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EU to raise environmental taxes across member states

The EU could raise €35bn through environmental taxes in two years removing burden on employment taxes, study finds

06 Mar 2014

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IIRC releases Integrated reporting framework

First ever integrated reporting framework released following publication of outline, and international consultation

09 Dec 2013

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Shale gas explorers boosted by tax incentive

Exploration businesses to pay less tax on their profits because capital expenditure relief will be significantly increased

05 Dec 2013

Could accountants deflate the 'carbon bubble'?

Report from Carbon Tracker and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants argues sector has key role to play in tackling climate-related investment risks

18 Oct 2013

Stamp out “spin” in CSR reporting says leading charity

Charity group Directory of Social Change says more needs to be done to improve transparency in CSR reporting

25 Sep 2013

BDO administrators called to energy efficiency business

Administrators called to environmental business that partnered up with British Gas

05 Sep 2013

New carbon emissions reporting rules: more than just hot air

Having insufficient data available on GHG reporting could leave readers of annual reports questioning its entire validity warns Andrew Prosser

27 Aug 2013

Integrated reporting nudges closer with new FRC guidance

FRC publishes guidance on new strategic review which is due to replace the business review in annual reports this year

15 Aug 2013

Only 25% of finance departments ready for GHG reporting

ICAEW and Verco research shows just 25% of companies have accounting software for incoming green reporting requirements

12 Aug 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

CIMA, IFAC & PwC combine forces to look at business model reporting

Institutes and firms have combined to look at business model reporting and how they can be integrated into financial reports, on behalf of the International Integrated Reporting Council

05 Apr 2013

Government hopes to claw £745m in 5 years from green taxes

Changes to environmental levies creates further complexity but raises funds for government

21 Mar 2013

KPMG tops carbon list for second year in a row

KPMG most carbon friendly of the Big Four according to carbon reduction commitment annual league table

26 Feb 2013

European Commission to take UK to court over VAT rate

The UK faces court action from the European Commission over the rate of VAT it charges on energy-saving materials

22 Feb 2013

Manage your carbon footprint and stride ahead of the competition

New reporting requirements make environmental a financial necessity for large companies, but SMEs could see the issue reach them quicker than they realise

29 Jan 2013

Big Four dominate preferred sustainability consultants list

Verdantix survey sees Ernst & Young, KPMG, and Microsoft crowned top green services outfits

16 Jan 2013

AS2012: Chancellor confuses profession with CRC changes

Autumn Statement will see the abolishment of CRC league table, a reduction of £25m year on year for three years and simplification next year

05 Dec 2012

Chancellor to scrap Carbon Reduction Commitment

George Osborne is reportedly considering scrapping or significantly revising the CRC which forces companies to report and pay for energy-related emissions

03 Dec 2012

IIRC releases prototype of integrated reporting framework

IIRC publishes prototype reporting model to integrate non-financial data onto financial statements which will be tested by more than 80 businesses

27 Nov 2012

Carbon taxes should boost Green Deal

Consumer Focus study says energy efficiency could drive economic growth and lift millions of people out of fuel poverty

09 Nov 2012

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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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Auto-enrolment: Know the workforce - assessing workers

Who 'works' for a business? A simple question, but one that requires careful consideration as far as meeting auto-enrolment requirements are concerned, writes Stephen Rowntree

Taking Stock: Haslers' marathon man avoids comfort break

Better out than in for long-distance runner

Taking Stock: Rickard very Keen on its psuedonym

Rickard Keen's move to limited status sees some unusual detail at Companies House...

Colin: EY-ers cheer on partner profits

Colin wonders how EY partners reacted to their profit figures

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