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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

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UK government among most "SME-friendly" globally

UK has one of the most SME-friendly governments, accounting institutes find

22 Oct 2014

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Few small business owners see themselves as entrepreneurs, poll finds

'Celebrity' entrepreneurs damaging perception of the word among UK's small businesses - unless you're a North East builder

21 Oct 2014

New Vue finance chief to help expansion drive

Experienced film finance chief Alison Cornwell is drafted in, as cinema chain Vue continues its acquisitive stance

21 Oct 2014

SSE first FTSE 100 firm to adopt Fair Tax Mark

FTSE 100 energy firm SSE granted Fair Tax Mark after making alterations to the way it reports its liabilities

21 Oct 2014

Small group of Tesco staff to ‘blame' for £250m black hole

Hotly anticipated explanation for overstatement scandal expected to shed light on events that led to current crisis

20 Oct 2014

Grant Thornton urges government to back mid-sized businesses

Grant Thornton calls on government to show greater support for mid-sized companies as they drive UK growth

20 Oct 2014

R&D tax credits could net economy £30bn, say businesses

Further tax credits in R&D alongside greater investment in degrees for science, technology and mathematics could bring £30bn into economy, claims the CBI

20 Oct 2014

Shire loses finance chief to Severn Trent

UK drugmaker Shire to lose interim CFO to Severn Trent early next year

20 Oct 2014

Piranie to join Skipton Building Society as group FD

Piranie will be heading up the M1 to Skipton after seven years at the mutual

17 Oct 2014

Speedy Hire stabilises finance on board

Rental business appoints chair with CFO experience, while FC oversees finance function following FD's departure

16 Oct 2014

Unilever picks up sustainable finance award

Organisations that embed sustainability with support from their finance teams recognised at ICAEW event

15 Oct 2014

Poundland appoints two NEDs

Duo both set to join firm's audit, remuneration and nominations committees

15 Oct 2014

Six FTSE 350 companies fail to meet FRC reporting standards

Ten UK company reports, including six from the FTSE 350, determined to have fallen short of FRC requirements

14 Oct 2014

Alfonso joins Low Carbon as new CFO

New CFO for energy investment company

14 Oct 2014

Post-Budget surge in DB to DC transfers fails to materialise

The anticipated slew of transfers from defined benefit to defined contribution pension funds has not taken place, consultancies claim

14 Oct 2014

Steris gets UK tax base with Synergy acquisition

US medical technology firm will gain UK tax base in cash-plus-shares deal

14 Oct 2014

Egon Zehnder announces female CFO drive

Executive recruiter Egon Zehnder is seeking to increase the number of female CFOs in the FTSE 100 to 25 by the year 2025

14 Oct 2014

HMRC CFO Simon Bowles resigns after six year stint

CFO to leave after six years, with HMRC's director of comms taking to the Sunday Telegraph's comment section to defend him

13 Oct 2014

National Express FD to join Croda

Jez Maiden to join specialist chemicals business Croda after six years at National Express

10 Oct 2014

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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

Implications from Scotland's ‘No' stretch far beyond the UK

With uncertainty over Scotland's future removed, the Bank of England can think more clearly about the timing of the first policy tightening

The Secret FD: Black holes should be on CFO reading lists

At some point, some of us will have to face a potential black-hole problem. The Secret FD has experienced it twice

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Tesco's fall from grace compounded by accounting blunder

Tesco's accounting debacle has set the supermarket back a long way, but does it have the wherewithal to bounce back? asks Chris Warmoll

Audit and risk committees must share greater responsibilities

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


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