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KPMG administrators make redundancies at PCS Brands

The employees were all culled from PCS Brands, a manufacturing business which makes metal bake ware, cookware and wine racks together with the distribution of cutlery under the Viners Brand

03 Nov 2014

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EY and Grant Thornton beef up transactions teams

Senior appointments made by EY and Grant Thornton suggests deals sentiment is growing

03 Nov 2014

Morison International chief executive Liza Robbins

Ten firms in race to claim Morison UK membership

Chief executive of international accountancy network Morison International Liza Robbins tells Accountancy Age she is in discussions with ten firms about UK membership

03 Nov 2014

PwC overhauls KPMG as top AIM 100 auditor

PwC replaces KPMG as the leading AIM 100 auditor after pulling in three new clients

03 Nov 2014

FRC's Roger Marshall joins EFRAG Board

The ex-PwC audit partner, who chaired the Big Four firm's global audit policy board between 2003 and 2007, takes on the new role with immediate effect

31 Oct 2014

Partner promotions take Scott-Moncrieff to 16

Morag Watson and Pamela Coyne recognised for their efforts in growing the business

31 Oct 2014

Benefits of devolved tax must outweigh costs, says ICAS

In its submission to the Smith Commission - currently thrashing out which powers should be devolved following September's highly charged devolution vote - ICAS urged the commission to ensure that the devolution of income taxes should be carefully implemented on a step by step basis to avoid 'the risk of unintended consequences'

31 Oct 2014

Osborne hails 'remarkable progress' made in global tax co-ordination

George Osborne welcomes direction of travel set by OECD members in fight against tax evasion

30 Oct 2014

Price Bailey boosts American connection with Beechams merger

Beechams' international offering a boon to Price Bailey in merger deal

30 Oct 2014

OECD strikes global deal on automatic tax information sharing

OECD member countries will automatically exchange data on individuals' tax affairs after agreement is struck

29 Oct 2014

haysmacintyre reviewing audit of Global 6 Technologies accounts

haysmacintyre reviewing audit of Global 6 Technologies' accounts after replacing previous auditors Affinity Associates

29 Oct 2014

KPMG’s head of charities joins CCW not for profit team

Crowe Clark Whitehill boosts audit capabilities with not-for-profit partner hire

29 Oct 2014

Bankruptcies hit lowest quarterly level in 15 years

Insolvency Service figures show bankruptcy orders reach lowest level since 1999

29 Oct 2014

Devolution of tax powers to Scotland could overstretch HMRC

ICAEW tax chief warns further devolution of tax powers to Scotland could see HMRC struggle to cope

29 Oct 2014

Indirect tax levies rise 49% over ten years

A shift in the tax base toward indirect taxes sees an overall 43% increase in yield

29 Oct 2014

Marussia motors after Caterham into administration

Partners from FRP Advisory appointed joint administrators to Marussia, the second Formula One team to enter administration in a matter of days

28 Oct 2014

NWN beefs up music industry offering with business support hire

Jackie Da Costa joins NWN Blue Squared

28 Oct 2014

James Cowper appoints two directors

Sarah Robert and Stuart Williams handed promotions

28 Oct 2014

Three-horse race for RBS audit account

With RBS set to announce its Q3 2014 interim results on Friday, expectations are growing that the bank may use the event to declare the winner

27 Oct 2014

ICAEW: Government must sort out finances or threaten recovery

Michael Izza warns George Osborne that pre-Election giveaways are imprudent, and will threaten economic recovery

27 Oct 2014

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AS2014: Osborne's reforms sensible - IoD

Sensible reforms preface more radical tax policies in next parliament, writes Institute of Directors' head of taxation Stephen Herring

#AS2014: ACCA still concerned over public coffers, despite spending plans

Government's spending plans give false impression of state of the UK's finances, writes ACCA's Chas Roy-Chowdhury

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Intermediary rules: What your clients need to know

Alastair Kendrick walks through the new landscape for workers engaged through intermediaries, and finds that clients might not have up-to-scratch systems and processes

Taking Stock: Massaging the figures

TS was pleased to note some interesting methods to alleviate Christmas stress

Colin: Using Google to make money out of the net

Colin thinks Osborne's latest tax wheeze means he is not such a bad egg after all

Taking Stock: Daddy issues at French Duncan

Taking Stock spares a though for Alasdair Cairns, who has just gained a new boss. His dad.

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