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RSM Tenon

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

HM Revenue and Customs

LLPs taxation rules come into force

Controversial changes in the taxation of limited liability partnerships commence

07 Apr 2014

westminster

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

CIPFA to move out of iconic Robert St office

CIPFA sells its West London site to move into open-plan accommodation near St Katherine's Dock

02 Apr 2014

ACCA research disputes corporate tax base erosion

Research commissioned by ACCA finds "little evidence" for corporate tax base erosion in advanced economies

01 Apr 2014

FRC extends Cup Trust investigation to include audited accounts

FRC extends the scope of its investigation into controversial charity The Cup Trust to include preparation and audit of financial statements

01 Apr 2014

Double-digit increase in accountants requiring support

CABA sees an in crease in both the types of accountant, and the services and support they require

01 Apr 2014

Deloitte manager takes job at niche tax firm

Paul Spenceley steps down from Deloitte after nearly 38 years to join the Tax Advisory Practice

31 Mar 2014

MEP calls for independent review into IASB

Syed Kamall wants EC to commission review into international accounting standard setter - "similar" to Philippe Maystadt's review of Efrag

31 Mar 2014

KPMG announces Xero tie-in

KPMG and Xero announce "strategic" deal

31 Mar 2014

Centrica lines up audit tender process

Centrica lines up an audit tender before 2017, having used PwC since the British Gas demerger in 1997

31 Mar 2014

Insolvency profession says fee changes will see fewer rescues

Three-quarters of IPs believe fixed-fees will lead to them taking fewer cases, while 64% think it will reduce the number of business rescues

31 Mar 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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