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Tax does influence business location, PwC research finds

PwC research shows tax affects businesses' choice of where to locate

23 Apr 2014

Business secretary Vince Cable

Cable cracks down on opaque company ownership structures

Company owners forced out into the open under government plans to tackle "the darker side of capitalism"

22 Apr 2014

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SMEs struggling despite economic recovery

Limited access to funding, the risk of over-trading and increased competition dragging down SMEs

22 Apr 2014

Starbucks relocates European headquarters to UK

Starbucks to move European HQ to Chiswick

17 Apr 2014

EU Parliament adopts non-financial reporting rules

Large companies must disclose a host of non-financial information in their annual reports

17 Apr 2014

Guinness Peat Group bring in former HMRC chief Clasper

Mike Clasper becomes chairman of Guinness Peat Group with immediate effect

16 Apr 2014

Punch Taverns breaks debt obligations

Pub chain Punch Taverns in negotiations to restructure debt

16 Apr 2014

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

Corporate tax underpayment drops

Figures suggest HMRC's campaign against tax avoidance has seen companies eschew avoidance arrangments

14 Apr 2014

PwC to leave Dignity audit

Other Big Four firms lined up to replace PwC, as funeral services business looks to tighten up its non-audit/audit fee ratio

14 Apr 2014

Cairn Energy faces fresh upheaval as CFO steps down

Cairn Energy CFO Jann Brown and deputy CEO Mike Watts stepping down for "long term succession planning"

11 Apr 2014

Co-op Bank announces £1.3bn loss

Bank does not expect any return to profit in the next two years

11 Apr 2014

Cairn's Brown takes audit role at Wood Group

Cairn Energy CFO Jann Brown takes audit committee chairwoman role at Wood Group

10 Apr 2014

Hornby issues profit warning from unexpected foreign exchange hit

Model railway maker warns of foreign exchange hit related to last year's supply chain problems

09 Apr 2014

Carillion FD takes Wincanton audit committee role

Richard Adam to serve as audit committee chairman at Wincanton

09 Apr 2014

Listings on AIM hit pre-recession levels

Initial public offerings on AIM raise £2.2bn in last year, UHY Hacker Young finds

08 Apr 2014

Medlicott returns to fill e-Therapeutics FD role

Steve Medlicott, who advised the pharmacology company in 2012, returns to serve as FD

08 Apr 2014

CFOs enter spend mode as risk appetite increases

CFOs looking to take risk onto the balance sheet, acquire, and spend

07 Apr 2014

BAE Systems FD takes SSE non-exec role

Peter Lynas joins SSE as a non-executive director

07 Apr 2014

Credit Suisse executive joins RBS as CFO

RBS appoints Credit Suisse exec that advised the Treasury on bank bailout as its next CFO

04 Apr 2014

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Britain’s ballooning balance of payments deficit – grounds for concern?

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The mobile and flexible working revolution is breaking down the thinking of the bygone telephone era

Numerous geopolitical tensions endanger recovery

Heightened geopolitical tensions could derail the recovery unless they are managed carefully. The most acute threat is the impasse in Ukraine

Latest 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

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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