Member Since: 8th Feb 2016
29th Apr 2021
Great article giving the in-depth story - the detail at the end is really good, it explains a lot about how this became such a mess.
13th Nov 2020
No thats not pedantic, its absolutely right, thanks for that correction - makes the point even better
12th Nov 2020
The article is nice, good advice on persevering and dealing with rejection. I’d like to hear more about the costs of having a ‘never give up’ mentality. The skills to judge when to change course and how to remain positive while you do it. (Is falling down 8 times the magic number?)
If for any one job there are more then 3 candidates then there are always more losers out there than winners, more support for them I say!
Watched Michael Sandel talk about his book ‘The tyranny of merit’ yesterday evening. Winners and losers, hubris and humiliation, and the ‘whip me again until I win’ price that the winners (and their children) pay - thats the society we are in, lets be honest.
4th Jun 2020
Very interesting article thanks. Like the detail from surveys and insolvency people, they know whats coming. Shocking stats. Need to find positive distractions from all this bad news which I found in the lovely cover photo, very arty.
14th May 2020
That was a long but very interesting article - I had to skim the middle section for lack of time but glad I stuck with it as I was most interested in the ownership structure and diversification. Fascinating thanks.
More articles on who the corporate survivors and victims will be would be very interesting to read.
As to what Primark should do - not much- I think online clothes shopping must be well down as people aren’t going anywhere and tightening belts - so Primark being the cheap end of the market might thrive on the other side of this just as well as those with large online presences.
2nd Apr 2020
As AccountingWEB user sb3736 pointed out, “If the customer [is] forever liable, whatever happens, then what is the point of having a government guarantee in the first place?”
But thats ridiculous - these are loans not grants -
What would be the incentive for anybody to repay their loan if a 100% government guarantee meant the outstanding loan was never the responsibility of the borrower?
Backing 80% rather than 100% of the amount gives the banks the correct incentive to chase the entire loan, 20% loss on an unsecured commercial loan is a big big deal for a bank.
Please don’t let blind knee jerk emotional hatred of banks and bankers cloud your judgement.
We need intelligent thinking accountants in this crisis more than ever.
13th Jun 2019
Good advice - and maybe get some of the experienced people onsite occasionally rather than sending in a whole bunch of inexperienced kids.
18th Jan 2017
Very useful article, thanks.
8th Feb 2016
I like that Sage vision for 2016 - as a rather beautiful example of the modern art of saying practically nothing in a very long winded way - Might I suggest a spin-off app in management speak for 2016- called SageSpeak?