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John Lewis DB scheme deficit hits £1bn

John Lewis Partnership's defined benefit pension scheme’s total accounting deficit hits £1bn results show

07 Mar 2014

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EU to raise environmental taxes across member states

The EU could raise €35bn through environmental taxes in two years removing burden on employment taxes, study finds

06 Mar 2014

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Iris relaunches KashFlow with new accounting practice offering

Six months after acquiring the business, Iris relaunches KashFlow

06 Mar 2014

Jobs at risk as EY Nottingham office to disappear

'Small number' of jobs at risk as EY Nottingham office to merge into its Birmingham site

06 Mar 2014

ICAEW joins government cyber-security group

ICAEW becomes first accountancy body to join government funded cyber-security organisation

05 Mar 2014

HMRC to abandon Bitcoin VAT

Bitcoin transactions will not attract VAT, HMRC confirms

05 Mar 2014

HMRC loses pensions contributions Supreme Court tax case

Employers' pensions contributions are not earnings for tax purposes, the Supreme Court finds

05 Mar 2014

BiS governance expert takes FRC director role

David Styles takes director of corporate governance role at FRC

05 Mar 2014

PKF International doubles Australian presence

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

05 Mar 2014

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

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

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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?

Miller's Tale: Quality time(sheets)

Love them or loathe them, timesheets are a part of day-to-day life for most practices. Cara Miller asks whether they're actually outdated, and a hindrance

The Practitioner: In death comes clarity

The untimely death of a client makes The Practitioner think about the role of an accountant

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Probate: How to manage death and taxes

Mick Jones takes a sideways, but informative, view on the issues accountants face in offering probate services

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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