Corporate finance

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HMV issues going concern warning over covenants risk

Disappointing sales figures sees HMV likely to breach covenants in January

13 Dec 2012

SMEs' travails should prick the ears of practices

Lack of finance. Lack of recognition of government initiatives. Are advisors doing enough to help boost their clients?

27 Nov 2012

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PwC finds $5bn black hole in HP's Autonomy deal

HP accuses some former members of Autonomy's management team of "accounting improprieties" prior to its acquisition

20 Nov 2012

PKF Chinese firm to join BDO

More merger efforts between BDO and PKF

13 Nov 2012

CLB Coopers helps secure Palletower MBO

Firm provides corporate finance advice to management during Palletower buyout negotiations

11 Oct 2012

Funding options: The name's 'bond'

Bonds are becoming an increasingly attractive and viable option for smaller businesses to use for funding

07 Sep 2012

Labour pension charges report 'hugely misleading' - ABI

Labour's pension policy document on charges is "hugely misleading" and ill-timed ahead of the launch of auto-enrolment, says Association of British Insurers

16 Jul 2012

IIRC releases outline of integrated reporting framework

International Integrated Reporting Council releases timeframe for publication of integrated reporting framework

12 Jul 2012

Osborne in U-turn over charities

Chancellor George Osborne has dropped plans to introduce a charitable donation cap, after making similar concessions over the pasty and caravan taxes

31 May 2012

Thomas Cook refinancing sees new FD step in

The completion of Thomas Cook's refinancing sees Paul Hollingworth step down, and Michael Healy join

09 May 2012

UK Plc - bruised, battered, but still worth investing in

The UK is still an attractive place for investment from overseas despite the tough economic conditions, argues Michael Davis

26 Apr 2012

Lotus owners call in KPMG for review process

MP Richard Bacon claims the car-maker is being lined up for a sale, denied by its owners

26 Apr 2012

Budget2012: Borrowing target met

Borrowing for 2011/12 comes in a billion pounds lower than expected

21 Mar 2012

Funding woes see GAME Group shares suspended

Lack of agreement over additional funding sees GAME Group shares suspended

21 Mar 2012

Open up SME financing options, says industry taskforce

Government must be better coordinated to help SMEs access different finance options

19 Mar 2012

First CFO for FreshStart Living as float beckons

Oliver Lightowlers leaves Spice for a fresh start at FreshStart

14 Mar 2012

#AAYP: Make yourself 'one to watch'

Be confident in your abilities and don't be shy to let others know of your achievements, says Penny Avis

23 Feb 2012

UK entrepreneurs shun overseas expansion

Business leaders at UK SMEs are focusing on domestic market in 2012, survey finds

22 Feb 2012

Divestments to soar 92% in 2012, says Deloitte

There are potential European corporate spinoffs with a value worth £131bn in the pipeline

21 Feb 2012

Corporate finance teams cash in on mid-market M&A recovery

Corporate finance teams report steady growth in parts of the M&A market, but deals are taking longer to complete

24 Jan 2012

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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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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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