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UK economy passes pre-crisis peak with growth of 0.8% in Q2

The UK economy expands 0.2% past its original peak

25 Jul 2014

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Philips scheme completes second pension liability buy-in

Second transaction for Philips as it insures a further £300m of liabilities

25 Jul 2014

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Banks take a forward view of losses under new IFRS rule

IASB issues finished financial instruments accounting standard, but fails in convergence attempts with FASB

25 Jul 2014

FRC issues amendments to FRS 101 and FRS 102

FRC amends hedge accounting rules under new UK GAAP

24 Jul 2014

Ex-Virgin Atlantic CFO joins Rentokil board

Julie Southern, former CFO of Sir Richard Branson's airline, joins Rentokil

23 Jul 2014

Lidl publishes UK tax bill for first time

German supermarket Lidl reveals its UK tax contribution for first time

23 Jul 2014

Ex-Autonomy CFO seeks to block HP/shareholder deal

The former CFO of Autonomy is attempting to prevent HP and its shareholders teaming up against ex-directors of UK software company

23 Jul 2014

FRC consults on local audit regulation

Accounting regulator launches consultation on audit of local public bodies

22 Jul 2014

Economic threats persist despite recovery – ACCA

Economic recovery disguising persistent flaws leftover from the financial crisis, ACCA & IMA find

22 Jul 2014

DB/DC transfers allowed under new retirement regime

Members of private sector defined benefit schemes allowed to transfer to a defined contribution arrangement

21 Jul 2014

Lib Dems to open up companies' gender pay gap data

Liberal Democrats announce large companies will be compelled to publish gender pay data as part of drive to eliminate pay gap should they win next election

21 Jul 2014

Darty FD to leave after Paris HQ move

Dominic Platt to leave retailer Darty after helping move support functions to Paris, from London

21 Jul 2014

FRC warns of ‘engagement deficit’ among investors

FRC raises concerns of emerging "engagement deficit" among investors in mid-market companies

17 Jul 2014

FTSE 100 tax dispute provisions up to £2.39bn

Pharmaceutical companies dominate FTSE 100 tax dispute provisioning, according to Thomson Reuters

17 Jul 2014

Former Rothschild FD takes 3i non-exec role

Sir Adrian Montague (pictured) welcomes Caroline Banszky's appointment as a non-executive director

17 Jul 2014

US Treasury secretary in move to stop tax ‘inversion’

US Treasury secretary Jack Lew is seeking to invoke 'economic patriotism' in order to prevent further tax 'inversions'

16 Jul 2014

AbbVie closes in on Shire and UK tax base

Partly tax-motivated deal sees AbbVie acquire UK pharma company Shire

15 Jul 2014

API Group FD heads to McBride

'Seasoned CFO' Chris Smith joins McBride as company embarks on strategic review

15 Jul 2014

Mondi packages up new €750m credit facility

International packaging group Mondi strikes better deal for its extended credit facility

14 Jul 2014

Smith & Nephew ends 77-year audit relationship with EY

FTSE 100 company Smith & Nephew replaces EY with KPMG

14 Jul 2014

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Latest Opinion

Fifa must red-card its old-fashioned governance structure

Fifa's current governance arrangements have proved unable to deliver effective leadership, accountability, transparency, clean business practices and public confidence

Old technologies struggle to meet new demands

Old systems and technology can never scale to meet new demands, writes Peter Cochrane

Off Balance: Short stuff signals end for Gowex

Short seller Gotham City seemed pretty much spot on with Gowex, Off Balance notes...

Latest Analysis

Governments told to grasp nettle on accrual accounting

Governments failed to address deficiencies in public sector cash-based accounting that were exposed by the sovereign debt crisis

Key pre-pack measures are unworkable

Teresa Graham’s pre-pack recommendations are in the right spirit but are unworkable, insolvency practitioners tell Accountancy Age

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