So, recent news is that Chancellor Alistair Darling has attempted to soften the blow of his CGT changes by giving £100,000 in tax relief to retiring businesspeople when they sell their assets.
Finance directors standing on the shore of the credit market must feel a bit like bathers on Amity Island in the film Jaws, wondering if it’s safe to go back into the water after the last sighting of a shark turned out to be a hoax.
Most of the investors in the Dragons’ Den harbour ambitions for celebrity status, so you can imagine how they jumped at the chance to do a bit of acting.
Sterling has broken the $2.07 mark, leading economics correspondents to breathlessly recount the last time it was this strong.
Have you sat down with your FD to work out how much the postal strike has cost your company?
Financial Reporting Review Panel chairman Bill Knight gave an entertaining speech yesterday about the panel’s activities.
Quality staff trump cheap labour.
It’s an age-old question, but it has new relevance right now. Just take a look at all the government initiatives clambering to encourage young people to consider entrepreneurship as a career path.
Facebook apps can be a real money-spinner. Just ask Arena Flowers MD Will Wynne…
When Warren Partners FD Karen Jones couldn’t find an off-the-shelf modelling system she liked, she created her own system for the Cheshire-based headhunting firm.
“If you really want to be effective then work on your paradigms.”
Did you see the story in the Guardian on Saturday about the bogus FD who swindled more than £2m from her employers?