“We need to reform our punitive business rates system—and we need to do it now.”

Business “We need to reform our punitive business rates system—and we need to do it now.”

3y Emanuela Hawker, Reporter

“We need to reform our punitive business rates sys...

Colliers International has revealed that high-end retail is beginning to feel the pressure of the business rates system Read More...

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Martin Williams

Business Recovery Martin Williams

10y Accountancy Age, Reporters

Martin Williams

It is with great sadness that we announce that Martin Williams has sadly passed away. Accountancy Age staff would like to extend their deepest sympath...

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Time to Act against slow payers

Business Recovery Time to Act against slow payers

11y Martin Williams

Time to Act against slow payers

Credit inspectors should act on tardy payers, says Martin Williams Read More...

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Cash-struck consumers dent recovery hopes

Business Recovery Cash-struck consumers dent recovery hopes

11y Martin Williams

Cash-struck consumers dent recovery hopes

Manufacturing and services industries need to step up the pace as high street spending slumps Read More...

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Sort out the credit sloths

Business Recovery Sort out the credit sloths

11y Martin Williams

Sort out the credit sloths

SMEs will also find it hard recouping payment from big clients - but there are ways to improve the situation Read More...

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Window dressing won't save Britain's high streets

Business Recovery Window dressing won't save Britain's high streets

11y Martin Williams

Window dressing won't save Britain's high streets

Martin Williams bemoans government procrastination in appointing a grocery adjudicator Read More...

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EU ding dong over accounts filing Exemption

Accounting Standards EU ding dong over accounts filing Exemption

11y Martin Williams

EU ding dong over accounts filing Exemption

Thank goodness the EU Council is blocking proposals to lower accounts filing limits, says Martin Williams Read More...

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Insolvency stats are head-scratchingly strange

Business Recovery Insolvency stats are head-scratchingly strange

11y Martin Williams

Insolvency stats are head-scratchingly strange

Martin Williams attempts to explain why insolvency stats are muted - and why they could stay that way Read More...

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Authorities wake up to £38bn robbery

Business Recovery Authorities wake up to £38bn robbery

11y Martin Williams

Authorities wake up to £38bn robbery

The Police finally taking fraud seriously, says Martin Williams Read More...

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Reservations about hotel sector despite GDP growth

Business Recovery Reservations about hotel sector despite GDP growth

11y Martin Williams

Reservations about hotel sector despite GDP growth

Room for improvement in the hotel sector, and leisure in general, despite latest GDP figures Read More...

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PIGS Keep Europe in an Economic Trough

Business Recovery PIGS Keep Europe in an Economic Trough

11y Martin Williams

PIGS Keep Europe in an Economic Trough

THE HEAVILY debt-laden economies in the Eurozone are once again giving a bout of the collywobbles to politicians, economists and stock markets across ...

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Picking the Bad'un

Business Recovery Picking the Bad'un

11y Martin Williams

Picking the Bad'un

I AM INDEBTED to one of Graydon’s clients who has pointed out something to me he had gleaned from a Graydon credit report. The report was on a p...

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Pouring water on phoenix companies?

Business Recovery Pouring water on phoenix companies?

11y Martin Williams

Pouring water on phoenix companies?

WHEN ED DAVEY, consumer affairs minister, recently announced new proposals to improve the transparency of pre-pack administrations, he must have known...

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Supermarkets- Doing their bit for charity?

Business Recovery Supermarkets- Doing their bit for charity?

11y Martin Williams

Supermarkets- Doing their bit for charity?

FOLLOWING IN the unfortunate footsteps of Victoria Wine, Wine Rack and Threshers to name but three financially stricken wine retailers of yesteryear, ...

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Cutting the right red tape

Audit Cutting the right red tape

11y Martin Williams

Cutting the right red tape

VINCE CABLE’S PROPOSALS to raise audit thresholds and abolish statutory accounts filing for microbusinesses have certainly provoked plenty of re...

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Is the taxman protecting directors of 'dead' companies?

Business Recovery Is the taxman protecting directors of 'dead' companies?

11y Martin Williams

Is the taxman protecting directors of 'dead' compa...

COMMENTING ON the widely held belief that HMRC’s “Time to Pay” scheme has propped up technically insolvent companies during the rece...

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A pre-pack storm that won’t subside

Business Recovery A pre-pack storm that won’t subside

11y Martin Williams

A pre-pack storm that won’t subside

I READ with interest the news that the ICAEW has launched an investigation into Ernst and Young’s handling of the “jumbo sized”, and...

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Writing's on the wall for non-essential retailers

Business Recovery Writing's on the wall for non-essential retailers

11y Martin Williams

Writing's on the wall for non-essential retailers

THE British Retail Consortium has just announced that we spent 0.4% less in the High Street than we did last February – perhaps pointing to diff...

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Electronic Companies House should get new remit

Accounting Software Electronic Companies House should get new remit

11y Martin Williams

Electronic Companies House should get new remit

THE RECENT NEWS that Companies House will move to electronic filing of statutory annual returns and accounts in 2013 could spell good news for its use...

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Oh to be an emerging market!

Business Recovery Oh to be an emerging market!

11y Martin Williams

Oh to be an emerging market!

ACCORDING TO to the Hindu Times, India’s GDP growth will be around 8% this year. Why, you may ask, am I hitting you with this fact? Well, since ...

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"Don't panic Mr Mainwaring....just yet!"

Business Recovery "Don't panic Mr Mainwaring....just yet!"

11y Martin Williams

"Don't panic Mr Mainwaring....just yet!"

LIKE MOST FOLK, I was a little jolted by the recently published figures showing Britain’s GDP going into reverse. However, I’m not getting...

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Superstition is alive and well - fingers crossed!

Business Recovery Superstition is alive and well - fingers crossed!

11y Martin Williams

Superstition is alive and well - fingers crossed!

ACCOUNTANCY AGE STAFF have not been the only journalists to cover the story of Romanian witches laying curses on politicians who had planned to tax th...

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Go Deutsche for business

Business Recovery Go Deutsche for business

11y Martin Williams

Go Deutsche for business

FOR THOSE OF US that can forgive and forget Germany’s 4-1 trouncing of England in last year’s World Cup, doing business with our German EU...

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Francis Maude's Efficiency and Reform Group means business

Business Recovery Francis Maude's Efficiency and Reform Group means business

11y Martin Williams

Francis Maude's Efficiency and Reform Group means ...

IN JULY last year, the coalition government made it clear that to save frontline public services it would look to save billions through a more profess...

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A mixed bag of economic indicators for 2011

Business Recovery A mixed bag of economic indicators for 2011

11y Martin Williams

A mixed bag of economic indicators for 2011

HERE WE ALL ARE, ending an eventful year in which we’ve witnessed a change of government, the country coming out of recession, (albeit tentative...

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Bank lending – two sides to the story

Business Recovery Bank lending – two sides to the story

11y Martin Williams

Bank lending – two sides to the story

THE OTHER DAY, the Bank of England published its report acknowledging that the weakness in bank lending since the start of the economic crisis “...

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Vince Cable Exposes Rift in Accountants' Opinion on Management Accounts

Accounting Firms Vince Cable Exposes Rift in Accountants' Opinion on Management Accounts

11y Martin Williams

Vince Cable Exposes Rift in Accountants' Opinion o...

Clearly, Vince Cable has looked at the list of organisations backing the Doing Business Together initiative, as described in yesterday’s Account...

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