Member Since: 17th Mar 2014
24th Aug 2018
"The number of EU citizens coming to the UK "looking for work" decreased by a third (33%) from 55,000 in 2016 to 37,000 in the last year. But those coming to the UK with a job lined up remained stable"
Which is exactly what we want to happen, isn't it?
Depends what side you are on, but i think for most that was what was they set out to achieve. I dont think anyone can really deny it makes sense for immigrants to have a job lined up before they arrive
Interesting many media outlets reporting the decline neglect to add the point about those with jobs lined up remaining stable
17th Nov 2017
The "always on" culture doesn't help, but also i think part of this is down to the responsibility placed on Business accountants. I dont know about anyone else, but i can never really switch off, im always thinking about improvements on solutions to issues, having access to systems and work files means I can act on those ideas if i need to. My pressure is not from my employer, more self induced
7th Sep 2017
Its all very well recruiting in cheap labour from overseas on minimum wage, but in most areas of the UK, a minimum wage is not enough to support anyone, hence this has to be topped up with tax credits or benefits. Its a bit short sighted to look at the business benefit, and not include the wider social affect that unskilled migration brings. Maybe we do need fruit pickers here, but their seasonal, minimum wage salary is not going to be enough to support them to live here permanently. A more structured approach like this makes more sense
7th Nov 2014
I studied ACCA, and it opened lots of doors for me, the knowledge is essential, However many trainees see the qualification as the be all and end all of becoming an accountant, and prioritise it over gaining relevant work experience, which is the wrong way round in my opinion