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Big Four reject break up calls

  • 13,40,13,07,2018

The Big Four have insisted on the importance of the continuation of their current model rather than being split up. read more

UK’s FRC calls for greater powers

  • 16,22,12,07,2018

The UK’s Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has requested more powers following the collapse of Carillion. read more

Alantra acquires KPMG’S Global Loan Portfolio Advisory Business

  • 14,03,12,07,2018

Alantra, a global banking and asset management firm, has acquired KMPG UK’s Portfolio Solutions Group business, based in London, which advises... read more

CEO: Big Four’s influence over EU tax policy is a conflict of interest

  • 16,47,10,07,2018

A report by the Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) has criticised the continued treatment of the Big Four as “neutral and legitimate partners” in... read more

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GDPR: challenge or opportunity?

  • 16,49,31,05,2018

In the weeks leading up to the introduction of GDPR, the accountancy profession seemed to be well prepared to meet compliance, with firms having... read more

To audit or not to audit: Debunking the myths about audit for SMEs

  • 11,23,11,04,2018

The European Federation of Accountants and Auditors for small and medium-sized enterprises (EFAA) president Bodo Richardt, and director, Paul... read more

Draft EU directive targets tax intermediaries

  • 17,19,6,04,2018

Tax intermediaries involved in schemes that could be seen as being ‘of interest’ to the authorities will have to disclose this. The new rule also... read more

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It’s a Square life, and that’s a good thing!

  • 12,22,29,05,2018

Do you have what is often called a ‘Bucket List’? A list of things you really want to do or places to go, before you die? Well I do, and I have been lucky enough to see, do or go to a significant number of them already. I still haven’t been on an African Safari, probably one of the first I put on my list. Nor been to the tombs of Petra. But I have been able to visit most of the other wonders of the ancient world as well as many of the modern world. And I’ve taken part in several events that were also on the list. read more

Digital Disruption: What does it mean for accounting?

  • 17,06,8,05,2018

There is a vague feeling of loss each time computers learn to perform a skill better than we can. Experts at the abacus no doubt felt it when calculators made their knowledge obsolete. Interestingly the first calculator, invented in 1645 by a supervisor of taxes in Rouen, was created to try to reduce tedious calculations required. That seems remarkably prescient for what we are about to discuss. read more

Comment: Mind the mud, or is that ‘Mine the mud?

  • 10,25,16,04,2018

Monday 2 April was Easter Monday in the western Christian calendar, and thus a public holiday in the UK. read more

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