Business regulation

A view of cooling towers at a nuclear power plant in the distance

CBI: Green reports could duplicate workload

Businesses and accountants could see workload duplicated, and may be unprepared for assurance on reports

21 Jun 2012

trusted-brand

What's in a name: The value of a brand

Stuart Whitwell explains that accountants should ignore brand valuation at their peril

20 Jun 2012

Carbon accounting

Coalition confirms introduction of mandatory carbon reporting

Nick Clegg confirms companies listed on the London Stock Exchange will be required to report on their carbon emissions from next year

20 Jun 2012

RSM Tenon shifts listing to speed up deal-making

RSM Tenon heads for less red tape to undertake transactions without shareholder apporval

15 Jun 2012

NAPF bemoans ‘unnecessary’ reporting disclosures

Changes to financial reporting standards could impose “unjustified level of disclosure” on schemes, warns National Association of Pension Funds

08 Jun 2012

Barnier says Solvency II delay for UK pension schemes

European Commissioner Michel Barnier has announced a delay to the timetable to apply Solvency II rules to UK pension schemes, but “insisted” they will be included

07 Jun 2012

Accountancy should follow lawyers on social mobility

Accountancy is commended for efforts to improve social mobility, but the legal profession is cited as leading the way

30 May 2012

Leader: Cool-off needed to stop hot pasty tax repeat

Think before legislating. It's worked OK so far on the tax front, says Accountancy Age

29 May 2012

Worthington Nicholls FD stripped of license in tribunal

Accountancy's regulator excludes former Worthington Nicholls FD Timothy Hunt from the ICAEW for six years

15 May 2012

AADB sanctions will prompt wistful thinking

The Big Four may look back wistfully at the days when a record fine could be represented by the paltry sum of £1.4m

23 Apr 2012

FRC consults on revamped stewardship definition

Financial Reporting Council consultation which could change definition of stewardship in the UK

23 Apr 2012

Budget2012: Bank levy claws back corporation tax cut

The increase in the banking levy annouced in the Budget earlier on Wednesday will mean that banks don't benefit from the additional cut in corporation tax.

21 Mar 2012

Budget2012: UK to create 1m more jobs next five years

UK economy will create an additional 1m jobs over the next five years, Chancellor George Osborne says

21 Mar 2012

Budget Predictions 2: The Chancellor Strikes Back

As if our first round of Budget predictions wasn't enough, another slew of opinions have been formed about the content of tomorrow's statement

20 Mar 2012

Open up SME financing options, says industry taskforce

Government must be better coordinated to help SMEs access different finance options

19 Mar 2012

FSA dishes out £100k fine to former Royal Liver FD

George McGregor fined for abusing his position as FD of Royal Liver Assurance

13 Mar 2012

EU ministers to move forward on transaction tax

European finance ministers to begin talks on plans to levy a transaction tax in the face of fierce resistance from Britain

13 Mar 2012

Colin: Don't quota me on that

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

07 Mar 2012

ICAEW: Use Budget to encourage business investment

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

05 Mar 2012

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

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Leader: Baker Tilly's naming nerves

Baker Tilly's impending name change opens up a range of possiblities, writes Calum Fuller

The Practitioner: R&D tax credit boon awaits clients

The Practitioner is gobsmacked at the opportunities for tax savings that R&D credits will bring for clients

Macro View: Soaring US dollar could unleash nasty global tremors

If upward pressures on the dollar escalate, its strength could become malignant and the blessing could become a curse

social-networking

Auto-enrolment: Know the workforce - assessing workers

Who 'works' for a business? A simple question, but one that requires careful consideration as far as meeting auto-enrolment requirements are concerned, writes Stephen Rowntree

Colin: No-go for new Tesco logo

Colin attempts a unilateral rebrand for Tesco

Taking Stock: Haslers' marathon man avoids comfort break

Better out than in for long-distance runner

Taking Stock: Rickard very Keen on its psuedonym

Rickard Keen's move to limited status sees some unusual detail at Companies House...

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budget-management

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.