We all set a budget for our festive spending. And we all, by and large, exceed it with the “but it’s Christmas” mantra driving our decision. Fear not, as the Evening Standard’s Lucy Tobin is back with tips on saving money on food, wine and gifts to get you through to January with some change in your pocket.
13 December 2013
Manchester City manager, Manuel Pellegrini, has been chastised this week for not getting his sums right when calculating how many goals his team needed to top its Champions League group. But he’s not the first person to fall foul of basic maths in sport, as Steven Perryman discovers.
12 December 2013
More than 50 financial services businesses in Essex have taken advantage of a training grant under the Skills for Economic Growth initiative in just over a year. Matt Willis, Programme Manager at Essex County Council, outlines the project and how AAT is helping local businesses thrive.
6 December 2013
In his Autumn Statement this week, George Osborne announced that car tax discs are to be phased out in October next year, illustrating that the move to online and electronic systems continues apace. Steven Perryman surveys the prospects of three other paper-based systems that are still hanging in there. For now.
4 December 2013
Money can buy things that make you happy. But when you run your own business it is tempting to sacrifice family and social time to make the money whilst it’s there. But what good is money if you are so overworked you don’t have time to spend it on the things that make you happy, asks AAT member in practice Psyche Coderre MAAT.
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