ICAS

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No pay rise in last year for quarter of accountants

Accountants feel their rate of pay has not kept up with the cost of living

07 Mar 2014

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LLP tax guidance could be too little, too late for firms

HMRC's taxation of LLPs guidance may help firms' decisions, but 6 April deadline looms

26 Feb 2014

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UK accounting bodies ‘should merge’ according to readers

Nearly two thirds of readers see a merger of the UK's accountancy institutes should happen, according to an Accountancy Age poll

27 Jun 2013

Leader: Will younger generation push for a UK institute?

Will British institutes learn from a New Zealand/Australia merger - or have the Trans/Tasmans already learned from them?

17 Jun 2013

Institute tie-up on far side of world has UK ramifications

UK institutes should take heed if New Zealand and Australia are able to create a new joint trans-Tasman accountancy body

17 Jun 2013

Naming tax avoidance scheme promoters risky, warn tax heads

Naming and shaming tax avoidance promoters may simply advertise their services, institute tax heads warn lords

15 May 2013

Tweedie: Audit reports "hopeless"

ICAS's president says the audit report fails to deliver value and transparency for investors

22 Apr 2013

Complaints pile up over changes to accounting regulations

Institutes flag up a multitude of concerns over the government's proposed changes to micro-entity financial reporting

03 Apr 2013

Leader: Institute members unlikely to welcome another 'alliance'

ICAS and the ICAEW's new global alliance likely to have members question its value, says Kevin Reed

28 Feb 2013

ICAEW and ICAS join global chartered accountancy group

Chartered Accountants Worldwide formed to promoted the importance of chartered accountants

27 Feb 2013

Institutes amend RTI guidance

A joint body of accounting institutes draws up amended guidance to aid practitioners in their shift to real-time PAYE

27 Feb 2013

Sir David Tweedie: Audit upheaval a "wonderful opportunity"

ICAS president says audit standard setters' plans could make audits more vital to stakeholders - and show off the work undertaken

17 Jan 2013

FRC and ICAS investigate auditor competencies

FRC's conduct committee and ICAS join forces to look into whether auditor competency is fit for purpose in the current climate

21 Nov 2012

ICAS is right – Scottish tax autonomy needs defining

The issues regarding Scotland's increasing tax autonomy need urgent addressing, notes Calum Fuller

16 Nov 2012

ICAS: Holyrood needs to outline tax system

The Scottish government needs to be clearer on its tax future, says ICAS

16 Nov 2012

Tweedie contradicts Haldane’s stance on accounting rules

ICAS chairman Sir David Tweedie dismisses view that accounting rules prevent banks adequately provisioning for future loan losses

02 Nov 2012

ICAS' Savoy stand-ups impress TS

Anton Colella and Sir David Tweedie got their laughing gears working last night at the Scottish institute's annual dinner

02 Oct 2012

Taxman should 'hang head in shame' – ICAS tax chief

ICAS tax director Derek Allen lambasts HMRC after a tribunal rules against the taxman in a protracted dispute over David Preece's returns

07 Aug 2012

ICAEW goes alone on tax avoidance disciplinaries

The ICAEW's stance on avoidance as a potential disciplinary issue sees it stand alone. Neither ACCA or ICAS are taking a similar approach

03 Aug 2012

Institutes told to improve audit monitoring visits

FRC report highlights flaws in audit monitoring by bodies such as ICAEW, ACCA and ICAS, but defends role they play in regulating the profession

18 Jul 2012

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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

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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