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Just two numbers…

Just two numbers…

Every business has to look after its finances or it is likely to run into problems quickly. Many years ago when I was a young underwriter and risk manager the company I worked for bought a small insurance administration company. The MD very proudly told me that he...

The opportunity of gender equality

I first met Pauling Crawford-Omps in London at least 10 years ago, and even though she’s now living in the United States we’ve kept in touch and become good friends. Whenever we talk I’ve been struck by how relaxing the conversation is, even on...
Conkers…

Conkers…

This year the horse chestnut trees are looking autumnal early. In a drive across the country yesterday I saw tree after tree with brown edged shrivelled leaves. These are not leaves at the end of a summer, but leaves damaged by the long dry spell earlier this year....
Being 60 and changing lives…

Being 60 and changing lives…

I’m enjoying being 60, it’s liberating in some interesting ways, and it has given me the freedom to reflect about many things. Yesterday was an interesting day that flowed from that reflection. It ended with me making committed decisions to things which will, I...
IR35 – the next challenge for independents.

IR35 – the next challenge for independents.

HMRC recently published a consultation paper called ‘off payroll working in the private sector”. You can read it here… It makes three suggestions for how independents and their clients successfully operate in the IR35 environment. 1. Extend the...
Tactical questions, a business lesson from Brexit.

Tactical questions, a business lesson from Brexit.

We can argue about the merits of the Brexit referendum all day long, indeed some days I do. The divisions that have resulted remain unresolved by time and are embedded in the country. That’s because, at least in part, the way the decision was taken, constrained...