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Umbrella companies to take hit following draft Finance Bill 2015

Government turns crosshairs on use of umbrella companies in tax avoidance

11 Dec 2014

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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

Audit Commission swept away

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

MPs blast Post Office over accounting software mediation

Over 140 MPs have now withdrawn their support for Post Office's mediation scheme, which was set up to address the mounting claims

09 Dec 2014

Johnston Carmichael invests following double-digit growth

Johnston Carmichael makes 'record levels of investment', as it sees a strong revenue increase

09 Dec 2014

PAC accuses Shire and PwC over Luxembourg tax structure

MPs admonish tax chiefs over structures incorporating entities in low-tax Luxembourg

09 Dec 2014

HMRC probes grab £3.9bn extra VAT from SMEs

Level of additional VAT from probes into small businesses by HMRC's local offices has now almost doubled in three years

08 Dec 2014

Treasury to reveal Google tax details this week

Draft Finance Act 2015 to be released on Wednesday 10 December

08 Dec 2014

Massive Sony Pictures hack captures senior Deloitte staff salary details

The list details the Big Four firm's US senior executive pay scales from 2005. Among them are a tax director from Washington DC on $450,000

05 Dec 2014

PFK Cooper Parry appoints first CFO

Sally Spencer is to oversee firm's internal operations and expansion plans

05 Dec 2014

PKF Littlejohn makes insolvency move with Geoffrey Martin merger

PKF brand back in Leeds after Littlejohn's Geoffrey Martin merger

05 Dec 2014

KPMG stays top dog in auditor ranking stakes

Every top 20 firm retained the same position as the last stock market client Adviser Ranking in August 2014

04 Dec 2014

#AS2014: What the papers say

A round-up of Fleet Street's response to the Autumn Statement

04 Dec 2014

Sage shares jump as subscriptions drive strong financials

Online services proving popular for Sage, as it looks to reduce its reliance on licences

04 Dec 2014

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Storm erupts after Big Four firm announces it will take on high-street accountants and the mid-tier accountancy firms that focus predominantly on SME market

Taking Stock: Mazuma's Blue (Peter) movie

Those crazy cats at Mazuma have filmed a brilliant Blue Peter-style video. They're wasted in number-crunching

Colin: Ben Affleck's costume drama

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

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