Economics, Finance, Business & Industrial

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  • Financial Statements: Economic Analysis and Interpretation


    Financial Statements explains the logic of financial statements, and how we use them to analyse firms in economic terms. Its approach is very different to existing books on financial statements, bringing a remarkable amount of order and simplicity to what can appear a complex subject.

    The book covers a number of issues that have had little attention before, including the analysis of growth, how business model reengineering is affecting reported financial performance, the effect of the firm's accounting model on its reported cash flow and the vulnerability of measures such as EBITDA.

    The book examines the main problem areas in accounting: where balance sheets are frequently incomplete, the techniques of `off-balance-sheet financing' such as operating leasing, how assets and liabilities are valued in balance sheets, and the tension in GAAP between historic cost and current or `fair' value accounting.

    The book contains a concise review of the two dominant accounting systems: US GAAP, or Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, and IFRS.

    Finally the book examines the ways in which firms present their income numbers to achieve a favourable look.

    This book is essential reading for practitioners and students, and for anyone who wants to use and understand financial statements

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  • Central Books: A Brief History 1939 to 1999

    Central Books was set up in 1939 as the retail and wholesale outlet for Communist Party and other left-wing books and magazines. This is the story of its ups and downs over the years, and includes the portrayal of an array of interesting and sometimes unusual characters who worked there. The transition to its present position as a successful medium-sized independent distributor provides an entertaining and original perspective on the relationship between business and politics. Learn More
  • Shall We Stay Or Shall We Go?


    This report looks in detail at the available datasets so that we can see the numbers re-migrating and get a clearer picture of who is going and why. IPPR have also gathered new evidence through open surveys and through research in six case study countries, which involved extensive interviewing of people who have re-migrated from the UK.

    In this report IPPR sets out to quantify and analyse re-migration from the United Kingdom, and to understand what motivates immigrants to leave. The phenomenon of re-migration - in other words the emigration of immigrants - has not, on the whole, been well documented or understood. But policymakers should care about re-migration and know more about those leaving.

     This is particularly necessary at a time when the processes for controlling and managing immigration are being tightened, with the aim of selecting immigrants on the basis of their skills. International competition for highly-skilled migrants is intensifying and it makes no sense for the UK to succeed in attracting such migrants only to lose them quickly because of re-migration.

    The report is based on a major international research project ippr undertook in 2008. It uses a wide range of original qualitative research undertaken in a number of countries and involves a comprehensive analysis of all the data relating to re-migration. In mapping an often hidden migration flow we hope it will help all levels of UK government to better manage migration to and from the UK, as well as contribute to international policy debates about onward migration, super-mobility and reintegration of returned migrants in their home countries.


    Various case studies published with this report can be found here.

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  • Universal Credit: What you need to know 5th Edition 2019


    Learn what you need to know about universal credit with this new edition of our quick, easy-to-follow guide.

    Written in a straightforward, accessible style, with no assumption of prior knowledge of the law, Universal Credit: what you need to know is the ideal guide for both advisers who need to know how and when universal credit will affect their clients, and for those currently claiming benefits themselves.
    Filled with clear advice and useful examples, it includes information on who can claim, how much you can get, what you have to do for your benefit, and much more.

    What does it cover?

    • What is universal credit?
    • When can you claim universal credit?
    • How much universal credit do you get?
    • What is the claimant commitment?
    • Who must look for work?
    • When can your universal credit be sanctioned?
    • What can you do if there is a problem? 


    “An essential guide which tells you what universal credit means for you in simple English”. – PHILLIP TAYLOR MBE & ELIZABETH TAYLOR OF RICHMOND GREEN CHAMBERS

    "The book is very easy to read, clearly organised and packed with extracts from the law, example case studies and other good practice points." - THE ADVISER

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  • Community Fundraising: 2nd Edition 2019


    Community Fundraising is one of the oldest and most common forms of fundraising. Resilient in recessions and appealing to broad demographics, there is increased interest in the range of peer-to-peer and participatory fundraising activities that can attract new audiences and act as a gateway to ongoing supporter relationships. And yet in spite of this there is surprisingly little written about the eclectic mix of community fundraising activities. This book fills that gap.

    The guide brings together the expertise of many of our most experienced community fundraisers. It covers strategy and planning as well as the key activities that make up community fundraising from cash collections to small-scale and mass participation events. It offers techniques on managing volunteers and how to steward fundraising participants.

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  • Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook 2019/2020


    The Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook is CPAG's definitive guide to the social security system, and an essential resource for all advisers who are serious about giving the best and most accurate advice to their clients.

    New in this edition: 
    * The introduction of universal credit, including the latest on the migration process and who must still claim the old means-tested benefits. 
    * The latest information on how Brexit will affect benefit entitlement. 
    * A brand-new section covering the new benefits system in Scotland. 
    What does it cover? 
    The book provides comprehensive information about entitlement to all benefits, together with full details on the rules about work, work-related responsibilities and the work capability assessment, the income and capital rules, benefit sanctions, the `bedroom tax', overpayments, fraud, and how to challenge decisions. 
    It is fully indexed, for ease of use, and cross-referenced to law, regulations and official guidance, and to court and tribunal decisions. Tactical guidance and examples are included throughout to help you navigate the complexities of the social security system. 
    Who is it for?
    The Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook remains the essential resource for welfare rights advisers, lawyers, local authority and housing association staff, social workers, union officials and benefit claimants.

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