9am Lowdown: Growth, jobs, Post Office

9am Lowdown
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Morning everyone! Here’s the latest and greatest in accounting and business news from across the web.


In the news

The advertising group WPP has lowered its growth forecasts for the third time this year amid shrinking client budgets, but said its UK business was benefiting from Brexit uncertainty. (The Guardian)

Accounting and finance experienced the biggest growth in the UK jobs market, with a 15% jump in advertised roles. Tax vacancies grew 14%. (Econonomia)

Proposals for a tourism tax, floated by the Welsh Government, have been blasted by holiday organisations and local politicians. (News North Wales)

The group action brought by sub-postmasters against the Post Office will see two trials in the High Court, with the first set for November 2018. (Computer Weekly)

CME Group’s launch of Bitcoin futures makes it “legit,” the mainstream press reports after the virtual currency hit Wall Street Tuesday. (Coin Telegraph)


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About Francois Badenhorst


I'm AccountingWEB's business editor. Feel free to get in touch with comments, tips, scoops or irreverent banter. 


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