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Short-term pain for long-term gain

By Karen Wensley While firing a high performer may hurt in the short term, keeping them will hurt even more if they’re a cheat or a bully. In February, Susan Fowler, an engineer who had recently resigned from Uber, published a now-famous blog. In it, she provided details of ongoing harassment and sexist behaviour that… Read More Short-term pain for long-term gain

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ICAS President calls for national debate on pensions

Current pensions policy and the investment approach of many pension schemes is overly cautious, risks leaving us stuck in a rut of low aspirations and is not giving our young people an even chance to succeed. By Sir Brian Souter People who know me understand how important I think pensions are and they may also… Read More ICAS President calls for national debate on pensions

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The top 30 UK accountancy firms for 2017 revealed

Research by CA magazine has revealed the top 30 UK and Scottish accountancy firms, and the top 10 global firms, in 2017. The Big Four accountancy firms continue to dominate the UK and global markets, this year reporting particular growth in the ‘digital transformation’ sector, collectively controlling 21% of the £17.4bn business. Deloitte, PwC, EY, KPMG and… Read More The top 30 UK accountancy firms for 2017 revealed

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Ready, willing and able

By Diane Peters People with physical or intellectual disabilities are shining in the workplace. Here’s how your business can benefit from hiring differently abled folks. Tracy Brennan has spina bifida and walks with a cane, but her condition hasn’t held her back professionally. The accountant and EY’s managing partner of central Canada assurance services based… Read More Ready, willing and able

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Top UK firms still performing in turbulent times

At a glance, it could be suggested that 2017 was a year like any other for the UK’s biggest accountancy firms. Revenues climbed, staff numbers swelled, and all while the top 10 firms remained in situ – but there was far more going on behind the scenes. In reality, the firms are working furiously to… Read More Top UK firms still performing in turbulent times