Corporate finance

Budget 2014: OBR revises up growth

OBR makes biggest revision of growth in 30 years

19 Mar 2014

SouthWestfd increases presence with two new recruits

Steve Moncur and John Fowler increase SouthWestfd's associate numbers to 16

25 Feb 2014

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Colin: Show me the funny

Colin speculates on HMRC's reaction when it heard Jimmy Carr was to pay his tax bill

15 Jan 2014

Helical Bar achieves £100m refinancing

Property investment business gains access to more working capital and cash

24 Dec 2013

Untapped cash in business up 8%

Value of unused capital hits £69bn

18 Dec 2013

Growth and financing easier for small business in 2014

FSB sees growing confidence in the ability to access finance

17 Dec 2013

SMEs 'optimistic but cautious' on growth prospects

SMEs line up growth in 2014, but unsure about taking aggressive action to drive forward, finds Baker Tilly survey

13 Nov 2013

Old Mill advisers help save historic Bath music venue

Rock stars including Robert Plan and The Vaccines help support the sale of The Bell Inn

22 Jul 2013

FDs boost TMT start-ups' growth prospects

Strong finance and accounting presence in TMT start-ups gives them a better chance of success, according to research

04 Jun 2013

Numbers game: how to value and price accountancy firms

Risk management is a key factor to process of acquiring a firm, explains Jonathan Snade

20 May 2013

Lower corporate tax rates attract foreign investment

Big GDP and low tax rates are key to foreign direct investment

15 May 2013

Government should promote private finance, not force banks to lend

Wednesday's Budget should try and help the private sector financing industry, rather than more futile attempts to get the banks to lend, says Anil Stocker

18 Mar 2013

IASB changes overshadowed by break-away from FASB

A further layer of complexity is to be added to accounting regulations to help allay concerns on a future financial crisis - but it highlights separation from US body FASB

08 Mar 2013

Taking Stock: Hammer time information

TS loves a bit of hip hop, and what's better than a hip-hop song about PAYE?

25 Feb 2013

A CFO's predictions for a technological future

Technology predictions that could be set to evolve the finance function, from CFO Steve O'Neill

25 Jan 2013

Is your company one of The Living Dead?

Are your clients zombies, and what should advisors look at doing to bring them back to the land of the living?

24 Jan 2013

Private equity reporting must improve – BVCA

The amount of private equity firms failing to report to industry standards has risen 10%, according to British Venture Capital Association

20 Dec 2012

Anstee: Small businesses need audits to help raise finance

Accessing finance becomes a slower, more difficult process without audited financials at hand, warns former ICAEW chief

19 Dec 2012

Businesses look for alternatives to bank funding

Despite generally positive sentiment towards the banks, many businesses are looking to alternative methods of financing

18 Dec 2012

Former ICAEW chief seals SME finance deal

Investment group headed by Eric Anstee seals government funding that will flow through to SMEs

13 Dec 2012

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Bank raiding powers could put HMRC at top of insolvency pecking order

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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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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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