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Banking sector – huge incentives, narrow focus?

Cognitive psychologist Karl Duncker devised the so-called candle problem in the 1930s. You are given a candle, a book of matches and a box of drawing pins, and have to fix the candle to the wall so that it will … Continue reading

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Fewer Companies Going Bust

Fewer companies going bust is usually considered good news – but not for Aim-listed Begbies Traynor. The insolvency specialist on Monday issued a profits warning after more companies than it hoped for managed to keep trading – rather than go … Continue reading

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HMRC is starting to lose patience

By James Hurley 7:24PM GMT 01 Nov 2010 HMRC’s remissions and write-offs have risen by 40pc over the last year, from £4.6bn to £6.4bn. Steven Law, president of R3, the insolvency trade body, said there had been “a tightening of … Continue reading

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