Politics

Targeting the Audit Commission

In a Pickles

The abolition of the Audit Commission needs a rethink

13 Jan 2011

We want accountants

Seats of power

20 Dec 2010

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More aggression expected from taxman

Cut to the bone: a leaner taxman will be under great strain and more aggressive in its dealings, advisers fear

04 Nov 2010

Draft IFRS for SMEs expected tomorrow

New code to be released amid concern over business costs

28 Oct 2010

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

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The Practitioner: Mastering a merger

The Practitioner calls for senior staff to step up to the plate: as clandestine merger meetings take place

Guest Column: My year as FD-turned-CEO

Richard Stone speaks openly about his first year as Share plc's CEO - having served as its FD

Leader: KPMG's SME move part of a worrying change to small practice landscape

KPMG's foray into the SME market will likely succeed, but it must convince clients it will ‘care' in the same way a ‘local' practice would

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David vs Goliath? Small practitioners pick apart KPMG's SME move

Storm erupts after Big Four firm announces it will take on high-street accountants and the mid-tier accountancy firms that focus predominantly on SME market

Colin: Ben Affleck's costume drama

Colin wonders how much Ben Affleck's turn in The Accountant will differ from his previous roles

Taking Stock: Shooting begins on Affleck thriller The Accountant

Affleck is the star in Warner Brothers flick about and a mild-mannered accountant who becomes a high-class assassin by night

Colin: Captain Obvious joins the Lib Dems

Colin wonders what other bleeding obvious policies the Lib Dems will announce in the run-up to the election

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