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British Accountancy Awards 2014

British Accountancy Awards 2014 - Live Blog

We build up to the British Accountancy Awards 2014. All the latest news, views and gossip

24 Nov 2014

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Santander CFO takes the chief executive role

José Antonio Álvarez named CEO of Santander Group, replacing Javier Marín

25 Nov 2014

Peter Winter of Carter Backer Winter

Best Practice: CBW’s Peter Winter

Carter Backer Winter managing partner Peter Winter discusses strategy and culture at the London firm

25 Nov 2014

Livingston FC deducted points after tax failure

Scottish Championship club docked five points and fined £10,000 over tax on player bonuses in 2010/11 season

25 Nov 2014

'Tears' will follow Scottish tax devolution plans, warns Darling

Handing over Scottish income tax powers while removing voting rights will create a split that adds great risk to improving the economy, warns Alistair Darling

24 Nov 2014

BDO picks up audit of Vimto makers Nichols

BDO appointed auditors to Vimto makers Nichols following a competitive pitch process.

24 Nov 2014

Backlog of tax disputes reaches record high

Backlog of tax disputes waiting to be heard rises to a new record high of 27,246, Pinsent Masons says

24 Nov 2014

Claims consultant banned for compensating himself ahead of HMRC

Claims consultant Richard Render disqualified as a company director for six years for failing to pay tax but paying himself instead

24 Nov 2014

Industry gives cautious welcome to HMRC DRD backtrack

ICAEW chief executive Michael Izza said the institute would keep a careful eye on the passage of this legislation through parliament to ensure the commitments were not watered down

21 Nov 2014

NAO: Treasury and HMRC ‘lack framework’ for tax reliefs

NAO finds Treasury and HMRC do not adequately monitor effectiveness of tax reliefs

21 Nov 2014

Council investigated by financial police after PKF audit report

PKF Littlejohn discovered that Keighley Town Council may have taken "unlawful actions" and acted "without consideration of its legal powers"

21 Nov 2014

HMRC's draconian DRD plans diluted after wave of opposition

Treasury's DRD plans now come with safeguards to prevent state abuse - such as taxpayers having the right of appeal at court before funds removed

21 Nov 2014

Accounting gaffe leads to nurses being asked to 'work for free'

RCN said the draconian move by the NHS trust was badly damaging morale among nurses who already voluntarily work extra hours unpaid

20 Nov 2014

BDO liquidators win £24m for Rangers creditors

BDO secure £24m for Rangers creditors after agreeing settlement with Collyer Bristow, the lawyers who acted for Craig Whyte when he bought the club in 2011

20 Nov 2014

Moore Stephens confirms Baker Tilly tax partner hires

Moore Stephens confirms arrivals of Timothy Fussell, Kevin Phillips and Vincent Wood from Baker Tilly

20 Nov 2014

KPMG and McLaren Group forge predictive analytics partnership

The Big Four firm becomes a ‘pioneer' partner of McLaren, fusing technology outfit's expertise in predictive analytics and KPMG's audit and consulting capability

20 Nov 2014

BDO turnover leaps 27% after PKF merger

Annual report first to reflect PKF merger

20 Nov 2014

GP & Met Police forensic examiner guilty of £700k tax fraud

Khaled Yasin was paid £1.3m as a forensic medical examiner for the Met Police, but only paid tax on £655,955 of that money, deftly avoiding a £300,000 tax bill

18 Nov 2014

HMRC roasted for glacial pace at tackling tax avoiders

Hodge blasts HMRC's action against tax avoiders as "unacceptably slow, putting tax revenues at risk"

18 Nov 2014

Baldwins expands into Shropshire with Turner Peachey deal

Acquisitive Midlands firm expands its reach

18 Nov 2014

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Not so easy come easy go for the Practitioner, as a troublesome client is finally given the heave-ho, but a new staff member is welcomed on board

Are ethics and profits mutually exclusive?

The markets crave trust, and business must be more proactive in its delivery

ABS: Will you be taking on too much?

While alternative business structures (ABSs) might benefit some accountancy firms, others could be in danger of overstepping their capabilities

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Internal auditors must up game over new anti-corruption rules

Government's more onerous anti-corruption plan means internal auditors must up their game

Colin: Pre-award jitters

Colin's excited about tonight's British Accountancy Awards

Colin: Audit losses go down badly

Colin imagines KPMG's reaction to losing Diageo audit

Colin: Deloitte redeems Gherkin

Colin speculates on what changes might take place at 30 St Mary Axe under the new Brazilian ownership

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