The illusion of being one’s own boss: directors’ duties and responsibilities
December 10, 2019
Being your own boss is an appealing idea, but what are the legal obligations of running your own business?
Is it time to kick out the Footsie?
November 25, 2019
Every major news outlet broadcasts the value of the FTSE100 index, but does it measure anything of real relevance to our daily lives or business interests?
Should we reduce taxes?
October 30, 2019
There are at least four reasons often given in favour of reducing taxes, but do any of them stand up to scrutiny?
UK SMEs continue to hold back on business investment
October 25, 2019
A recently published survey of SMEs in 13 economies across Europe, America and Asia has revealed a general lightening in pessimism about the global economy, but the UK continues to lag behind in plans for business investment.
How to fail in business – and how to succeed
October 8, 2019
As another high street name takes its final bow, we take a timely look at the underlying causes and remind ourselves of the fundamental factors which can make the difference between business failure and success.
Home, sweet home
September 16, 2019
Presently just over 6% of the UK workforce, or 1,722,000 people, regularly work from home. So what are the advantages and disadvantages, and should employers be considering it more?
Do you have to work all your life?
September 11, 2019
Your attitude to work and life will inform your approach to retirement - whether you choose to work hard to save for early retirement, or whether you enjoy your money and take regular career breaks when you can.
When did you last review your health and safety policy?
September 3, 2019
Compliance with Health and Safety regulations is often seen as a pointless chore, but ignoring the issue could lead you to lose your business, whereas doing it conscientiously may enhance your reputation with both employees and customers.
Is tax boring?
August 13, 2019
Accountants are often mocked for their involvement in subjects that are generally regarded as dull. But nearly all of us pay tax, so why not take a few moments to consider its wider context?
Accountancy and its role in the Renaissance
July 22, 2019
Accountancy and art are rarely included in the same conversation, but they have more in common than would first appear. The sale by auction of a seminal work on accountancy has led to revelations about a time when accountants and artists worked together to create great works of art.