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Reporting Accounts are a leading UK provider of Business Intelligence, we provide information covering more than 4.8 million UK companies.If you need free or paid business credit reports then our service is a great place to find what you are looking for, use us to monitor your suppliers, competitors and customers.

Reporting Accounts are a leading UK provider of Business Intelligence, we provide information covering more than 4.8 million UK companies.If you need free or paid business credit reports then our service is a great place to find what you are looking for, use us to monitor your suppliers, competitors and customers.

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Reporting Accounts are a leading UK provider of Business Intelligence, we provide information covering more than 4.8 million UK companies.If you need free or paid business credit reports then our service is a great place to find what you are looking for, use us to monitor your suppliers, competitors and customers.

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English


Episodes

National Living Wage increases from 1st April 2021

4/11/2021
In today's episode Adrian Lawrence our resident financial expert talks about the new living wage rate from 1st April 2021 and how it impacts on the economy giving Brexit and the recent pandemic lockdowns. Adrian took part in the 2020 Low pay commission review and is cited in their previous report. He discuses how the new NLW does not apply during Furlough and that some employees those aged 23 and 24 will see an 8.7% increase. To Learn more about Reporting Accounts and how we hold...

Duration:00:04:40

Cineworld to re-open cinemas in the USA and UK

3/23/2021
In today's episode Adrian Lawrence our resident financial expert talks about Cineworld and their announcement that they will re-open their USA cinemas starting in April and their UK ones in May. They have also agreed a deal with Warner Brothers to show films in cinemas for 45 and 30 days prior to them being streamed online. This is a really positive news story as cinemas have been amongst the worse hit businesses by the Pandemic. To learn more about Reporting Accounts and how we hold...

Duration:00:03:04

National Grid announces £7.8 billion electricity deal

3/18/2021
In today's podcast episode Adrian Lawrence our in-house financial expert talks about the National Grid and how they have announced an asset swap deal, they are selling their UK Gas distribution assets and buying more electricity ones in their place, this increases the proportion of their revenue from Electricity and reduces the proportion from Gas. Given the UK's plans to reach net zero by 2050 this is a positive move, as it moves the company away from involvement with Fossil fuels....

Duration:00:03:27

Untitled Episode

3/18/2021
In today's episode our resident financial expert Adrian Lawrence talks about recruiting finance a finance director or CFO for your business. FD Capital are a specialist FD recruitment business that cover London and the West Midlands areas, they offer a full range of services such as Part-Time Finance Directors, Interims and specialist areas such as Turnarounds and E-Commerce specialist FD's. To learn more about their business visit their website at https://www.fdcapital.co.uk If you need to...

Duration:00:03:31

Private Equity Finance Directors

3/18/2021
In today's episode Adrian Lawrence our resident Financial expert talks about a new service launched by FD Capital, who are a specialist Finance Director and CFO recruitment business operating in London and the West Midlands. They now offer specialist Private Equity FD's who can help create pitch decks and pitch them to private equity houses. They now also offer Turnaround FD's who have experience of Business recovery and the turning around of loss making businesses back to profit, if you...

Duration:00:04:12

London and Birmingham Part Time Finance Directors

3/12/2021
In today's episode from Reporting Accounts Adrian Lawrence our resident financial expert talks further about Part-Time Finance Directors, and how they can be a great resource to access particularly now following the pandemic when businesses need help to raise funds and restructure but are cautious of taking on significant costs. We can recommend FD Capital who offer Part-Time Finance Directors in London and Part-Time Finance Directors in Birmingham. It's possible to hire an experienced...

Duration:00:04:02

Rolls Royce report brutal losses

3/11/2021
In today's episode Adrian Lawrence our in-house financial expert talks about Rolls Royce who have reported a £4billion loss today compared to £583m profit in the previous year. Their results are brutal but that does reflect that their model is to charge for the hours their engines are running rather than for sales of engines. The impact of the worldwide pandemic has very badly impacted on their model. The company is reducing its workforce by 7,000 people and is in discussions to sell some of...

Duration:00:03:50

Clarks shoes goes to China.

3/7/2021
In today's episode our in-house fianancial professional talks about Clarks Shoes the 195 year old family owned business which announced its sale to a HK based private equity house. They have a chain of 320 high street stores and have had a tough time recently with the Lockdowns and the move to online retail. Whilst restructures have reduced costs, they are not enough for it to remain viable without investment. Like so many similar companies Clarks just did not embrace change fast enough and...

Duration:00:03:39

Portfolio CFO's see their earnings drop.

3/6/2021
In today's episode Adrian Lawrence our in-house financial expert talks about CFO's (Chief Financial Officers) and how they have seen their earnings drop from between 2020 and 2019, which given the lockdowns and Brexit should be no surprise. Our sister company FD Capital have recently entered the CFO Recruitment niche, and if you are a company based in London or the West Midlands and are looking for a Part Time CFO then we can recommend speaking to them as they are a reliable outfit which we...

