Member Since: 17th Jun 2021
AccountingWEB’s Head of Branded Content joined the team in July 2021 to work closely with vendors and clients to help deliver engaging, original content for AccountingWEB members. As an experienced digital marketer, Jake understands the value and power of content to drive engagement and results. If you're looking for help creating compelling content that meets the needs of our accounting and finance audience please get in touch. Outside work, Jake is a keen musician, cyclist and enjoys trying to convince his kids that he's "still got it!"
Head of Branded Content, AccountingWEB
7th Feb 2024
I think that as I've got older my tastes have changes a bit and I am now more likely to order a lower-strength bitter or ale rather than the 5% lagers of my youth. Good to see more 0% options appearing in pubs too. I think it is important to cater for as wide a range of customers as possible and if the lower duty rate means that these newer beers are cheaper then I agree with Nik from Camra it's probably a good thing (as long as they don't compromise on flavour).
2nd Feb 2024
It's on all day on Sky Cinema today for any members taking a few days off after a busy few weeks!
26th Jan 2024
Sorry you don't have the time to click on every link "FactChecker" but you have the time to comment on just about everything else! Underlining the relevant text and making it a link to a relevant article is pretty much standard practice on websites.
19th Jan 2024
Strong punning work here Amy, almost had me putting the Kettle (chips) on and reaching for my popcorn. I'll wager the outcome Ruffle[d] a few feathers at Walkers, whilst HMRC went off to the Disco to celebrate.
19th Jan 2024
It's probably as much to do with the public's appetite (or the publishers opinion of what they want). I'd say that it does seem it was hard to grab the public's attention in spite of the great work by Nick Wallis and other journalists at Private Eye, Panorama, Computer Weekly etc. who did their best to bring it to light.
Unfortunately, this work and the contemporary reporting of it in AccountingWEB from David Winch (https://www.accountingweb.co.uk/tech/tech-pulse/post-office-rebuffs-hori...) and John Stokdyk amongst others did not draw the attention of the wider public sufficiently to drive change at speed. It's impressive that the ITV show did manage it.
19th Jan 2024
I agree, the fact that Post Office seem to have simply absorbed the monies paid by the SPMs as profits is quite incredible.
There appear to have been multiple things that were going wrong, one thing that seems to be significant is whether branches had more than one Horizon machine. However the fact that Fujitsu tech people were able to make seemingly intractable amends to the data, despite repeated denials by Fujitsu and Post Office is another extremely worrying part of it all.
The whole thing is just a mess. It seems like Horizon works well most of the time, except when it doesn't. How on earth did it come to SPMs having to put in their own money to make up supposed losses. It does not seem as though Post Office were willing to accept SPM attempts to challenge Horizon figures.
4th Jan 2024
Interesting question! There are a few questions that are hard to answer here, would it be income or gains that you'd be generating? Would it be a one off or multiple sales, if the latter, could you be classed as trading for selling them?
I am a terrible hoarder of music, LPs, guitars, as was our dearly departed editor at large John Stokdyk, as far as I know neither he nor I have ever deliberately sold anything like this!
Let me know if you work out whether you're at risk, my Dad also has a large collection, some of which may be quite valuable and there's definitely no room for more stuff at my house!
1st Dec 2023
Wow - that is some serious persistence from David, and some serious intransigence from ChatGPT, I wonder if my kids were involved in the answers?!
30th Oct 2023
Agreed, and I don't hear anyone in government (or anywhere really) calling for deflation!
27th Oct 2023
Ah yes! Well, mainly due to a large drop in Stamp Duty receipts I believe https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/hmrc-tax-and-nics-receipts-for-...