‘The Express’ features our comments on the Chancellor’s self-employed workers support

Yesterday, The Express featured my comments on Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s announcement of support for self-employed workers. I believe that while these measures are a step in the right direction, if this scheme doesn’t start until the beginning of June, millions of people could be in financial disarray for the next few months. Click to read…

International Accounting Bulletin – the new business ‘norm’?

International Accounting Bulletin has covered my thoughts in a feature on COVID-19 and how this state of working will become the new norm. This period will truly kick-start the fourth industrial revolution and promote remote working for those who never thought it was possible for them or their industry. If you would like to talk…

Employee Benefits has published our thoughts on productivity during the COVID-19 crisis

Employee Benefits has published my thoughts on productivity during the COVID-19 crisis, especially as many more people found themselves working from home this week, and could be continuing to do so for many weeks to come. “Working at home and connecting with a team via phones and laptops has never been easier. For small businesses,…

Verdict publishes our thoughts on the IR35 delay

Verdict published our thoughts yesterday on the postponement of the IR35 rules, which will now come in to force in 2021.   Read the article here: IR35 postponed due to ongoing coronavirus outbreak   Or download here: Verdict IR35 postponed

PERSONNEL TODAY has published our views on being productive working from home

PERSONNEL TODAYhas published my views on how to maintain and improve productivity when working from home, which is particularly important as thousands of people begin working at home this week. “With the advice coming from various sources that working from home may be the safest option, employers and managers need to ensure that they have…

Sunday Express features Theta’s research and our comments

The Sunday Express yesterday featured Theta’s research and my commentary in their financial section. I discussed the issues of productivity in the office that our research unearthed and why commuting is such an issue for many workers. Our research at Theta shows that a third of Brits are exhausted before they even get to work…

Government & Public Sector Journal publishes Theta’s Productivity Index in response to the 2020 budget

Today, Government & Public Sector Journal has published Theta Financial Reporting’s Productivity Index after Chancellor Rishi Sunak pledged £175b over the next five years to boost the output from the UK’s workforce. I spoke to GSPJ about the benefits of remote working, particularly in the wake of the Coronavirus crisis, and how it can help…

Yahoo Finance exclusively features Theta’s Productivity 2020 Index

Today, Yahoo Finance has exclusively featured Theta Financial Reporting’s Productivity 2020 Index, delving into the reasons behind the UK’s drop in productivity and how we, in the professional services, can rectify this. Our survey found that UK employees are failing to achieve optimum productivity due to a lack of training, poor management, and vast workloads….

Accountancy Today have published Theta’s comments on Gen Z and our profession

Accountancy Today have published Theta’s comments on what the sector needs to do to attract and retain the best talent of the future. We believe that the rise of movements such as Extinction Rebellion and the increased scrutiny of climate change has meant that young people are more concerned than ever with the ethics of…

Forbes – our feature on UK productivity

Forbeshas today published our feature based on productivity research we commissioned at Theta including my thoughts on the UK’s productivity issues. As the article explains, one of my objectives when leaving the orbit of the big four accountancy firms was to build a new firm that could offer clients the same big firm experience whilst…

‘Taxation’ feature our insights on last week’s HMRC IR35 clarification announcement

‘Taxation’ featured our Managing Director’s comments this week on the recent HMRC announcements on the IR35 rules… HMRC amends off-payroll working rules | Taxation

We spoke to Recruiter Magazine on the impacts of the latest IR35 announcement

Last week, we spoke with Recruiter Magazine to discuss the impact of the new IR35 rulings on the thousands of consultants in the accountancy sector. The government announced last week that earnings for services made before the 6th April would not be affected by the new rules, Chris Biggs argues that much of the damage…