Politics

Volcker voices concerns about US fair-value proposal

“My impression is the international people are pretty much going in the right directio" Volcker tells Forbes

02 Sep 2010

Treasury jobs to be slashed by 25%

Chancellor outlines touch cost savings at the Treasury

31 Aug 2010

Firms eye up Audit Commission work

The demise of the Audit Commission could spark a feeding frenzy for the body's work between the big firms

19 Aug 2010

Benefits of scrapping Audit Commission may be short lived: ACCA

ACCA warns of consquences of scrapping Audit Commission

16 Aug 2010

E&Y security head joins MoD Reform Unit

Ernst & Young head of defence and security Björn Conway will join the MoD Defence Reform Unit

16 Aug 2010

HMRC shuts down 180 fake websites

Taxman warns customers to be on their guard against phishing attempts

13 Aug 2010

FSA pay half a million pounds for firms' secondees

KPMG, E&Y and PwC paid for secondees to the FSA

06 Aug 2010

Osborne to discuss Vodafone row with Indian authorities

Ongoing row between Vodafone and Indian tax authorities a potential discussion point for chancellor George Osborne

02 Aug 2010

Treasury staff face squeeze on space

Latest government austerity measures focus on use of Treasury building

02 Aug 2010

Firms on HMRC's Time to Pay approval panel revealed

HMRC reveals the names of the 13 accountancy firms that are approved to conduct independent business reviews of companies seeking to defer their tax

29 Jul 2010

Holiday let tax relief to be tightened

Qualifying period for furnished holiday lets to be extended under Treasury plans

28 Jul 2010

Lords to probe audit market

Economic affairs committee will examine the dominence of the Big Four and whether auditors should have done more in the crisis

27 Jul 2010

Labour bemoans new tax office "quango"

Office of Tax Simplification raises Labour hackles

22 Jul 2010

Big Four make plans for growth in consulting

Firms confident of growth in consulting, despite cut backs in the public sector

22 Jul 2010

MoD told to "step up" use of skilled finance staff

Finance director's "authority" reduced by internal structures at the Ministry of Defence

21 Jul 2010

National Audit Office criticises government savings programme

NAO finds savings programme “not well enough understood” across government

20 Jul 2010

Lagerberg to sit on Treasury's corporate tax reform body

Grant Thornton tax chief joins Treasury's Forum of Tax Professionals

20 Jul 2010

Equality and Human Rights Commission accounts qualified again

National Audit Office qualifies equality commission for the second year running , warning of "serious and continuing risks" over expenditure management

16 Jul 2010

Expense lessons from MPs

David Vine examines what companies can learn from the expenses scandal that surrounded parliament last year

16 Jul 2010

Accountants find small businesses want less regulation

Firm releases findings after surveying its clients

09 Jul 2010

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Bank raiding powers could put HMRC at top of insolvency pecking order

Will HMRC’s new bank raiding powers see insolvency practitioners pursuing it for funds taken illegally in the event of bankruptcy?

Miller's Tale: Quality time(sheets)

Love them or loathe them, timesheets are a part of day-to-day life for most practices. Cara Miller asks whether they're actually outdated, and a hindrance

The Practitioner: In death comes clarity

The untimely death of a client makes The Practitioner think about the role of an accountant

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Probate: How to manage death and taxes

Mick Jones takes a sideways, but informative, view on the issues accountants face in offering probate services

Colin: There's nothing like a well-thought-out plan

Colin wonders whether some SMEs are keeping it too simple

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

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