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Richard Crump, Deputy Editor, Financial Director

Richard joined Financial Director in August 2010 from Reactions, a reinsurance magazine.

You can read his reflections on the undulations of the economy and business world at our blog, Extraordinary Items.

Articles by Richard Crump

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Fighting BEPS: more is needed

eing challenged for adopting aggressive tax planning is well deserved; being challenged for keeping abreast of business trends is simply unacceptable | 18 Nov 2014

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European mid-caps hungry for Asia growth

China is now becoming more cash-management friendly for FDs of European middle market companies, opening up more opportunities | 18 Nov 2014

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Marks & Spencer goes shopping for John Lewis CFO

Highly-rated John Lewis group finance director Helen Weir defects to rival Marks & Spencer in lead up to crucial trading period | 18 Nov 2014

FRC consults on new interim reporting requirements

FRC to scrap half-yearly financial reports and preliminary announcements in favour of new requirements based on international rules around interim reporting | 12 Nov 2014

Diageo ends 17-year audit relationship with KPMG

PwC replaces KPMG as auditors of FTSE 100 drinks manufacturor Diageo | 11 Nov 2014

Cameron's posturing putting the UK economy at risk

David Cameron is refusing to admit the unpopular truth that both immigration and the EU have provided big benefits to the UK | 11 Nov 2014

Surplus leases - Outsource them to the experts

With an LLT organisations can transfer all of their surplus leases to a third party who takes over responsibility for all surplus lease obligations | 05 Nov 2014

CFO departs as Rolls-Royce announces job cuts

Mark Morris steps down as CFO amid financial turbulence at world's second-largest maker of jet engines | 05 Nov 2014

Holiday pay must include overtime

The employment appeal tribunal (EAT) has ruled that overtime should be included in holiday pay. | 04 Nov 2014

A new attraction to employee share plans

Rules changes have the potential to make employee share plans attractive to more private companies. Robert Postlethwaite explains the main changes | 04 Nov 2014

Tesco scandal spawns flurry of supplier audits

Companies such as Unilever, Coca-Cola and Proctor & Gamble reviewing supply chain practices, it is understood | 29 Oct 2014

A patchwork approach to UK devolution

The prime minister has fired the starting gun on negotiations to devolve powers to countries and regions. Phil Thornton looks at what this could mean for businesses | 27 Oct 2014

Rangers CFO and CEO quit as club confirms Mike Ashley loan

News of the pair's departure comes as the club confirmed it has agreed a £2m interest-free loan deal with Mike Ashley | 27 Oct 2014

FD Roundtable: Must expenses be expensive?

Financial Director and Concur roundtable highlights challenges of gaining visibility and control over travel and entertainment expenses | 24 Oct 2014

Tech: Ignoring an increasingly complex world is not an option

Making things simple has been a hallmark of our past, but it won’t do for the future | 24 Oct 2014

Freestone to step down as Pearson CFO

Robin Freestone is to step down as CFO of Pearson after ten years with he education and publishing company | 24 Oct 2014

Guest column: Gaining an R&D advantage

How developing your R&D can make all the difference in gaining a competitive edge | 24 Oct 2014

Interview: Hadlow College FD Mark Lumsdon-Taylor

Hadlow College FD Mark Lumsdon-Taylor has managed to turn the organisation around – and has done so with such success that it has made its first acquisition | 23 Oct 2014

MPs blast KPMG over failings at Co-op Bank

KPMG, the FSA and Co-op Bank leadership criticised for role in 'sorry tale' of failing to discover accounting black hole sooner | 23 Oct 2014

UK government among most "SME-friendly" globally

UK has one of the most SME-friendly governments, accounting institutes find | 22 Oct 2014

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