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Politics

FD gang by Bill McConkey

Opinion

The new Guv'nor at the Bank of England

The government is looking to monetary policy, giving a change at the Bank of England greater significance

19 Apr 2013

FD budget by Bill McConkey

Opinion

The Secret FD is tired of the Budget

The chancellor's Budget has usually been more of a chore and a bore for the Secret FD

19 Apr 2013

Analysis

EU links look less secure in debate

There wasn’t much EU sentiment on show as voters turned against membership, writes Kevin Reed

18 Apr 2013

Blog

Living by Thatcher's old adage

Thatcher, whatever your personal political view, opened up the public sector to the world of efficiency and commerce

17 Apr 2013

Analysis

Britain's economy transformed under Thatcher

For better or worse, Margaret Thatcher's influence on the world of business continues to be felt

11 Apr 2013

News

Govt proposal to relax DB certification for auto-enrolment may be ‘unworkable’

The Department for Work and Pensions’ proposal to allow defined benefit schemes to self-certify may be unworkable, industry figures warn.

04 Apr 2013

Opinion

Currency wars require tactical approach

With the ‘currency wars' set to continue anyone involved in managing international payments would be well advised to start looking at currency matters more strategically

03 Apr 2013

Opinion

Markets cannot defy the economic realities indefinitely

Markets are upbeat about central bank support but the hard reality remains that the world economy is facing serious obstacles to a sustainable recovery

27 Mar 2013

News

The Debate begins: 'Leaving the EU would damage the UK economy'

Following the great success of our tax avoidance debate, Accountancy Age brings in the heavyweights to discuss the how reliant the UK is on the EU

25 Mar 2013

News

MPs question Homer's ability to lead HMRC

MPs in the Home Affairs Committee say they are "astounded" Lin Homer is now chief executive of HMRC following her record at the UK Border Agency

25 Mar 2013

Analysis

Top five issues for FDs following the 2013 Budget

Jonathan Hornby, managing director at Alvarez & Marsal Taxand UK, identifies the top five issues for finance directors following the 2013 Budget

22 Mar 2013

Blog

Cyprus rejection sends EU back to the drawing board

If any EU nation comes "cap in hand" for a bailout from the ECB they will met with strict terms and conditions; with consequences for the euro

21 Mar 2013

Opinion

Juice left in economic policy despite triple-A downgrade

The UK’s rating downgrade is a long way from being Osborne’s 1992 Norman Lamont and the ERM moment

21 Mar 2013

News

Budget 2013: Tax reliefs tap into entrepreneurial spirit

Osborne announces series of measures aimed at encouraging growth in SME sector

20 Mar 2013

Opinion

Budget 2013: Dour or defining? Or both?

Calum Fuller takes a look at the likely comings and goings in this week's 2013 Budget

20 Mar 2013

Blog

Exporters queue up as QE is put off again

Importers may want to consider their hedging options with a weak Pound - while exporters lord it up

12 Mar 2013

Blog

Sterling hammered in wake of downgrade

The prospect of sterling weakness across the board is, understandably, concerning UK importers

11 Mar 2013

Opinion

The internet must remain borderless

The internet must remain borderless and not under the control of any one country, government or organisation

30 Jan 2013

Opinion

Economic sentiment is a matter of perspective

Talking the economy up has become more fashionable, but pessimism comes easier than optimism

30 Jan 2013

News

EU and UK audit reforms hit by delays

Competition Commission postpones provisional findings until February while European reforms beset by political wrangling

23 Jan 2013

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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

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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