Education and employment secretary David Blunkett told business chiefs at the 40th Anniversary Ashridge Lecture that they should make full use of the competitive advantage of the English language in the knowledge economy. He also mentioned that the government intends the UK to be “the best place in the world to trade electronically”, as currently 80% of websites are in English. Another priority is to have a million SMEs trading online, according to Blunkett, with the Small Business Service supporting this by providing online information.
New economics are enabling progressive and imaginative organisations to prosper, while those unwilling or unable to change are finding life more difficult, according to a report from the Butler Group. The survey, E-markets – colonising the emerging digital economy, examines the e-market’s business environment, providing information and analysis for business and technology managers looking to formulate commercial strategy for their organisation. To order a copy of the report, or a management summary, visit butlergroup.com.
In our careers feature on change management last month, we mistakenly referred to Partners for Change as People for Change, and co-founder Mark Smith as Mike Smith. Apologies all round.
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.
Kevin Reed discusses whether new accountancy group Cogital can rival the Big Four...and its likely direction of travel