Corporate finance

City of London

CEOs 'reluctant to write down goodwill'

Chief executives reluctant to impair goodwill amid continuing economic uncertainty

12 Oct 2011

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Lamb and Bear take GT corporate finance partner roles

Duncan Lamb and Darren Bear promoted at Grant Thornton

12 Oct 2011

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Help us to help SMEs

Collaboration is key to finding sensible funding solutions for SMEs, writes ICAS' Paul Provan

07 Oct 2011

Osborne to launch SME credit easing

Chancellor outlines plans to encourage an SME loan bond market

04 Oct 2011

M&A specialist Garbutta takes AIM non-exec role

Harris and Trotter partner joins Cheerful Scout PLC as a non-executive director

28 Sep 2011

Miliband wants more tax on 'predator' companies

Labour leader wants to tax businesses that make a fast buck without care for the consequences of those affected by their actions

28 Sep 2011

Quarterly reports could disappear under EU plans

Draft EU transparency directive does away with quarterly financial reporting, calls for greater disclosure on controlling stakes in companies

27 Sep 2011

EU outlines simpler SME accounting

A draft EU directive calls for simpler SME financial reporting, no mandatory IFRS for small companies and a higher threshold for statutory audit

26 Sep 2011

UK struggles to duck Tobin tax

A financial transactions tax could hit London despite the UK mooting an opt-out of the Europe-wide proposal

23 Sep 2011

TS at the City AM awards

TS was stunned by City AM awards' keynote speech and prize winners

22 Sep 2011

Financial reports 'must tell story'

Financial report preparers should focus on telling their business story and not see the job as a regulatory burden

22 Sep 2011

BIS: Simpler reports for better business

The Department for Business says simpler company reports will support investors and the economy

20 Sep 2011

Integrated reporting for cheaper capital, says KPMG

Integrated reporting could help companies secure cheap finance through improved relationships with capital markets, KPMG has posited

14 Sep 2011

BDO: Annual report users question value

Users of annual reports fear the documents are not reliable performance indicators, but rely on them nonetheless

06 Sep 2011

Economic recovery 'jeopardised' by simpler SME reporting

Plans to simplify financial reporting for small business could harm Britain's economic recovery, credit managers warn

01 Sep 2011

Firms should speculate to accumulate

No short-term change to the difficult outlook for business, but this will reveal opportunities for enterprising advisors willing to take a chance, says Scott Barnes

30 Aug 2011

Colin: Cause for celebration

Colin's take on other reasons Libyan rebels are cheerful

24 Aug 2011

New tax-beneficial business zones launched

More enterprise zones launched by the government

17 Aug 2011

Harlow hives off from Smith Cooper

John Harlow sets up independent insolvency practice

11 Aug 2011

Groupon rejigs accounting prior to $20bn IPO

Online deal business reconsiders how it presents marketing and subscriber-acquisition costs

11 Aug 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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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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In this white paper CCH provide checklists to help accountants and finance professionals both in practice and in business examine these issues and make plans. Also includes a case study of a large commercial organisation working through the first year of mandatory iXBRL filing.