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Crackdown on LLPs will catch 'reasonable' arrangements

Government policy is hitting the efficiency and attractiveness of partnerships and LLPs as vehicles through which to do business

28 Oct 2013

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Privilege problems keep ABS unattractive

Uncertainty over how legal professional privilege might work in multi-disciplinary practices may be behind their dearth, writes Lewis Silkin's Clive Greenwood

24 Oct 2013

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Interview: Deloitte chief executive and senior partner David Sproul

Results have been good, but the firm is fighting to defend its integrity over its work on MG Rover, Deloitte's senior partner tells Accountancy Age

03 Oct 2013

Riches leaves CIoT to head up Smith & Williamson tax function

Tina Riches to take over from Richard Mannion as national head of tax at Smith & Williamson

30 Sep 2013

Interview: Gareth Bale's accountant talks transfers

BSG Valentine founding partner Melvyn Gandz takes Accountancy Age inside the world's biggest football transfer

25 Sep 2013

Best Practice: Mazars' senior partner Phil Verity

Driving diversity and making the most of international opportunities are key for Mazars, says senior partner Phil Verity

23 Aug 2013

Changes to partnership taxation - the next chapter

Practices must be up to speed with proposals to deal with LLP taxation: not just for their clients, but for themselves, warns David Webster

15 Aug 2013

HMRC's five-year plan as renewal approaches on Capgemini's Aspire contract

HMRC is moving from a monolithic IT systems architecture to a ‘multi-sourced model’ explains CIO, Mark Hall, and Capgemini’s Craig Mills

12 Aug 2013

Administrations freed from pension liability chains

Pension liabilities have been downgraded to unsecured creditor status which has freed the funds to allow a bigger payout to the many in administrations explains Neil Smyth

05 Aug 2013

Auditors' duties: The burden of expectation

Jane Howard looks at how auditors can best protect their position in light of enhanced expectations and new reporting requirements

31 Jul 2013

Interview: BDO managing partner Simon Michaels

Having passed the 100 day merger milestone with PKF, BDO's Simon Michaels talks of how it has gone, along with future plans

24 Jul 2013

Accountancy Age Top 50 +50 Firms 2012

18 Jul 2013

No more magic wand on pension advice

Supreme Court ruling limits power of court to “void” actions by trustees based on pension advice which suffer unintended consequences explains Stuart Pickford

16 Jul 2013

Top 35 Networks 2013: New markets, opportunities, threats

Despite continuing economic difficulties in some of the major economies, the international accountancy groups have managed to maintain growth, but it has not been without its difficulties, reports Philip Smith

08 Jul 2013

Top 35 Networks 2012: The Survey

Our full survey results of the top 35 accounting networks, associations and alliances

08 Jul 2013

DB pensions set for change under FRS 102

UK companies should prepare for a new regime for defined benefit schemes under FRS 102, writes Simon Taylor

08 Jul 2013

Interview: CIoT president Stephen Coleclough

CIoT president Stephen Coleclough speaks to Accountancy Age about his plans for his term and the UK's relationship with Europe

05 Jul 2013

Who's in charge of your firm?

Professor Laura Empson digs below the surface to find a range of fascinating powerplays within professional services firms

04 Jul 2013

Acquisitions will reshape the consulting industry in 2013

Soft markets are seeing the big boys acquire to grow - with smaller consultancies feeling the squeeze, writes Fiona Czerniawska

04 Jul 2013

Interview: EY managing partner Steve Varley

EY managing partner Steve Varley explains the firm's branding strategy and why it is the most globally focused of the Big Four

03 Jul 2013

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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

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

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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