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End game looms for Deloitte's MG Rover £14m spat with the FRC

Deloitte cleared of majority of charges over its work at MG Rover

30 Jan 2015

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IPs and government on collision course over litigation exemption

Long-running dispute between practitioners and policymakers around no-win-no-fee reignites

29 Jan 2015

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Deloitte succeeds in bid to overturn several charges in MG Rover appeal

Deloitte's £14m fine for findings against it in relation to MG Rover seems likely to be cut, after winning an appeal on eight of 13 points

30 Jan 2015

Shell slashes spending by $15bn as oil prices collapse

Oil giant announces $15bn in spending cuts over three years to contend with 60% fall in price of oil

30 Jan 2015

De La Rue CFO to step down

Colin Child to leave banknote producer after difficult market conditions see it struggle

30 Jan 2015

FASB considers delay to revenue recognition rules

US standard setter considering whether to delay the date by which companies must shift to new rules around revenue recognition

28 Jan 2015

The eurozone after QE and the Greek elections

The recent Greek elections are also piling pressure on the single currency, but it's not just the euro that's under threat

29 Jan 2015

EU Accounting Directive could damage UK economy, warns ICAEW

ICAEW warns of risk that over-simplifying reporting requirements can have on the ability of small companies to secure credit

28 Jan 2015

IPs’ work famine set to persist in 2015

Administrations and personal insolvencies fall to new lows, Insolvency Service data finds

29 Jan 2015

UK businesses hit by £10bn a year in hidden tax costs

UK businesses are saddled with £10bn in extra tax costs a year, with SMEs bearing the brunt, the AAT finds

29 Jan 2015

Deloitte MG Rover appeal set for new date

Big Four firm returns to tribunal appeal hearing later this week

29 Jan 2015

EY lures back Williams to its north-west team

Williams leaves Deloitte and rejoins EY, in transaction services

29 Jan 2015

Murphy and CBI clash over business taxation

Activist and lobby group trade blows over tax stance

28 Jan 2015

HMRC approach to IT maintenance could leave tax system in 'havoc'

HMRC has just two years to replace its current Aspire IT contract

28 Jan 2015

ACCA awards computer-based test contract to Pearson VUE

ACCA's fundamental skills' tests via computer to be managed by Pearson VUE

28 Jan 2015

Accountancy Age January 2015 App Out Now

This month's App includes the 2015 Power List and the Financial Director Salary Survey

27 Jan 2015

UK governance rules in need of shake-up, say AA readers

Poll of 102 Accountancy Age readers finds desire for limited changes to be made to the FRC's corporate governance code

27 Jan 2015

Political and economic insecurity set to dog audit committees in 2015

Audit committee members finding it "increasingly difficult" to oversee major risks in addition to financial reporting constraints

27 Jan 2015

OTS says HMRC needs head of partnerships

Partnerships under-represented at HMRC, OTS claims

27 Jan 2015

HMRC contact services 'go backwards', claims ICAEW

A survey of ICAEW members reveals concerns over the performance of HMRC's telephone and postal services

27 Jan 2015

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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

Taking Stock: Mazuma's Blue (Peter) movie

Those crazy cats at Mazuma have filmed a brilliant Blue Peter-style video. They're wasted in number-crunching

Colin: Ben Affleck's costume drama

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

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

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