Politics

AS2012: Government book-keeping change adds £70bn to the deficit

Chancellor says government is moving Bradford & Bingley and Northern Rock debt onto its balance sheet during Autumn Statement

05 Dec 2012

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Interview: Euro MP Sajjad Karim on steering audit reform

Accountancy Age speaks to the British MEP about how he is steering the EC's planned reform of the audit market through the European parliament

08 Oct 2012

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Readers unconvinced over Cable’s business bank

The business secretary's plans to establish a business bank for SMEs fails to enamour Accoutancy Age readers

25 Sep 2012

David Cameron intervenes to halt state pension reform

State pension reform on the rocks after David Cameron raises concerns it would alienate elderly voters

19 Sep 2012

ACCA: Business bank could “take decades” to get right

ACCA sceptical on government plans for a business bank

12 Sep 2012

Autumn statement date confirmed

George Osborne is to make his autumn statement on 5 December

11 Sep 2012

Miliband says pension charges ‘next chapter’ in fight with financial sector

Industry criticises Miliband's claims against pension administration charges as "misinformed"

13 Jul 2012

KPMG: QE to resume “sooner rather than later”

With the economy back in recession KPMG expects the Bank of England will have to extend its asset purchase programme

11 May 2012

Budget2012: Osborne wants to double export

Chancellor wants to double UK export to £1tn within next ten years

21 Mar 2012

Budget2012: OBR revises up UK growth forecast

Growth for 2011 is expected to be 0.8%, with 2% growth in 2012, 2.7% in 2013 and 3% for both 2015 and 2016

21 Mar 2012

Colin - A Greek tragedy

Greek choices through Colin's eyes

03 Nov 2011

FRC takes debate to party conferences

The Financial Reporting Council will discuss the European regulatory environment at this year's party conferences

09 Sep 2011

Osborne: Franc and open

Osborne's take on the Swiss and UK deal

26 Aug 2011

Video: Here comes the Bribery Act

12 Jul 2011

Video: government introduces statutory residency tests

06 Jul 2011

Champions League final could make Exchequer a winner

Exchequer could come out a winner at this weekend's Champions League final

26 May 2011

Quick insolvency process could be slowed down

Pre-pack administrations could take longer, allowing creditors time to oppose them, under proposals by BIS minister Ed Davey

31 Mar 2011

Controversial insolvency reports to be made public

BIS minister Ed Davey tries to combat the lack of confidence in pre-pack administrations by making transparency reports publicly available

31 Mar 2011

Pace of change to new accounting rules frightens EC

Jeroen Hooijer warns that major accounting standards project requires more road-testing

31 Mar 2011

Don't replace UK GAAP with IFRS, say Lords

Lords inquiry into audit during the banking crisis concludes that IFRS is "inferior" to UK GAAP

30 Mar 2011

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The Practitioner: 'Tis the season to tidy up

The Practitioner lets loose with 'Deskgate', after losing the plot over yet another untidy area...

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: 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

Taking Stock: Daddy issues at French Duncan

Taking Stock spares a though for Alasdair Cairns, who has just gained a new boss. His dad.

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