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Could you be stupid but just don't know it?

Barry Shannon
BERTRAND Russell once said: “One of the painful things about our time is that those who feel certainty are stupid, and those with any imagination and understanding are filled with doubt and indecision” So, here’s a question– have you ever heard of the Dunning-Kruger effect? No? Well have you ever found yourself listening to someone pompously holding court and spouting complete ill-informed nonsense? You probably wondered how someone so disengaged from reality and removed from the actual facts of the matter had the brass neck to present themselves with such confidence and overwhelming self-belief, even when it was clear to the dogs in the street they were talking rubbish.

Taxing times lie ahead

Richard Ramsey
TAX has been a big talking point in recent years – we’ve had the sugar tax, the pasty tax, the plastic bag tax, and even the caravan tax.

EEF deal will help manufacturers with R&D tax credits

MANUFACTURERS’ organisation EEF has agreed a deal with tax relief specialist Jumpstart in a bid to boost take-up and claims of R&D tax credits The move will see Jumpstart providing expert advice to EEF members to ensure they secure their full entitlement of R&D tax relief, as well as guidance to those companies seeking to apply for the credit for the first time.

What exactly is Grade A office space?

Declan Flynn
FOR those in the world of commercial property, Grade A is a term that you’ll hear most days and, if the office or investment sector is of interest to you, it’ll be the benchmark against which you compare the majority of assets.

Dollar gains are gradually being unwound . . . .

James Beattie
DONALD Trump propelled the US dollar higher with his surprise Presidential election win in November on expectations that his policy platform would deliver stronger US economic growth and thus, higher US interest rates.

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