Steven Norris, defeated Tory candidate for Mayor of London, is back in the limelight. Apparently Norris, now vice-chairman of the Conservative Party and a non-executive member of the Board of Transport for London, is a candidate for Railtrack chairman. In his own mind he is clear about the qualities he would bring to the job – were he to be offered it and were he to accept it.
Addressing the London Society of Chartered Accountants annual lunch last week he reminded TS of an interview Ken Livingstone gave after appointing him to the Board of Transport for London. ‘I appointed Jimmy Knapp to stand up for the interests of honest, hard-working ordinary people,’ Livingstone told his interviewer. ‘And I appointed Steven Norris to stand up for the interests of greedy, capitalist bastards.’
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.