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AccountancyAge.com weekly news focus: Business

Trade secretary Stephen Byers on Friday published the long-awaited Insolvency Bill on the same day as new government figures revealed company bankruptcies have hit a four-year high - although this has been attributed to increased business confidence!

This week’s bulletin includes news on the Insolvency Bill and the latest figures on companies and individuals in trouble.

Other business stories covered by AccountancyAge.com this week include the call by the Stock Exchange for the abolition of stamp duty, which it claims is hitting its competitiveness.

There are also a number of articles focusing on the red tape battles facing business.

All these can be found by visiting AccountancyAge.com and clicking on the News digest section. Scroll down the News digest and you can read all the stories that have appeared on AccountancyAge.com over the last seven days.

Many accountants this week have been distracted by the less weighty issue of what to wear to the office as Arthur Andersen’s move to end compulsory suit-wearing for its staff has put the spotlight on office casual.

Last week’s Accountancy Age big question revealed that finance directors have split views on the matter.

For those in need of help, AccountancyAge.com is running a special guide to office casual.

Other features include a look at an Arthur Andersen report on the dangers of being left behind when it comes to e-business.

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