In the second installment of our early stage accountancy advice article AAT Vice President, Henry Cooper FMAAT offers advice on investing your time to build up your accounting knowledge
In the economic downturn, consumers inevitably cut down on spending and find ways to tighten their belts. This often leads to an up-surge in consumers finding new ways to be resourceful. For example, there was a noticeable trend in people taking up ‘crafts’ during the peak of the UK recession. John Lewis reported a 57% [...]
Media Monitor takes a look at the headlines in the week that A Level results are announced – as well as the curious phenomenon of breakfast TV filming students getting their results.
Riots. There really is only one word on everyone’s lips this week. Merely a week ago – when Media Monitor last graced this site – the mayhem and trouble we have seen across the land didn’t seem possible. Bearing in mind the average age of those looting, lighting and lobbing their way through seemingly every [...]
By Rob Alder, AAT’s Business Development Manager With the rise in university fees and the decline in graduate jobs, young people are wise to look at alternatives. A degree is no longer a guaranteed route into the professions. Figures released in January show that one in five recent graduates are still unemployed six months on [...]
What is bribery? It’s a common question that may be easier to answer with the introduction of the Bribery Act, argues Tania Hayes.
Apprentices have never had a higher profile. Jane Scott Paul, Chief Executive of AAT, finds that many employers are now recruiting apprentices straight from school instead of graduates.
It’s been a slow week in the main headlines. As the phone-hacking behemoth lumbers on – this time in the direction of the Daily Mirror – the summer recess seems to have arrived in the news too. So what has caught the eye of Media Monitor this week? The Daily Telegraph reported that 31 per [...]
By Henry Cooper FMAAT Half of start-up businesses fail in the first year and 95% fail within the first five years. Yet despite the economic downturn, the SME market continues to grow. While no one knows if a business will succeed or fail – you can take steps in order to help your business get [...]