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PKF International doubles Australian presence

International network move to increase Australian reach welcomed by UK member firms

05 Mar 2014

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PwC Lehman administrators to return 100% plus interest to creditors

First time ever unsecured creditors to receive 100% return and interest in administration history

05 Mar 2014

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KPMG tops listed auditor table

KPMG comes out on top of listed auditor table compiled by Adviser Rankings

04 Mar 2014

Government at odds with PAC over tax gap

Government dismisses various Public Accounts Committee recommendations over tax gap and HMRC operations

04 Mar 2014

Speedy Hire suffers £2.7m charge on accounting irregularities

Deloitte/Addleshaw Goddard review finds accounting irregularities deliberately undertaken by a small number of employees at Speedy Hire

03 Mar 2014

CBI calls for carbon tax freeze

Tax freezes in the upcoming Budget will aid UK companies' competitiveness, claims the CBI

03 Mar 2014

EU endorses non-financial reporting for large companies

Large companies within the EU to report non-financial information in management statement

03 Mar 2014

Ex-Bridge insolvency partner and accountant sent to prison

Ex-Bridge Business Recovery partner James Bradney and the firm’s former accountant Michael Worrall sentenced to prison terms

28 Feb 2014

KPMG's US CEO takes global chairman role at firm

John B Veihmeyer to take up global chair role at KPMG International upon Michael Andrew's retirement

28 Feb 2014

UK needs further 80,000 accountants in 35 years

UK immigration crack-down will leave create a drastic shortfall in the UK accountancy market says specialist recruiter

28 Feb 2014

James Cowper elects new managing partner

Robert Holland is to make step up from business services partner

27 Feb 2014

Insolvency partner and accountant both plead guilty to fraud

Ex-Bridge Business Recovery partner James Bradney and the firm’s former accountant Michael Worrall plead guilty to charges of fraud

27 Feb 2014

Credit Suisse ‘shredded documents’ for US tax evaders

Swiss bank alleged to have helped US clients avoid taxes, senate committee claims

26 Feb 2014

Firms dishing out extra cash to stop accountants resigning

Firms offering 20% salary increase to retain staff, but accountants leave for career development not cash

26 Feb 2014

Advertisement feature: Automatic enrolment - a new business opportunity for accountants

The introduction of automatic enrolment has revolutionised the way workers in the UK will save for retirement. But it's also opened up new opportunities for accountants and other types of corporate service providers.

25 Feb 2014

IASB to overhaul processes as further filing issues arise

The IFRS Foundation overhauls governance processes in light of continued shortcomings in its filing record at Companies House

25 Feb 2014

SouthWestfd increases presence with two new recruits

Steve Moncur and John Fowler increase SouthWestfd's associate numbers to 16

25 Feb 2014

Tax debt disqualifications dominate Insolvency Service stats

Director disqualifications due to tax debts an increasingly large proportion of Insolvency Service figures - lawyers warn that the service is not dealing with other types of activity

25 Feb 2014

FreeAgent launches accountants’ division

Dedicated accounting division launched by FreeAgent

25 Feb 2014

HMRC to press on with LLP tax changes

Guidance shows controversial tests over partners' status are likely to be introduced

24 Feb 2014

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Bank raiding powers could put HMRC at top of insolvency pecking order

Will HMRC’s new bank raiding powers see insolvency practitioners pursuing it for funds taken illegally in the event of bankruptcy?

The Practitioner: The promise of the pension pot

The combination of pensions drawdown and enterprise investment tax planning makes the Practitioner's mouth water - but can the firm get its pensioners lined up in a row?

Leader: Charity begins at home

With so many accountants require support and counselling, an already charitable profession must consider where its efforts go

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Social networking: How does the Top 50 stack up?

Firms are failing to realise the business benefits of social media sites such as utilising LinkedIn

Colin: There's nothing like a well-thought-out plan

Colin wonders whether some SMEs are keeping it too simple

Taking Stock: When tax is stranger than fiction

Sometimes you just can't make it up, TS finds

Scrapping IR35 all very well – but what else?

IR35 has proven ineffective, but 'what are the alternatives?' asks Calum Fuller

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