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Feature

Tax landscape shifts for multinationals

The OECD’s moves to impinge on tax avoidance by multinationals could have a profound effect on their finance functions, writes Calum Fuller

24 Oct 2014

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News

EC urged to keep company "red tape" over human rights concerns

ECCJ report follows new European Commission announcement that it would prioritise cutting regulatory burdens for business over next five years

22 Oct 2014

Analysis

Audit and risk committees must share greater responsibilities

FERMA and ECIIA outline need for collaboration between audit and risk committees following EU directive

22 Oct 2014

Opinion

Leader: Reporting watchdog needs sharper teeth

The FRC must be granted powers to compel companies to give it access to internal documents, rather than the voluntary basis that currently exists

06 Oct 2014

Analysis

FRC reaches compromise rather than consensus over going concern

The certainty investors are looking for may still elude them under revised going concern guidance

03 Oct 2014

Analysis

No relief of payment obligations for third-party users

The use of third-party service providers does not relieve companies from payment card industry compliance obligations

24 Sep 2014

Blog

Predicting the future is a job for soothsayers, not directors

There is too much volatility in world markets for predictions more than 12 months hence to be anything other than guesswork

19 Sep 2014

News

FRC publishes final guidance on going concern

FRC retains original wording of controversial going concern proposals in updated corporate governance code

17 Sep 2014

News

Currency risk costs British SMEs £10bn a year

SMEs must tread carefully to avoid falling into foreign exchange pitfalls

11 Sep 2014

Analysis

FRC nears end of Sisyphean task of implementing going concern

The FRC’s third set of going concern proposals attempted a compromise. Naomi Rainey looks at the corporate and investor positions

13 Aug 2014

News

Accounting rule change could wipe £25bn off UK companies

Changes to how companies account for surpluses in their pension schemes could knock £25bn off FTSE 350 balance sheets

12 Aug 2014

Analysis

IFRS 9 leaves much open to interpretation

Judgement will play a key part in implementing new financial instruments standards, finds Richard Crump

11 Aug 2014

News

Standard Life: Still no clarity on Scottish vote

Financial services firm notes none of its concerns over Scottish independence have been addressed, less than two months before vote

07 Aug 2014

Feature

What if... Scotland votes for independence?

Finance chiefs don't like uncertainty, and that's the one thing that seems guaranteed if Scotland goes independent, writes Peter Bartram

04 Aug 2014

News

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

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

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