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Taxpayers frustrated as HMRC toughens late self-assessment stance

HMRC Taxpayers frustrated as HMRC toughens late self-assessment stance

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Taxpayers frustrated as HMRC toughens late self-as...

HMRC has fined 14% more people year-on-year for late self-assessment tax filing, leaving well-intentioned taxpayers frustrated. “The pool of people at...

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Research reveals SMEs owed suppliers nearly £50bn in unpaid bills

Accounting Software Research reveals SMEs owed suppliers nearly £50bn in unpaid bills

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Research reveals SMEs owed suppliers nearly £50bn ...

Research released by accounting software Xero puts the average amount owed by SMEs to suppliers at £8,811. Combined with the 5.6m SMEs in the UK, it a...

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Sage announces £40m tech boost for North East

Accounting Software Sage announces £40m tech boost for North East

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Sage announces £40m tech boost for North East

Accounting software firm Sage invests £40m in new tech hub in North East England, as part of its national £300m and 500 job commitment. Sage, the clou...

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Hunt versus Johnson – who makes more fiscal sense?

Politics Hunt versus Johnson – who makes more fiscal sense?

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Hunt versus Johnson – who makes more fiscal sense?

The Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) analyses the future Tory leaders’ fiscal policies including changes to national insurance and corporation tax Re...

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Grant Thornton sells £1.7bn wealth advisory arm to focus on "core markets"

Grant Thornton Grant Thornton sells £1.7bn wealth advisory arm to focus on "core markets"

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Grant Thornton sells £1.7bn wealth advisory arm to...

Grant Thornton has today confirmed the acquisition of its wealth advisory business by 1825, Standard Life’s wholly owned financial planning and advice...

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HMRC loses £13.2bn in tax to criminals 

HMRC HMRC loses £13.2bn in tax to criminals 

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HMRC loses £13.2bn in tax to criminals 

HMRC statistics on the tax gap for 2017-2018 reveal overall underpaid tax has risen from £33bn in 2016-17 to £35bn, or 5.6% of all expected tax revenu...

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CEO of Barclaycard Payments: CFOs nervous in “confusing” tech market

Accounting Software CEO of Barclaycard Payments: CFOs nervous in “confusing” tech market

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CEO of Barclaycard Payments: CFOs nervous in “conf...

In an era of heightened economic uncertainty and the demand for real-time data insights, the crowded accounting software market is confusing and nerve...

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KPMG: We will not tolerate bad behaviour

Big Four KPMG: We will not tolerate bad behaviour

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KPMG: We will not tolerate bad behaviour

After a KPMG partner stepped down amid bullying allegations, two senior female executives at KPMG weigh in on allegation processes, inclusive attitude...

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Taxing tech giants: the challenges accountants should know

Tax Taxing tech giants: the challenges accountants should know

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Taxing tech giants: the challenges accountants sho...

As the OECD delivered its global approach to taxing digital services, tax experts warn current accounting norms are due to be axed, with challenges an...

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Williams Lea appoints new global chief financial officer

Career Williams Lea appoints new global chief financial officer

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Williams Lea appoints new global chief financial o...

Williams Lea have announced the appointment of Dan O’Brien as chief financial officer (CFO). “Williams Lea is at a pivotal point in its rich history ...

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Deloitte appoints first female Managing Partner for Consulting

Big Four Deloitte appoints first female Managing Partner for Consulting

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Deloitte appoints first female Managing Partner fo...

Anne-Marie Malley has been appointed managing partner for Consulting in the UK, the first woman in the firm's history to hold the position Read More...

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From abacus to algorithms: why existing accounting skills are “less relevant”

Technology From abacus to algorithms: why existing accounting skills are “less relevant”

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From abacus to algorithms: why existing accounting...

It should come as no surprise that artificial intelligence is spearheading deep fundamental changes within the accounting sector. Having already promp...

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Mazars acquires healthcare company Hall Liddy

Company News Mazars acquires healthcare company Hall Liddy

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Mazars acquires healthcare company Hall Liddy

Mazars has announced the acquisition of Hall Liddy, a medical accounting firm in the NorthWest, with over 2,600 clients.   “The healthcare sector has ...

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ICAEW: Brexit not as bad on economy as expected

Brexit ICAEW: Brexit not as bad on economy as expected

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ICAEW: Brexit not as bad on economy as expected

The ICAEW believes Brexit uncertainty has not affected the UK economy as expected, though a no-deal Brexit must be avoided Read More...

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Why diving into tech won’t control accounting sector disruption

Brexit Why diving into tech won’t control accounting sector disruption

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Why diving into tech won’t control accounting sect...

As political and economic uncertainty, shifting markets and regulators throw up disruption for both practice and company accountants, a tech vendor wa...

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KPMG bullying allegations “only scratching the surface” in industry

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

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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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Boris Johnson’s tax cut: Would it work?

Brexit Boris Johnson’s tax cut: Would it work?

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Boris Johnson’s tax cut: Would it work?

Boris Johnson has proposed to raise the 40p tax from £50,000 to £80,000 in his bid to become the next Tory leader – and the accountancy industry...

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CFOs frustrated by the accounting software buying process

MTD CFOs frustrated by the accounting software buying process

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CFOs frustrated by the accounting software buying ...

Seventy-seven percent of finance leaders do not have the time or resources to find suitable software, even though 85% agree they must continue to inve...

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Employee engagement demand prompts Deloitte acquisition

Company News Employee engagement demand prompts Deloitte acquisition

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Employee engagement demand prompts Deloitte acquis...

Deloitte has absorbed Stitch Communications to boost its Global Employer Services offering amid heightened client demands for employee engagement. Goo...

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Big Four scoop diversity honours while “alarming pay gaps” remain

Big Four Big Four scoop diversity honours while “alarming pay gaps” remain

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Big Four scoop diversity honours while “alarming p...

“It’s horrific that we’re still seeing fewer opportunities for ethnic minority employees and people of colour, and alarming ethnicity pay gaps across ...

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PwC reveals “big deal” tech plan to boost audit quality

Audit PwC reveals “big deal” tech plan to boost audit quality

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PwC reveals “big deal” tech plan to boost audit qu...

PwC has committed to an additional £30m annual spend to boost training, employee numbers and technology in a bid to improve its audit process. It incl...

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Phone security expert lauds HMRC’s response to scam surge

HMRC Phone security expert lauds HMRC’s response to scam surge

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Phone security expert lauds HMRC’s response to sca...

New statistics from HMRC reveal a surge in phone scam reports, yet telco security experts, Callsign, have praised the taxman’s counter fraud efforts. ...

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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”

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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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Top 20 shake-up as Saffery Champness hires S&W partner

Career Top 20 shake-up as Saffery Champness hires S&W partner

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Top 20 shake-up as Saffery Champness hires S&W par...

New partner appointed at Saffery Champness from Smith & Williamson Read More...

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Grant Thornton to up audit quality with new appointment

Audit Grant Thornton to up audit quality with new appointment

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Grant Thornton to up audit quality with new appoin...

Grant Thornton has today appointed insider Fiona Baldwin as head of audit, several months after the Patisserie Valerie debacle Read More...

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