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Analysis

Transfer pricing: a necessary evil?

Transfer pricing has received a great deal of bad press recently, but it is a useful tool for international businesses, says Lucas Bastin

23 Apr 2014

Financial Reporting Council

News

FRC to expose companies that fail to report accurate information

Companies will be forced to admit to FRC inquiries, under reporting watchdog proposals

16 Apr 2014

Analysis

Crowd control the focus of new funding rules

New crowdfunding rules will improve access to finance through schemes like EIS, writes Matthew Phillips

24 Mar 2014

Feature

Chile's copper standard

Chile is pulling ahead as the most open and developed economy in South America, but there are still serious challenges to be faced, writes Gavin Hinks

20 Mar 2014

News

Red tape cull launched by Clarke and Fallon

Senior Tories outline the 3,000 rules and regs to be cut through as part of easing the red tape burden on business

28 Jan 2014

Analysis

The New Parental Leave rules - what they mean for the workplace

Get to know the new rules for enabling the sharing of parental leave

06 Jan 2014

Opinion

Tackling late payment: An overdue consideration

To effectively tackle late payments companies should first understand the real root cause of the issue

25 Nov 2013

News

FRC updates going concern definition

FRC clarifies the assessement of going concern for stewardship and accounting purposes

07 Nov 2013

Opinion

Audit exemption: reduced red tape or false economy?

Ditching your audit under exemption rules will be more detrimental to the business than the benefit of the short term cost saving

07 Nov 2013

Analysis

Corporate whistleblowers handed greater protection

Employers should review existing employment contracts and policies in light of change to whistleblowers’ protection

30 Oct 2013

News

Competition Commission waters down audit reforms

Competition watchdog retreats from contentious plans and imposes ten year audit tendering rules

15 Oct 2013

Analysis

Government launches review of zero-hours contracts

The government is reviewing the use of zero-hours contracts, which is likely to lead to rule changes, finds Kim Hoque

24 Sep 2013

Opinion

Regulatory change and the prize of effective execution

Lessons learnt by financial services in coping with the avalanche of regulatory change can be leveraged by other sectors

19 Sep 2013

News

Competition watchdog urged to water down audit tendering rules

Competition Commission told to scrap five year audit tendering plans in favour of FRC’s ten year 'comply or explain' approach

27 Aug 2013

Analysis

Directors' pay reformed to include more information in annual reports

Directors face fundamental changes to how executive pay is disclosed, says Bernhard Gilbey

22 Aug 2013

News

Companies may rearrange leases to keep off balance-sheet

Lease accounting rules may result in companies changing the way deals are structured, rating agency Fitch warns

07 Aug 2013

News

Directors to be liable for corporate collapses

Vince Cable announces changes to company director disqualifications as he reforms insolvency process

16 Jul 2013

Analysis

New rights for pension trustees in M&A deals

Concern for acquirers as rule change provides a new platform for pension scheme trustees during M&A, write Steve Allan and Stephen Postill

19 Jun 2013

News

IASB and FASB propose dual approach to lease accounting

IASB and FASB put forward a dual approach to accounting for leases on company balance sheets

17 May 2013

Feature

Single payment area: priceless

The introduction of SEPA will affect all companies doing business with partners in the eurozone and sending or collecting payments in euros, finds Lesley Meall

23 Apr 2013

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Transfer pricing: a necessary evil?

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Tesco turmoil deepens as embattled FD departs

Laurie McIlwee resigns as Tesco FD amid speculation of rift with chief executive and investor unrest

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