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No more magic wand on pension advice

Supreme Court ruling limits power of court to “void” actions by trustees based on pension advice which suffer unintended consequences explains Stuart Pickford

16 Jul 2013

burberry

Burberry recruits ex-O2 CFO as non-exec

Matthew Key, who has worked as CFO at O2 and Vodafone, joins board of fashion house Burberry

15 Jul 2013

Olympus XZ1

Former Olympus execs sentenced over accounting fraud

Three former executives at Japanese camera maker Olympus handed suspended jail sentences for their part in a £1bn accounting fraud

03 Jul 2013

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

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

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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

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New audit threshold reform – a threat or an opportunity?

What should smaller firms be doing to prepare for the impending audit threshold reforms? Having a strategy to work smarter, differently, than in the past is a must, writes Simon Warren

Colin: Chocolate coin meltdown

Colin ponders the impact of chocolate coins being pulled 'out of circulation'

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

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