Business regulation

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Keeping Up Appearances - how to spot accounting manipulation

Jeanine Arnold discusses the many forms of accounting manipulation

28 Feb 2012

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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

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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

If the UK left the EU then...

The tax, legal and employment issues of the UK leaving the EU are wide and varied. LexisNexis runs through the key points

25 Jan 2012

PwC takes on major London oil refinery administration

Administrators from PwC take on Thames oil refinery Petroplus

25 Jan 2012

Smith & Williamson appoints new tax director

Andrew Jupp joins top-10 accountant from Haysmacintyre

19 Jan 2012

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This web seminar will explain how finance directors can monitor and understand the various financial costs of staff turnover

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

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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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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.