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Sue Gray: shaking up Northern Ireland’s Civil Service

Posted on March 8th, 2020 · Posted in Accounting & Business

In her role as the Cabinet Office’s director general of propriety and ethics, Sue Gray was dubbed ‘the most powerful woman in Britain’ by the ConservativeHome website. Today, though, she.. read more

BEPS

Posted on February 12th, 2020 · Posted in Accounting & Business

Profit shifting costs countries $100bn to $240bn in lost tax revenue each year, estimates the OECD, with developing nations particularly losing out. In response, the OECD is leading on the.. read more

Public sector innovation

Posted on February 12th, 2020 · Posted in Accounting & Business

Participatory budgeting is being used by public bodies around the world to address some of the critical challenges they face. These include lack of trust in the public sector, corruption,.. read more

Funding the arts

Posted on February 12th, 2020 · Posted in Accounting & Business

Harvey Weinstein promised $5m to the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts as an endowment for women filmmakers.  As allegations surfaced about the Hollywood producer’s sexual abuse of women,.. read more

Profile: Alan de Sousa Caires

Posted on March 18th, 2019 · Posted in Accounting & Business

Alan de Sousa Caires has a job that could make other accountants jealous.  He is director of finance and business services at BBC Media Action, which is as exciting as.. read more

Social mobility

Posted on January 25th, 2019 · Posted in Accounting & Business

Countries and regions with poor social mobility are also more prone to corruption, or at least the perception of corruption, according to analysis undertaken by ACCA.  These findings – from.. read more

Leprechaun economics

Posted on January 25th, 2019 · Posted in Accounting & Business

United States’ economist Paul Krugman used the term ‘leprechaun economics’ to explain the disparity between Ireland’s national accounts and the less glorious reality on the ground.  “Ireland, famously, is a.. read more

Baltic fintech

Posted on January 25th, 2019 · Posted in Accounting & Business

The Baltic States – Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – are world leaders in fintech.  According to a World Economic Forum report ­– ‘Europe’s Hidden Entrepreneurs’ –  Estonia is Europe’s number.. read more

Hope for social housing

Posted on January 25th, 2019 · Posted in Accounting & Business

Housing associations are feeling more confident and more positive.  Prime minister Theresa May made a major speech this autumn at the annual conference of the National Housing Federation, the body.. read more

John Sayles profile

Posted on October 17th, 2018 · Posted in Accounting & Business

Supplier due diligence is a hot topic in government following the collapse of Carillion and profit warnings from other large public sector contractors.  This places John Sayles FCCA at the.. read more

Councils in crisis

Posted on October 17th, 2018 · Posted in Accounting & Business

The crisis at Northamptonshire County Council is perhaps the most stark example, but its financial difficulties are far from unique.  Central government’s phasing out of the revenue support grant to.. read more

Coining IT: Ireland’s burgeoning Initial Coin Offerings

Posted on July 16th, 2018 · Posted in Accounting & Business

Coining IT: Ireland’s burgeoning ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings)                           http://www.accaglobal.com/ie/en/member/member/accounting-business/2018/07/corporate/cryptocurrencies-blockchains.html