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Industry gives cautious welcome to HMRC DRD backtrack

ICAEW chief executive Michael Izza said the institute would keep a careful eye on the passage of this legislation through parliament to ensure the commitments were not watered down

21 Nov 2014

National Audit Office

NAO: Treasury and HMRC ‘lack framework’ for tax reliefs

NAO finds Treasury and HMRC do not adequately monitor effectiveness of tax reliefs

21 Nov 2014

West Yorkshire Police

Council investigated by financial police after PKF audit report

PKF Littlejohn discovered that Keighley Town Council may have taken "unlawful actions" and acted "without consideration of its legal powers"

21 Nov 2014

HMRC's draconian DRD plans diluted after wave of opposition

Treasury's DRD plans now come with safeguards to prevent state abuse - such as taxpayers having the right of appeal at court before funds removed

21 Nov 2014

Accounting gaffe leads to nurses being asked to 'work for free'

RCN said the draconian move by the NHS trust was badly damaging morale among nurses who already voluntarily work extra hours unpaid

20 Nov 2014

BDO liquidators win £24m for Rangers creditors

BDO secure £24m for Rangers creditors after agreeing settlement with Collyer Bristow, the lawyers who acted for Craig Whyte when he bought the club in 2011

20 Nov 2014

Moore Stephens confirms Baker Tilly tax partner hires

Moore Stephens confirms arrivals of Timothy Fussell, Kevin Phillips and Vincent Wood from Baker Tilly

20 Nov 2014

KPMG and McLaren Group forge predictive analytics partnership

The Big Four firm becomes a ‘pioneer' partner of McLaren, fusing technology outfit's expertise in predictive analytics and KPMG's audit and consulting capability

20 Nov 2014

BDO turnover leaps 27% after PKF merger

Annual report first to reflect PKF merger

20 Nov 2014

GP & Met Police forensic examiner guilty of £700k tax fraud

Khaled Yasin was paid £1.3m as a forensic medical examiner for the Met Police, but only paid tax on £655,955 of that money, deftly avoiding a £300,000 tax bill

18 Nov 2014

HMRC roasted for glacial pace at tackling tax avoiders

Hodge blasts HMRC's action against tax avoiders as "unacceptably slow, putting tax revenues at risk"

18 Nov 2014

Baldwins expands into Shropshire with Turner Peachey deal

Acquisitive Midlands firm expands its reach

18 Nov 2014

CIPFA endorses public sector reporting evolution

IIRC and CIPFA push initiative to to drive more sustainability and transparency into public sector reporting

18 Nov 2014

UHY Hacker Young fined over audit family tie

Penalty imposed over breach of regulation where it failed to eliminate a potential threat to its independence of the audit client

17 Nov 2014

Duff & Phelps trio arrested over alleged ‘fraudulent’ Rangers takeover

Three employees from Duff & Phelps arrested in connection to alleged fraudulent sale of Rangers Football Club

17 Nov 2014

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

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

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

17 Nov 2014

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

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AS2014: Osborne's reforms sensible - IoD

Sensible reforms preface more radical tax policies in next parliament, writes Institute of Directors' head of taxation Stephen Herring

#AS2014: ACCA still concerned over public coffers, despite spending plans

Government's spending plans give false impression of state of the UK's finances, writes ACCA's Chas Roy-Chowdhury

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Intermediary rules: What your clients need to know

Alastair Kendrick walks through the new landscape for workers engaged through intermediaries, and finds that clients might not have up-to-scratch systems and processes

Taking Stock: Massaging the figures

TS was pleased to note some interesting methods to alleviate Christmas stress

Colin: Using Google to make money out of the net

Colin thinks Osborne's latest tax wheeze means he is not such a bad egg after all

Taking Stock: Daddy issues at French Duncan

Taking Stock spares a though for Alasdair Cairns, who has just gained a new boss. His dad.

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