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Income tax rises across OECD

Trend of increasing burden on the individual continues across OECD

11 Apr 2014

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Londoners face annual £1bn mansion tax bill

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

11 Apr 2014

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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

Deloitte administrators charge half a million for RSM Tenon

The administrators’ six month report shows a remuneration of more than £500,000

07 Apr 2014

LLPs taxation rules come into force

Controversial changes in the taxation of limited liability partnerships commence

07 Apr 2014

Calls for IR35 suspension after damning Lords report

Lords report finds HMRC "must justify" IR35's existence

07 Apr 2014

G20 sending mixed messages on tax says Taxand chairman

Mismatch between rhetoric and action on tax from G20 unhelpful, says Taxand chairman Frederic Donnedieu

04 Apr 2014

Audit reforms passed in European parliament

European politicians pass reforms to force listed companies to tender their audit contracts every ten years

03 Apr 2014

PwC completes acquisition of Booz & Co

PwC receives approval to acquire international consulting company Booz & Co which will rebrand to Strategy &

03 Apr 2014

HMRC to undertake IT upgrade over weekend

IT work to see some HMRC services unavailable for approximately three days

03 Apr 2014

Baker Tilly partner joins Quantuma Restructuring

Quantuma Restructuring, created by ex-RSM Tenon practitioners, recruits Simon Bonney to lead its expansion into London

02 Apr 2014

Firms unite to provide better access to accountancy qualifications

Profession unites to help underprivileged students achieve accountancy qualification

02 Apr 2014

Grant Thornton and BDO merge in Isle of Man

Merged firm in Isle of Man to carry Grant Thornton's name

02 Apr 2014

Three firms pick up remaining Audit Commission work

BDO, KPMG and EY pick up remaining local government Audit Commission contracts

02 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?

Miller's Tale: Quality time(sheets)

Love them or loathe them, timesheets are a part of day-to-day life for most practices. Cara Miller asks whether they're actually outdated, and a hindrance

The Practitioner: In death comes clarity

The untimely death of a client makes The Practitioner think about the role of an accountant

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Probate: How to manage death and taxes

Mick Jones takes a sideways, but informative, view on the issues accountants face in offering probate services

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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Why budgeting fails: One management system is not enough

If budgeting is to have any value at all, it needs a radical overhaul. In today's dynamic marketplace, budgeting can no longer serve as a company's only management system; it must integrate with and support dedicated strategy management systems, process improvement systems, and the like. In this paper, Professor Peter Horvath and Dr Ralf Sauter present what's wrong with the current approach to budgeting and how to fix it.

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iXBRL: Taking stock. Looking forward

In this white paper CCH provide checklists to help accountants and finance professionals both in practice and in business examine these issues and make plans. Also includes a case study of a large commercial organisation working through the first year of mandatory iXBRL filing.