Surveys and research round-up

Grouped here for your convenience is a collection of the recent surveys and research undertaken by Accountancy Age, including surveys of football finances, salaries in the accounting market and salaries of FTSE-100 FDs.

15 Dec 2003

Pre-Budget special 2003

Chancellor Gordon Brown has delivered his annual pre-Budget report to MPs in the House of Commons.

10 Dec 2003

Workplace issues has put together this special report on issues affecting employers and employees ih the UK today, including such topics as stress, absenteeism, work/life balance, training and remuneration. Click on the links to read the stories.

04 Dec 2003

TransTec: A sorry, sorry tale

At the end of October, the Department of Trade & Industry released its much-anticipated report on the demise of engineering group TransTec, which included stinging criticism of PricewaterhouseCooper's 1998 audit of the company.

06 Nov 2003

NEW: Small practice guide

Every week Accountancy Age publishes an article dedicated to helping accountants working in smaller practices. Click on the links below for expert advice about topical issues including the audit threshold, technology and people skills.

20 Oct 2003

Softworld: IT news and features archive

To prepare for Softworld Accounting & Finance 2003, we have put together this special archive of news, features, comment and analysis.

01 Sep 2003

Golden Boots to Grass roots

Just days to go before the start of the football season and the UK's national sport is still in financial turmoil. With football clubs crippled by rising player wages, finance directors of many clubs remain dependent on increasing their bank facility to survive. The second annual Accountancy Age/PKF football finance survey reveals the true state of the beautiful game.

07 Aug 2003

Keeping your career on track

Contemplating a move out of accounting and finance? Think again. Last year managers and directors in this sector saw the biggest pay rises across the economy, a healthy 11.5% increase.

20 Jun 2003

Brown and the euro

Taxpayers must once again adopt a 'wait and see' approach to the euro, after Gordon Brown put off a decision on the single currency until the March 2004 Budget at the earliest.

11 Jun 2003

Branding special: What's in a name

Brands were an alien concept to most accountants until the last few years. Now they are seen as vital components of corporate value as more firms seek to cash in on the business reputations they have spent years building up.

17 Apr 2003

2003 Salary Survey: All change

Younger, more feminine and less in thrall to tradition: that's the new breed of accountant. But despite the changes among those starting their careers, the first of 2003's Accountancy Age/Robert Half Finance and Accounting salary surveys reveals the old guard continue to hold sway at the top. Click on the links below find out who earns the most, who works the hardest and why sex matters.

10 Apr 2003

Special report: Budget 2003

Gordon Brown will deliver his seventh and arguably most crucial Budget to the House of Commmons at 12:30pm this afternoon as he balances the need to finance military action in Iraq with demands for improved economic growth.

31 Mar 2003

Special report: Fraud and how to stop it

The problem of identity fraud came glaring into the media spotlight this week following the false arrest and imprisonment of a Briton on holiday in South Africa by the FBI.

27 Feb 2003

Softworld special report

The UK's premier accounting and finance software exhibition, Softworld Accounting & Finance, takes place from 5-6 March 2003 at the Olympia Hall in London.

05 Feb 2003

DTI report on audit

Patricia Hewitt, trade and industry secretary, will address the House of Commons early this afternoon, outlining the results of a year-long inquiry into the UK accounting profession.

29 Jan 2003

Higgs' special report

The Higgs' report on corporate governance and the accompaning Smith report on audit committee reform have both been released to a generally favourable response.

21 Jan 2003

2002: Year in Review

2002 was a year many in the profession would like to forget - 12 months dominated by the demise of former Big Five firm Andersen, as corporate America was consumed in a long list of accounting scandals, starting with gas giant Enron and global telecom WorldCom, both which spectacurlarly collapsed.

13 Dec 2002

In depth: The true cost of AIDS

In this special report, looks at what accountants and regulators in South Africa are doing to highlight the human and financial cost of the disease - and why the UK is having to take an interest.

05 Dec 2002

The hidden threat of hackers

In this special report we look at the threat hackers pose to corporate networks and IT infrastructures as well as other threats to security such as computer viruses.

03 Dec 2002

Pre-Budget 2002

Chancellor Gordon Brown is delivering his eagerly awaited pre-Budget speech this afternoon.'s team of reporters will be posting news and analysis as Brown speaks. Keep refreshing for updates.

21 Nov 2002

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The Practitioner: Mastering a merger

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Leader: KPMG's SME move part of a worrying change to small practice landscape

KPMG's foray into the SME market will likely succeed, but it must convince clients it will ‘care' in the same way a ‘local' practice would


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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

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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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