Politics

Spending Review: HMRC faces 15% budget cut

HMRC budgets to fall over the next four years

20 Oct 2010

Spending Review: Coalition are ‘deficit deceivers’

Shadow chancellor Alan Johnson accuses government of making cuts along ideological lines

20 Oct 2010

Banks must pay their tax dues: Osborne

Those with the broadest shoulders will bear the biggest burden and that means the banks, says Osborne

20 Oct 2010

Sovereign wealth funds entitled to protection: FRC

Senior regulator said government should not criticise foreign funds which subscribe to code

20 Oct 2010

Spending review 'cannot afford' damage to tax collection

The Treasury's budget is in the "unprotected" category, and advisers are hoping that the Comprehensive Spending Review will not affect the department

20 Oct 2010

Lords to hear top six firms on audit reform

Big Four-only covenants likely to be discussed

18 Oct 2010

Chief predicts slow growth ahead for Grant Thornton

Growth will come from acqusitions, not organically, says Scott Barnes

18 Oct 2010

EU beefs up anti-VAT fraud efforts

"Eurofisc" network of national tax officials will be tasked with detecting and combating new cases of cross-border VAT fraud

15 Oct 2010

Joint audits will increase fraud: Big Four partner

"The biggest fraud that ever took place in the UK, namely BCCI, had joint auditors,” partner says

15 Oct 2010

Accounting watchdog's government funding to disappear

FRC welcomes removal of government funding as a reinforcement of its independence

14 Oct 2010

Widespread relief after measured pensions tax reforms unveiled

Fears of restrictions on pension tax breaks have been dispelled after the government unveils measures today

14 Oct 2010

FRC wants greater power over auditors

FRC wants more power to sanction auditors

13 Oct 2010

"Unrealistic" for Northern Rock auditor to have raised alarm

"It would be a very brave partner which would unilaterally take those actions," academic claims during House of Lords committee

13 Oct 2010

Unprecedented cuts to balance government books, warns ACCA

ACCA chief Helen Brand warns of severe efficiency cuts to balance the public books

12 Oct 2010

PwC clients asked to reveal information on internal accounting judgments

Firms attempts to seize initiative amid attempts to reform audit industry

11 Oct 2010

Alan Johnson named shadow chancellor

Former home secretary appointed shadow chancellor by Labour leader Ed Miliband.

08 Oct 2010

Child benefit cut piles pressure on HMRC

Chancellor’s decision to claw back child benefit from higher-rate tax payers increases complexity for taxman

05 Oct 2010

Investors unhappy with lack of competition in audit market

ABI "genuinely" concerned auditors may be 'too big to fail'

01 Oct 2010

FRC highlights four "significant synergies" if handed UKLA

FRC chief said it is important "all parts learn to work closer together"

01 Oct 2010

EC hits UK with tax repayment ultimatum

European Commission warns that the UK may face a referral to the European Court of Justice if the six-year limit for the reimbursement of taxes which are levied in breach of EU law is not extended

30 Sep 2010

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Mehjoo: No such thing as a general retainer?

The long-running legal dispute between midlands firm Harben Barker and client Hossein Mehjoo emphasises the importance of clear terms, write Andrew Howell and Alexa Segal

The Practitioner: If you don’t ask you don’t know

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Miller's Tale: Women perfectly placed for accountancy's evolution

Women are making their way into the world of finance with more pace than ever before - but how far up the ladder they can climb? And how are they perceived? Accountant, and Accountancy Age columnist, Cara Miller debates this hot topic

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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

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

The Practitioner: Calls waiting

With The Practitioner's firm on the receiving end of less-than-desirable telephony service, thoughts move to maintaining the best client dealings through new staffers

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