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Small biz lines up accountants for auto-enrolment help, says Nest

Accountants must prepare to offer auto-enrolment advice

13 Nov 2014

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Advisers should prepare for auto-enrolment boom

Small businesses facing imminent auto-enrolment deadlines are likely to turn to accountancy firms to help comply, says Lighthouse's Malcolm Streatfield

11 Nov 2014

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Auto-enrolment: Know the workforce - assessing workers

Who 'works' for a business? A simple question, but one that requires careful consideration as far as meeting auto-enrolment requirements are concerned, writes Stephen Rowntree

02 Oct 2014

Colin: Two things in life were guaranteed...

... but now no more, Colin notes

02 Oct 2014

Conservatives promise to scrap 55% pensions ‘death tax’

Pensioners will be able to leave a much greater portion of their pension pots to wider variety of people with the abolition of the 55% rate

29 Sep 2014

Companies on the brink of bankruptcy warned of AE obligations

Insolvent businesses will still have to auto-enrol their employees onto pensions schemes

16 Sep 2014

Lehman Brothers pension scheme payout agreed

£184m payout for Lehman Brothers' pension scheme members, following long legal battle

19 Aug 2014

Hollister boosts Grant Thornton's pension team

Kevin Hollister joins Grant Thornton to work with its trustees and corporate clients

04 Aug 2014

The Practitioner: Government-subsidised tax advice please?

With the government looking to help fund the provision of free advice to pensioners, the Practitioner thinks there are advantages, for all, to extend this to accounting and tax

25 Jul 2014

Tax reliefs for over 55s to be restricted

The government is set to restrict pensions tax relief for the over 55s in a bid to stop the “exploitation” of new tax freedoms.

21 Jul 2014

CIPFA treasurer quits over pension deficit concern

Ian Perkin calls on CIPFA to use office sale surplus next year to pay down pension deficit

16 Jul 2014

Auto-enrolment staging dates: FAQs for advisers

Employers will soon be approaching you to help them with automatic enrolment. In the first of series of monthly articles, industry liaison managers at The Pensions Regulator Ian Digby and Stephen Rowntree shed light on staging dates

27 Jun 2014

Exclusive: IAS19 discount rates for FTSE 100 pensions on the rise

Accounting assumption movement contributes to improving funding levels

23 Jun 2014

Zolfo Cooper expands into non-restructuring services

Graeme Smith to head up advisory services at Zolfo Cooper, to 'meet client demand'

17 Jun 2014

Pensioners lose nearly third of income to tax

Pensioners contribute £50bn to Treasury coffers annually

30 May 2014

Auto-enrolment: The advice is right?

The Pensions Regulator calls on advisers to keep up to speed with the requirements of auto-enrolment, or risk 'unhappy clients'

27 May 2014

PBUK: Single rate pension tax relief ‘offers scope for simplification’ - OTS

Flat rate tax relief an option in simplifying the tax regime, says John Whiting

23 May 2014

Understanding the financial cost of staff turnover

This web seminar will explain how finance directors can monitor and understand the various financial costs of staff turnover

29 Apr 2014

Double-digit increase in accountants requiring support

CABA sees an in crease in both the types of accountant, and the services and support they require

01 Apr 2014

600,000 more to fall into higher rate tax band

Higher rate band grows by 2 million during coalition's term

21 Mar 2014

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How software as a service can meet the strategic needs of a growing business

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

This web seminar will explain how finance directors can monitor and understand the various financial costs of staff turnover

The Practitioner: Pruning clients, growing staff numbers

Not so easy come easy go for the Practitioner, as a troublesome client is finally given the heave-ho, but a new staff member is welcomed on board

Are ethics and profits mutually exclusive?

The markets crave trust, and business must be more proactive in its delivery

ABS: Will you be taking on too much?

While alternative business structures (ABSs) might benefit some accountancy firms, others could be in danger of overstepping their capabilities

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Internal auditors must up game over new anti-corruption rules

Government's more onerous anti-corruption plan means internal auditors must up their game

Colin: Audit losses go down badly

Colin imagines KPMG's reaction to losing Diageo audit

Colin: Deloitte redeems Gherkin

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Sage and Netsuite chief executives engage in boisterous Twitter exchange

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