Ignoring company law can be helpful

Accounting Standards Ignoring company law can be helpful

12y Martin Williams

Ignoring company law can be helpful

YESTERDAY, a researcher from a university contacted me to ask my opinion on the value of abbreviated accounts. My stance on this topic is unequivocal:...

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Road Hauliers Driven into Action by Late Payment Scourge

Business Recovery Road Hauliers Driven into Action by Late Payment Scourge

12y Martin Williams

Road Hauliers Driven into Action by Late Payment S...

The Road Haulage Association has been driven into action on behalf of its members who are experiencing delayed trade payments by large aggregates cust...

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HMRC- The Return of the Zombie Killers !!

Administration HMRC- The Return of the Zombie Killers !!

12y Martin Williams

HMRC- The Return of the Zombie Killers !!

The story is typical of the very popular Zombie film genre; the world is in a crazy crisis. In the chaos, a sub-population of Zombie businesses is cre...

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Funding Circle Success could put banks into a Flat Spin

Business Recovery Funding Circle Success could put banks into a Flat Spin

12y Martin Williams

Funding Circle Success could put banks into a Flat...

The initial success of a new SME lending service aimed at bypassing traditional banks may be getting the major clearers into a flat spin. Since its la...

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Serco Remembers its corporate social responsibilities just in time

Business Recovery Serco Remembers its corporate social responsibilities just in time

12y Martin Williams

Serco Remembers its corporate social responsibilit...

Serco: we treat others as we would wish to be treated ourselves Read More...

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British Banks Apply an old Bill Clinton Trick

Business Recovery British Banks Apply an old Bill Clinton Trick

12y Martin Williams

British Banks Apply an old Bill Clinton Trick

Yes, i admit it! I made a mistake in my Risky Business blog on the 6th September……but it was only a little mistake, honest! I predicted th...

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Sir Philip Green gives Government a lesson in Credit Management

Business Recovery Sir Philip Green gives Government a lesson in Credit Management

12y rumo, Writer

Sir Philip Green gives Government a lesson in Cred...

I wonder how long it will take following the publication yesterday of Sir Philip Green’s conclusions into Government spending practice before th...

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Will Proposed European Late Payment Law Change Anything?

Business Recovery Will Proposed European Late Payment Law Change Anything?

12y rumo, Writer

Will Proposed European Late Payment Law Change Any...

Well done to a whole range of MEPS led by German Socialist Barbara Weiler in sticking up for SMEs across Europe who suffer greatly from cash flow prob...

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A Cautious Business Community Loses Appetite for Borrowing

Business Recovery A Cautious Business Community Loses Appetite for Borrowing

12y rumo, Writer

A Cautious Business Community Loses Appetite for B...

Judging by the mood amongst credit and finance professionals at an industry Think Tank I attended this week, it’s no surprise the Bank of Englan...

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Are Banks engaging in Buck Passing To blunt Lending Row ?

Business Recovery Are Banks engaging in Buck Passing To blunt Lending Row ?

12y rumo, Writer

Are Banks engaging in Buck Passing To blunt Lendin...

News this morning that Britain’s six biggest banks have asked a credit reference agency to report on the creditworthiness of their customers in ...

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Accountant with Internet Habit Gets Let off Hook

Business Recovery Accountant with Internet Habit Gets Let off Hook

12y rumo, Writer

Accountant with Internet Habit Gets Let off Hook

The World Wide Web is a wonderful source of knowledge, but excessive use of the internet during working hours can land you in big trouble……...

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Slow Paying police put SMEs under the cosh

Business Recovery Slow Paying police put SMEs under the cosh

12y rumo, Writer

Slow Paying police put SMEs under the cosh

Recent research from the Forum of Private Business has revealed that despite pressure from Government on all public bodies to pay trade invoices to SM...

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Bank lending debate continues on both sides of the pond

Business Recovery Bank lending debate continues on both sides of the pond

12y rumo, Writer

Bank lending debate continues on both sides of the...

Anyone who sees the problem of banks not lending enough to SMEs as a peculiarly British affair is very much mistaken. A few weeks ago over in the US, ...

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I say the British Government has a right to defend itself!

