March 2017 will see the British Parliament introduce the Repeal Act, which will be the key piece of legislation to reverse the European Union Act which brought the United Kingdom into the EU. In turn, the British Government will invoke Article 50 of the European Union Treaty.
This summer, while many of us headed for sunnier climes, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) was busy putting together a new discussion document that reflects a subtle shift in its focus but serves as a significant call to action for the boards of publicly quoted companies.
Customers usually view a supplier’s profitability with suspicion. However it is the unprofitable or the marginally profitable supplier that they really should be suspicious of.
Private equity is a form of financing which is gaining more interest from Irish entrepreneurs and business owners. Fewer banks operating in the Irish market post the financial crisis and more disciplined lending by those that remain have led to a marked reduction in bank funding available for companies looking to invest for growth.
“It’s not just gamblers who have been caught unprepared by the Brexit vote - so too have most businesses” - Philippe Legrain advises Irish businesses to prepare
They thought it would never happen – and now it has. Britons have voted narrowly to leave the European Union, without knowing when, how or where to. It is a leap in the dark – off a cliff, one might say – and it threatens to drag Ireland and the rest of the EU down too.