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Sophisticated high-tech design has become ubiquitous – and big business.

The ICAEW’s Corporate Finance Faculty will publish 10 principles in April for design-led technology ventures that are seeking substantial investment.

 We lo...

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It is widely recognised and commented on that investors now demand more accountability from the companies they invest in – just look at the press coverage of performance and pay in many markets – but less is made of the phenomenon of soc...
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Britain’s economic growth is exposing serious short and long-term skills shortages with employers struggling to recruit bricklayers, engineers and chartered accountants.

Meanwhile uncertainties beset British businesses, ranging from the plummeting ...

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A bite of the apple

by Nigel Hastilow on 28.01.2015 11:48
As Apple (est. 1977) announces the biggest profit in history at $18 billion in the fourth quarter of last year, it’s really quite an elderly technology company.
Several household names such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter have been going for...
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This is a guest blog from Chris Hewett, Fellow of The Finance Innovation Lab.

The Finance Innovation Lab empowers positive disruptors in the financial system. It connects people who are changing the financial system, develop them as leaders and he...

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This is a guest blog by James Hepburne Scott as part of ICAEW’s Outside Insight series.

James Hepburne Scott is a founder director of Forest Carbon Ltd. Since 2006 the company has been creating new woodlands in the UK on behalf of companies a...

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Whatever happened to ‘peak oil’? This was the idea that production would surge to meet demand and then, as a result, the resource would start to dwindle away until the oil ran out completely.
These dire predictions seem to be way off the mark if to...
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John Lanchester is very frustrated about money. Aren’t we all? But what frustrates him most is when governments assume we can’t be trusted to face the uncomfortable facts about economics.

And it’s not all the fault of politicians:...

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Heading off cyber security threats to business is one of the UK’s top priorities.

My ICAEW colleagues and I have been working closely with government departments and agencies to ensure that the reputation of Britain as a great place to do ...
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At the 2014 Sole Practitioners conference at the ICAEW we got down to a lively panel debate about what the vast majority of practices actually do best for their clients.

 

And I’d like you to think about what it is that practices fundamentally do ...