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Deloitte to negotiate Mamas & Papas CVA deal

Struggling upmarket nursery chain appoints Deloitte to strike CVA with its landlords

21 Aug 2014

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Ex-KPMG senior partner to head Grant Thornton assurance

Andrew Vials leaves KPMG technical reporting role to lead GT’s National Assurance Services

21 Aug 2014

Reeves' Tate to serve as R3 president

Andrew Tate to serve as R3's vice-president next year, stepping up to president in 2016

21 Aug 2014

HMRC's tax evasion proposals ‘presume guilt’ warn advisers

Advisers raise concerns over proposed extensions to HMRC's powers in tackling offshore tax evasion

20 Aug 2014

Deloitte accused of costing taxpayers £50m for botched administrations

Big Four firm involved in more 20 administrations where it failed to correctly make workers redundant, IS numbers show

20 Aug 2014

Lehman Brothers pension scheme payout agreed

£184m payout for Lehman Brothers' pension scheme members, following long legal battle

19 Aug 2014

BDO adds two to forensics team

BDO appoints Gavin Williamson and Cathie Cameron as partner and director

19 Aug 2014

Offshore tax evaders face new criminal offence

Failure to disclose offshore income and gains could be the subject of a new criminal offence under HMRC proposals

19 Aug 2014

PwC fined $25m over consulting work for Japanese bank

PwC’s US arm fined and banned from some consulting work over misconduct during work at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi

19 Aug 2014

SMEs’ R&D tax credits claims rise 30%

More than 13,000 R&D tax credit claims made by SMEs in 2012/13

18 Aug 2014

Parliament approves ICAEW as probate and ABS regulator

ICAEW is to begin issuing licences from September

15 Aug 2014

HMRC to close down EBT settlement regime

HMRC's settlement facility for those using Employee Benefit Trusts is to be closed in March 2015

15 Aug 2014

HMRC to restrict Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility

HMRC is to restrict favourable terms offered through the Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility

15 Aug 2014

Ex-KWM management duo to spearhead growth of PwC Asia legal arm

Former King & Wood Mallesons Australia head Tony O'Malley joins PwC to spearhead expansion of legal services business across Asia-Pacific

14 Aug 2014

Baker Tilly International adds Japanese firm to network

Network expands in the east as Tokyo-based Nihombashi Corporation joins group

14 Aug 2014

IFRS ‘disconnected’ from true and fair, investors claim

Group of institutional investors claim IFRS disconnected from the requirements for true and fair accounts

14 Aug 2014

DFK International promotes deputy president to top job

DFK Demetriou Trapezaris co-founder Demetris Demetriou takes reins from former president Scott Hazy for three-year term

14 Aug 2014

Coventry-based firm Askews launches insurance offering

Askews is to offer insurance policies to its clients

14 Aug 2014

FRC chairman Bischoff to head JP Morgan’s European arm

Watchdog denies any conflict of interest in the chairman role, which has been approved by UK financial regulators

13 Aug 2014

First cross-platform function for Sage 50 Accounts

Sage brings its flagship 50 Accounts to the cloud for the first time

13 Aug 2014

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Leader: Can Tesco questions be answered without more red tape?

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Leader: CFOs must prepare for a more devolved UK

CFOs must consider the potential for all four of the UK nations to set different tax rules and implement separate business environments

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Accountants need a better bedside manner

Step back and put your self in other people's shoes, says chartered accountant Sydney Callis

Taking Stock: ICAEW Council takes a wee break

ICAEW Council meetings taking an uncomfortably long time to get through, TS notes

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Colin wonders who might be interested in Phones4U's plight

Colin: If you look after the pennies, Tesco...

Colin speculates on the state of Tesco's staff lounge following news of its profits recognition crisis

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