What Inflation Feels Like

It seemed like an ordinary day. I was driving into the historical and picturesque town of Winchester to visit customers when the radio news announced that the Bank of England base rate had been increased to 12%. Panic set in as this meant my salary would be eaten by my mortgage payments, and I would […]

Is this model all your own work

I was recently looking at a set of templates issued by a public sector procurement authority and I was struck by the number of tell-tale signs that this was not all the original work of the ‘author’.

Unlock the code – User Interface & Transparency

Continuing with our breakdown of the Financial Modelling Code published by the ICAEW late last year; this time we look at ‘User interface and transparency’. There is some overlap with the last blog about ‘Layout and structure’ – both sections are largely about designing a model that makes it easy to avoid errors. In the process, your model will become user friendly.

Unlock the code – Layout and Structure (Part 2)

In the third blog in our series about the ICAEW Financial Modelling Code, we complete our look at Layout and Structure. Following our discussion of structure last time, this week we look at navigation and inputs.

Unlock the code Layout and Structure (Part 1)

In the second blog in our series about the ICAEW Financial Modelling Code, we look at Layout and Structure. There is a lot in the Code on this subject, so we’ll split it over two blogs, this week, looking at structure, next week at navigation and inputs

Why did Carillion fail?

Carillion had already identified for itself the top two risks that might cause failure. Here’s what they were:

Wetherspoon is ready for Brexit, are you?

Tim Martin, Wetherspoon’s chairman (and vocal advocate of Brexit) says he’s ready for Brexit and isn’t worried about a ‘no-deal’ cliff edge. How ready are you?