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Can technology win clients?

Attracting and winning clients is a key part of a firm’s growth strategy – and, according research, it’s a number one priority for firms in 2018: 41 per cent of accountants say acquiring new clients is their top priority this year. A further 23 per cent see increasing their use of technology as a key goal. […]

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‘As Virginia Woolf said: a woman must have money and a room of her own’

Caroline Plumb, founder and CEO of Fluidly, talks to Accounting Insight editor Ian Moss about her life and accounting times. The here and now…. What are your favourite early career memories, Caroline? Starting a business aged 21 and pretending we had a switchboard, building the first computers, finding my first customers and growing it! Oh […]

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L&G chief leads FRC inquiry; tax goes simple(ish); Carillion clears

Another day, another Daily Insight. And yet another government inquiry! Sir John Kingman, ex-Treasury and now chairman of insurance group Legal & General, will lead a “root and branch” probe into the accounting watchdog, the FRC. At the heart of the investigation are the ways the Financial Reporting Council approaches conflicts of interests and transparency. […]

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A GDPR guide that ticks all the boxes

If your email inbox is anything like mine, you’ll be painfully aware that something is afoot in the world of personal data. I’ve had loads of correspondence along the lines of “We don’t want to lose you” from the likes of outdoor equipment specialists where I once bought a tent, and sports injury clinics where […]

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Daily Insight: Hammond’s spring statement

As a person of fairly advancing years, my first port of call in compiling today’s Daily Insight was WH Smith’s, to scan the front pages for news of and reaction to the chancellor’s spring statement. Pretty low key I would say. The Daily Express had something about “At last, tax cuts on the way”. But […]

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