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glaxosmithkline

Patent Box sees GSK set to repatriate projects

GlaxSmithKline moves 150 overseas projects back to Britain in order to take advantage of the Patent Box regime

01 Jul 2013

Redcentric demerger sees FD’s departure lined up

Peter Hallett, chief financial officer of Redcentric, is to resign following the successful demerger with Redstone

28 Jun 2013

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Ex-Balfour Beatty FD takes non-exec role at Cairn Energy

The former CEO and ex-FD of Balfour Beatty Ian Tyler takes a non-executive role at Cable & Wireless

28 Jun 2013

SME owners' time consumed by admin

Many SMEs spend more time on admin than on strategy planning, a survey finds

25 Jun 2013

Audit committees need to get cracking on Companies Act reform

Companies Act reform welcomed but audit committees must start working on this quickly

14 Jun 2013

Ex-Time Out chief exec joins Johnston Press as CFO

David King joins Johnston Press as CFO, with the newspaper publisher reporting its first increase in operating profit for almost seven years

17 May 2013

Ex-Travis Perkins FD joins Pendragon as audit committee chair

Paul Hampden Smith replaces Pendragon chairman designate Mel Egglenton as company's audit committee chair

15 May 2013

Companies House dissolves Tweetdeck for failing to file accounts

Tweetdeck shut down for failing to file accounts despite sanctions and warnings from Companies House

09 May 2013

Court reduces risk of scheme deficits triggering insolvency

Supreme Court upholds decision to set a high threshold in declaring a business insolvent

09 May 2013

Sage posts rise in profits as CFO departs

Half yearly earnings and sales up at Sage as CFO departs for WANdisco

09 May 2013

National Grid reviews pension schemes

National Grid confirms review of its two defined benefit pension schemes in an attempt to control the cost of future accrual

30 Apr 2013

Sage announces Paul Tooth new head of accountants division

Jim Scott steps down and is succeeded by Paul Tooth at head of accountants division at Sage

30 Apr 2013

Ex-Reckitt Benckiser CFO takes non-exec role at Dunelm

Former Reckitt Benckiser CFO Liz Doherty takes non-executive role at homewares retailer Dunelm

30 Apr 2013

French Connection announce FD’s surprise departure

Roy Naismith unexpectedly leaves French Connection following difficult trading year

29 Apr 2013

Consortium buys insolvency practice Duff & Phelps

Duff & Phelps which handled the administration of Rangers FC is acquired by private equity consortium

26 Apr 2013

Jackie Hunt leaves Standard Life for top job at Prudential UK

Standard Life CFO leaves to become CEO of Prudential UK & Europe

26 Apr 2013

MPs call for single workplace pensions regulator - UPDATED

Workplace pensions governance should be overseen by a single regulatory body latest Work and Pensions Committee report says

25 Apr 2013

Consultation launches on integrated reporting framework

A consultation on draft framework to integrate non-financial data into financial statements is launched through 15 events worldwide, six of which are hosted by stock exchanges

16 Apr 2013

Leader: Does UK business really want the EU?

After Europhiles took a pasting in our big EU debate, where do they go now?

05 Apr 2013

Pension funding wiped out by increase in liabilities

An increase in liabilities across UK pensions has wiped out any improvements to funding levels in the last quarter

03 Apr 2013

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Mehjoo: No such thing as a general retainer?

The long-running legal dispute between midlands firm Harben Barker and client Hossein Mehjoo emphasises the importance of clear terms, write Andrew Howell and Alexa Segal

The Practitioner: If you don’t ask you don’t know

Can the practitioner face their fears and asked the fee question?

Miller's Tale: Women perfectly placed for accountancy's evolution

Women are making their way into the world of finance with more pace than ever before - but how far up the ladder they can climb? And how are they perceived? Accountant, and Accountancy Age columnist, Cara Miller debates this hot topic

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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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