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HMRC: Firms should be ready to apply LLP rules from April

HMRC director warns partnerships legislation is imminent

11 Feb 2014

Lords Economic Affairs Committee - left to right - Lord Best Lord Lawson Lord MacGregor Lord Lipsey and Lord Hollick

New LLP taxation laws will ‘decimate’ capital reserves, Lords told

Changes to the way partnerships are taxed could cause significant costs for firms, the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee hears

04 Feb 2014

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PwC picks up dual ABS licence for legal and Middle East arms

PwC legal arm awarded dual alternative business structure (ABS) licences by the Solicitors' Regulation Authority

03 Feb 2014

Morrisons tax chief held over insider trading allegations

Paul Coyle allegedly purchased Ocado shares prior to announcement of lucrative tie-up

21 Jan 2014

Speedy Hire CEO quits as accounting irregularities found

Certain control processes within rental group's Gulf-based international business "repeatedly and deliberately circumvented"

29 Nov 2013

Harlequin Hotels settles ex-Wilkins Kennedy staff defamation case

Former Wilkins Kennedy employee ran website alleging hotel company was fraudulent business

05 Nov 2013

Privilege problems keep ABS unattractive

Uncertainty over how legal professional privilege might work in multi-disciplinary practices may be behind their dearth, writes Lewis Silkin's Clive Greenwood

24 Oct 2013

GT liquidators win right to appeal disclosure of Tchenguiz documents

Grant Thornton joint liquidators win right to appeal order to hand over documents at the centre of Tchenguiz brothers' case against SFO

16 Oct 2013

Treasury to push on with partnership crackdown

Danny Alexander announces tough new guidelines for LLPs

17 Sep 2013

Financial transaction tax illegal, warn lawyers

A financial transaction tax imposed across 11 EU countries would contravene the EU treaty, lawyers from the bloc conclude

11 Sep 2013

Tax avoidance “not legal duty”, claims law firm

There is no duty for companies to mitigate tax bills for shareholders' benefit, says law firm Farrer & Co

10 Sep 2013

Coleclough joins dispute resolution firm Expert Evidence

CIoT president Stephen Coleclough joins dispute resolution firm Expert Evidence

09 Sep 2013

SFO charges Olympus over accounting scandal

Serious Fraud Office brings prosecution against Olympus and its UK subsidiary in connection to a £1.1bn accounting scandal

04 Sep 2013

Former Grant Thornton US partner pleads guilty to stealing $4m

Ex-Grant Thornton partner Craig Haber pleads guilty to stealing $4m in client payments from the global accounting firm

22 Aug 2013

Wakefield accountant banned for 14 years

Darren Upton receives 14 year ban from being a company director for swindling client funds designated for the taxman

13 Aug 2013

IFRS “legally flawed”, say readers

Readers vote overwhelmingly in agreement with legal opinion suggesting IFRS is not compatible with company law

07 Aug 2013

KPMG mulls ABS move as it seeks legal expansion

KPMG launches search for a Manchester-based legal team

06 Aug 2013

Auditors' duties: The burden of expectation

Jane Howard looks at how auditors can best protect their position in light of enhanced expectations and new reporting requirements

31 Jul 2013

Grant Thornton administrators to sue PwC for €1bn

Administrators to sue PwC for its role in collapse of Quinn Insurance. PwC hits back that claim contains “factual inaccuracies”

30 Jul 2013

Tchenguiz brothers prepare £2.5bn action against Grant Thornton liquidators

Vincent and Robert Tchenguiz are set to sue Grant Thornton liquidators Stephen Akers and Mark McDonald over a botched Serious Fraud Office investigation

29 Jul 2013

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AS2014: Osborne's reforms sensible - IoD

Sensible reforms preface more radical tax policies in next parliament, writes Institute of Directors' head of taxation Stephen Herring

#AS2014: ACCA still concerned over public coffers, despite spending plans

Government's spending plans give false impression of state of the UK's finances, writes ACCA's Chas Roy-Chowdhury

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Intermediary rules: What your clients need to know

Alastair Kendrick walks through the new landscape for workers engaged through intermediaries, and finds that clients might not have up-to-scratch systems and processes

Taking Stock: 2014 in cartoons

Colin and friends take you through their year - using the medium of pithy cartoons

Taking Stock: Massaging the figures

TS was pleased to note some interesting methods to alleviate Christmas stress

Colin: Using Google to make money out of the net

Colin thinks Osborne's latest tax wheeze means he is not such a bad egg after all

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