David Vine, UK SMB MD for Concur, gives his thoughts on the government's new small business commissioner – detailing what kind of powers they should have and why clout and determination are key.
For businesses, Christmas is always a hectic time of year. In the midst of ongoing festivities, and working towards the end-of-year targets, maintaining VAT and expense compliance may well be the last thing on your mind. However, as we draw to the end of 2014, businesses must not lose sight of this matter.
Five years has already flown by since the MP expenses scandal was first revealed by The Daily Telegraph.
Although cutting back on £1,000 bottles of wine will save expenses, a Concur survey found that taking your customers out for a meal will have the biggest impact on landing a sale.