Sam Alberti is deputy editor at Accountancy Age. He has spent the past two years covering a range of beats as a reporter and senior reporter, before taking on the role of Deputy Editor in January 2023. He previously covered people management and business transformation for HRD Connect. He is also an NCTJ-qualified news reporter with an MA in journalism.

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TCFD: ‘More progress needed’ on climate disclosures
ESG

TCFD: ‘More progress needed’ on climate disclosures

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TCFD: ‘More progress needed’ on climate disclosure...

Having released its sixth and final report, the TCFD will now pass the monitoring of disclosures over to the ISSB Read More...

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MTD: The story so far
MTD

MTD: The story so far

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MTD: The story so far

The UK's plan to digitalise the tax system is well underway Read More...

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Accountancy Age Top 50+50 2023 - submissions now open!
50+50

Accountancy Age Top 50+50 2023 - submissions now open!

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Accountancy Age Top 50+50 2023 - submissions now o...

Firms are now invited to submit for the 2023 ranking list Read More...

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HMRC must demonstrate commitment to umbrella company regulation, experts say
HMRC

HMRC must demonstrate commitment to umbrella company regulation, experts sa...

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HMRC must demonstrate commitment to umbrella compa...

The tax office’s compliance activity has been described as “practically non-existent” Read More...

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HMRC scrutiny driving surge in R&D outsourcing, expert says
HMRC

HMRC scrutiny driving surge in R&D outsourcing, expert says

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HMRC scrutiny driving surge in R&D outsourcing, ex...

Many have criticised the pace of change in the UK's R&D regime in recent years Read More...

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Tory MP: IR35 has become ‘Frankenstein’s monster’
Contracting

Tory MP: IR35 has become ‘Frankenstein’s monster’

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Tory MP: IR35 has become ‘Frankenstein’s monster’

According to the senior Conservative, the Tory party must have one eye on the next general election in deciding the future of the off-payroll working ...

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Telecoms solution to ‘remove the pain’ of HMRC wait times
Accounting Firms

Telecoms solution to ‘remove the pain’ of HMRC wait times

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Telecoms solution to ‘remove the pain’ of HMRC wai...

The tax authority has faced increasing backlash due to dwindling service levels in recent months Read More...

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Generative AI to play potentially ‘transformative’ role in tax
Business

Generative AI to play potentially ‘transformative’ role in tax

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Generative AI to play potentially ‘transformative’...

The technology can go beyond clerical usage and assist with the delivery of advisory services, experts say Read More...

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Inaugural ISSB standards ‘watershed moment’ for sustainability reporting
ESG

Inaugural ISSB standards ‘watershed moment’ for sustainability reporting

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Inaugural ISSB standards ‘watershed moment’ for su...

The long-awaited standards will help businesses 'tell their sustainability story', the ISSB said Read More...

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UK economy: Growth prospects ‘stymied’ as inflation stagnates and interest rates soar
Business

UK economy: Growth prospects ‘stymied’ as inflation stagnates and interest ...

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UK economy: Growth prospects ‘stymied’ as inflatio...

UK inflation has surpassed 5% for the first time since the 2008 financial crisis Read More...

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Government execution of MTD ‘out of control’ as costs spiral
HMRC

Government execution of MTD ‘out of control’ as costs spiral

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Government execution of MTD ‘out of control’ as co...

The regime's total cost is now thought to be five times the original forecast Read More...

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Labour’s private equity tax raid would ‘substantially weaken’ UK PLC, experts say
Politics

Labour’s private equity tax raid would ‘substantially weaken’ UK PLC, exper...

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Labour’s private equity tax raid would ‘substantia...

Fresh analysis suggests that HMRC is missing out on around £600m per year due to the carried interest loophole Read More...

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WATCH: Baker Tilly International CEO on mid-market turbulence
Accounting Firms

WATCH: Baker Tilly International CEO on mid-market turbulence

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WATCH: Baker Tilly International CEO on mid-market...

