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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

16 Dec 2014

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News

Small businesses pushed to ‘breaking point” by supply chain bullying

One in five businesses suffering from supply chain bullying, the Federation of Small Businesses finds

11 Dec 2014

News

NAPF urges dramatic shift in corporate governance policy

Call just one of a number of dramatic changes that the NAPF are making as it seeks to ensure that companies and shareholders move radically beyond a simple box-ticking approach

08 Dec 2014

Opinion

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

27 Nov 2014

Analysis

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

24 Nov 2014

Opinion

Fighting BEPS: more is needed

eing challenged for adopting aggressive tax planning is well deserved; being challenged for keeping abreast of business trends is simply unacceptable

18 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

Holiday pay must include overtime

The employment appeal tribunal (EAT) has ruled that overtime should be included in holiday pay.

04 Nov 2014

Analysis

A new attraction to employee share plans

Rules changes have the potential to make employee share plans attractive to more private companies. Robert Postlethwaite explains the main changes

04 Nov 2014

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

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

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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

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

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