Accountants are beating lawyers in the race to help companies comply with the
controversial governance reforms in the Companies Act, according to new
A survey of more than 200 businesses across the UK revealed that 60% of all
business directors that have sought advice on the Companies’ Act have turned to
their accountant rather than a lawyer, Lawyers Week reported
The study was carried out on behalf of Leeds Legal and questioned small to
medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) about the Act, parts of which will come into
force in October.
The survey also found that 42% of business leaders have not sought advice on
the Act, while more than a third (37%) claimed to know nothing about it.
Just one half of UK practices have implemented a pricing structure around auto enrolment implementation and advice - with many suffering increased costs
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Accountants should alter their perspective on auto-enrolment to maximise business opportunities, according to Eric Clapton.
Kevin Reed discusses whether new accountancy group Cogital can rival the Big Four...and its likely direction of travel