'Volatile' pension rules will hit company results.

Consulting 'Volatile' pension rules will hit company results.

23y John Stokdyk

'Volatile' pension rules will hit company results.

ASB ignores field test fears and pushes ahead with new standard. Read More...

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Personal Finance - How to win the buy-to-let game

Personal Tax Personal Finance - How to win the buy-to-let game

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Personal Finance - How to win the buy-to-let game

An explosion of mortgage deals has made it easier than ever to become a landlord. But there's a lot to take care of before the cash rolls in. Read Mor...

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PwC and Grant Thornton admit merger talks

Consulting PwC and Grant Thornton admit merger talks

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PwC and Grant Thornton admit merger talks

PricewaterhouseCoopers and Grant Thornton’s US operations have admitted that they held secret merger negotiations over the summer that collapsed...

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Latest: Ministers make IR35 concessions

Personal Tax Latest: Ministers make IR35 concessions

23y John Stokdyk

Latest: Ministers make IR35 concessions

The government has made concessions in its overhaul of the tax system for personal services companies, but accountants have warned that contractors wi...

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Whitehall accounts back on track

Management Whitehall accounts back on track

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Whitehall accounts back on track

All 49 government departments hit resource accounts deadline. Read More...

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Business - Police probe discrepancies at pet company

Accounting Software Business - Police probe discrepancies at pet company

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Business - Police probe discrepancies at pet compa...

Accounting irregularities have forced Armitage Brothers to strike £200,000 from the annual profits of its Aitchisons wholesaling division. The Notting...

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Accountancy bottom of class for students

Accounting Software Accountancy bottom of class for students

23y John Stokdyk

Accountancy bottom of class for students

Students are turning their backs on accountancy before they even reach university, according to UK examining boards. Thousands of anxious GCSE student...

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Taxation - Hope for gold rush after VAT exemption

Accounting Software Taxation - Hope for gold rush after VAT exemption

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Taxation - Hope for gold rush after VAT exemption

The government is hoping that moves to make gold exempt from VAT will revive the flagging UK private investment market in the commodity. Investors hav...

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The Big Question - FDs back pensions overhaul

Accounting Software The Big Question - FDs back pensions overhaul

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The Big Question - FDs back pensions overhaul

Almost two in three finance directors believe companies should report pension assets and liabilities at market value, writes Nick Huber. The Accountin...

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Fraud - E&Y in Bank of New York probe

Accounting Software Fraud - E&Y in Bank of New York probe

23y John Stokdyk

Fraud - E&Y in Bank of New York probe

Forensic accountants from Ernst & Young are working with the Bank of New York in an attempt to identify the weaknesses in financial controls that ...

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Mazars sets IT wing free

Accounting Software Mazars sets IT wing free

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Mazars sets IT wing free

Dynamics reseller buys itself out from top 20 firm with money from US group. Read More...

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First new audit win for PwC

Accounting Software First new audit win for PwC

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First new audit win for PwC

Misys appoints PricewaterhouseCoopers as auditor after Deloitte & Touche 'retires'. Read More...

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View from the House - Malcolm Bruce

Accounting Software View from the House - Malcolm Bruce

23y John Stokdyk

View from the House - Malcolm Bruce

The idea that the government should present an annual report setting out its performance in relation to its commitments is good, in principle. After a...

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Legal - Firms fear surge in litigation

Accounting Software Legal - Firms fear surge in litigation

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Legal - Firms fear surge in litigation

Big Five firms fear ‘US-style’ multimillion pound negligence claims against them will snowball following the introduction of the radical W...

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Business - BSkyB appeals £20m VAT case

Accounting Software Business - BSkyB appeals £20m VAT case

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Business - BSkyB appeals £20m VAT case

Satellite broadcaster BSkyB is to appeal against an independent VAT tribunal ruling in the High Court, raising the stakes in a long-running tax disput...

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Standards - BT blasted for flouting account rules

Accounting Software Standards - BT blasted for flouting account rules

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Standards - BT blasted for flouting account rules

BT has been accused of breaking disclosure rules over management of its £20bn pension fund by a firm of actuaries which has also blasted other FTSE 10...

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Taxation - Revenue wages war on insurers

Accounting Software Taxation - Revenue wages war on insurers

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Taxation - Revenue wages war on insurers

The Inland Revenue’s battle against Lloyd’s of London to secure greater taxable profits could escalate into a full-scale war with insurers...

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Chas Roy-Chowdhury - New tricks, but will they work?

Accounting Software Chas Roy-Chowdhury - New tricks, but will they work?

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Chas Roy-Chowdhury - New tricks, but will they wor...

The move to shift VAT decisions to the regions has resulted in some companies paying tax they do not owe or receiving the wrong advice Read More...

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The Big Question: Accouting Tasr - Apathy greets Howells post

Accounting Software The Big Question: Accouting Tasr - Apathy greets Howells post

23y John Stokdyk

The Big Question: Accouting Tasr - Apathy greets H...

Trade minister Kim Howells, the first ‘accountancy tsar’, has been snubbed after more than one in three finance directors said they did no...

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News in brief - 12 August

Accounting Software News in brief - 12 August

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News in brief - 12 August

Spice Girls royalty audit The Spice Girls are facing a worldwide royalty audit, Deloitte & Touche’s Charles Bradbrook, the band’s acco...

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Telecoms giants strengthen accountancy software links

Accounting Software Telecoms giants strengthen accountancy software links

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Telecoms giants strengthen accountancy software li...

Telecommunications companies strengthened their presence in the financial software market this month as BT and MCI WorldCom unveiled online alliances ...

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Now a CA can be just a bit more

Accounting Software Now a CA can be just a bit more

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Now a CA can be just a bit more

The English ICA has relaxed its rules to allow member firms to add extra words on to the title ‘Chartered Accountants’. But they must choo...

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Worthington results drop £5m after accounting errors

Accounting Software Worthington results drop £5m after accounting errors

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Worthington results drop £5m after accounting erro...

Accounting errors have wiped £5m off the full-year results of household goods and textiles manufacturer Worthington. The group, which works with Marks...

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Examiner's mistake in final CIMA tax paper hits six students

Accounting Standards Examiner's mistake in final CIMA tax paper hits six students

23y John Stokdyk

Examiner's mistake in final CIMA tax paper hits si...

Three students who sat their final CIMA exams in May were marked as absent for one of the papers despite completing it. CIMA admitted this week that t...

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View from the House - David Walker

Accounting Software View from the House - David Walker

23y John Stokdyk

View from the House - David Walker

A mistake business people often make is applying corporate models to political life. They may be encouraged by politicians, especially the Blairites ,...

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Camp quits Taxsoft

Accounting Software Camp quits Taxsoft

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Camp quits Taxsoft

Taxsoft has been hit by a third executive departure sinceon since Sage takeover. Newcastle-based Sage bought the taxation specialist for £10.8m in Feb...

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Peter Scott - Demonstrating the way forward

Accounting Software Peter Scott - Demonstrating the way forward

23y John Stokdyk

Peter Scott - Demonstrating the way forward

Only six weeks ago during the Carnival against Capitalism, colleagues of mine watched as a car burned immediately behind our City office. It was a sig...

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