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29 Oct 08

Henderson Loggie bringing 'Sunshine' amid gloom

The independent accountancy firm Henderson Loggie plans to put a smile on people’s faces during the current financial crisis by sponsoring the forthcoming tour of the award-winning musical, Sunshine on Leith

27 Oct 08

PricewaterhouseCoopers new partner takes on tax

PricewaterhouseCoopers’ tax team in Scotland has been strengthened following the appointment of new partner, Mike McCusker

27 Oct 08

Baker Tilly’s second survey of finance directors shows sharp fall in confidence

An overwhelming majority of British businesses now think that economic growth will stagnate or slow for two or more years, on the back of rising costs and tightening bank credit facilities, according to a new survey by Baker Tilly

27 Oct 08

Public perception of accountants’ stuffy image doesn’t add up

Despite the 12,000 strong Facebook group proclaiming ‘Accountants are SEXY!’, accountants are still unfairly branded as being behind the times, according to independent research commissioned by tax and accountancy information provider CCH

27 Oct 08

Narrative sections of company reports becoming like ‘Ronnie Corbett’s monologues’, says Deloitte

Narrative reporting is taking up a greater proportion of annual reports, according to Deloitte's research. While the size of annual reports grew by just 2 per cent on 2007 to an average 96 pages, narrative reporting makes up 54 per cent of the reports, which is a 3 per cent increase on the previous year

24 Oct 08

ICAS Chief Executive urges CAs to play a leading role in rebuilding business confidence

ICAS Chief Executive Anton Colella says CAs need to use their expertise and judgement to reinforce the message of broader responsibility both within their own organisations and to the clients that they advise

24 Oct 08

PwC advises on one of Scotland’s largest transactions for 2008

PricewaterhouseCoopers has advised the existing management of Bodycote Testing Group in one of Scotland’s largest transactions for 2008. The £417m sale of Bodycote Testing Group by Bodycote plc to global private equity house Clayton, Dubilier & Rice is also one of the largest ever transaction in the testing and inspection sector

24 Oct 08

Don’t get spooked by the Hallowe’en tax deadline, says KPMG

As we are being reminded by Moira Stuart in HMRC’s advertising campaign, the deadline for filing paper tax returns for 2007-08 is 31 October

22 Oct 08

Soft landing for late paper returns

I know that a few members are experiencing some difficulties with online filing for self-assessment this year so when I was in Revenue and Customs' 100 Parliament Street headquarters recently, I took the opportunity to talk to Stephen Banyard, HMRC’s Senior Responsible Officer for the Carter Programme, which is charged with implementing universal electronic filing of tax returns by businesses and IT literate individuals by 2012

21 Oct 08

Global employers unprepared for practicalities of non-doms legislation, according to KPMG survey

Multinationals with globally mobile employees are adopting a wait and see approach to their policy for dealing with issues arising from the UK’s new tax rules for non-domiciled individuals, according to a survey by KPMG in the UK

14 Oct 08

In defence of fair value accounting: ICAS warns political leaders

ICAS chief executive Anton Colella has written to the Prime Minister, Business Secretary, Leader of the Opposition and the EU Commissioner for the Internal Market and Services to express the Institute’s view that suspending fair value accounting would be detrimental to the capital markets and not in the public interest (See News, 14 October)

8 Oct 08

Ernst & Young fiscal year 2008 global revenues rise 16.2 per cent to US$24.5 billion

E&Y says its combined worldwide revenues increased to US$24.5 billion for the fiscal year ending 30 June 2008, a year-on-year revenue increase of US$3.4 billion and a growth rate of 16.2 per cent

8 Oct 08

KPMG launches UK’s first green tax calculator

KPMG has launched the UK’s first online green tax calculator. Known as “ETHiC” which stands for Environmental Tax Health Check, it is a unique, interactive and easy to use online tool which works out how much a business is currently paying in green taxes and how much it could potentially save in green tax breaks and allowances

7 Oct 08

Hat-trick of awards for Scotland at Ernst & Young UK Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards

Three of Scotland’s leading business figures have been awarded top accolades at Ernst & Young’s UK Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards. Bob Keiller of Production Services Network (PSN) was named the Business Services UK Entrepreneur Of The Year, Keith Neilson of Craneware plc received the Science and Technology UK Entrepreneur Of The Year title, whilst Geoff Ball of CALA Group Limited received the Special Award for his achievements over a 30-year career

7 Oct 08

KPMG's Survey of Directors' Compensation 2008

The annual survey of pay for FTSE 350 directors finds median rates of salary increases stabilising at around 6 to 8 per cent, and expects the rates of increases to fall further

2 Oct 08

Tax odyssey 2001

This article was first published in CA Magazine’s predecessor, The Accountant’s Magazine, in September 1985. You can read Donald Drysdale’s take on the likely life of a tax practitioner in 2025 in a new series, starting in the October 2008 issue of CA Magazine.

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