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Directors suspected of wrongdoing in 30% of insolvencies

Company bosses in a third of insolvency cases are referred to the Insolvency Service's Disqualification Unit for unfit conduct, research finds

01 Dec 2014

A man running for the exit

Feature

Growing pains of economic recovery

Economists are upbeat on UK growth prospects, but a number of caveats puncture the bubble of outright optimism, writes Chris Warmoll

20 Nov 2014

Blog

Off Balance: Fans race to Caterham's rescue

OB enjoyed Caterham's ingenuity in attempting to get back on the F1 grid

10 Nov 2014

News

Highest level of profit warnings issued by UK-listed companies for six years

Retailers issued the highest number of warnings over the summer since 2011 - typified by Tesco and its succession of announcements that has seen its value halve in a year

27 Oct 2014

News

Thousands of jobs go at Phones 4U, PwC confirms

PwC confirms job losses at Phones 4U following 'limited interest' in remaining stores

24 Sep 2014

Opinion

The Secret FD's moral dilemma over pre-pack administrations

Pre-pack administrations raise questions of morality and integrity for finance directors

21 Aug 2014

News

Profit warnings reach three-year high

Profit warnings reach highest first half total since 2011, EY finds

29 Jul 2014

News

Mothercare CFO resigns as US rival scraps takeover bid

Matt Smith resigns as Mothercare CFO as US rival pulls plug on takeover bid

28 Jul 2014

News

HMRC pay up first powers could trigger 'wave of insolvencies'

HMRC's ‘Accelerated Payment' rules due to come into force in July could trigger bankruptcies or insolvencies, Moore Stephens warns

03 Jul 2014

News

La Senza goes into administration

PwC appointed as lingerie chain goes into administration for second time in two years

02 Jul 2014

News

Zolfo advisers secure Bella Italia/Café Rouge CVA

Zolfo Cooper team's delight as landlords agree to restaurant chain CVA

23 Jun 2014

News

Pre-pack administrations to face voluntary scrutiny

Review into pre-pack administrations supports voluntary scrutiny, but legislation could follow if measures fail to have 'desired impact'

17 Jun 2014

Opinion

European companies continue to be impacted by the sovereign debt crisis

Despite signs of improving stability in the European economy, strong headwinds from the sovereign debt crisis continue to impact corporate defaults

16 Jun 2014

News

Half a million new jobs expected in next 12 months

An increase of 2.2% is expected in employee numbers over the coming year

12 May 2014

News

SMEs struggling despite economic recovery

Limited access to funding, the risk of over-trading and increased competition dragging down SMEs

22 Apr 2014

News

RSA considering rights issue among capital raising measures

Rights issue one of a number of measures being considered by RSA to strengthen its balance sheet

24 Feb 2014

Opinion

Business be wary, despite positive indicators

Conflicting stats cast doubts over the economic recovery, so mind your back, says John Alexander

19 Feb 2014

Opinion

Stop firing your best assets

Cutting too many jobs can damage quality control and undermine company performance, writes Proxima's Guy Strafford

12 Feb 2014

News

UK business confidence at record high

Confidence among UK businesses reaches highest point in 22 years, BDO report finds

10 Feb 2014

Blog

Carney will keep markets guessing about BoE course of action

The sharp increase in yearly growth will prompt speculation about when the Bank of England could raise its benchmark interest rate

29 Jan 2014

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Latest Opinion

Computers and the internet surpass inventions of the past

Has a single invention since 1970 has been worth a dime? The short answer is ‘yes’

The Secret FD on keeping it in the family

In a family business, how is it possible to perform the FD role properly and still remain on side with the family?

One code to rule them all: ICAEW calls for new approach to business behaviour

There needs to be a set of high-level, fundamental principles to promote a good culture of corporate governance

Latest Analysis

Slow and steady wins the IFRS 9 race

With a complex transition period ahead and the deadline for mandatory compliance set for 1 January 2018, financial services firms need to start thinking about the new standard now

Employment Appeal Tribunal alters holiday costs for employers

Employers will need to make provisions for increased costs in light of holiday pay ruling, writes John Harding

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