Whenever you have contact with HMRC for tax reasons, you are required to provide a tax identification number, known in the UK as your UTR number. It can seem like a lot of administrative work to apply for a UTR, but just give yourself a bit of time, and you’ll crack it! Here’s a step by step guide to getting for your UTR.
The terms “Governance, Risk and Compliance”, known as GRC for short, comprises the three areas that are responsible for internationally operating (often listed) large companies functioning well. GRC includes management and internal cooperation, assessing internal and external risks, and ensuring that all business processes and laws and regulations are in sync.
If you want to minimise the risks associated with organisational errors, damaging actions by senior employees or even just economic crime in your company, you do not want to leave anything to chance. An ICS - short for Internal Control System - establishes guidelines that enable the monitoring of operational processes. What does an ICS look like?
Constructive criticism is important, and in the majority of companies, the concept is well-known on paper. Yet too few companies manage to use their errors to drive success. We provide an overview of what constructive criticism means and how it can be achieved in the workplace.
Corporate Governance is one of the core topics of business management and has long since stopped being only relevant for market-listed corporations. What principles and objectives are behind the catchword? What legal requirements apply? And what relationship does governance have with compliance? We answer the most important questions regarding this topic.
Microsoft Exchange is the leading collaboration software, which you can use to manage emails, appointments, and contacts. But it’s not the only software for that. If you’re looking for an Exchange alternative, there are a number of tools with a similar range of services, including free and open-source options. Just make sure to check that your chosen solution fits the IT infrastructure of your...
When a UK government authority or department procures services or goods, it is required to allow private contractors to bid on projects. This allows any interested company to submit an application to secure a project contract. The legislation ensures that there are no unfair competitive advantages and that state taxes for government projects are used economically. But what types of tenders exist...
When a company is interested in bidding for a public contract, it creates an invitation to tender based on a statement of work. This includes detailed information on the project’s goal and expected services. To make sure that the awarding entity receives suitable offers, a few points should be taken into account when creating a statement of work.
Is it possible to improve economic success without raising product prices or lowering quality? Companies that optimise their value chain can do just that. Just-in-time production streamlines procurement and production, enabling significant savings. But careful: the strategy is not suitable for every company and every industry.
The bullwhip effect, also known as the Forester effect, describes the phenomenon in which fluctuations in market demand can increase at every point in the supply chain. Even small changes in demand that a retailer will hardly notice can have a major impact on a manufacturing company at the beginning of the supply chain. The bullwhip effect is therefore important for supply chain management.