Risky Business

Martin Williams

Martin Williams

24 Jun 2011

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Time to Act against slow payers

Credit inspectors should act on tardy payers, says Martin Williams

08 Jun 2011

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Cash-struck consumers dent recovery hopes

Manufacturing and services industries need to step up the pace as high street spending slumps

01 Jun 2011

Sort out the credit sloths

SMEs will also find it hard recouping payment from big clients - but there are ways to improve the situation

31 May 2011

Window dressing won't save Britain's high streets

Martin Williams bemoans government procrastination in appointing a grocery adjudicator

27 May 2011

EU ding dong over accounts filing Exemption

Thank goodness the EU Council is blocking proposals to lower accounts filing limits, says Martin Williams

18 May 2011

Insolvency stats are head-scratchingly strange

Martin Williams attempts to explain why insolvency stats are muted - and why they could stay that way

12 May 2011

Authorities wake up to £38bn robbery

The Police finally taking fraud seriously, says Martin Williams

10 May 2011

Reservations about hotel sector despite GDP growth

Room for improvement in the hotel sector, and leisure in general, despite latest GDP figures

27 Apr 2011

PIGS Keep Europe in an Economic Trough

19 Apr 2011

Picking the Bad'un

15 Apr 2011

Pouring water on phoenix companies?

11 Apr 2011

Supermarkets- Doing their bit for charity?

31 Mar 2011

Cutting the right red tape

22 Mar 2011

Is the taxman protecting directors of 'dead' companies?

18 Mar 2011

A pre-pack storm that won’t subside

14 Mar 2011

Writing's on the wall for non-essential retailers

11 Mar 2011

Electronic Companies House should get new remit

08 Mar 2011

Oh to be an emerging market!

02 Mar 2011

"Don't panic Mr Mainwaring....just yet!"

31 Jan 2011

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KPMG's foray into the SME market will likely succeed, but it must convince clients it will ‘care' in the same way a ‘local' practice would

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The Practitioner calls for senior staff to step up to the plate: as clandestine merger meetings take place

The Practitioner: 'Tis the season to tidy up

The Practitioner lets loose with 'Deskgate', after losing the plot over yet another untidy area...

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David vs Goliath? Small practitioners pick apart KPMG's SME move

Storm erupts after Big Four firm announces it will take on high-street accountants and the mid-tier accountancy firms that focus predominantly on SME market

Colin: Captain Obvious joins the Lib Dems

Colin wonders what other bleeding obvious policies the Lib Dems will announce in the run-up to the election

Colin: Uber tax, Uber problems

Colin wonders whether Uber's customers could perhaps operate their tipping system in the same manner that the minicab business operates its app

Taking Stock: Multi-marathon men make a move

Loadsa marathons, and loadsa numbercrunchers doing the hard yards...

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