Outsourcing: a growing trend that could benefit your business
July 25, 2017
In an increasingly complex business world more companies (large and small) and public bodies are turning to outsourcing.
A manifesto for small business
July 10, 2017
The Small Business Taskforce, which is a consortium of the ICAEW and 13 other organisations representing over two million small businesses recently published its Manifesto for Small Business.
Productivity – attracting the best talent and motivating your people
July 3, 2017
According to a report published by the recruitment organisation, the Hay Group, Britain’s workforce is suffering from a motivation crisis that is cutting productivity by half!
Taxation, public finances and political instability – what now?
June 20, 2017
If you are about to revise your business plan or financial projections what should the key variables be? If you had asked yourself that question just before Easter you might at least have been confident about the effects of tax rates on your forecasts...
Inheritance – how much can I leave to my children?
June 19, 2017
One of the most sensitive topics raised during the recent election campaign was what proportion of the value of the family home will be left for the children after contributions have been made to nursing home fees.
Self-employment, the gig economy and a changing world
June 9, 2017
The relatively new term ‘gig economy’ in itself reflects the casual way in which the changes are taking place. The participants are self-employed, entrepreneurial and flexible.
How safe is your data – and your money?
May 22, 2017
One of this month’s biggest news stories has been regarding possibly the largest cyber attack the world has so far experienced.
Is the ‘skills gap’ holding your business back?
May 12, 2017
The skills gap has now officially been acknowledged by the government: Chancellor Philip Hammond announced measures costing £500m a year to deal with it.
Productivity in the office: what’s getting in the way?
May 5, 2017
Modern life and office environments can provide many distractions and recent surveys have shown just how much these reduce productivity in the workplace.