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HMRC secures eighth NT Advisors tribunal victory

Tribunal wins over NT Advisers have saved HMRC more than £750m

31 Jul 2014

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Cameron hints at raising 40p threshold

David Cameron says he recognises the problem of paying the 40p rate "when people are not earning a lot of money"

31 Jul 2014

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CheapAccounting.co.uk launches 'Dragon's Den' franchise

Online practice CheapAccounting.co.uk launches Dragon Accountancy Franchise

31 Jul 2014

ICAEW urges HMRC to abandon 'unconstitutional' direct debt recovery

HMRC's proposed direct debt recovery powers are unconstitutional, ICAEW warns

30 Jul 2014

NHS accountant jailed over £2m fraud

NHS accountant at two primary care trusts set up standing orders to own accounts in order to buy property

30 Jul 2014

Administrations hit lowest level since 2005

Insolvency Service figures show company administrations hit lowest level since the first quarter of 2005

30 Jul 2014

KPMG and Crowe Clark Whitehill win audit tenders

KPMG replaces EY as auditor for Computacenter, while CCW succeeds BDO at Tertiary Minerals

30 Jul 2014

Deloitte receivers put Gherkin up for sale

Deloitte's real estate arm and Savills instructed to sell landmark office building

29 Jul 2014

Grant Thornton could face £200m civil suit over Tchenguiz SFO raids

Vincent Tchenguiz considers legal action against firm after SFO settles damages claim

29 Jul 2014

Former Tesco CFO Higginson to take Morrisons chair

Former Tesco finance chief leaves Poundland chair role for Morrisons

29 Jul 2014

HMRC business record checks up 60%

HMRC steps up business records checks despite scaling down scope of operation

29 Jul 2014

East Anglian firms Aston Shaw and Morgan Woods merge

Newly-formed business retains the Aston Shaw name, operating five offices with 70 staff

29 Jul 2014

EY wins £2m Sage audit contract

PwC to step down as auditor for FTSE 100 software company after 26 years

28 Jul 2014

Accountancy's rising star looks for £3.3m through crowdfunding

Clear Books, led by Tim Fouracre, looks to raise £3.3m thorugh its own crowdfunding platform

28 Jul 2014

Banks take a forward view of losses under new IFRS rule

IASB issues finished financial instruments accounting standard, but fails in convergence attempts with FASB

25 Jul 2014

Cable calls for ICAEW probe into Comet administrators

Business secretary Vince Cable refers senior Deloitte IPs for potential disciplinary action, over Comet administration concerns

25 Jul 2014

Accounting and finance staff demand leaps

Survey reveals employers pushing to bring more accountants on board

25 Jul 2014

Baker Tilly sells employee benefits business

Baker Tilly sells employee benefits business to insurance broker Arthur J Gallagher & Co

24 Jul 2014

‘Rising concerns’ over NHS trusts' finances

More than a third of health bodies’ audits find value for money issues, Audit Commission reveals

24 Jul 2014

FRC reveals ‘struggle’ in IASB discussions

Working with international standards body "like pushing water uphill", Haddrill admits

24 Jul 2014

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