What does the future hold for technology, media and telecommunications?

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By Pete Balmforth, Deloitte Technology Risk Specialist based in the North East

Can you predict the future?  What are the technologies of the future?  What advances will be made in the next 12-18 months?  See the 17th edition of the Deloitte Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) predictions for our thoughts.

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Posted on 19/02/2018 | 0 Comments

Leeds Crane Survey – Taking up new residence

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By Pete Gleave, Assistant Director, Deloitte Real Estate

This week saw the launch of our annual Leeds Crane Survey, which highlights a long-awaited resurgence of residential development in Leeds city centre with a significant increase in the amount of new build developments coming forward compared to recent years, which I have to say is a welcome change. The report also reflects a healthy city centre economy with improved job opportunities, a result of the significant increase in office space under construction, the second highest volume in a decade.

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Posted on 31/01/2018 | 0 Comments

Tax return made easy - things to remember when completing Self Assessment

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By Stephen Hall, Office Senior Partner, Deloitte North East

Over 11 million people need to file Self Assessment tax returns each year in the UK before the 31 January deadline. Without a reasonable excuse a fine of £100, even if there is no tax to pay, is the penalty they face.

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Posted on 25/01/2018 | 0 Comments

New Year – New and Improved Governance and Processes?

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By Carol Murray, Director, Deloitte

How good is Governance within your organisation? Do you fully understand the risks you are facing? Are you managing and mitigating these effectively?  What about your core policies – do your staff know what they need to do to ensure they adhere to these and do you know if they are indeed complying? 

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Posted on 05/01/2018 | 0 Comments

Autumn Budget 2017 – Who are the winners and losers?

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By Richard Harries, Associate Director, Deloitte 

Without a doubt, Budget Day 2017 was one of the less hyped Budget Days of recent years. Many key policy themes – although not announcements - were shared with the media in the build-up.

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Posted on 28/11/2017 | 0 Comments

The Time is Now – The General Data Protection Regulation

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By Pete Balmforth, Deloitte Technology Risk Specialist based in the North East

Are businesses ready to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?  The answer from recent Deloitte research is that only 15% of organisations expect to be fully compliant by the deadline, in May 2018, with the majority of organisations instead targeting a risk-based, defensible position.

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Posted on 27/11/2017 | 0 Comments

Why scale-ups are so important to the North East economy


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By Stephen Hall, Office Senior Partner, Deloitte North East

Global Entrepreneurship Week takes place each November across more than 170 countries, and once again the North East is using the event to showcase the successes of many of its aspirational businesses.

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Posted on 13/11/2017 | 0 Comments

Making agile work for everyone

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By Carey Stuart, Audit Senior Manager, Deloitte

When returning from maternity leave, I felt there was more we could do as a firm to create opportunities for those, like myself, who wanted to enjoy a healthy work-life balance while maintaining a fulfilling and challenging career in audit. Deloitte are paving the way for agile working and has recently been recognised by the Financial Times, Mumsnet and Working Families UK for its continued work in this area. 

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Posted on 02/11/2017 | 0 Comments

Deloitte Ride Across Britain 2017: An inside view


By Matt Nicholson, Director, Deloitte

Deloitte Ride Across Britain (RAB) is the UK's largest and most iconic Land's End to John O'Groats bike ride covering 969 miles in nine days climbing a total of 15,000 metres - or nearly twice the height of Everest. Working at Deloitte, I know a few people who have taken part in it before, most of whom seemed to a) love it, and b) get through ok. So how hard could it be?

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Posted on 02/11/2017 | 0 Comments