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Kahn ‘steps down' from ICAEW's special industry group

Neville Kahn, of whom Vince Cable called on the ICAEW to investigate, quits the institute's special interest insolvency group

02 Sep 2014

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The Financial Power List 2014

Accountancy Age and Financial Director reveal 2014's accounting and financial powerbase

06 Jan 2014

Business secretary Vince Cable

Financial transaction tax may curb high-frequency trading, say MPs

MPs propose a financial transactions tax on high-frequency trades in order encourage long-term planning

25 Jul 2013

Cable: Advisers progress in addressing avoidance concerns

Vince Cable sees accountants moving in the right direction on facing up to tax avoidance issues

12 Jul 2013

Cable condemns corporate tax avoidance

The business secretary brands corporate tax avoidance "completely unacceptable"

19 Nov 2012

Osborne wrong to shelve mansion tax, say readers

Accountancy Age readers take overwhelmingly against George Osborne's decision to drop the 'mansion tax'

19 Oct 2012

Conservatives abandon ‘mansion tax’

George Osborne and David Cameron drop the proposed 'mansion tax', but maintain the rich will still pay higher taxes

08 Oct 2012

Readers unconvinced over Cable’s business bank

The business secretary's plans to establish a business bank for SMEs fails to enamour Accoutancy Age readers

25 Sep 2012

Readers deliver damning verdict on audit exemption threshold

Accountancy Age readers voted against changes in the audit exemption threshold announced earlier this month

14 Sep 2012

ACCA: Business bank could “take decades” to get right

ACCA sceptical on government plans for a business bank

12 Sep 2012

Cable lowers audit exemption threshold

Tens of thousands of companies exempted from mandatory audits under rules announced by Vince Cable

07 Sep 2012

BIS strengthens reporting framework for directors’ pay

Draft regulations proposes splitting directors' remuneration into two separate parts

29 Jun 2012

Cable weighs in to charity tax row

The business secretary has criticised the government's plans to cap charitable donations

13 Apr 2012

Cable fined for unpaid VAT bill

Business secretary given £500 penalty for failing to register for VAT

26 Oct 2011

BIS: Simpler reports for better business

The Department for Business says simpler company reports will support investors and the economy

20 Sep 2011

Removal of 50p tax rate is cuckoo says Treasury minister

Danny Alexander labels former chancellor and some Conservatives as living in "cloud cuckoo land"

01 Aug 2011

Has Cable done enough to increase SME lending?

Matt Forrest asks if Vince Cable's pledge to increase pressure on banks to lend to SMEs goes far enough

06 Jul 2011

Vince Cable opens London business school

The business secretary opens private business school offering flexible, low cost accountancy and business courses.

23 Jun 2011

Cable on audit: 'naivety that verges on madness'

Audit proposals from the business secretary have been panned as 'naivety that verges on madness'

16 Mar 2011

Cable’s flawed thinking

Should Vince Cable’s recent statement on audit for small and medium sized businesses be considered a definitive statement of what should happen in the future?

10 Mar 2011

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The Practitioner: Mastering a merger

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

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

The Practitioner: 'Tis the season to tidy up

The Practitioner lets loose with 'Deskgate', after losing the plot over yet another untidy area...

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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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