Business regulation

EU and UK flags

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

Andrew Jupp

Smith & Williamson appoints new tax director

Andrew Jupp joins top-10 accountant from Haysmacintyre

19 Jan 2012

John Lewis economy? Not a universal solution

Iain Redford comments on Nick Clegg’s view that British companies should make employees shareholders to increase productivity

18 Jan 2012

Business group calls for reform of CGT relief

Budget should scrap restriction on enrepreneurs relief should be scrapped to boost growth, says Quoted Companies Alliance

18 Jan 2012

Colin - FSA in the dog house?

Colin's take on the City Watchdog

21 Dec 2011

Lawyers mull Goodwin case over RBS accounting

Government considers whether former RBS chairman Fred Goodwin has a case to answer over RBS' accounting

15 Dec 2011

Empowering small businesses to get financially fit

Alison Ball looks into how accountants can play a valuable role in helping their small business clients get, and stay, financially fit

06 Dec 2011

Regulators to investigate BDO, ICAEW and ICAS members

Discipline board to look into conduct of members, following Healthcare Locums accounting errors

28 Nov 2011

What's the hold up, Barnier?

Barnier's audit reform publication has been delayed, but is it down to eurozone crisis or stakeholder resistance?

24 Nov 2011

Olympus accounting problems spotted in the 1990s

Investment banker claims camera maker's accounting was discussed decades earlier at PaineWebber

15 Nov 2011

November is the cruelest month (for audit)

PwC racks up four embarrassing audit exposures with E&Y and KPMG hot on their heels

11 Nov 2011

Stand and deliver

Utilities commonly charge insolvent businesses ‘ransom payments', but it pays to check your options before surrendering to their demands, writes Donald Maclean

09 Nov 2011

Risk report chairman talks big on disclosure

Risk reporting expert Bill Knight mocks RBS for poor disclosure, but where was he in 2008?

07 Nov 2011

Convergence timetable quietly put to bed

IFRS convergence this year seems so unlikely that experts have stopped pretending it will happen

07 Nov 2011

Sharman: Going concern too black and white

Going concern qualifications are too drastic and directors should be encouraged to disclose risks earlier, the Sharman Inquiry concludes

03 Nov 2011

Joint audit – duplication or two pairs of eyes?

If joint audit offers two pairs of eyes, isn't that the same thing as duplicated work?

31 Oct 2011

BIS gets busy on audit reform

BIS's leaked anti-audit reform email – embarrassing but revealing

27 Oct 2011

Institutes exercised over EU accounting

European Commission accounting reform proposals provoke institute debate

26 Oct 2011

EC accounting directives target SMEs and transparency

Proposed accounting changes would simplify SME reporting and improve corporate responsibility, the European Commission claims

26 Oct 2011

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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?

The Practitioner: The promise of the pension pot

The combination of pensions drawdown and enterprise investment tax planning makes the Practitioner's mouth water - but can the firm get its pensioners lined up in a row?

Leader: Charity begins at home

With so many accountants require support and counselling, an already charitable profession must consider where its efforts go

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Social networking: How does the Top 50 stack up?

Firms are failing to realise the business benefits of social media sites such as utilising LinkedIn

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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