Public Sector

TNT eager to explore minority stake in Royal Mail

Dutch postal giant TNT is eager to explore 'partnership' with Royal Mail after the government reveals plans to sell minority stake

17 Dec 2008

CBI urges review of spiralling cost of pension schemes

CBI is calling for public sector pension schemes to be reviewed as their cost climb towards an 'eyewatering' £1tn

15 Dec 2008

Outrage at government stalling on Equitable compensation fund

UK government delays decision on compensation fund for more than a million Equitable Life policyholders until New Year

12 Dec 2008

McCreevy attacks credit rating agencies

Charlie McCreevy attacks credit rating agencies, saying EU must take a leading role in the global reform

09 Dec 2008

US accountants preparing for global financial reporting rules

IFRS is winning support among accountants and FDs, says survey

05 Dec 2008

HMRC cuts 3400 jobs, close 90 tax, VAT offices

HMRC is cutting ,3400 jobs and closing 90 tax and VAT offices across Britain as part of a Whitehall efficiency drive

05 Dec 2008

Cost restraints hamper temporary Olympic sports venue

Cost restrictions forces Olympics organisers to consider cancelling a temporary sports venue in Greenwich

21 Nov 2008

Working with the NHS: in sickness and in health

The NHS is in rude health thanks to the turnaround specialists – now the job is to prevent a relapse

20 Nov 2008

L&G challenges FSL over out-of-date annuities data

Insurance giant L&G is challenging FSA to ensure its website is able to provide up-to-date data

20 Nov 2008

Bush to recruit TARP inspector from fraud group

Bush has nominated a TARP inspector from mortgage fraud group

17 Nov 2008

Hedge fund billionaires to come into the ligh

Hedge fund billionaires, accused of wrecking the economy, will come into light int front of Congress committee

13 Nov 2008

PBR tipped to have far reaching measures

PwC forecasts the PBR on November 24 will have far-reaching transformation programmes

13 Nov 2008

TARP $250bn injection a long process, offical warns

TARP could take a long time before it starts to operate, top official warns

12 Nov 2008

Auditors approve EU accounts but slam spending

Auditors approve EU accounts but slam spending errors as 'unacceptable'

11 Nov 2008

KPMG predicts focus on economic forecasts in PBR

Darling's PBR will tread a fine line between offsetting worst effects of downturn and restoring public finances

07 Nov 2008

Few CFOs will take note of US election outcome

Few CFOs plan to make any tax decisions based on the outcome of the presidential elections

04 Nov 2008

France calls for tighter int'l finance rules

France will call for tighter rules of international finance sector in French EU Presidency paper this week

03 Nov 2008

Govt accused for missing Equitable warning signs

Parliamentary ombudsman attacks government for being too ‘mesemerised’ to see Equitable's warning signs

31 Oct 2008

Osborne to signal tax rises in Tory counter attack

Osborne will signal tax rises under Tory in a counter-attack on government’s ‘tax-con”

31 Oct 2008

Management accountancy rules, OK

Tilley, CIMA CEO, says management accountancy – not beancounting – is vital as public sector slides into recession

24 Oct 2008

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Organisations are now looking for a software service that is cost effective, flexible, streamlined and able to meet the needs of the business both today and in the future

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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

Can the practitioner face their fears and asked the fee question?

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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