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IASB starts ‘long journey’ to overhaul macro hedging

"Fearsomely complex" approach to macro hedging under IFRS to be simplified by global standard setter

17 Apr 2014

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EU Parliament adopts non-financial reporting rules

Large companies must disclose a host of non-financial information in their annual reports

17 Apr 2014

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Starbucks relocates European headquarters to UK

Starbucks to move European HQ to Chiswick

17 Apr 2014

PwC head of charities joins Saffery Champness

Liz Hazell will join Saffery Champness in October

17 Apr 2014

Baker Tilly to join RSM International network

Baker Tilly will become RSM International's UK member firm later this year

15 Apr 2014

FRC to expose companies that fail to report accurate information

Companies will be forced to admit to FRC inquiries, under reporting watchdog proposals

16 Apr 2014

Long road ahead as IASB remedies governance concerns

The international accounting standards setter has a battle to stave of pressure over IFRS, and its own governance

14 Apr 2014

Guinness Peat Group bring in former HMRC chief Clasper

Mike Clasper becomes chairman of Guinness Peat Group with immediate effect

16 Apr 2014

Colin: There's nothing like a well-thought-out plan

Colin wonders whether some SMEs are keeping it too simple

16 Apr 2014

HMRC targets evasion in further powers push

People holding undeclared accounts offshore could face prison terms even if they did not intend to evade tax under HMRC proposals

15 Apr 2014

Global audits found to be deficient in critical areas

Audits conducted by affiliates of six largest firms persistently deficient, survey of 30 regulators finds

14 Apr 2014

Income tax rises across OECD

Trend of increasing burden on the individual continues across OECD

11 Apr 2014

Londoners face annual £1bn mansion tax bill

Three boroughs to make up more than two thirds of overall yield

11 Apr 2014

Lack of planning hitting SME profits

Exact's survey finds SMEs are much more likely to turn a profit if they make a business plan

11 Apr 2014

ICAEW: HMRC could supersede insolvency law with new powers

ICAEW Tax Faculty warns that HMRC could effectively make themselves a preferential creditor

09 Apr 2014

Iris software introduces secure data collection checklist

Latest software updated to include latest tax upodates

09 Apr 2014

PAC queries HMRC's management of reliefs and allowances

HMRC's tax expenditures come to £101bn per year, the Public Accounts Committee hears

08 Apr 2014

Deloitte administrators close 17 Paul Simon stores

Administrators to close 17 stores at furnishings retailer and make redundancies at head-quarters, warehouse and factory

08 Apr 2014

GT appoints insurance partner from Mazars

Craig Scarr joins GT from Mazars to lead firm's UK offerings to the insurance sector

08 Apr 2014

Whitley Stimpson expands into Bicester with merger

Whitley Stimpson merges with Baxter Payne & Haigh

08 Apr 2014

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Bank raiding powers could put HMRC at top of insolvency pecking order

Will HMRC’s new bank raiding powers see insolvency practitioners pursuing it for funds taken illegally in the event of bankruptcy?

The Practitioner: The promise of the pension pot

The combination of pensions drawdown and enterprise investment tax planning makes the Practitioner's mouth water - but can the firm get its pensioners lined up in a row?

Leader: Charity begins at home

With so many accountants require support and counselling, an already charitable profession must consider where its efforts go

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Social networking: How does the Top 50 stack up?

Firms are failing to realise the business benefits of social media sites such as utilising LinkedIn

Colin: There's nothing like a well-thought-out plan

Colin wonders whether some SMEs are keeping it too simple

Taking Stock: When tax is stranger than fiction

Sometimes you just can't make it up, TS finds

Scrapping IR35 all very well – but what else?

IR35 has proven ineffective, but 'what are the alternatives?' asks Calum Fuller

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