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Heading off cyber security threats to business is one of the UK’s top priorities.

My ICAEW colleagues and I have been working closely with government departments and agencies to ensure that the reputation of Britain as a great place to do ...
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Whilst immediate popular attention focussed on the reform of stamp duty on residential property, buried in the detail of the Autumn Statement there are some important measures which received very limited media coverage, but are of direct relevance t...

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Private equity is having an extraordinary – and growing – effect on businesses of all sizes and at all stages of development.

The increasing influence of private equity – worth $274bn of buyouts across the world in 2013 alone &a...
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One of the biggest societal changes of the last five years has been a growth in contracting, freelancing and self-employment.

How does the forward looking accountancy practice get their heads around this? What does it represent and how may it imp...
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Towards the end of August this year, the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) published its proposals on how to implement the new EU Accounting Directive in the UK. This was quickly followed by the related Financial Reporting Council&...
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The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has released its anticipated consultation on plans to implement the new EU Accounting Directive in the UK. Learn more about audit exemption implications, and how to get involved.

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In this blogs around Tomorrow’s Practice, I thought I’d introduce myself and the scope of the project. I was a business journalist from 1989 until 2012, writing about how organisations and businesses – sometimes in fairly specific ...

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During my travels around the country talking to businesses and chartered accountancy practices a subject that keeps cropping up is the raising of the audit threshold – the level at which businesses can be exempt from having an audit of their busines...
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New EU rules exempting more small and medium-sized businesses from having to have an annual audit could damage the ability of SMEs to access bank lending if they decide to opt-out.  
 
Many small and medium-sized businesses are likely to...
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All things cyber make good headlines. And those involving technology, spying, hacking and state security make even better ones.

It’s not scaremongering to point out the growing threat to the reputation and profitability of corporations and...