A recent eight-team pub quiz involving two Manchester student societies sponsored by Harrison Willis ended in controversy. In a finish of quite unbelievable tension (allegedly) ‘The Untouchables’ – an ACCA team bolstered by ‘latecomers and ringers’ – was pipped by just one point for the title by ‘Team X’ – a CIMA committee team. Though gracious in defeat (of sorts), one ACCA team member blamed their reverse on too many free drinks vouchers supplied by CIMA and on not being able to phone their mothers during the crucial picture round. Taking Stock wonders whether the problem would have been avoided if the two institutes had gone ahead with a merger last year.
The second largest improvement in ‘significant’ levels of financial distress since the EU Referendum was in professional services, found research from Begbies Traynor
Just one half of UK practices have implemented a pricing structure around auto enrolment implementation and advice - with many suffering increased costs
Deloitte's north-west Europe foray; BDO, Smith & Williamson investment paths; Shelley Stock Hutter; and Wilkins Kennedy discussed by editor Kevin Reed on our Friday Afternoon Live broadcast
Accountants should alter their perspective on auto-enrolment to maximise business opportunities, according to Eric Clapton.