Mayor’s merger madness

The great and good were all in attendance at a bash thrown by the Lord Mayor in London last week ‘to mark the contribution of the accountancy profession’.
Having gathered various regulators and institute chiefs together, John Stuttard wasn’t about to waste his platform ­ and he didn’t: telling the assembled institute bigwigs to stop squabbling and merge. Half the room were left squirming in their chairs while the other half (the non-institute half) goaded them.

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