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Chancellor George Osborne presenting the 2013 Budget in the traditional red box

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DB/DC transfers allowed under new retirement regime

Members of private sector defined benefit schemes allowed to transfer to a defined contribution arrangement

21 Jul 2014

Big Four

News

Just 6% of companies switched auditors ahead of incoming rules

Only 6% of qualifying businesses appoint new auditors ahead of CMA orders coming into effect in October

14 Jul 2014

News

FRC reaches settlement with former Bradford & Bingley FD

CIMA member Chris Willford to pay £13,000 fine for his role in bank’s 2008 bailout

10 Jul 2014

News

Companies could see tenfold rise in DB lifeboat fund costs

Credit rating override plans could see Pension Protection Fund levies soar for big businesses, says Towers Watson

10 Jul 2014

Opinion

Off Balance: Short stuff signals end for Gowex

Short seller Gotham City seemed pretty much spot on with Gowex, Off Balance notes...

07 Jul 2014

News

Internal audit body calls for better business culture oversight

Companies under greater pressure to improve corporate behaviour, body says

07 Jul 2014

News

WH Smith drops Deloitte for PwC audit contract

The appointment is subject to shareholder approval at the 2015 AGM

07 Jul 2014

News

FRC faces Lords committee grilling over going concern

Watchdog's bosses will answer questions over controversial proposals, as investors blast plans

07 Jul 2014

News

Investors slam FRC going concern proposals

Plans to water down ongoing viability statements will be “damaging to the public interest”, according to top shareholders

04 Jul 2014

News

Deloitte loses out to KPMG in Arrow Group audit tender

Incumbent firm fails to win competitive tender after auditing company for five years and advising on IPO

03 Jul 2014

News

Law changes mean all employees can ask for flexible working

New rules allow all workers to request alternative hours

01 Jul 2014

News

BoE deputy says interest rates could hit 5% within decade

Sir Charlie Bean's comments contrast with Mark Carney's suggestion 2.5% will be the "new normal" rate

30 Jun 2014

News

Labour pledge corporation tax rise alongside reliefs

Labour in attempt to gain business's support ahead of election with tax reliefs

30 Jun 2014

News

Government scraps plans to relax DB pension rules

The DWP drops proposals due to lack of employer interest but pushes ahead with collective DC legislation

27 Jun 2014

News

Pensions body calls for employer support to manage DB run-off

More index-linked gilts should be issued to help sponsors with mature schemes, the NAPF says

19 Jun 2014

News

Investors back FRC plan to stem ever-increasing exec pay

Removal of 'attract, retain and motivate' policy will ease the “ratcheting up” of executive pay, investors say

18 Jun 2014

News

IMA appoints chairman amid ABI merger

Newton Investment Management CEO to head board of new organisation

18 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

News

RBS prepares to tender audit contract

Bank will take contract to market later this year, having used Deloitte since 2000

16 Jun 2014

News

BoE: Low interest rates keep businesses afloat but hamper productivity

UK productivity growth remains 4% below pre-crisis peak

16 Jun 2014

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Latest Opinion

Fifa must red-card its old-fashioned governance structure

Fifa's current governance arrangements have proved unable to deliver effective leadership, accountability, transparency, clean business practices and public confidence

Old technologies struggle to meet new demands

Old systems and technology can never scale to meet new demands, writes Peter Cochrane

Off Balance: Short stuff signals end for Gowex

Short seller Gotham City seemed pretty much spot on with Gowex, Off Balance notes...

Latest Analysis

Governments told to grasp nettle on accrual accounting

Governments failed to address deficiencies in public sector cash-based accounting that were exposed by the sovereign debt crisis

Key pre-pack measures are unworkable

Teresa Graham’s pre-pack recommendations are in the right spirit but are unworkable, insolvency practitioners tell Accountancy Age

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