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Debit Cards Now UK’s Top Payment Method

July 20, 2017 by in category Blog

Increase in lower value transactions from debit cards Plastic is now the average Briton’s payment method of choice. Last year, transactions on debit and credit cards accounted for over half of our purchases. According to the British Retail Consortium’s survey, the rise of contactless cards have made debit cards a favourable option for low value […]

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In Video: Accountants on Film

July 12, 2017 by in category Blog tagged as , , , , ,

A selection of fun and enlightening clips featuring accountants on video The last month has been quite a scorcher but, going off this week’s weather, it has felt like March instead of July. O.K., enough waffling about the weather. It is just that you seldom see accountancy graduates throwing their mortar boards into rain sodden […]

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Infographic: Hire Purchase

July 11, 2017 by in category Blog tagged as , , , , , ,

Accounting Terms in a Nutshell: Hire Purchase agreements For some people, Hire Purchase offers an easy way of getting a new television set, furniture, or a car. It has also been known as easy terms, the drip, or the never never. Its popularity, since the late 1950s, rose hand in hand with consumerism. That of […]

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Calling Wannabe Accountants in Sheffield

June 19, 2017 by in category Blog tagged as , , , , , , , ,

College courses for future accountants in Sheffield Have you just left school and considered accountancy as a long term career option? Do you wish to keep in touch with the latest accountancy methods? For many people, the best place to start is at your local college. Our city is noted for its fine further and […]

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Grant Thornton Accountants’ Sheffield Move

June 5, 2017 by in category Blog tagged as , , , , , ,

Sheffield branch of nationwide accountants in the midst of move to new city centre location The city of Sheffield has gained popularity as a second financial centre to Leeds. It has become an alternative Yorkshire destination to the city off the M62 and M1 motorways. Accountants great and small have set up home in our […]

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LITRG Calls for Changes to Gig Economy

May 26, 2017 by in category Blog tagged as , , , , , ,

Low Incomes Tax Reform Group call for reassessment of relationship between taxation and the gig economy Second only to ‘strong and stable’, the phrase ‘gig economy’ has got under the skin of many people. It refers to residual work of a precarious nature. If earnings are too low for National Insurance contributions, this affects your […]

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Rise of the Robots Feared by Accountants

May 17, 2017 by in category Blog tagged as , , , , ,

Accountants fear that robots could replace 96% of jobs Back in 1982, Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner (inspired by Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?) foresaw a future where Los Angeles was populated with replicas. Replicas looked like regular people but they were androids. Robots in other words. The year predicted for this? […]

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Britain’s Accountancy Jobs Boom

May 4, 2017 by in category Blog tagged as , , , , ,

Brexit bounce beside jobs boom in accountancy across the UK In a previous article, we looked at how post-Brexit Britain could be good for accountancy. If recent labour market figures are anything to go by, we are in the midst of one just now. In the UK, accountancy and financial industries are enjoying some sort […]

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23% Rise in Self Employment Since 2007

April 13, 2017 by in category Blog tagged as , , , ,

Are we a nation of entrepreneurs or is a booming gig economy behind the rise in self employment rates? In the UK, the number of working age people becoming self employed has increased by 23% since 2007. According to recently released figures, 4.78 million have taken the self employment route, accounting for 15% of the […]

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