Category Archives: General

January 05, 2017

Modern Slavery – How Secure is your Supply Chain?

At a recent client meeting, I was asked about the impact of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (“the Act”) and what disclosure requirements the company would need to adhere to.
December 01, 2016

The future of Information Technology in professional services

The future of IT in professional services is clear. It is based on four concepts: Engagement in technology – clients will want to be brought into our technological systems to allow them access to their own data and to join in the processes (e.g. providing information on their tax returns).
November 21, 2016

The Autumn Statement – an end to tightening of the purse-strings?

This week will see Philip Hammond give his first Autumn Statement to Parliament since taking over the reins at the Treasury from George Osborne, when Theresa May became Prime Minister.
November 03, 2016

The Robots are Coming!

I’ve been noticing more and more articles about how many of us are soon to be replaced by robots. A recent study by Oxford University suggests that 35% of jobs in the UK are at risk of automation in the next 20 years.
November 02, 2016

Are the wealthy taxed enough?

I was surprised to read in today’s paper that one third of the UK’s most wealthy people are under tax investigation at the present time!  A specialist unit of HMRC looks after 6,500 of these people (who have assets in excess of £20m each) and most inquiries concern the complexity of legislation, as opposed to. . .
October 05, 2016


A few years ago, my car mad father returned from the auctions with a very presentable Mazda MX5 @£1,500.  He swears by running an “old banger” as opposed to purchasing a new car, with previous auction purchases including a Toyota MR2, BMW, Fiat Abarth and numerous Fiat Puntos (our family car of choice).
October 05, 2016

Technological change stops for no one

As the Party Conference Season passes (again) I wonder what the future will hold for us all.  The level of uncertainty seems to be higher that before.
September 07, 2016

Holiday currency exchanges: How not to get completely stung by fluctuations

Following the Brexit result there has been much talk about the impact on foreign currency exchange rates – particularly the impact of when we go on our travels. Having recently returned from Spain, my friends and I certainly noticed the increased cost of travelling in Europe.
September 01, 2016

Tax Fraud – European Population Wishes

A recent survey commissioned by the European Parliament highlighted that the public would like to see more action in this area. The top three priorities revealed by the results were: Terrorism Unemployment Tax Fraud Various respondents wanted more EU action in the fight against Tax Evasion and an effective response to the growing concern.
June 30, 2016

Brexit Decision

There is some free space in the EU now.  1 “GB” to be precise!  Yes, the Brexit is upon us.  24 June 2016 will be remembered in history as the day Britain voted to become Independent.  The British now have only three vowels in their dictionary, having decided to leave the “EU”.
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