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Other business support functions

Articles, reports and other resources that enable accountants in business to make a real difference to their organisations by providing them with practical information on the latest thinking in business support functions.

Return to the real world

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With a general election looming, Finance & Management looks at the prospects for UK growth and what FDs think in the wake of the latest ICAEW/Grant Thornton Business Confidence Monitor. The British economy remains in reasonably good shape but turbulence at home and across Europe is forcing businesses to lower their sights.

Justice funders

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For a small company in particular, taking cases to court can be expensive. Mick Smith explains to Christian Doherty how third-party funding can help in financially tough circumstances.

Breaking the repetition

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The opportunity to automate month-end accounts is something accountants preparing them can only dream about. However, help is at hand. John Tennent explains how to speed up the process

Thinking global 10 trends to watch in 2015

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Want to know what issues are likely to affect your business in future? Tracey Keys of Strategy Dynamics Global outlines the main geopolitical issues that could shape the next year

Resolving disputes without litigitation

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Daniel Djanogly and Paul Turner explain the available alternatives to costly and time-consuming litigation procedures when resolving business disputes.

Taking a closer look at your real estate

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Glenn Corney identifies five aspects of corporate real estate that can be managed to achieve better financial performance.

A working guide for FDs

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For some, investor relations is seen as a distraction from the day job. Michael Mitchell explains why it is so important and offers practical advice for effective IR.