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April 11, 2021

National Living Wage increases from 1st April 2021

In today's episode Adrian Lawrence our resident financial expert talks about the new living wage rate from 1st April 2021 and how it impacts on the economy giving Brexit and the recent pandemic lockdowns. Adrian took part in the 2020 Low pay commission review and is cited in their previous report. He discuses how the new NLW does not apply during Furlough and that some employees those aged 23 and 24 will see an 8.7% increase. To Learn more about Reporting Accounts and how we hold information…

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March 23, 2021

Cineworld to re-open cinemas in the USA and UK

In today's episode Adrian Lawrence our resident financial expert talks about Cineworld and their announcement that they will re-open their USA cinemas starting in April and their UK ones in May. They have also agreed a deal with Warner Brothers to show films in cinemas for 45 and 30 days prior to them being streamed online. This is a really positive news story as cinemas have been amongst the worse hit businesses by the Pandemic. To learn more about Reporting Accounts and how we hold insights…

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March 18, 2021

National Grid announces £7.8 billion electricity deal

In today's podcast episode Adrian Lawrence our in-house financial expert talks about the National Grid and how they have announced an asset swap deal, they are selling their UK Gas distribution assets and buying more electricity ones in their place, this increases the proportion of their revenue from Electricity and reduces the proportion from Gas. Given the UK's plans to reach net zero by 2050 this is a positive move, as it moves the company away from involvement with Fossil fuels. Electrici…

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March 18, 2021

Recruit a Finance Director or CFO

In today's episode our resident financial expert Adrian Lawrence talks about recruiting finance a finance director or CFO for your business. FD Capital are a specialist FD recruitment business that cover London and the West Midlands areas, they offer a full range of services such as Part-Time Finance Directors, Interims and specialist areas such as Turnarounds and E-Commerce specialist FD's. To learn more about their business visit their website at https://www.fdcapital.co.uk If you need to Re…

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March 18, 2021

Private Equity Finance Directors

In today's episode Adrian Lawrence our resident Financial expert talks about a new service launched by FD Capital , who are a specialist Finance Director and CFO recruitment business operating in London and the West Midlands. They now offer specialist Private Equity FD's who can help create pitch decks and pitch them to private equity houses. They now also offer Turnaround FD's who have experience of Business recovery and the turning around of loss making businesses back to profit, if you nee…

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March 12, 2021

London and Birmingham Part Time Finance Directors

In today's episode from Reporting Accounts Adrian Lawrence our resident financial expert talks further about Part-Time Finance Directors , and how they can be a great resource to access particularly now following the pandemic when businesses need help to raise funds and restructure but are cautious of taking on significant costs. We can recommend FD Capital who offer Part-Time Finance Directors in London and Part-Time Finance Directors in Birmingham . It's possible to hire an experienced fin…

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March 11, 2021

Rolls Royce report brutal losses

In today's episode Adrian Lawrence our in-house financial expert talks about Rolls Royce who have reported a £4billion loss today compared to £583m profit in the previous year. Their results are brutal but that does reflect that their model is to charge for the hours their engines are running rather than for sales of engines. The impact of the worldwide pandemic has very badly impacted on their model. The company is reducing its workforce by 7,000 people and is in discussions to sell some of …

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March 7, 2021

Clarks shoes sells out to HK private equity fund

In today's episode our in-house fianancial professional talks about Clarks Shoes the 195 year old family owned business. They have a chain of 320 high street stores and have had a tough time recently with the Lockdowns and the move to online retail. They have announced their sale to a HK based private equity house. Whilst restructures have reduced costs, they are not enough for it to remain viable without investment. Like so many similar companies Clarks just did not embrace change fast en…

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March 6, 2021

Portfolio CFO's saw their earnings drop in 2020

In today's episode Adrian Lawrence our in-house financial expert talks about CFO's (Chief Financial Officers) and how they have seen their earnings drop from between 2020 and 2019, which given the lockdowns and Brexit should be no surprise. Our sister company FD Capital have recently entered the CFO Recruitment niche, and if you are a company based in London or the West Midlands and are looking for a Part Time CFO then we can recommend speaking to them as they are a reliable outfit which we h…

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March 6, 2021

The merits of using London Equity Release

In today's episode of Reporting Accounts podcast our resident Financial expert Adrian Lawrence talks about our partner company London Equity Release . As their names suggests they are focussed on the London market but do take on work in the home counties and will consider any UK location if the property valuation is high enough. The criteria are that you must be 55 or above and have at least £75,000 of Equity in your property. These schemes have many advantages the biggest being that you re…

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