US GAAP gains support in global standards race
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US GAAP gains support in global standards race

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US GAAP gains support in global standards race

The International Accounting Standards Committee’s race to achieve a core set of global accounting standards by early 1998 could be undermined b...

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English ICA members speak out against JMU discipline
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English ICA members speak out against JMU discipline

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English ICA members speak out against JMU discipli...

Over-zealous disciplinary measures and excessive punishment handed out by the Joint Monitoring Unit have angered chartered accountants in the South Ea...

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ACCAs win chartered status
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ACCAs win chartered status

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ACCAs win chartered status

ACCA members have won the right to call themselves ‘chartered’ after the Privy Council confirmed a decision made at the association’...

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Legal threat to suppliers over software bugs
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Legal threat to suppliers over software bugs

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Legal threat to suppliers over software bugs

No business or accounting software package is ever totally bug free. Software suppliers have long since acknowledged this and happily continue to sell...

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From the inside or outside?
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From the inside or outside?

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From the inside or outside?

Whether to regulate the accountancy profession is not at issue – the question is how? External regulation or self-regulation? Each has its advan...

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Winners' haul
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Winners' haul

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Winners' haul

Proud prize winners at last week’s Accountancy Age annual awards for excellence staged at the London Hilton Hotel. From left: Denis Waxman, mana...

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Self-assessment prompts R&D race
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Self-assessment prompts R&D race

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Self-assessment prompts R&D race

Self-assessment has spurred the tax software industry into action and, if the number of new products on show last week at the Accountants and Financia...

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News briefs
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News briefs

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News briefs

Enterprise applications vendor SAP UK has launched SAP Focus, an implementation methodology that will make its R/3 software a more viable proposition ...

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Coping with information overload
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Coping with information overload

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Coping with information overload

A high-flying City executive recently made history after claiming compensation for a nervous breakdown brought on by information overload. There can b...

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Regulation must match the needs of the public interest
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Regulation must match the needs of the public interest

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Regulation must match the needs of the public inte...

The row between CIMA and the rest of the working party rocked theprofession last week. Rod Hill and Chris Swinson make their points. Read More...

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Clarke pledges reform of PFI bidding process
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Clarke pledges reform of PFI bidding process

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Clarke pledges reform of PFI bidding process

The Government attempted to head off private sector criticism of the private finance initiative this week with a set of measures designed to cut red t...

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ICA insolvency regulation to be reduced
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ICA insolvency regulation to be reduced

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ICA insolvency regulation to be reduced

The English ICA is braced for trouble over proposals to halve the number of regulatory and oversight visits it makes to licensed insolvency practition...

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Scots ICA condemns late payment policy
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Scots ICA condemns late payment policy

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Scots ICA condemns late payment policy

The impact of Government measures to combat late payment of company bills could take two more years to assess, the Scots ICA has claimed. The DTI intr...

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Are you always satisfied with your software?
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Are you always satisfied with your software?

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Are you always satisfied with your software?

Ever wondered what users really think of their accounts system? Every so often a new report comes out and blows a few vendors out of the water. Ovum&#...

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Scots ICA chief tipped for Morgan Grenfell job
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Scots ICA chief tipped for Morgan Grenfell job

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Scots ICA chief tipped for Morgan Grenfell job

A head of steam was gathering this week behind the candidacy of Robert Smith (right), Scots ICA president, to takeover as head of Deutsche Morgan Gren...

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Opticians take VAT battle to High Court
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Opticians take VAT battle to High Court

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Opticians take VAT battle to High Court

A small practitioner aims to scupper Customs & Excise’s three-year rule on VAT repayment claims through a judicial review. Pankaj Bakshi, s...

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Process of appointing non-executives criticised
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Process of appointing non-executives criticised

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Process of appointing non-executives criticised

UK companies do not spend enough time selecting non-executive directors and, as a result, their boards do not work properly, a new book on corporate g...

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Auditor rules over #50m council case
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Auditor rules over #50m council case

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Auditor rules over #50m council case

A district auditor is investigating a ‘serious misjudgment’ by Welwyn Hatfield Council which resulted in a #50m damages award to a propert...

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Fraudster kicked out of English institute
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Fraudster kicked out of English institute

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Fraudster kicked out of English institute

A chartered accountant jailed for stealing #60,000 from his employer has been thrown out of the English ICA. Cyril Clifford, from Tonbridge, Kent, was...

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Customs faces challenge to three-year VAT ruling
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Customs faces challenge to three-year VAT ruling

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Customs faces challenge to three-year VAT ruling

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists launched a challenge to Customs & Excise’s three-year rule on VAT repayment claims las...

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Accountancy firms miss out on PFI opportunities
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Accountancy firms miss out on PFI opportunities

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Accountancy firms miss out on PFI opportunities

Accountancy firms are lagging behind rival professional advisers in the race for work on the Government’s private finance initiative with lawyer...

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Scots ICA warns of misleading accounts
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Scots ICA warns of misleading accounts

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Scots ICA warns of misleading accounts

Planned simplifications of the Companies Act designed to help small businesses could result in highly misleading company accounts, the Scots ICA has w...

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Profiting from power
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Profiting from power

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Profiting from power

Once the political decision to proceed with privatising the nuclearindustry had been taken, it fell on accountants to prepare a business planand ensur...

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ASB closes freehold loophole
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ASB closes freehold loophole

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ASB closes freehold loophole

Accounting Standards Board proposals published this week would close the loophole that allows companies to avoid depreciating properties. But it has m...

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Caught in the ACT rap
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Caught in the ACT rap

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Caught in the ACT rap

Andrew Sawers examines the threat of a further attack on dividendtaxation. Read More...

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Mixed picture for ASB on exclusion of subsidiaries
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Mixed picture for ASB on exclusion of subsidiaries

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Mixed picture for ASB on exclusion of subsidiaries

The Accounting Standards Board has been largely successful in reducing the number of companies excluding subsidiaries from the consolidated accounts. ...

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Sikka fights on after barrage of abuse
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Sikka fights on after barrage of abuse

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Sikka fights on after barrage of abuse

Dissident ACCA member Prem Sikka has been subjected to a vicious hate campaign in the run-up to an extraordinary general meeting in two weeks’ t...

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