Supply chain management – business interruption risk
You may need to use water but you can prevent holes in your pipes and leaks in the system by managing your plumbing system. The same is true of supply chain management. When was the last time you reviewed your supply chain and the various tiers which support your operation? Man-made disaster, natural disaster, international terrorism and socio-political disturbance can all interfere with your business and its ability to make a profit.
Autumn Statement 2016: real estate and construction realities
Having allocated £7.2bn to support the construction of new homes, including spending by housing associations, it was a clear message in an Autumn Statement that overall lacked detail. Housing is the Government’s priority moving forwards, receiving more funds than any other key national infrastructure, but what else did Chancellor Philip Hammond announce to support the industry?
How new accounting technologies could cut costs for extractive industries
Following the fall in the price of Brent crude from its highs in 2014 to its lows in 2015, the price has continued to fluctuate over the last few months, culminating in a significant increase in the number of UK independent oil and gas companies becoming insolvent in 2016, when compared with last year.
More fundraising changes afoot
In July 2016 the Fundraising Standards Board was replaced by the Fundraising Regulator following a government-commissioned report into the self-regulation of charity fundraising by Sir Stuart Etherington, Chair of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations.
Autumn Statement reasserts public spending efficiency targets to 2020
Despite a tumultuous few months since George Osborne’s eighth and final Budget back in March, the Autumn Statement, delivered by the new Chancellor of the Exchequer, Phillip Hammond, bought about few surprises. Perhaps the biggest twist of all was the announcement that the Autumn Statement shall actually be abolished altogether, giving way to an annual Spring Statement which will put an end to biannual policy changes.
Autumn Statement 2016 – video summary
Commentary from our tax experts regarding the Chancellor's Autumn Statement 2016.
An innovative statement for everyone
In his first – and last – Autumn Statement, the Chancellor emphasised the need for targeted investment in infrastructure and innovation to create a resilient “country that works for everyone”.
Autumn statement 2016 - as it happened
We provide a bullet-point summary of the key developments arising from the Chancellor's speech.
‘‘Can we trust our customers’ financial statements?’’
This is a question that credit controllers and finance teams may be asking more often, given the recent rise in the audit exemption threshold.
Clearing the MBO funding hurdle
You want to sell your business to the management team and they want to buy, but there’s a problem. Your management team can’t personally find the funds to pay you a material consideration. Is that the end of the story?