Francesca Lagerberg sheds light on how practice strategy is helping to guide more than 140 member firms through global turbulence Read More...

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HMRC set to close self-assessment helpline for three months
HMRC

HMRC set to close self-assessment helpline for three months

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HMRC set to close self-assessment helpline for thr...

The closure is intended to reduce the burden on HMRC phone lines and prioritise 'urgent' cases Read More...

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IR35: Government set to tackle ‘murky’ umbrella company market
Contracting

IR35: Government set to tackle ‘murky’ umbrella company market

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IR35: Government set to tackle ‘murky’ umbrella co...

The fresh proposals mark the end of a 14-month wait for the findings of a public consultation Read More...

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ESG an “immense” market for mid-tier accounting firms to tap into
ESG

ESG an “immense” market for mid-tier accounting firms to tap into

11m Sam Alberti

ESG an “immense” market for mid-tier accounting fi...

As Menzies becomes the latest accounting firm to launch an ESG service line, Accountancy Age looks at the factors for and again investing in sustainab...

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CIOT: Poor HMRC service ‘hammers away’ at trust
Brexit & Economy

CIOT: Poor HMRC service ‘hammers away’ at trust

11m Sam Alberti

CIOT: Poor HMRC service ‘hammers away’ at trust

The Chartered Institute of Taxation has issued damning comments on HMRC's ongoing challenges with service levels Read More...

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IR35 liabilities in public sector reach £300m
Contracting

IR35 liabilities in public sector reach £300m

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IR35 liabilities in public sector reach £300m

The UKRI follows the DWP and DEFRA in being handed hefty tax bills Read More...

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FRC announces major overhaul of UK Corporate Governance Code
Audit

FRC announces major overhaul of UK Corporate Governance Code

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FRC announces major overhaul of UK Corporate Gover...

The proposals form part of an ongoing overhaul of audit and corporate governance in the UK Read More...

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HMRC R&D raid poses “significant risk” to accountants
HMRC

HMRC R&D raid poses “significant risk” to accountants

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HMRC R&D raid poses “significant risk” to accounta...

HMRC investigations into R&D claims will have risen by 900% in the past four years, research suggests Read More...

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Pace of R&D change ‘adding complexity’ for accountants
R&D

Pace of R&D change ‘adding complexity’ for accountants

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Pace of R&D change ‘adding complexity’ for account...

The lack of a clear reform roadmap risks erosion of trust in the R&D system, one expert says Read More...

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Direct collaboration between finance and accounting ‘critical’, experts say
Accounting Software

Direct collaboration between finance and accounting ‘critical’, experts say

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Direct collaboration between finance and accountin...

Technology could enable this by allowing teams to 'speak the same language' Read More...

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Smarter Regulation plans ‘long overdue’ for temporary workers
Brexit & Economy

Smarter Regulation plans ‘long overdue’ for temporary workers

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Smarter Regulation plans ‘long overdue’ for tempor...

The proposed changes to employment law will save businesses £1bn per year, the policy paper argues Read More...

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Just 12% of UK accounting firms started by women in 2022
Accounting Firms

Just 12% of UK accounting firms started by women in 2022

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Just 12% of UK accounting firms started by women i...

This is a decline of 10 percentage points from the year prior Read More...

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HMRC names and shames two offshore tax avoidance schemes
HMRC

HMRC names and shames two offshore tax avoidance schemes

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HMRC names and shames two offshore tax avoidance s...

The two Belize-based schemes were "cynically marketed", a HMRC official said Read More...

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Market split on harsher treatment for tax avoiders
Contracting

Market split on harsher treatment for tax avoiders

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Market split on harsher treatment for tax avoiders

A new HMRC consultation will assess whether to criminalise the failure to comply with a Stop Notice Read More...

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HMRC launches ‘potentially game-changing’ IR35 review
Contracting

HMRC launches ‘potentially game-changing’ IR35 review

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HMRC launches ‘potentially game-changing’ IR35 rev...

A review of the controversial issue is long overdue, sources say Read More...

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