Lauren Razavi is a freelance features writer and foreign reporter for titles such as The Guardian, New Statesman and VICE. She's interested in politics, global development, technology, arts/culture, travel and food.
Musician Frank Zapper once said “it isn’t necessary to imagine the world ending in fire or ice. There are two other possibilities: one is paperwork, and the other is nostalgia.”Paperwork is everywhere, and we’re drowning in it. According to a survey by printer company Kyocera, the average UK office worker prints 6,000 sheets of paper per year, of which a shocking 3,720 sheets end up as waste.
Companies that provide staff with expense accounts know they could potentially be opening themselves up to an administrative nightmare. A recent survey found that more than 15 percent of UK workers admit to having exaggerated or falsified their expense claims. Not only is this incredibly costly to UK businesses, but it also bogs down bookkeepers and makes it more difficult for accountants to gauge corporate spend.
The writer Samuel Johnson famously coined the phrase “when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.”When a bank grows tired of London, especially in the wake of Brexit, it simply moves to Frankfurt. While very little is currently known about the terms of the UK’s exit from the European Union, the financial services firms that call the capital home have already been formulating their own exit strategies.
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