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AccountancyAge.com weekly news focus: Business

The winner of our competition to win a luxury weekend in Barcelona will be revealed on AccountancyAge.com this afternoon. A new worldwide business qualification is being planned by eight accountancy institutes across the world.

Visit AccountancyAge.com from 3pm this afternoon to find out if you and guest will be spending a weekend of four-star luxury in the lively city of Barcelona.

Those who have not been lucky enough to win the prize may want to try our new competition – which seeks potential internet millionaires. Accountancy Age has teamed up with business-incubator.com to offer readers the opportunity of a lifetime. If you feel you get are getting bypassed by the dot.com gold rush, we are offering you the chance to get a headstart with a free three-month place on the incubator scheme worth £15,000. So if you fancy yourself as a dot.com entrepreneur, visit the competition site on the AccountancyAge.com home page.

Eight accountancy institutes worldwide are developing a new international business qualification.

Meanwhile, the business world is digesting the mammoth Finance Bill, which came out on Friday. The government appears to have softened its proposed sharpening of the Inland Revenue’s investigatory powers.

The government has also developed new rules that allow ‘honest’ bankrupts to return to business within six months.

For details and commentary on the raising of the audit threshold this week, visit our special audit threshold area, which brings together details of the change and reaction to it.

Another feature looks at the notorious IR35 clampdown on personal services companies, which came into the effect with the beginning of the tax year last week.

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