saw the long-running dispute over National Audit Office access to the BBC’s accounts appear to come to an end after a compromise deal was spelled out in the House of Lords.
And high street retailer John Lewis was named the biggest private company in the UK, according to the latest Top 100 table compiled by KPMG and The Sunday Times.
Also in Westminster, the Conservative party urged the government to do more to tackle corruption in Europe after the European Commission’s chief internal auditor announced he would be standing down.
It was reported that Price Waterhouse (now part of PricewaterhouseCoopers) faces a £1.6m pay-out as a result of negligent advice given to Keele University over profit related pay schemes.
Thursday, Accountancy Age exclusively revealed that the Financial Reporting Council has resisted pressure from businesses to ‘water down’ the Higgs code – but admitted this week that the deadline for implementing the controversial proposals had slipped.
And the Department of Trade and Industry published a consultation document on proposals to introduce age discrimination legislation by October 2006.
Friday, it was revealed that UK companies could find it more difficult to protect their email systems from inappropriate content, after a US court ruled in favour of an employee, who slammed his former employer using corporate email accounts.
Does Darwin's theory apply to taxation? Colin ponders...
The EC has been instructed to draft a European Union (EU) directive authorising an EU financial transaction tax, which would apply to ten of the EU’s 28 member states
Accountancy watchdog the FRC has dropped its investigation into the former chief financial officer of Tesco, nearly two years after the supermarket was engulfed in an accounting scandal
Colin imagines how Apple's logo might change in the wake of the EC's ruling over its Irish tax arrangements