From Barings and NatWest to Eurotunnel and Townsend Thorensen, companies all over the world are demonstrating the deeply damaging effects of not assessing and controlling risk properly. Only half the companies in a recent Arthur D Little survey of risk management policies and practices are satisfied with their current risk management efforts. Some companies don’t even know whether their efforts are effective or not: in several cases, Arthur D Little received different estimates of the number of major incidents from different people in the same organisation.
The drive towards a fully digital tax regime is an admirable one, but mandation is simply wrong, according to one of the UK's most senior tax technology practitioners - Paul Aplin
Barclays has partnered with accounting software company Xero to provide businesses with access to transaction data through its direct feed.
Government's estimate of a £400m admin saving from Making Tax Digital is way off - and is instead a huge cost burden, warns Lamont Pridmore chief executive Graham Lamont
Xero unveiled its expanded global partner programme at Xerocon South, the accounting technology conference in Australasia