BDO sued for £250m over ‘light-touch’ administration

Accounting Firms BDO sued for £250m over ‘light-touch’ administration

1y Tom Lemmon

BDO sued for £250m over ‘light-touch’ administrati...

A £250m insolvency negligence lawsuit, thought to be the largest of its kind, began this week against BDO in the UK’s High Court. The claimants in the...

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UK SMEs face complicated recovery

Business UK SMEs face complicated recovery

1y Shannon Moyer

UK SMEs face complicated recovery

Research highlights disparity between SMEs across the UK as they begin to emerge from lockdown Read More...

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Lack of dividends income support a ‘blatant snub’ for self-employed

Business Lack of dividends income support a ‘blatant snub’ for self-employed

1y Tom Lemmon

Lack of dividends income support a ‘blatant snub’ ...

UK self-employed and micro-businesses are being left behind as the government support through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) doesn’t acco...

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Live discussion: Supporting clients on the long road to recovery

Business Live discussion: Supporting clients on the long road to recovery

1y Leanna Reeves

Live discussion: Supporting clients on the long ro...

As the pandemic continues to disrupt businesses and accountancy firms across the UK, Accountancy Age is hosting a live discussion with audit and accou...

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Over a third of public bodies expect formal disputes with the private sector when PFI contracts end

Audit Over a third of public bodies expect formal disputes with the private sector when PFI contracts end

1y Simon Reason

Over a third of public bodies expect formal disput...

By Simon Reason, director of the treasury, National Audit Office Read More...

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Furlough scheme redundancies could trigger surge in tech

Business Furlough scheme redundancies could trigger surge in tech

1y Leanna Reeves

Furlough scheme redundancies could trigger surge i...

Redundancies following closure of the furlough scheme could spark rise in tech demand Read More...

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From tyranny to salvation: the credibility of common metrics for ESG reporting

Business From tyranny to salvation: the credibility of common metrics for ESG reporting

1y Professor Brendan O’Dwyer and Professor Chris Humphrey

From tyranny to salvation: the credibility of comm...

Professor Brendan O’Dwyer and Professor Chris Humphrey from the Accounting and Finance division at Alliance Manchester Business School critique the gr...

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Would a three day split week work for accountants?

Business Recovery Would a three day split week work for accountants?

1y IRIS | Sponsored

Would a three day split week work for accountants?

The restrictions on our personal lives and on businesses are beginning to gradually ease, but the coronavirus will likely have long-lasting effects, w...

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UK to lose top talent if start-up scheme is not amended

Business UK to lose top talent if start-up scheme is not amended

1y Leanna Reeves

UK to lose top talent if start-up scheme is not am...

Excluding US accelerator participants could be detrimental to UK’s competitive tech market Read More...

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Talent and tech key to future-proofing firms

Business Recovery Talent and tech key to future-proofing firms

1y Shannon Moyer

Talent and tech key to future-proofing firms

As accountants look to stabilise, industry members advise that agility is key to post-pandemic recovery Read More...

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Coronavirus could trigger contract clauses to help businesses through pandemic

Business Coronavirus could trigger contract clauses to help businesses through pandemic

1y Wesleyan Bank | Sponsored

Coronavirus could trigger contract clauses to help...

In the third part of a series looking at the current challenges businesses are facing, John Clarke, Wesleyan Bank's head of sales, and Jeremy Parkin, ...

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Furlough scheme extended to October

Business Furlough scheme extended to October

1y Shannon Moyer

Furlough scheme extended to October

Furloughed staff will be able to return to part-time work, as scheme is extended to autumn Read More...

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38% of SMEs won’t survive into June, poll says

Business 38% of SMEs won’t survive into June, poll says

1y Tom Lemmon

38% of SMEs won’t survive into June, poll says

SMEs are continuing to suffer in lockdown as the UK economy grinds to a halt Read More...

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Accountants take on R&D advisers

Business Accountants take on R&D advisers

1y Accountancy Age, Reporters

Accountants take on R&D advisers

Jenny Tragner, a member of HMRC’s R&D consultative committee and director at R&D tax credit specialist ForrestBrown, explains why accountants have qui...

