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KPMG appoints trio to P3 practice

Simon Morris joins from Thomsons Online Benefits, Ingrid Waterfield is promoted to director, along with Jonathan Green

17 Nov 2014

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Deloitte announces £25m fund for employees’ start-up

Deloitte employees could receive support for new business ideas under new scheme

17 Nov 2014

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Changing of the audit guard at G4S

PwC will formally take over as the group's auditor for the year ending 31 December 2015

17 Nov 2014

OTS launches employment status and tax penalties projects

OTS to examine effectiveness of current employment status regime and that of tax-related penalties

17 Nov 2014

Osborne to waive Band Aid 30 VAT

Treasury confirms VAT will not be charged on collaborative charity single

17 Nov 2014

Starbucks’ Dutch tax deal potentially illegal – EU

EU launches investigation into relationship between Starbucks and Netherlands

14 Nov 2014

Labour promise to double penalties for tax avoiders

No-compromise stance outlined by shadow chancellor Ed Balls who pledged a Labour government would double the penalties for those caught by HMRC's General Anti-Abuse Rule (GAAR)

14 Nov 2014

Small biz lines up accountants for auto-enrolment help, says Nest

Accountants must prepare to offer auto-enrolment advice

13 Nov 2014

Kinetic’s tax partner Ashford in law firm move

CIoT council member Gary Ashford joins law firm Harbottle and Lewis after Kinetic Partners spell

13 Nov 2014

No one solution to tax avoidance issue – Maugham

Speaking at the ICAEW's Hardman Lecture, Devereux Tax Chambers' Jolyon Maugham warns that despite 'heavy lifting' on tax avoidance being done, vigilance is still required

12 Nov 2014

UK could water down Patent Box after Germany compromise

Compromise could see Patent Box regime significantly restricted

12 Nov 2014

Judges reject former Bridge accountant's sentence plea

Michael Worrall, former accountant for collapsed firm Bridge Business Recovery, is rejected in his attempt to reduce his sentence

12 Nov 2014

Advisers should prepare for auto-enrolment boom

Small businesses facing imminent auto-enrolment deadlines are likely to turn to accountancy firms to help comply, says Lighthouse's Malcolm Streatfield

11 Nov 2014

Diageo ends 17-year audit relationship with KPMG

PwC replaces KPMG as auditors of FTSE 100 drinks manufacturor Diageo

11 Nov 2014

Zolfo Cooper facilitates Walkabout bar chain MBO

Walkabout chain sold by Zolfo Cooper corporate finance experts to John Moulton investment vehicle

11 Nov 2014

CIPFA launches global fraud risk register

The public finance body will work alongside its international partner organisations to collate the most common fraud risks currently afflicting government and the public sector

11 Nov 2014

Deloitte sells Gherkin to Brazilian billionaire

Receivers from Deloitte sell iconic City landmark to Brazilian billionaire Joseph Safra

11 Nov 2014

HMRC reclaims £3.65bn in unpaid taxes

HMRC specialist takes record yield, law firm Pinsent Masons finds

10 Nov 2014

Mackintosh predicts period of calm for financial reporting

Ian Mackintosh, IASB vice-chairman, said that "after a decade of almost continuous change in financial reporting, we could have some relative calm"

10 Nov 2014

London property amasses 90% of HMRCs high-end tax bonanza

The latest figures show the taxman raised £100m through the Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) in 2013-14, with the capital contributing £89m.

07 Nov 2014

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The Practitioner: Pruning clients, growing staff numbers

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: 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

Taking Stock: Netsuite Twitter-trolls Sage CEO on first day

Sage and Netsuite chief executives engage in boisterous Twitter exchange

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