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Colin: Tax powers could be a right old dog fight

Colin imagines how Scotland's new tax powers could play out

28 Nov 2014

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Bangladesh audit reform moves forward, despite disagreements

A power struggle between Bangladeshi institutes fails to halt move towards stronger audit and accounting regulation

20 Nov 2014

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Clegg looks to cut income tax and ease workers' NI burden

Income tax and National Insurance cuts for the poor to be paid for by the rich, says the Lib Dem leader

08 Oct 2014

Through recession or secession, long termism is best for businesses

Scotland, and the UK, is a changed place. Companies that take the long term view are the key to future success

19 Sep 2014

Firm of cards: The politics of partnerships

Accountants may deny any sense of engaging in the dirty art of politics but, at their core, they are political animals

04 Sep 2014

Scotland promised greater tax powers if it rejects independence

Three main political parties promise Scotland new tax powers if there is a no vote in the referendum on Scottish independence

06 Aug 2014

Labour confirms pension tax relief cut to fund jobs will be in 2015 manifesto

Labour to restrict higher-rate pensions tax relief for at least five years, if elected

11 Mar 2014

UK200Group: Merging NI and tax "fraught with difficulty"

UK200Group comments on proposals to merge NI with income tax

25 Nov 2013

Former PM Major calls for energy windfall tax

Sir John Major calls for a one-off levy on energy companies after their recent price hikes

23 Oct 2013

Time to encourage growth, not political point-scoring

Political gains should be set aside in favour of creating a climate of growth, says Grant Thornton national head of tax, Jonathan Riley

30 Sep 2013

Obama condemns tax authority’s targeting of conservative groups

The targeting of right-wing, conservative groups by the US tax authority is "outrageous", says Barack Obama

14 May 2013

Budget 2013: Miliband rips into "Bullingdon Boys" Budget

Labour leader claims this is more of the same, and the chancellor has failed to mention the country’s AAA downgrading

20 Mar 2013

Taking Stock: A Marta to the cause

Marta Andreasen, accounting whistleblower par excellence, is back in the headlines...

26 Feb 2013

Osborne told to keep hands off pension tax

NAPF warns against cutting the maximum amount of annual pension contribution that is exempt from tax

03 Dec 2012

Could Tory top rate cuts discourage avoidance?

Calum Fuller looks at the potential effect of top-rate tax cuts proposed at the Conservative Party conference

11 Oct 2012

Boris Johnson calls for 40p top rate of tax

The mayor of London criticises the top rate of income tax

10 Oct 2012

Clegg vows to fight for wealth tax

Liberal Democrat leader will not go along with more spending cuts unless some form of tax on the rich is agreed to by the Conservatives

24 Sep 2012

Duncan Smith calls for marriage tax breaks

Work and pensions secretary to remind David Cameron of pre-election pledge

03 Oct 2011

Swiss deal a 'disgrace', says Eagle

Shadow chief secretary says agreement is unethical

29 Sep 2011

Labour to review creative industry taxation

Opposition appoint Patrick McKenna to help devise strategy to boost creative sectors

05 Sep 2011

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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: Mastering a merger

The Practitioner calls for senior staff to step up to the plate: as clandestine merger meetings take place

Guest Column: My year as FD-turned-CEO

Richard Stone speaks openly about his first year as Share plc's CEO - having served as its FD

Leader: KPMG's SME move part of a worrying change to small practice landscape

KPMG's foray into the SME market will likely succeed, but it must convince clients it will ‘care' in the same way a ‘local' practice would

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David vs Goliath? Small practitioners pick apart KPMG's SME move

Storm erupts after Big Four firm announces it will take on high-street accountants and the mid-tier accountancy firms that focus predominantly on SME market

Colin: Ben Affleck's costume drama

Colin wonders how much Ben Affleck's turn in The Accountant will differ from his previous roles

Taking Stock: Shooting begins on Affleck thriller The Accountant

Affleck is the star in Warner Brothers flick about and a mild-mannered accountant who becomes a high-class assassin by night

Colin: Captain Obvious joins the Lib Dems

Colin wonders what other bleeding obvious policies the Lib Dems will announce in the run-up to the election

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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.