• 29th April 2015

    Telephone call charges to be made simpler

    From July this year if you provide numbers beginning 08, 09 or 118 for your customers to call you on then how you advertise those numbers is changing.
  • 16th April 2015

    Financial Focus On...Wethern's Law

    Wethern’s Law, one of a long line of laws of the unintended, states that “Assumption is The Mother of all Screw-ups” and is probably understood as a truism by anyone who is or has ever been in business. In other words, Wethern’s Law (of Suspended Judgement) exhorts us to check and recheck as the facts upon which we rely and on which everything else revolves have a habit of becoming untrustworthy.
  • 14th April 2015

    Food & drink fraud - the role of the forensic accountant

    A report from the University of Portsmouth in 2014* claimed food fraud in the UK costs food and drink manufacturers a staggering £11.2bn every year. The report went on to explain that in many ways food fraud is no different to any other fraud and therefore the industry and government should tackle it accordingly.
  • 31st March 2015

    Chancellor's Budget - the impact on dealmaking

    As predicted, with the Budget announcement occurring so close to the general election, there were the usual “giveaways” that individuals and businesses may perceive as good news.
  • 18th March 2015

    A wedge between us?

    It always seems slightly pointless to go too deeply into specific measures announced by a Chancellor in a Budget statement that immediately precedes a General Election. George Osborne can wax lyrical about what he intends to do, but of course the electorate may not give him the opportunity.