Christmas Message

We would like to wish all our clients and associates a safe and peaceful Christmas this year. 2021 has been another challenging and unprecedented year for us all. The COVID-19 pandemic has continued to impact upon all of our lives in many ways and forced us to adapt accordingly. Though COVID-19 has certainly presented many […]

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Business Alarmed at Prospect of Further COVID-19 Restrictions

Businesses have reacted with dismay at possible tougher COVID-19 measures before Christmas after the health secretary said they could not be ruled out. Asked on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show if more restrictions could come this week, Sajid Javid said there were “no guarantees” in a pandemic. Business leaders said it would cause irreparable damage […]

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New COVID-19 Restrictions are a Setback for Business

New restrictions in England aimed at limiting the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 are a “setback for businesses”, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has warned. The new rules require masks in most indoor public places. In addition, people will be asked to work from home where possible The NHS COVID Pass will […]

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Omicron Pauses the Return to Economic Normality

The science may still be uncertain but the Omicron variant has definitively intruded upon recent stock market euphoria. The designation as a variant of concern last week, and then further comments this morning from vaccine makers that existing vaccines will not be as effective, has caused widespread and significant falls in share prices. So what […]

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Audit Committees Must Take Climate Change “A Lot More Seriously”

The recognition of climate-related matters among audit committees has not been strong enough despite a spate of recent events highlighting the significance of the issue for organisations, market participants have said. “Boards and audit committees need to start taking the risks associated with climate change a lot more seriously, accelerate their mitigation plans and discuss […]

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