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FRC launches probe into Tesco's audit and accounting scandal

FRC launches investigation into preparation, approval and audit of Tesco's accounts

22 Dec 2014

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Scottish Police Authority audit quality panned

Unqualified 2013/14 accounts criticised while attention drawn to the poor quality of several aspects of the SPA's accounting records

22 Dec 2014

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Year ahead Q&A: Carl Reader, Dennis & Turnbull

Dennis & Turnbull director Carl Reader gives his thoughts on the firm's strategy in 2015

22 Dec 2014

Former soldier handed jail sentence after tax fraud

Jonathan Lunn sent false invoices to HMRC to cover up an increase in the amount charged for accountancy fees on behalf of his employers' clients

19 Dec 2014

Advisers to be bypassed in RTI penalty notifications

HMRC bulletin advises penalty notice copies will not be sent to agents

19 Dec 2014

Increased audit responsibilities prompt FRC levy hike

FRC goes cap in hand to the profession as it grapples with increased costs associated with its audit work

19 Dec 2014

Riverside makes investment into Brookson

Contractor accounting practice receives investment boost from major private equity firm

19 Dec 2014

FRC consults on EU audit directive and regulation

FRC seeking views on whether limits on non-audit services to PIEs or their controlled entities in Europe should apply to all audited group entities

19 Dec 2014

FTSE 350 profits to take £1.8bn pensions hits in 2015

The profits of FTSE 350 companies in 2015 could be at least £1.8bn lower than in 2014 due to pension costs, consultants Mercer finds

19 Dec 2014

Trainee accountant spared jail over Rodney Trotter ruse

25-year-old Ryan William Flood, admitted 19 offences under the Trademarks Act and was sent to Merthyr Crown Court for sentence

19 Dec 2014

Social media 'still a minority interest' for UK accountants

Women are far keener to embrace social media (89%) than their male counterparts (80%)

19 Dec 2014

Former Andersen chief to leave Computacenter

John Ormerod to step down from Computacenter non-exec roles

18 Dec 2014

KPMG UK revenues up 5% despite tax practice dip

Tax practice fee income falls 8% despite solid growth in other areas

18 Dec 2014

Baker Tilly hails 47% growth in turnover

Group figures take in six months post-Tenon merger

17 Dec 2014

Reforestation business chooses Grant Thornton as auditor

Americapital chooses Grant Thornton to help it during its next listing phase

17 Dec 2014

HMRC completes switch to GOV.UK web domain

HMRC's homepage now redirects to GOV.UK

17 Dec 2014

‘Accountant of Auschwitz' to face day in court

Prosecutors proceed with trial of 93-year-old Oskar Gröning, known as the 'the accountant of Auschwitz'

17 Dec 2014

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17 Dec 2014

GT resigns Quarto audit over conflict of issue

Quarto's directors announced the move to the stock market following the emergence of a conflict of interest between a director at the publisher and Grant Thornton

16 Dec 2014

New chief executive appointed at the Insolvency Service

Insolvency Service names Sarah Albon as new chief executive as it implements a five-year strategy

16 Dec 2014

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AS2014: Osborne's reforms sensible - IoD

Sensible reforms preface more radical tax policies in next parliament, writes Institute of Directors' head of taxation Stephen Herring

#AS2014: ACCA still concerned over public coffers, despite spending plans

Government's spending plans give false impression of state of the UK's finances, writes ACCA's Chas Roy-Chowdhury

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Alastair Kendrick walks through the new landscape for workers engaged through intermediaries, and finds that clients might not have up-to-scratch systems and processes

Taking Stock: Massaging the figures

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Colin: Using Google to make money out of the net

Colin thinks Osborne's latest tax wheeze means he is not such a bad egg after all

Taking Stock: Daddy issues at French Duncan

Taking Stock spares a though for Alasdair Cairns, who has just gained a new boss. His dad.

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