14 May 2010
Two accountants have been appointed to key positions in the new Treasury team working under chancellor George Osborne.
Former PwC staffer Mark Hoban becomes financial secretary to the Treasury, after occupying the same position in the shadow team, and Justine Greening also joins the Treasury as economic secretary.
Hoban takes over the role from Stephen Timms who became gaff-prone during the run up to the election campaign but was highly regarded by many in the accounting and tax profession.
Financial secretary ranks below the chief secretary to the Treasury, a position occupied by Lib Dem David Laws. The job has included responsibility for HM Revenue & Customs and varied tax issues. Timms spoke broadly on tax in public and appeared at both the Chartered Institute of Taxation and the ICAEW.
Hoban joined PwC in 1985 and worked his way up to senior manager before being elected to Parliament in 2001.
Economic secretary is the role once filled by Ed Balls, Gordon Brown's closest adviser on economic policy. Greening trained at PwC but also worked at Glaxosmithkline and Centrica before being elected in 2005.
The Treasury group is completed by David Gauke who becomes exchequer secretary, the most junior position in the chancellor's team.
Nick Gibb, a former chartered accountant with KPMG and former shadow Minister for Schools has been appointed one of two Ministers of State at the renamed Department for Education.
There needs to be a shift in companies strategies away from monopolies
trying to corner the market. Let?s try some capitalism?competition yielding
the lowest price and highest quality. You always hear ?we don?t want a price war,?
but so many industries are really just a few big players who control the market
and just set the price as high as they can. Of course companies don?t want competion,
but our system is supposed to be based on it. I?m sorry,
but we live in a capitalist system people.
As a graphic design firm, we have to deal with over-seas designers,
bid-based design websites, templates, low-ballers, and all kinds of economic competition.
We respond by offering our years of expertise,
working more efficiently, and keeping our prices reasonable.
Posted by: suvie, 15 May 2010 | 00:00
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