• 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.
  • 17th March 2015

    Financial Focus On...The infirm and their carers

    The number of elderly or infirm people who employ a care worker or personal assistant to attend to their day-to-day needs has been increasing quite dramatically over the past few years.
  • 16th March 2015

    Why is whistle blowing a good thing?

    Whistle blowing is universally accepted as a good thing. Encouraging employees to speak out safeguards the integrity and reputation of an organisation, safeguards the employees and public and minimises financial loss and inefficiencies. A whistle blowing policy is an essential part of good corporate governance in companies of all sizes as well as charities and public sector organisations. In essence “Don’t shoot the messenger”.