Administrations

Snakes and Ladders

Taking Stock: Snakes (but no ladders) for fallen retailers

TS takes a graphical tour through the brand names that have disappeared off the high street in recent years

15 Feb 2013

A Valentine's heart

Taking Stock: An interim FD's Valentine's tale

Being an interim FD isn't all about interim finance things...sometimes it's about love...

14 Feb 2013

Richard Heis

MF Global administrators announce higher return to creditors

KPMG administrators estimate initial returns to unsecured creditors could double to 40p for every pound owed

14 Feb 2013

KPMG administrators arrange Cobbett's debt recovery arm sale

Administrators manage to sell law firm Cobbett's debt recovery arm to HL Legal solicitors

14 Feb 2013

E&Y administrators called to fashion retailer Republic

Ernst & Young administrators make 150 redundancies at retailers head office

14 Feb 2013

Deloitte administrators to close 164 Blockbuster stores

Latest announcement takes total store closures to around 224

14 Feb 2013

HMV administrators make 60 redundancies including CEO

Deloitte administrators make redundancies in head office following announcement to close 66 stores

12 Feb 2013

KPMG appointed to Scottish pharma Angel Biotechnology

Blair Nimmo and Gary Fraser appointed to Angel Biotechnology

11 Feb 2013

Deloitte administrators to close 66 HMV stores

Administrators announce the closure of 66 stores in the coming two months and 930 possible redundancies

07 Feb 2013

Should the government red card the football creditor rule?

What does the profession think of the controversial insolvency rule? Both sides take to the pitch, writes Rachael Singh

05 Feb 2013

Tesco, Asda and Argos furniture supplier collapses

FRP Advisory administrators called to Olympia Furniture Ltd

04 Feb 2013

HMV administrators sell G-A-Y venue to founder

Administrators to HMV have sold the company’s entertainment venue G-A-Y to its founder Jeremy Joseph

04 Feb 2013

Bishop Fleming partner joins FRP Advisory

Sam Talby makes a return, of sorts, to FRP Advisory, having worked at predecessor firm Levy Gee

04 Feb 2013

PwC administrators sell London black cab maker

Administrators manage to rescue black cab maker through a sale to Chinese-backed business Geely UK

01 Feb 2013

Dragon Jones buys Jessops out of administration

PwC administrators sell the brand and assets of Jessops to various buyers including Peter Jones CBE

01 Feb 2013

KPMG administrators to arrange pre-pack of Cobbetts

DWF is set to acquire financially stricken Cobbetts in a pre-pack administration deal

01 Feb 2013

Portsmouth court date pushed back yet again

PKF administrators see fourth court date set, to decide future of the club

30 Jan 2013

Mothercare Australia enters administration

Mothercare Australia enters into insolvency proceedings after its sale falls through

30 Jan 2013

Legislate to scrap football super creditor rule, says committee

Culture Media and Sport Committee recommends the government legislate the ban of super creditor rule in football collapses at the “earliest opportunity”

29 Jan 2013

Hope for IPs on legal reforms is just a flash in the pan

Although the latest evidence on reforms to litigation funding seems to exempt the insolvency profession, the industry is not out of the woods yet, warns Kristy Zander

25 Jan 2013

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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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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?

The Practitioner: The promise of the pension pot

The combination of pensions drawdown and enterprise investment tax planning makes the Practitioner's mouth water - but can the firm get its pensioners lined up in a row?

Leader: Charity begins at home

With so many accountants require support and counselling, an already charitable profession must consider where its efforts go

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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

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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budget-management

Why budgeting fails: One management system is not enough

If budgeting is to have any value at all, it needs a radical overhaul. In today's dynamic marketplace, budgeting can no longer serve as a company's only management system; it must integrate with and support dedicated strategy management systems, process improvement systems, and the like. In this paper, Professor Peter Horvath and Dr Ralf Sauter present what's wrong with the current approach to budgeting and how to fix it.

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iXBRL: Taking stock. Looking forward

In this white paper CCH provide checklists to help accountants and finance professionals both in practice and in business examine these issues and make plans. Also includes a case study of a large commercial organisation working through the first year of mandatory iXBRL filing.