I’ve just re-read Richard Denny’s fantastic book ‘Selling to Win’, in which he mentions a time management technique that I learnt many, many years ago from an old boss of mine.
It is budget day and the nation’s accountants will be out in their droves, bless ’em. Whether it’s holding the hands of anxious clients or heading for a TV studio to explain George Osborne’s latest inheritance tax reforms, Britain’s beancounters will be energetically earning their corn.
The chief executive of ACCA muses on why women are taking over and other matters
A retired PwC accountant is facing an investigation into his audit work in the lead-up to the collapse of a London-listed outsourcing business five years ago.
Two years ago, Mitchel Galvin started a fashion business from a spare room in his parents’ home, armed with £300, a handful of designs and some blank T-shirts. Now the company, Nicce London, has sales of £2.5 million, 12 staff and deals to supply Asos, Topman and more than 100 independent retailers.
Britain’s corporate governance regulator has dropped an investigation into a senior executive involved in the fall of Torex Retail, who has been jailed for 30 months for conspiring to defraud investors.
Financial advice might seem very pricey upfront, but like an expensive education, it can provide terrific value in the longer term. You could pay many thousands of pounds over the years for help constructing a balanced investment portfolio, for example, but are likely to more than recover those costs in higher eventual returns.
SELF-ASSESSED taxpayers have four days left to file their tax returns or risk being hit with severe penalties by Revenue. Filing online is the only option because the deadline for paper returns — October 31 — has passed. It buys you two extra weeks, with November 12 being the final “pay and file” deadline.