TS can not-so-exclusively reveal that the good times are back. Yes, we too read the Accountancy Age Top 50 last month, which showed that firms’ revenues were on the rise again. And yes, we gawped at the train station ads boasting of Grant Thornton’s prowess in the big-ticket arena.
But the surest sign that the accountancy gravy train is back on track is the number of firms, institutes and general all-round accountancy great and good commissioning opinion pollsters to attest to their competence.
Pollsters are believed to be involved in GT’s post-ad justification. The ICAEW is using them to test member merger views. And the FSA has turned to the industry to gauge whether the City thinks it’s doing a good job. But no one has asked TS what we think about matters of state. Surely a soon-to-be-corrected oversight.
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