This week’s Accountancy Age/Reed Accountancy Personnel Big Question reveals a clear drop in support for the currency, despite its recent stabilisation on the foreign exchanges. Just 44% of almost 300 FDs polled this week said they favoured adoption of the euro in the lifetime of the next parliament. Six months ago, 51% of FDs backed the currency.
However, those supporting the currency still outnumbered those against.
Some 40% of FDs said they were against membership this week with 16% neutral.
Among supporters of change, David Collins, FD of clothing retailer Gieves & Hawkes, said: ‘Recent mass redundancies in the UK motor industry indicate multinational manufacturers investing in the country will move away unless there is a commitment to joining the euro in the short term.’
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.