UK Business Confidence Jumps to More Than Four-Year High

British business confidence hit highs not seen since April 2017 on hopes the economy is recovering strongly to pre-pandemic levels, according to a survey. Employers in England’s North West and East registered the biggest jump in confidence, the latest Lloyds Bank Business Barometer found. There was caution among companies about inflation and staff shortages. However, […]

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UK Audit Reform: Key Takeaways from the Government’s Extensive Proposals

The UK government’s audit reform proposals aim to restore trust and corporate governance, but questions remain on how the proposed changes will be implemented and the full extent of their impact on accountants and businesses alike. The UK government’s recent consultation on the audit reform proposals is much more than simply audit reform. It aims […]

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Accounting Firms Losing Out On Talent in “Candidate-led Market”

Skills shortages and shifts in employee demands brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic will combine to create an all-time high of talent strategy changes in the accounting and professional services industries. Research suggests the pandemic has led to significant skills shortages across the accounting industry. In fact, a recent report published by the Professional & […]

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