EY's resignation as Asda's auditor highlights importance of personal compliance

Audit EY's resignation as Asda's auditor highlights importance of personal compliance

4w Accountancy Age, Reporters

EY's resignation as Asda's auditor highlights impo...

On January 27, it was reported EY had quit as auditor to Asda amid one of its senior partners starting a romantic relationship with billionaire chief ...

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Devils in the details: Rectifying accounting errors

Legal Devils in the details: Rectifying accounting errors

1m Accountancy Age, Reporters

Devils in the details: Rectifying accounting error...

Accounting errors can distort financial statements and mislead stakeholders, as seen in the recent ADM case. This article guides you through identifyi...

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What should accountants take away from Amazon's $270 million tax win?

Business What should accountants take away from Amazon's $270 million tax win?

2m Accountancy Age, Reporters

What should accountants take away from Amazon's $2...

Accountants must stay vigilant, adapt their tax strategies to evolving regulations, prioritize transparency, and foster collaboration with tax authori...

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HMRC launches campaign targeting crypto tax evaders

Digital assets HMRC launches campaign targeting crypto tax evaders

3m Accountancy Age, Reporters

HMRC launches campaign targeting crypto tax evader...

It is essential for crypto asset owners to take advantage of the new disclosure facility and seek specialist advice when necessary Read More...

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UK accountant handed jail term in £160k tax fraud case

HMRC UK accountant handed jail term in £160k tax fraud case

2y Sam Alberti

UK accountant handed jail term in £160k tax fraud ...

The taxpayer’s trust was abused using accountancy knowledge and expertise, HMRC said Read More...

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ForrestBrown leads “landmark” R&D tribunal victory against HMRC

Legal ForrestBrown leads “landmark” R&D tribunal victory against HMRC

2y Sam Alberti

ForrestBrown leads “landmark” R&D tribunal victory...

The case is expected to lay a marker for SMEs in making future claims Read More...

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Money laundering: do you fully understand the risks?

Coronavirus Money laundering: do you fully understand the risks?

3y The Institute of Financial Accountants

Money laundering: do you fully understand the risk...

Accountancy firms should be more vigilant than ever of money laundering strategies, says the Institute of Financial Accountants Read More...

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Dirty cash: the rising threat of Chinese Underground Banking

Legal Dirty cash: the rising threat of Chinese Underground Banking

3y Anne Davis | The Institute of Financial Accountants

Dirty cash: the rising threat of Chinese Undergrou...

Accountants and agents dealing with Chinese clients should be aware of the risk of Chinese Underground Banking to your business and mitigate this risk...

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Autonomy auditors criticised in FRC investigation

Audit Autonomy auditors criticised in FRC investigation

3y Aoife Morgan

Autonomy auditors criticised in FRC investigation

Former Deloitte partners failed to act with “professional scepticism” Read More...

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

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

4y 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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Furloughed staff considered ‘super-priority’ creditors during administration

Coronavirus Furloughed staff considered ‘super-priority’ creditors during administration

4y Jeremy Chan

Furloughed staff considered ‘super-priority’ credi...

Recent court rulings clarify legal grey area caused by furlough scheme Read More...

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#MeToo – The story continues

Legal #MeToo – The story continues

4y Accountancy Age, Reporters

#MeToo – The story continues

By Jonathan Iyer, Associate, and Leonie Sheridan, of law firm Lewis Silkin’s Professional Services team. As former employees of Harvey Weinstein take...

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Accountants need to embrace digital AML solutions

Legal Accountants need to embrace digital AML solutions

4y Martin Cheek, MD of SmartSearch

Accountants need to embrace digital AML solutions

"Anti-money-laundering (AML) technology has also seen significant advances. In particular, electronic verification (EV) technology has been developed ...

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What does 5MLD mean for Accountants?

Legal What does 5MLD mean for Accountants?

4y Paul Hanaphy

What does 5MLD mean for Accountants?

The fifth anti-money laundering directive is now active, and businesses face a race against time to become compliant. Read More...

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Shareholders at war: Court influenced by expert accountant on true value of business

Legal Shareholders at war: Court influenced by expert accountant on true value of business

4y Roger Isaacs

Shareholders at war: Court influenced by expert ac...

