levels.. But Look At Me Now'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Does getting your dream job depend on getting good grades? You can still be a journalist, a documentary maker, a city accountant, work on high-profile...

It's Time Once Again for Self-Assessment Forms

Marcus Moore | Posted 18.02.2012 | UK
Marcus Moore

Post-apocalyptic science fiction novels have one thing in common: the survivors are never seen sitting around a bleak, wasteland campfire using the st...