Any remaining hopes for a smooth Brexit were dashed in January with the UK Prime Minister’s failure to secure a parliamentary majority for her EU withdrawal agreement. This means that all possibilities are still open for the future after March. Leaving the EU without a deal will prevent any transition period and require firms to … Continue reading No-deal Brexit?
In an increasingly globalised world, corporate organisations have business locations across the globe, whether small local branches or international headquarters. These locations have to produce documentation to meet local requirements, be they stipulated by law or simply by commercial demands. You might think, for example, that in financial documents for regulatory purposes, the numbers are … Continue reading Financial translation – key issues
The financial sector has a language of its own – in every country. That’s why it can be easy to translate a document from one language to another and get things spectacularly wrong, with the result being a big dent in your company’s image.
That’s right, sausage. It’s not a typo (as if we wouldn’t have spotted such a thing!). And yes, it’s yet another blog article about food and language. As someone with a passion for both subjects, it’s a combination I find particularly interesting, and one that is often the source of some fascinating facts and delightful … Continue reading All about the sausage? Or just sausage?
I remember an early 1980s sitcom shown in the UK called Yes, Minister! Written by former insiders experienced in the machinations behind the closed doors of British Government departments, it satirised politics, showing the relationships between politicians and those responsible for pretending to carry out their particular whim of the day. Later events in British … Continue reading Brexit – you couldn’t make it up!