13 January 2021: With a difficult year behind them, the upcoming reporting season is likely to cause further issues for both retailers and their auditors. We speak to Jacqui Baker, boutique owner and Audit Director at RSM UK Audit, about year ends, going concern and wellbeing.
Viewpoints on the news during January 2021
Opinions and news analysis, covering the worlds of business and accountancy.
13 January 2021: Tim Bentham and James Walker from the Credit Suisse internal audit team explain the 10 areas where governance meetings can commonly go wrong.
13 January 2021: COVID-19 has increased demand for charity services while impacting revenue-raising opportunities. Helena Wilkinson, Head of Charities at Price Bailey, suggests the impact is likely to be even greater in 2021 and outlines actions charities can take to manage financial sustainability.
12 January 2021: Alok Sharma has left the position of business secretary to concentrate full time on preparations for November’s UN COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, with Kwasi Kwarteng stepping in to take the business brief.
12 January 2021: ICAEW Insights speaks to Catherine Rossiter, Chief Strategy Officer in the UK for one of Europe’s largest printers of books, about the effect COVID-19 has had on the company’s commercial decision-making process.
12 January 2021: Author and practice owner Della Hudson examines why developing an impressive personal presence is crucial for the modern accountant.
11 January 2021: The Financial Ombudsman Service is the alternative dispute resolution service for those with a complaint about financial products and services. Its recently expanded remit allows more SMEs to access their services.
11 January 2021: Agriculture needs to drastically change if it’s to feed the world’s population. Agritech businesses are trying to find the answers.
11 January 2021: With homeworking the new norm, speculation is rife that the days of the vanity corporate HQ could be numbered. Even the longer-term prospect of hybrid models of working is prompting questions about office space and opportunities to downsize.
8 January 2021: As an employer or an employee, it is worth understanding how certain provisions on mobility in the new EU-UK Trade Cooperation Agreement will affect business activities.