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Lies, damned lies, and accountants

 When giant corporation Carillion went bust recently, 45,000 people lost their jobs. Think about it: 45,000 is the population of a decent sized town. While it’s desperately sad for the thousands who lost their jobs, you may still think that it’s not your affair. You’d be wrong. For a start, if you bank with Barclays […]

Less is more in 2018

When New Year comes round, we usually start thinking about what we’d like more of – more interesting stuff to do at work, more money, more luck in my love life, more holiday time…we all have dreams like this at the start of a year. Perversely, I’d like to dream about what I’d like to […]

Peak Christmas

We have already reached Peak Beard. A recent large scale market research survey in Shoreditch and Peckham (actually me walking around a bit) showed that the percentage of hipsters with facial hair akin to a large Laburnum is not increasing, year on year. It may even be in slight decline. We are certainly at Peak […]

Time to take a deep breath…

It’s hard to see anything good about the Harvey Weinstein scandal, but at least it’s taken Brexit off the front page for a few moments. We are all suffering Brexit saturation. But while the topic has become increasingly boring, it has also become increasingly worrying. Today’s news showed that the value of our financial services […]