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HMRC tax helpline delays criticised

Of the 71 calls made where researchers did manage to get past the automated system, they were then put on hold for an average of 18 minutes

15 Dec 2014

Lewis Hamilton competes in the F1 in schools competition

SPOTY winner Hamilton hits back at tax exile claims

Sports personailty of the year Hamilton 'pays a lot of tax' in the UK, he argues, as commentators criticise his tax status

15 Dec 2014

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Bumper bonus expectations for accountants

Salary growth over the last four years means that a 19% bonus now equates to 22% more in monetary terms than in 2010/11, when it amounted to £10,438

15 Dec 2014

HMRC pockets £32m from tax avoidance scheme users

Accelerated Payments Regime sees nearly £30m paid up - almost all of the disputed tax due

15 Dec 2014

Kingston Smith bolsters tax team with partner hire

Mark Fielden makes switch from Grant Thornton

12 Dec 2014

Sage corporation tax programme now operational

Sage Corporation Tax now up and running following Thomson Reuters deal termination in September

12 Dec 2014

Sage launches Final Accounts Online

Sage becomes first accountancy software vendor to offer final accounts online

12 Dec 2014

Profits and sales slip as Begbies Traynor reports £8.5m acquisition

Begbies Traynor strikes deal to acquire firm of chartered surveyors; first half profits and sales slip

12 Dec 2014

PwC in the money with new publisher’s audit

PwC replaces Deloitte as auditors of FTSE 250 publisher Euromoney Institutional Investor

12 Dec 2014

CIoT and ATT overhauls HR and payroll system

Tax institutes to use Cascade to run HR function

12 Dec 2014

Big Four implicated in Luxembourg tax row

Controversy around tax affairs of multinationals reaches Big Four

11 Dec 2014

Umbrella companies to take hit following draft Finance Bill 2015

Government turns crosshairs on use of umbrella companies in tax avoidance

11 Dec 2014

Pride as EY named Stonewall Star Performer on workplace equality

EY one of eight organisations and the only one of the Big Four to receive the recognition

11 Dec 2014

Accounts qualified for 1,000 ‘small bodies', reports Audit Commission

The Audit Commission dismayed at decline in quality of reporting for ‘small bodies' such as parish councils and Internal Drainage Boards, which spend around £570m of public money each year

11 Dec 2014

IASB pledges to maintain ‘strong’ bilateral relationship with FASB

IASB vice-chairman Ian Mackintosh heralds achievements of convergence project at AICPA conference

10 Dec 2014

‘Google tax’ may be extra-territorial, warns ACCA

ACCA tax chief warns diverted profits tax could tread on other jurisdictions' toes

10 Dec 2014

Voluntary tax disclosure facility launched for solicitors

Solicitors latest profession targeted with HMRC disclosure scheme

09 Dec 2014

Baker Tilly announces Microsoft tie-up

Baker Tilly to sell user licences for Microsoft Dynamics

09 Dec 2014

Warsop takes on UHY Hacker Young chairman role

Howard Spencer steps down after 17 years' service, with not-for-profit sector expert Jon Warsop taking the helm

09 Dec 2014

KPMG invests in analytics firm Bottlenose

KPMG Capital makes another technology-driven investment

09 Dec 2014

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The Practitioner: Mastering a merger

The Practitioner calls for senior staff to step up to the plate: as clandestine merger meetings take place

Leader: KPMG's SME move part of a worrying change to small practice landscape

KPMG's foray into the SME market will likely succeed, but it must convince clients it will ‘care' in the same way a ‘local' practice would

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Colin wonders how much Ben Affleck's turn in The Accountant will differ from his previous roles

Taking Stock: Shooting begins on Affleck thriller The Accountant

Affleck is the star in Warner Brothers flick about and a mild-mannered accountant who becomes a high-class assassin by night

Colin: Captain Obvious joins the Lib Dems

Colin wonders what other bleeding obvious policies the Lib Dems will announce in the run-up to the election

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