Paymaster General Dawn Primarolo has rejected a Tory bid to bar Customs officers from using search powers to seize privileged documents, write our parliamentary staff. She insisted the ban was unnecessary because the Police and Criminal Evidence Act, which applies to Customs, prohibits the seizure in the first place of any items where there are reasonable grounds for believing they are subject to privilege. Primarolo refused to go further and undertake that if a seized document was later found to be privileged it would be returned and not used. But she stated: ‘Legal privilege is a hotly defended principle that is to be respected, and the legislation makes no attempt to do otherwise.’
Just one half of UK practices have implemented a pricing structure around auto enrolment implementation and advice - with many suffering increased costs
Deloitte's north-west Europe foray; BDO, Smith & Williamson investment paths; Shelley Stock Hutter; and Wilkins Kennedy discussed by editor Kevin Reed on our Friday Afternoon Live broadcast
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