Changes to VAT rules could cost NHS millions

Consulting Changes to VAT rules could cost NHS millions

26y newmedia newmedia

Changes to VAT rules could cost NHS millions

Tax experts have condemned a major change to the VAT system which stops NHS trusts reclaiming millions of pounds in overpaid tax. Customs & Excise...

View article
UK pension funds are net sellers of UK equities

Consulting UK pension funds are net sellers of UK equities

26y newmedia newmedia

UK pension funds are net sellers of UK equities

UK pension funds have been net sellers of UK equities over the last four quarters to the tune of almost # 7bn, while long-term life assurance companie...

View article
Audit faculty revises Towards Better Auditing

Consulting Audit faculty revises Towards Better Auditing

26y newmedia newmedia

Audit faculty revises Towards Better Auditing

The English ICA has revamped its guidance to practitioners on how to run a ship-shape audit. Towards Better Auditing, a 64-page booklet released this ...

View article
Get the latest analysis and reports delivered to your inbox daily
PW wins Smiths audit from Clark Whitehill

Consulting PW wins Smiths audit from Clark Whitehill

26y newmedia newmedia

PW wins Smiths audit from Clark Whitehill

Price Waterhouse has managed to snatch the Smiths Industries audit from Clark Whitehill, removing Group A’s last true fingerhold on the FTSE 100...

View article
Tories reject on-balance sheet approach for public sector PFI

Consulting Tories reject on-balance sheet approach for public sector PFI

26y newmedia newmedia

Tories reject on-balance sheet approach for public...

Mixed messages from the Treasury itself have caused public sectorconfusion over best practice accounting methods under the Private FinanceInitiative R...

View article
Accountants urged to pick business winners

Consulting Accountants urged to pick business winners

26y newmedia newmedia

Accountants urged to pick business winners

Responsibility for spotting the company success stories of the future lies with all accountants, argued a leading venture capitalist. Mike Pacitti, a ...

View article
Split over directors' NI debt avoidance

Consulting Split over directors' NI debt avoidance

26y newmedia newmedia

Split over directors' NI debt avoidance

The profession is divided over the Contributions Agency’s increased powers to collect unpaid National Insurance. In August, Peter Lilley, secret...

View article
New UK prompt payment standard issued

Consulting New UK prompt payment standard issued

26y newmedia newmedia

New UK prompt payment standard issued

The new UK standard for prompt payment launched last week, BS7890, gives advice to both suppliers and debtors to help prevent and resolve payment disp...

View article
KPMG wins plaudits for detecting City scam

Consulting KPMG wins plaudits for detecting City scam

26y newmedia newmedia

KPMG wins plaudits for detecting City scam

KPMG found itself on both sides of the fence in City scandals this week after investment banking group Morgan Grenfell, one of the audit firm’s ...

View article
Visions of the future

Consulting Visions of the future

26y newmedia newmedia

Visions of the future

New technology means that the office is changing rapidly. AlisonClasse looks at the implications for professional accountants Read More...

View article
Intranets - the future of financial reporting?

Consulting Intranets - the future of financial reporting?

26y newmedia newmedia

Intranets - the future of financial reporting?

Some companies are considering whether to have their subsidiaries use intranet technology to send financial reporting information to head offices R...

View article
Employees win back pay case after boss's death

Consulting Employees win back pay case after boss's death

26y newmedia newmedia

Employees win back pay case after boss's death

An industrial tribunal has awarded employees of a West Country accountancy firm back pay and redundancy money after it heard they were left to manage ...

View article
Andersens launches human capital plan

Consulting Andersens launches human capital plan

26y newmedia newmedia

Andersens launches human capital plan

Arthur Andersen is focusing its human resource, compensation and benefits practice in a single Human Capital Service practice designed to capitalise o...

View article
Quality audits come first, claims KPMG

Consulting Quality audits come first, claims KPMG

26y newmedia newmedia

Quality audits come first, claims KPMG

Audit firms moved quickly this week to refute claims by one of the country’s largest pension funds that moves to limit liability would reduce th...

View article
Prospect of ICA director-general

Consulting Prospect of ICA director-general

26y newmedia newmedia

Prospect of ICA director-general

The English ICA could appoint a director-general whose main purpose would be to lobby on technical and professional matters, overturning ten years of ...

View article
Public sector doubts delay PFI health bids

Consulting Public sector doubts delay PFI health bids

26y newmedia newmedia

Public sector doubts delay PFI health bids

Private finance projects in the health sector have stalled despite Government efforts to kick-start the scheme in time for the Tory party conference n...

View article
PW plans M1 super base

Consulting PW plans M1 super base

26y newmedia newmedia

PW plans M1 super base

Price Waterhouse is considering closing its Nottingham and Leicester offices to create a new regional ‘super-office’ beside the M1, writes...

View article
If you can't take the heat ... meditate

Consulting If you can't take the heat ... meditate

26y newmedia newmedia

If you can't take the heat ... meditate

Business and meditation appear to be worlds apart, the one demanding activity, the other, stillness. But as workplace stress becomes more of an issue,...

View article
Self-helplines

Consulting Self-helplines

26y newmedia newmedia

Self-helplines

A specialist knowledge of tax legislation can save charitiesthousands of pounds each year but a financial adviser does not come cheap Read More...

View article
UK judges 'will reject LLP law'

Consulting UK judges 'will reject LLP law'

26y newmedia newmedia

UK judges 'will reject LLP law'

Jersey limited liability partnerships, being promoted by two of the Big Six as an answer to curbing the litigation risks faced by partnerships, will b...

View article
Big Six hire lobbyists to run liability campaign

Consulting Big Six hire lobbyists to run liability campaign

26y newmedia newmedia

Big Six hire lobbyists to run liability campaign

The audit chiefs of the Big Six have stepped up their efforts to change the joint and several liability laws by bringing in a firm of lobbyists to run...

View article
The agony and the ecstacy of exams

Consulting The agony and the ecstacy of exams

26y newmedia newmedia

The agony and the ecstacy of exams

Traditional nerves accompanied would-be accountants picking up exam results in traditional manner at Victoria Station on Friday night. Careers were on...

View article
Deloittes wins # 6m contract from Unilever

Consulting Deloittes wins # 6m contract from Unilever

26y newmedia newmedia

Deloittes wins # 6m contract from Unilever

Deloitte & Touche’s outsourcing arm has made its first major foray into the private sector with a four-year deal to run the back-office acc...

View article
ICA regulation under attack

Consulting ICA regulation under attack

26y newmedia newmedia

ICA regulation under attack

The English ICA’s regulatory procedures are facing renewed criticism in a letter to the Securities and Investments Board from a disgruntled memb...

View article
UK companies handicapped by disclosure requirements

Consulting UK companies handicapped by disclosure requirements

26y newmedia newmedia

UK companies handicapped by disclosure requirement...

UK companies face a huge burden in complying with accounting and disclosure requirements and are at a competitive disadvantage as a result, according ...

View article
Unequal opportunities

Consulting Unequal opportunities

26y newmedia newmedia

Unequal opportunities

Are women accountants discriminated against in the profession? And ifthey are, what can be done about it? These were two of the questions askedin the ...

View article
Finance subsidiary/head office gap revealed

Consulting Finance subsidiary/head office gap revealed

26y newmedia newmedia

Finance subsidiary/head office gap revealed

A communication gap between head office and subsidiary finance departments has resulted in companies having to issue profit warnings, according to KPM...

View article

Featured Jobs & Recruiters

View all jobs