Business regulation

Colin on board quotas

Colin: Don't quota me on that

Colin's take on board quotas sees a new breed of director

07 Mar 2012

Michael Izza

ICAEW: Use Budget to encourage business investment

Accountancy institute asks George Osborne not to cut the annual investment allowance

05 Mar 2012

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Accounting regulator investigates KPMG's audit of Equity Red Star

The Accountancy and Actuarial Discipline Board (AADB) has begun an investigation into KPMG's audit of Equity Red Star, a motor and home insurer

05 Mar 2012

Keeping Up Appearances - how to spot accounting manipulation

Jeanine Arnold discusses the many forms of accounting manipulation

28 Feb 2012

China climate change expert joins PwC sustainability team

Allan Zhang joins the Big Four firm's climate change and sustainability team in the UK

23 Feb 2012

UK entrepreneurs shun overseas expansion

Business leaders at UK SMEs are focusing on domestic market in 2012, survey finds

22 Feb 2012

ICAEW: EU given “free rein” on micro-business reporting

The European Council has given the power to decide reporting requirements of micro-entities to individual member states

22 Feb 2012

Companies warned about 'comply or explain'

The Financial Reporting Council says some UK companies need to provide better explanations about why they're ignoring the corporate governance code

16 Feb 2012

FRC to consider tougher 'comply or explain' guidelines

Council says minority of companies fail to adequately explain why they don't comply with corporate governance code

15 Feb 2012

Pressure rises on private equity bosses’ tax

Government's worldwide argue taxes on private equity chiefs need to rise

15 Feb 2012

Accounting academic says FRC should be scrapped

Bournemouth University professor calls for Financial Reporting Council to be canned as it fails to tackle accounting and auditing problems

15 Feb 2012

Solvency II will kill DB schemes and bankrupt business

Solvency II will force all remaining defined benefit schemes to close and could lead to significant job losses as UK companies fold, lobby groups warn

14 Feb 2012

HMRC vexes with record checks attitude

13 Feb 2012

Ex-Farepak chiefs banned from director roles

Two ex-Farepak directors agree to director disqualifications

13 Feb 2012

Practices to be spared Business Record Checks

Taxman's revised record-checking scheme will avoid accountancy practices

13 Feb 2012

Baker Tilly partner named as BIS red tape champion

Danielle Stewart appointed as champion of the BIS Red Tape Challenge

08 Feb 2012

BDO: Energy companies' accounts should be clearer

Accountant's review of utilities financial reporting, says accounting methods are fair but should be more consistent

01 Feb 2012

Financial Director cover story: High Street blues

Melanie Stern finds three finance directors of businesses who see little but opportunity in Britain’s stricken city centres and high streets

01 Feb 2012

KPMG: EU governments wary of transaction tax

Only three members states in European Union strongly favour a transaction tax, according to KPMG research

01 Feb 2012

KPMG: UK fraud hits record high in 2011

Management fraud soars 74 per cent, leaving investors vulnerable, according to figures by Big Four firm

30 Jan 2012

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Bank raiding powers could put HMRC at top of insolvency pecking order

Will HMRC’s new bank raiding powers see insolvency practitioners pursuing it for funds taken illegally in the event of bankruptcy?

Miller's Tale: Quality time(sheets)

Love them or loathe them, timesheets are a part of day-to-day life for most practices. Cara Miller asks whether they're actually outdated, and a hindrance

The Practitioner: In death comes clarity

The untimely death of a client makes The Practitioner think about the role of an accountant

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Probate: How to manage death and taxes

Mick Jones takes a sideways, but informative, view on the issues accountants face in offering probate services

Colin: There's nothing like a well-thought-out plan

Colin wonders whether some SMEs are keeping it too simple

Taking Stock: When tax is stranger than fiction

Sometimes you just can't make it up, TS finds

Scrapping IR35 all very well – but what else?

IR35 has proven ineffective, but 'what are the alternatives?' asks Calum Fuller

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Why budgeting fails: One management system is not enough

If budgeting is to have any value at all, it needs a radical overhaul. In today's dynamic marketplace, budgeting can no longer serve as a company's only management system; it must integrate with and support dedicated strategy management systems, process improvement systems, and the like. In this paper, Professor Peter Horvath and Dr Ralf Sauter present what's wrong with the current approach to budgeting and how to fix it.

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iXBRL: Taking stock. Looking forward

In this white paper CCH provide checklists to help accountants and finance professionals both in practice and in business examine these issues and make plans. Also includes a case study of a large commercial organisation working through the first year of mandatory iXBRL filing.