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You can’t be carbon neutral by ignoring the emissions from the products you sell

As a result of the work I have been doing on  sustainable cost accounting I have become pretty familiar with this thing:The greenhouse gas protocol splits greenhouse gas emissions into three categories. Thankfully, they’re pretty easy to define: I’ve reproduced the Protocol’s own description just to make clear that they really do think there’s not […]

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The Mail never saw that coming

This is from the editorial column of the Mail today: Of course there’s a load of nonsense in there: this is the Mail. And equally there is a message worth noting. It is that the Mail no longer trusts this government with freedom of the press. Even the Tories’ natural allies now think that they […]

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Getting the NHS ready for a bout of private capital

The FT has reported that: Hospitals in England are becoming increasingly dependent on short-term handouts to maintain day-to-day services, putting a question mark over the long-term sustainability of the National Health Service, parliament’s spending watchdog said on Wednesday. A National Audit Office report also suggested that capital funding shortfalls at hospitals and other parts of […]

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Thanks for 29,822 reads

I can’t help noticing numbers. Deep down, and sometimes well hidden, I remain a chartered accountant. And as yesterday unfolded I noticed the volume of traffic on this site growing. There were 29,822 reads yesterday. Most were on freeports and Boris Johnson. But the future of Scotland also got a good look in. That was […]

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Is Whitehall right to be afraid of Scotland?

Dominic Raab’s comments on Scotland on the Andrew Marr programme yesterday gave a real insight into his thinking. As Politics Home reported about c0mments Raab made on Donald Tusks comments that Scotland would be heard empathically by Europe if it ever wished to join: That provoked outrage from Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab – who branded the […]

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‘Blue tape’ is here to stay

The Guardian is amongst many outlets to note that: Downing Street .. did nothing to knock down reports that the UK is preparing to impose full customs and border checks on all European goods entering Britain, to try to increase pressure on the bloc to give way in the negotiations, which are due to start […]

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The lessons from an excess of consulting

As the FT has reported: Britain’s exit from the EU may be tumultuous but it has delivered a bonanza for consultants, with central government keen to hire their services. Eight of the biggest firms — PwC, Deloitte, EY, KPMG, McKinsey, BCG, Bain and PA Consulting — enjoyed a 20 per cent increase in the value […]