As Winston Churchill once said “the farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see”.
One-off opinions and contributions from accountancy's great and good.
Given the technology led disruption seen in industries such as music, retail, and travel, it’s maybe not surprising that financial services is experiencing the same tumult, with old established market leaders beginning to be displaced by new tech-savvy competition.
Optimising the business with minimum budget spend is a highly skilled – and at times, tricky – task for even the most experienced financial directors and CFOs, says Chris Haden of Formscan.
Reports have been circulating that the government has made a U-turn on its proposed new legislation to restrict the use of pilot trusts, says RJP’s Lesley Stalker.
The first Monday in February has entered modern legend as “National Sickie Day” – the day when employees are most likely to pull a sickie, says Rachel Reid-Ellaby of Doyle Clayton.
I was talking with an accountant just the other day. Her name is Kay.
As the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, many people will assess how life is going, including looking at their relationships with January notorious, more so than any other month, as the time when many couples file for divorce, writes Helen Adams, director at BDO Tax dispute resolutions.
It seems everyone is using the newer social networks these days, from Jamie Oliver on Instagram to Michelle Obama on Pinterest, says Kate Tyler of Shake Social