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Sunak’s start-up scheme could overlook female entrepreneurs

Business Sunak’s start-up scheme could overlook female entrepreneurs

1y Leanna Reeves

Sunak’s start-up scheme could overlook female entr...

EY partner says £1.25bn scheme shows government’s goal to preserve fast-growing start-ups could overlook female founders Read More...

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BDO furloughs 700 employees, firms cut pay

Big Four BDO furloughs 700 employees, firms cut pay

1y Shannon Moyer

BDO furloughs 700 employees, firms cut pay

Mid-tier firm furloughs staff two weeks after attending a virtual meeting with several competitors on government assistance Read More...

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Critical issues firms should address in their partnership or LLP agreement

Business Critical issues firms should address in their partnership or LLP agreement

1y Zulon Begum and Wendy Chung

Critical issues firms should address in their part...

All firms should be reviewing their operations, workforce and finances, and implementing measures for business continuity and to ensure financial resi...

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Reports suggest Big Four, BDO and Grant Thornton discuss furlough behind closed doors

Big Four Reports suggest Big Four, BDO and Grant Thornton discuss furlough behind closed doors

1y Shannon Moyer

Reports suggest Big Four, BDO and Grant Thornton d...

Top six UK accounting firms met virtually in a meeting organised by the ICAEW to discuss the potential hit their reputations would take if they utilis...

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Live discussion: Accountants debate pandemic response and SME guidance

Business Live discussion: Accountants debate pandemic response and SME guidance

1y Michael McCaw

Live discussion: Accountants debate pandemic respo...

As part of our fortnightly series, we're bringing together accountants to look at recent market changes Read More...

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Accountants welcome CJRS update

Business Accountants welcome CJRS update

1y Leanna Reeves

Accountants welcome CJRS update

The revised three-month scheme offers greater clarity on furloughed workers deemed eligible Read More...

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UK SMEs on brink of collapse despite CBILS

Business UK SMEs on brink of collapse despite CBILS

1y Leanna Reeves

UK SMEs on brink of collapse despite CBILS

Lack of efficient government intervention for UK SMEs means businesses could be closing doors when entering the new financial year Read More...

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In what condition will practices emerge from the coronavirus crisis?

Business In what condition will practices emerge from the coronavirus crisis?

1y Kevin Reed

In what condition will practices emerge from the c...

Which accounting practices are going to come out of the coronavirus crisis in a fit state to continue? It’s a harsh question, but one that comes in co...

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Live discussion: Accountants consider business impact of pandemic

Business Live discussion: Accountants consider business impact of pandemic

1y Michael McCaw

Live discussion: Accountants consider business imp...

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Accountancy Age is hosting a free live conversation with Mazars and other top practices this Friday, March ...

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Old Lady aiming to dampen concern over gilds, tightening conditions

Business Old Lady aiming to dampen concern over gilds, tightening conditions

2y Leanna Reeves

Old Lady aiming to dampen concern over gilds, tigh...

Bank of England’s rate cut to 0.1 percent highlights growing concerns over coronavirus’ impact on businesses Read More...

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IR35 postponed – but firms struggle to reverse changes

Business IR35 postponed – but firms struggle to reverse changes

2y Tom Lemmon

IR35 postponed – but firms struggle to reverse cha...

The coronavirus crisis has forced the government to postpone the implementation of IR35 changes, but questions remain over whether firms will reverse ...

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Bank of England launches lending programmes as SMEs face cash flow strains

Business Bank of England launches lending programmes as SMEs face cash flow strains

2y Leanna Reeves

Bank of England launches lending programmes as SME...

The Bank’s interest rate cut to 0.25 percent comes amid a list of incentives for SMEs Read More...

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NMC Health's debt soars

Business NMC Health's debt soars

2y Shannon Moyer

NMC Health's debt soars

UAE-based healthcare company’s debt surges to an estimated $5bn Read More...

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