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Osborne hails 'remarkable progress' made in global tax co-ordination

George Osborne welcomes direction of travel set by OECD members in fight against tax evasion

30 Oct 2014

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Price Bailey boosts American connection with Beechams merger

Beechams' international offering a boon to Price Bailey in merger deal

30 Oct 2014

Serious Fraud Office

SFO launches criminal probe into Tesco

Probe comes just a week after the troubled supermarket group Tesco announced that Deloitte's investigation confirmed its profits had been overstated by £263m

29 Oct 2014

OECD strikes global deal on automatic tax information sharing

OECD member countries will automatically exchange data on individuals' tax affairs after agreement is struck

29 Oct 2014

Highest level of profit warnings issued by UK-listed companies for six years

Retailers issued the highest number of warnings over the summer since 2011 - typified by Tesco and its succession of announcements that has seen its value halve in a year

27 Oct 2014

Devolution of tax powers to Scotland could overstretch HMRC

ICAEW tax chief warns further devolution of tax powers to Scotland could see HMRC struggle to cope

29 Oct 2014

Bankruptcies hit lowest quarterly level in 15 years

Insolvency Service figures show bankruptcy orders reach lowest level since 1999

29 Oct 2014

Indirect tax levies rise 49% over ten years

A shift in the tax base toward indirect taxes sees an overall 43% increase in yield

29 Oct 2014

haysmacintyre reviewing audit of Global 6 Technologies accounts

haysmacintyre reviewing audit of Global 6 Technologies' accounts after replacing previous auditors Affinity Associates

29 Oct 2014

KPMG’s head of charities joins CCW not for profit team

Crowe Clark Whitehill boosts audit capabilities with not-for-profit partner hire

29 Oct 2014

Marussia motors after Caterham into administration

Partners from FRP Advisory appointed joint administrators to Marussia, the second Formula One team to enter administration in a matter of days

28 Oct 2014

NWN beefs up music industry offering with business support hire

Jackie Da Costa joins NWN Blue Squared

28 Oct 2014

James Cowper appoints two directors

Sarah Robert and Stuart Williams handed promotions

28 Oct 2014

Three-horse race for RBS audit account

With RBS set to announce its Q3 2014 interim results on Friday, expectations are growing that the bank may use the event to declare the winner

27 Oct 2014

ICAEW: Government must sort out finances or threaten recovery

Michael Izza warns George Osborne that pre-Election giveaways are imprudent, and will threaten economic recovery

27 Oct 2014

Smith & Williamson administrators called in to Caterham

Caterham enters administration, while Marussia teeters on brink of collapse

27 Oct 2014

HMRC pays out £400k to tax-dodge informants

Record sum paid to those tipping off HM Revenue & Customs about tax avoidance activity

27 Oct 2014

Grant Thornton to develop business skills apprenticeship

Top ten firm appointed by BIS to develop apprenticeships

24 Oct 2014

PCAOB inspection finds deficiencies in a number of KPMG US audits

The 2013 inspection included reviews of portions of 50 audits performed by the Big Four firm and a review of its audit work.

24 Oct 2014

ICAS: profitability not an excuse to brush aside governance issues

Improved business performance is not an excuse to ignore continuing business governance and ethics concerns, says ICAS's chief executive Anton Colella

24 Oct 2014

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Leader: Baker Tilly's naming nerves

Baker Tilly's impending name change opens up a range of possiblities, writes Calum Fuller

The Practitioner: R&D tax credit boon awaits clients

The Practitioner is gobsmacked at the opportunities for tax savings that R&D credits will bring for clients

Macro View: Soaring US dollar could unleash nasty global tremors

If upward pressures on the dollar escalate, its strength could become malignant and the blessing could become a curse

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New audit threshold reform – a threat or an opportunity?

What should smaller firms be doing to prepare for the impending audit threshold reforms? Having a strategy to work smarter, differently, than in the past is a must, writes Simon Warren

Colin: Chocolate coin meltdown

Colin ponders the impact of chocolate coins being pulled 'out of circulation'

Colin: No-go for new Tesco logo

Colin attempts a unilateral rebrand for Tesco

Taking Stock: Haslers' marathon man avoids comfort break

Better out than in for long-distance runner

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