Business Recovery I say the British Government has a right to defend itself!

12y rumo, Writer

I say the British Government has a right to defend...

Why shouldn’t the British government use credit rating tools to protect itself (and we, the taxpayers) from benefit fraudsters? Yesterday, David...

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Greater deterrents needed to stem the tide of fraud

Business Recovery Greater deterrents needed to stem the tide of fraud

12y rumo, Writer

Greater deterrents needed to stem the tide of frau...

Recently, i came across the rather disappointing Minstry of Justice Criminal statistics for England and Wales covering 2008 (the latest year published...

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MTV Generation Fraudsters don't like hanging Around

Business Recovery MTV Generation Fraudsters don't like hanging Around

12y rumo, Writer

MTV Generation Fraudsters don't like hanging Aroun...

In this fast moving, head spinning, quick talking world we live in nowadays, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to see that even fraudsters have sp...

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Credit Managers Expect more insolvencies

Business Recovery Credit Managers Expect more insolvencies

12y rumo, Writer

Credit Managers Expect more insolvencies

Some people think credit managers are a gloomy bunch, but they’re usually pretty pragmatic by nature too. Graydon research conducted over the la...

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The TWO different definitions of Prompt Payment

Business Recovery The TWO different definitions of Prompt Payment

12y rumo, Writer

The TWO different definitions of Prompt Payment

Call me naive but I always thought there was only one meaning to the phrase “Prompt Payment”. However, in the world of commercial “s...

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It's a funny old game, football!!

Business Recovery It's a funny old game, football!!

13y rumo, Writer

It's a funny old game, football!!

Well, here we go! The World Cup is about to kick off, and everyone is naturally going to be thinking a lot about the beautiful game for a good few wee...

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HMRC has a right to Secrecy

Business Recovery HMRC has a right to Secrecy

13y rumo, Writer

HMRC has a right to Secrecy

Speculation abounds as to how tough HMRC will get with companies wanting to take advantage of the “Time to Pay” tax deferral scheme. There...

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Can Your business Survive the "Penguin Test"?

Business Recovery Can Your business Survive the "Penguin Test"?

13y rumo, Writer

Can Your business Survive the "Penguin Test"?

For the penguin, life is very simple. In order to survive the four worst months of an antarctic winter, they need 8 good months beforehand in which to...

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2 months is a long time in politics!

Business Recovery 2 months is a long time in politics!

13y rumo, Writer

2 months is a long time in politics!

It took approximately two months between the last government announcing the setting up of a Credit Adjuducator to help SMEs access bank finance, and t...

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How tough will the new govt be on Tax Deferrers?

Business Recovery How tough will the new govt be on Tax Deferrers?

13y rumo, Writer

How tough will the new govt be on Tax Deferrers?

One wonders how the new coalition government, focused as it is on improving the public finances as quickly as possible, will view the ongoing Business...

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UK public bodies sway European Parliament to reject late payment penalties

Business Recovery UK public bodies sway European Parliament to reject late payment penalties

13y rumo, Writer

UK public bodies sway European Parliament to rejec...

Slow trade payments are a scourge affecting the cash flows of countless British businesses. Government recognised this problem during the credit crisi...

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"Stay Indoors" Britons hold back GDP in 1st quarter

Business Recovery "Stay Indoors" Britons hold back GDP in 1st quarter

13y rumo, Writer

"Stay Indoors" Britons hold back GDP in 1st quarte...

If it wasn’t for the dreadful winter weather earlier this year, the 1st quarter GDP figures released today could have been a whole lot better. O...

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Lagging feature of a Recession (Unemployment) makes reappearance

Business Recovery Lagging feature of a Recession (Unemployment) makes reappearance

13y rumo, Writer

Lagging feature of a Recession (Unemployment) make...

The news today that UK unemployment has reached a 16 year high doesn’t exactly spell good news for an election campaigning Labour government, bu...

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Overheating is not just an Icelandic thing

Business Recovery Overheating is not just an Icelandic thing

13y rumo, Writer

Overheating is not just an Icelandic thing

On a very strange day that has seen most UK airports close because of ash clouds from Iceland’s volcanic activity passing through our airspace, ...

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