Politics

Draft IFRS for SMEs expected tomorrow

New code to be released amid concern over business costs

28 Oct 2010

Houses of Parliament

Audit firm division should be explored

Conflicts of interest could be avoided if firms are split, inquiry told

28 Oct 2010

Commons to probe HMRC ‘effectiveness’ after PAYE scandal

Treasury sub-committee to look into how HMRC can do its job better after problems with end of year reconciliations

28 Oct 2010

Lords enquiry: accounting fuelled banking crisis

Lord Lawson accuses auditors of being "the dogs that didn't bark" during the banking crisis

26 Oct 2010

Activist investor to face Lords audit enquiry

“The banking crisis is largely due to faulty numbers,” claims Tim Bush

25 Oct 2010

Spending review round up

Key numbers in the spending review

21 Oct 2010

Pared to the bone

As everyone who has not been living on a desert island will be aware, we live in a time of public sector cuts. The government has pledged to reduce the UK’s public spending deficit and the outcome of its spending review is eagerly awaited.

21 Oct 2010

Analysis: VAT rise will cost small business dear

Another VAT of woe: Small business faces extra costs and administrative problems with the VAT rise

21 Oct 2010

Spending Review: HMRC cuts outlined

Huge cost-cutting and efficiency savings outlined for HMRC

20 Oct 2010

Spending Review: HMRC staff strike inevitable

HMRC staff strike action is "inevitable" unless the government backs down on cuts at the department, warns the Public and Commercial Services union

20 Oct 2010

Big business main beneficiaries from IFRS: BIS

BIS concerned new accouting rules will burden UK businesses

20 Oct 2010

Spending Review: Public sector financial rigour crucial

Strong financial management is key to the public sector handling spending cuts outlined by chancellor George Osborne

20 Oct 2010

Spending Review: The fallout for the taxman and the advisers

Another bad day at the office for the taxman - and the accountants they deal with - after George Osborne tells the department to find 15% of savings on top of other cuts being pushed through

20 Oct 2010

Spending Review: £100m to clear PAYE backlog

HMRC commits to £100m investment in PAYE operational improvements

20 Oct 2010

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

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The Practitioner: Stitch-up means 'bye-bye client'

Breakdown in trust between The Practitioner and a client means it's time to call it quits

New scheme provides 'access all areas' to the profession

Historic definition of what future accounting talent looks like is changing

The Practitioner: Heading off client's 'value' query at the pass

A client's new in-house accountant forces the Practitioner to up their game

House of Cards

Firm of cards: The politics of partnerships

Accountants may deny any sense of engaging in the dirty art of politics but, at their core, they are political animals

Colin: Salmond smoked like a kipper

Colin thinks the outcome of the Scotland referendum has a distinctly fishy feel

Taking Stock: Honest branding for HMRC?

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Taking Stock: TS match special

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