All the same, the main finding of the Big Question survey published in last week’s Accountancy Age – that more than one in ten FDs will not be bothering to vote in the election – seemed rather sad. ‘Why should I waste my time?’ said a typical non-voting respondent.
There is nothing unusual about such attitudes in today’s society, where expectations are high and people quick to blame and look for scapegoats.
But those FDs who want to wash their hands of responsibility for the way the country is run will do nothing for reputation of accountants, and will be of little help to their fellow citizens.
Andrew Tyrie airs views on the Finance Bill, 'Making Tax Policy Better' report, and Brexit
In our latest managing partner Q&A looking towards 2017, CVR Global's Richard Toone talks about recruitment, and the potential threat of competition from the legal sector, as key issues for the firm in the coming year
Deloitte to avoid tendering for government contracts over the next six months, to appease Theresa May following consultant's report that painted a less-than-flattering picture of Brexit plans
In our first Q&A looking towards 2017, Menzies senior partner Julie Adams flags up increasing digitisation, aligned with more hands-on consultative services, as the key mix for her practice