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Soft landing for SEPA as businesses ready themselves

Fifteen years in the making, the Single European Payment Area will soon be fully operational, but it's not without its hiccups, writes Calum Fuller

05 Feb 2014

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Analysis

Government CFO post could be overburdened

The government’s proposed CFO post may not do all it says on the tin, writes Calum Fuller

16 Jan 2014

Analysis

Autonomy/HP analysis: The accounting argument

How can accounting standards form a part of the battle between Autonomy and HP? Stephen Bouvier explains

16 Jan 2014

Analysis

PwC: RSA's problems limited to Irish operation

Reviews involving auditors, external assurance and internal audit, outline extent of financial and control issues at RSA's Irish division

09 Jan 2014

Analysis

Corporate tax affairs lead to new round of controversy

There is once again trouble on the horizon as questions are asked about the tax affairs of Vodafone and Starbucks, writes Calum Fuller

25 Nov 2013

Analysis

Insurer sees week of disastrous news

RSA had a bad month in November, with severe weather, multiple profit warnings and governance issues, reports Kevin Reed

25 Nov 2013

Analysis

Female board quotas shunned by finance professionals

The latest Financial Director/Accountancy Age online Debate saw the audience vote in favour of Melanie Richards' opposition to Frances O'Grady's proposal for female board quotas

10 Oct 2013

Analysis

On balance sheet lease accounting looms large

The days of off balance sheet accounting for leases appear likely to end, despite concerns about more reporting complexity

04 Oct 2013

Analysis

Miliband’s tax policies divide advisers

Business and tax advisers dubious over Miliband's proposed tax policies after pledged cut in business rates and freeze in corporation tax

27 Sep 2013

Analysis

Tax avoidance “not legal duty”, according to law firm

There is no duty for companies to mitigate tax bills for shareholders’ benefit, says law firm Farrer & Co, reports Calum Fuller

24 Sep 2013

Analysis

ICAEW claims government CFO is urgently needed

Government needs a permanent CFO if it hopes to stop its slew of problem projects, such as universal credit and HS2, finds Rachael Singh

24 Sep 2013

Analysis

Public scrutiny making football FDs cautious on compliance

FDs in football clubs are focused on corporate governance, finds Rachael Singh

16 Aug 2013

Analysis

Five-year audit tender costs disproportionate

Forcing companies to tender audit work every five years could prove costly, finds Richard Crump

16 Aug 2013

Analysis

Government accounts criticised by Public Accounts Committee

Public Accounts Committee says Whole of Government Accounts are “elaborate”, reports Kevin Reed

23 Apr 2013

Analysis

BoE policies impinge lending

Think-tank claims Bank of England’s own policies are leading to a dearth of credit for small businesses, writes Richard Crump

19 Apr 2013

Analysis

Integrated framework provides capital gains for reporting

In essence, the IIRC framework aims to create more concise reporting that better communicates to investors how the business creates value over time

18 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

Analysis

Van Saun tipped to join Citizens

RBS finance chief rumoured to be joining bank’s US arm ahead of flotation

04 Apr 2013

Analysis

Audit contract rules set for huge upheaval

A huge upheaval awaits companies and the audit profession following a report by the Competition Commission, writes Rachael Singh

27 Mar 2013

Analysis

AS2012: Early Christmas present for business as CT cut

UK businesses were handed a welcome early Christmas present after the chancellor announced an unexpected 1% cut to corporation tax in the Autumn Statement

05 Dec 2012

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