Guide to virtual teams and remote working … in numbers

Here’s a nice little visual and blog from our friends at Sage… In 2017, more than 4.3 million people worked remotely in the UK. The latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that three quarters of these people were experienced professionals who work in the highest skilled areas of the economy. Research carried […]

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Welcome to the basics of blockchain

Everyone’s probably heard of it, but do they know what it is, or is what it is going to be? Welcome to the world of blockchain. The word is bandied about a lot but, from people I have spoken to, there is still a fair amount of confusion over what it is exactly. Luckily, I […]

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Clients demand more from accountants amid big AI take-up

Research confirms a big shift in client expectations as accountants latch on to automation and AI to reduce repetitive tasks, freeing them to provide advice. Cloud tech group Sage spoke to 3,000 accountants globally for its Practice of Now study.  And it found that 42 per cent of clients expected their accountant to provide business […]

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What can UK accountants learn from Down Under?

I often get asked: “What are other firms doing?”  It is an interesting question – is it about strategy in dealing with the client?  Or the changing legislative environment – MTD and GDPR?  Or is it about the dramatic changes happening in the software industry relevant to accountants? Or does the relationship of clients with […]

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