Duration:00:04:07

The merits of using London Equity Release

3/6/2021
In today's episode of Reporting Accounts podcast our resident Financial expert Adrian Lawrence talks about our partner company London Equity Release. As their names suggests they are focussed on the London market but do take on work in the home counties and will consider any UK location if the property valuation is high enough. The criteria are that you must be 55 or above and have at least £75,000 of Equity in your property. These schemes have many advantages the biggest being that you...

Duration:00:03:12

A guide to becoming a Portfolio FD

3/6/2021
In today's episode our in-house Financial expert Adrian Lawrence talks further about becoming a Portfolio FD, he works as the CEO for Reporting Accounts one day per week, but as a Portfolio CFO himself 3 or 4 days per week for a number of different SME clients. At FD Capital we get regular calls from FD's interested in moving into Portfolio work, common questions include how easy is it to find Portfolio work? You need to build up a network to be fully occupied and that takes time and...

Duration:00:06:16

Deliveroo plans £8 billion London IPO

3/5/2021
In today's podcast Adrian Lawrence our resident financial experts talks about Deliveroo and their plan for an £8billion IPO on the London stock market. Deliveroo are only 8 years old but in that time have already grown to capture around 1/3 of the home food delivery market. Their IPO timing is also shrewd coming shortly after the pandemic lockdowns means their trading will have benefited. It is also a great endorsement of London and the London Stock market as a fund raising centre. To learn...

Duration:00:03:14

Recruiting a Part Time Finance Director.

3/3/2021
In today's episode Adrian Lawrence our resident financial professional is talking about Part Time Finance Directors or Portfolio FD's as they are known, these are experienced accountants who work for more than one company at the same time, it's an arrangement that was more or less unheard of 10 years ago, but is now popular in the UK. Companies gain the experience of finance professional but only pay a fraction of the cost. The professionals themselves earn a good day rate and have the...

Duration:00:03:30

Trustpilot planning London IPO

3/1/2021
n today's episode Adrian Lawrence our in-house financial experts talks about Trustpilot. They are planning an IPO on the London Stock Market that would raise around $50 and value their business at around £1billion. The company based in Copenhagen would become the first major EU company to list following Brexit and will re-inforce London's position and reputation as the natural choice for technology IPO's. The LSE is reviewing its listing rules to see how it can make itself more attractive...

Duration:00:03:16

Pets at home report positive trading.

3/1/2021
In today's episode Adrian Lawrence our resident in-house financial professional talks about Pets at Home. The retail chain which operates 451 shops across the UK, has reported full years profits of £85m ahead of their last forecast of £77m. It's the fourth time since September that the company has updated its profit forecast and that reflects that it continues to benefit from being classed as an essential retailer and has therefore kept its stores open. It is good to hear of a positive news...

Duration:00:02:44

Reporting Accounts adds new advanced search feature.

2/24/2021
In today's podcast Adrian Lawrence the CEO of Reporting Accounts talks about a newly added feature to the Reporting Accounts site, which allows users to performed advanced database searches. Advanced Reporting Accounts search can be find here: https://www.reportingaccounts.com/advanced-search Using this new feature it is possible for example to query our 4.8 million UK company database by location and by sic code and then review all results that match your criteria. If you are looking for...

Duration:00:04:03

Heathrow hopes to land business rates relief

2/24/2021
In today's episode Adrian Lawrence our resident financial expert talks about Heathrow airport which has been in news todays as it is struggling under the burden of its £20billion of debts. Passenger numbers are down to 22million in 2020 from 80million 2019, levels not seen since the 1970's. Heathrow is calling on the chancellor to grant them business rates relief in next week's budget and to extend the furlough scheme, it remains to be seen if the chancellor will be supportive of their...

Duration:00:04:14

Puregym Ltd loss running at £500K per day

2/23/2021
In today's podcast Adrian Lawrence our resident financial expert talks of a news story in today's press that Pure Gym Ltd are loosing £500K per day as a result of the lockdowns. They are not collecting gym subscriptions and they have staff furloughed, but unlike their competitors they run a lean model with gyms open 24 hours supported by remote monitoring and with limited staff numbers. It is a very challenging time for the company given their levels of losses, and the news that the UK is...

Duration:00:02:39

UK lockdown ending soon detailed plans published.

2/22/2021
In today's episode our resident financial expert Adrian Lawrence talks about the long anticipated news today that the UK will finally begin its exit from it's third lockdown. Schools will re-open on the 8th March and non-essential retail including hairdressers and beauty salons on the 12th April. The economy is expected to rebound strongly in the second half of the year and may regain all its lost ground by year end. There remains uncertainty around international travel as the UK is ahead...

Duration:00:03:47

John Lewis announce further store closures.

2/21/2021
In today's episode Adrian Lawrence talks about John Lewis and their announcement of a further store closure programme. John Lewis is a well respected high street brand in the UK, and unusually it is owned by it's members rather than shareholders. Last year it announced losses of £635m and that means it has won't pay its staff a bonus for the first time since 1953. It is planning to close up to 8 of its remaining 42 store, this will be a significant blow to its loyal customers as John Lewis...

Duration:00:03:20