Our clients in the news: March 2017

Our clients in the news: March 2017

March was a conundrum of politics and nature. The sunny days of Spring in the north were overshadowed by Brexit looming large in the UK, and summer in South Africa came to an abrupt halt as the president reshuffled his cabinet in the dead of the night. Protestors took to the streets in London as Theresa May started divorce proceedings with Europe, and South Africans marched against Jacob Zuma in cities across the country. Looking even further afield – Donald Trump’s second month as president saw US employment figures rise while Cyclone Debbie pummeled Australia’s north-east coast.
 
In the midst of all this clamour, our clients made sure their voices were heard too.
 
Study Group
UK migration figures is a hot topic. James Pitman, Study Group’s Managing Director for Higher Education in the UK and Europe, is advocating that international students be removed from net migration targets.
 
In two open letters to the government, one in the Financial Times and the other in the Independent, Pitman pulls no punches as he criticises Theresa May’s economically unsound approach to international students.
 
Pitman’s blog on the same topic was published on HEPI.
 
BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions UK
The leasing market is in good health says Tristan Watkins, CEO of BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions in the UK. This article in CommsBusiness outlines the existing opportunities for leasing in the IT sector and how businesses can benefit.
 
To lease or to buy, that is the question. In this article published in Logistics Business, Watkins outlines four main benefits of leasing a forklift.
 
Xero
South Africa’s small businesses are an economic mainstay but many battle numerous cashflow issues like late payments – and the SA government is one of the biggest culprits!
Xero’s research on this topic was quoted in Business Day and a comparison between late payments in the UK and SA was picked up in IT Online and RNews – believe it or not, small businesses in SA fare better than their UK counterparts!
 
Colin Timmis, Xero’s infinitely watchable Head of Accounting in SA, was also interviewed on KykNET’s Die Groot Ontbyt discussing the power of cloud-based accountancy software.
  
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