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MHA MacIntyre Hudson joins Baker Tilly International

Top 20 firm takes the place of Baker Tilly in Baker Tilly International

08 Oct 2014

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There is ‘moral dimension’ to tax, claims PwC chairman

Dennis Nally resurrects morality versus law debate in tax affairs

07 Oct 2014

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Amazon faces EU investigation over tax affairs

European Commission to investigate potential state aid provided to Amazon by Luxembourg

07 Oct 2014

Thousands of female staff offered chance to join anti-KPMG lawsuit

Past and current female staff of KPMG in the US emailed an opportunity to join a class action suit against the firm

07 Oct 2014

KPMG to deliver Royal Mail audit

Newly-privatised postal company ends 27-year audit relationship with EY

06 Oct 2014

R3 calls on next government to commit to insolvency reforms

Insolvency reforms needed for better deal for small businesses, taxpayers, and indebted individuals, R3 says

06 Oct 2014

Grant Thornton ups partner profits as firm clears £500m

GT passes £500m in revenues a year earlier than predicted, as public sector investment bears fruit

06 Oct 2014

HMRC turns to psychologists to inspire guilt in taxpayers

Psychologists help HMRC draft letters to taxpayers in arrears to drive up yield

06 Oct 2014

LGA creates new company to fill Audit Commission’s demise

Local Government Association sets up independent company in preparation for the closure of the Audit Commission in March 2015

03 Oct 2014

Cashflow concerns see ICAEW Council vote down 'subs-by-instalments'

Institute votes against creating a direct debit scheme for members to pay their subscription in instalments

03 Oct 2014

Larking Gowen completes merger with medical specialist

Larking Gowen confirms merger with Colchester-based medical accountants Hubbard Lloyd

03 Oct 2014

ACCA appoints Harbinson global president

Northern Ireland director of safer communities Anthony Harbinson becomes ACCA global president

03 Oct 2014

Big Four firms pick up two more audits

Safestore swaps PwC for Deloitte, while Coms picks KPMG following Jeffreys Henry term

03 Oct 2014

Kreston welcomes Glasgow accountancy firm into network

Consilium Chartered Accountants joins Kreston International

02 Oct 2014

EY UK partner profit jumps 11.7%

Advisory and transactions boost EY's numbers through 2013/14

02 Oct 2014

Cameron pledges tax cuts if re-elected in 2015

Upping the 10p and 40p rate to new thresholds on the cards if Conservatives re-elected

01 Oct 2014

Pay £1.6m or another decade in jail, ex-ATT president warned

Former ATT president Andrew Meeson must repay £1.6m over a £5m pension tax fraud, or face a further ten years in jail

01 Oct 2014

Former Rangers owner Whyte in 15-year directorship ban

Craig Whyte banned from holding company directorships after the Insolvency Service holds he acted without consultation with fellow directors

01 Oct 2014

60,000 new staff help boost EY global revenues to £17bn

Emerging markets and advisory services boost EY's 2014 performance

01 Oct 2014

Wilkins Kennedy defence 'misplaced', claims Harlequin in $68m dispute

Top 20 firm's former client claims key element of defence is "misplaced" in final filing before hearing

01 Oct 2014

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Leader: Baker Tilly's naming nerves

Baker Tilly's impending name change opens up a range of possiblities, writes Calum Fuller

The Practitioner: R&D tax credit boon awaits clients

The Practitioner is gobsmacked at the opportunities for tax savings that R&D credits will bring for clients

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What should smaller firms be doing to prepare for the impending audit threshold reforms? Having a strategy to work smarter, differently, than in the past is a must, writes Simon Warren

Colin: Chocolate coin meltdown

Colin ponders the impact of chocolate coins being pulled 'out of circulation'

Colin: No-go for new Tesco logo

Colin attempts a unilateral rebrand for Tesco

Taking Stock: Haslers' marathon man avoids comfort break

Better out than in for long-distance runner

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