Tag Archives: accountancy

AE – State of the Nation – thoughts from Accountex

  Two days conducting over 300 conversations with accountants , payroll experts and a pension providers has put me in reflexive (and recumbent!) mood!. I may only have spoken to 1 in 10 of the people who passed the Pension … Continue reading

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Choosing our “Workie”- how hard can we make it?

This week and for weeks to come , I am out and about talking with the payroll partners of large accountancy practices who feel they have no choice but to help their employer clients through auto-enrolment. I’m doing this work … Continue reading

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Pro Bono – remember that? Hat’s off to ICPA and QTAC

I’ve been blogging recently about failure The failure of the Investment Association to align itself with the interests of its ultimate customers- consumers The failure of the NAPF to engage with employers not in the club (namely the 1.8 m … Continue reading

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Probably the worst flagship tax ever?

George Osborne says his proposed tax break for high value homes is about “values”, it is no such thing. This policy is about votes. What is going on with the conservatives on tax? They have become obsessed with the “retail … Continue reading

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Can accountants ignore workplace pensions?

While all the noise is about the risks of employers not fulfilling their duties to set up and establish the processes to make “auto-enrolment” happen, the point of auto-enrolment, which is of course to deliver decent income for staff in … Continue reading

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