As is common in such shareholder disputes, emotions ran high, causing the judge to observe that “at times the complaints have seemed more suited to a ...

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How to protect against unlawful wage (and bonus) deductions

Legal How to protect against unlawful wage (and bonus) deductions

5y Beth Hale, Technical Director, CM Murray LLP

How to protect against unlawful wage (and bonus) d...

In this column, Beth Hale, partner and general counsel, and Holly Buick, trainee, at CM Murray, lay down the law on unlawful deductions in wages, incl...

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KPMG bullying allegations “only scratching the surface” in industry

Big Four KPMG bullying allegations “only scratching the surface” in industry

5y Dave Beach

KPMG bullying allegations “only scratching the sur...

As KPMG's Sanjay Thakkar steps down amid a complaint to the FRC, a legal specialist suggests more investigations are likely in professional services R...

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Insolvency of LLPs – liability and risk for partners

Legal Insolvency of LLPs – liability and risk for partners

5y Mark Lim, Dispute resolution partner

Insolvency of LLPs – liability and risk for partne...

Mark Lim, partner in the dispute resolution team at law firm Lewis Silkin, outlines what partners need to know in the event of an insolvency for an LL...

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ICAEW: Companies House data a “gaping hole in AML defences”

Audit ICAEW: Companies House data a “gaping hole in AML defences”

5y Dave Beach

ICAEW: Companies House data a “gaping hole in AML ...

New research quantifies the extent of Companies House inaccuracy as the ICAEW urges the Treasury and BEIS to shore up defences Read More...

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The gender pay gap in accounting - some analysis

Legal The gender pay gap in accounting - some analysis

5y Beth Hale and Zulon Begum, Beth Hale, Partner and General Counsel at CM Murray Zulon Begum, Partner at CM Murray

The gender pay gap in accounting - some analysis

CM Murray's partner and general counsel Beth Hale and Zulon Begum, partner, look at the meaning behind the gender pay gap figures reported in the acco...

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Alleged sexual misconduct – A practical approach to managing risk for accountancy firms in the post #MeToo era

Legal Alleged sexual misconduct – A practical approach to managing risk for accountancy firms in the post #MeToo era

5y Bettina Bender, Partner at Winckworth Sherwood LLP

Alleged sexual misconduct – A practical approach ...

Bettina Bender, partner at Winckworth Sherwood LLP, details what you should do if there is an allegation of sexual misconduct at your firm Read More...

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Should Tesco directors ever have faced fraud trial?

Legal Should Tesco directors ever have faced fraud trial?

5y Beth McLoughlin

Should Tesco directors ever have faced fraud trial...

Questions have been raised about the use of DPAs by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) case after the case against final defendant Carl Rogberg was droppe...

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Can you keep a secret?

Legal Can you keep a secret?

5y Karen Baxter, Lewis Silkin

Can you keep a secret?

As #MeToo and #TimesUp gather pace, what role have settlement agreements played in keeping abusive behaviour quiet for too long? Read More...

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How to bring an allegation of sexual misconduct in the workplace

Career How to bring an allegation of sexual misconduct in the workplace

6y Kirsty Churm, Employment lawyer, Kingsley Napley LLP

How to bring an allegation of sexual misconduct in...

The #MeToo movement has brought sexual misconduct to the forefront now more than ever, and businesses will listen to you if you need to report it at w...

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PwC replaces Deloitte as Linklaters auditor after Arsenal lawsuit

Audit PwC replaces Deloitte as Linklaters auditor after Arsenal lawsuit

6y Accountancy Age

PwC replaces Deloitte as Linklaters auditor after ...

The conflict began when Arsenal stakeholder Lady Nina Bracewell-Smith filed a professional negligence claim against the Big Four and magic circle firm...

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The GDPR is just beginning

Legal The GDPR is just beginning

6y Ellen Temperton, Lewis Silkin

The GDPR is just beginning

Although the GDPR deadline has passed, 25 May was the beginning and not the end. Here are some of the many issues accountancy firms must consider Read...

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GDPR and Morrisons: the perils of vicarious liability

Legal GDPR and Morrisons: the perils of vicarious liability

6y Oury Clark

GDPR and Morrisons: the perils of vicarious liabil...

With GDPR in full swing and with the Morrisons class action underway, how can organisations mitigate the risk of vicarious liability? Read More...

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