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Taking the sting out of the digital advertising Tech Tax The challenge is that in many cases advertisers have no clear line of sight, spelled out in their contracts, of what is being spent on parts of the supply chain and what is being kept by certain parts of the supply chain without the advertiser's knowledge.

Bloomsbury opens up tax and accountancy content to ICAEW Five-year agreement allows ICAEW firms to access core tax and accountancy content. The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales has signed a "significant seven-figure deal" for members to access core tax and accountancy content from Bloomsbury Professional.

Who holds accountability for workplace discrimination? Double-entry discrimination. The shortfall in recruiting minorities may be due to a continued reliance on students from top universities.

MHA Moore and Smalley listed as top 50 accountancy firm MHA Moore and Smalley has been recognised in the top 50 of the 2018 Accountancy Age 50+50 list. The list is based on turnover figures for the last financial year and is used by many of the UK's professionals as a preferred list of providers when appointing business advisers.

Accountancy body urges chancellor to end austerity in budget In a report to be published later this week, the Fabian Society said there was no clear case for the chancellor to stick to his plan of running a surplus and that the emphasis should be on investment that would improve the economy's growth rate.

Accounting apprenticeship 'earn-as-you-learn' programme to be launched in Limerick LIMERICK students whose first college choice may not have worked out can jump straight into a career in accountancy from January on a new 'earn-as-you-learn' programme with Accounting Technicians Ireland.

Haines Watts awarded GGi Member Firm of the Year 2018 Haines Watts is proud to be part of GGi, which is one of the leading global alliances of independent professional firms, with a international network consisting of over 580 accounting, law, and consulting firm members from 124 countries.

Haines Watts supports first of its kind charity advent calendar I'm immensely proud to be able to announce that Haines Watts is supporting Advent of Change a revolutionary charity advent calendar, inviting people to give, rather than receive as they count down to Christmas. I was first made aware of this amazing idea by Tim Pearce, Managing Partner in our Worcester office.

HMRC and Small Businesses: Are They Friend or Foe? - RS Accountancy How does your business perceive the HMRC? Has your experience been positive or negative? Find out what HMRC’s own investigation concluded.

The audit sector faces a perfect storm On the the surface, there is little reason for audit to get the blood pumping. The reality, however, is quite different, and threatens to present the sector's biggest players - sprawling multi-nationals used to finding that all news is good news when you count the beans - with the toughest challenge they have seen in years.

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Time Out: Greg Emmerson, Partner of Blusource Accountancy Recruitment in the East Midlands It's almost the weekend once again and that means more quick fire questions. This week's 'Time Out' features Greg Emmerson, Partner of Blusource Accountancy Recruitment in the East Midlands. Greg, it turns out, is an active competitor in the Derby and Nottingham basketball league!

Was lack of visibility to blame for Patisserie Valerie fraud? With nearly 3,000 jobs at stake, Patisserie Valerie's Board is working furiously to save the cafe chain but what was to blame for the fraud's success in the first place?

Auditors face fresh headache as shareholder adviser eyes industr The world's largest adviser to shareholders is to ramp up its scrutiny of auditors, in a move that will pile further pressure on the UK's embattled beancounters amid a series of industry controversies.

Insolvency and corporate governance The proposals in the government's response paper followed a 2016 consultation on the Corporate Insolvency Framework and a 2018 consultation on Insolvency and Corporate Governance. What are the government's key proposals? Will they work? The devil will be in the detail of the drafting.

AAT announce appointment of 38th President The Association of Accounting Technicians has announced that Vernon Anderson is to be the professional body's 38th president. Anderson will hold office until September next year, meaning he will drive the organisation through Making Tax Digital, Brexit, and plenty of other upcoming challenges.

What has Hammond got planned for the Budget? Philip Fisher puts on his predicting hat and attempts to predict what the Chancellor will say when he approaches the dispatch box on Monday week.

What manufacturing businesses need to know about accountancy As manufacturing businesses create goods, they have extras to factor in when it comes to accounting. Angela Ashworth of Purple Lime explains more.

HMRC pilot for MTD now public However, now this has gone live, the majority of businesses with a VAT taxable turnover of at least £85,000 will be able to join at this stage. From 31 March 2019 onward, it will be a legal requirement for these companies to file all of their VAT returns digitally.

Galway companies can avail of accountancy apprenticeship Companies in Galway can boost their finance teams by participating in the Accounting Technician Apprenticeship, an 'earn-as-you-learn', work-based study programme - with tuition costs fully covered by the State.

Sole Trader or Limited Company: Which Is Best? - RS Accountancy Sole trader or limited company? Deciding is a big step for your business so make sure you're informed with advice from experts to make the right choice.

King's Foodbank welcomes vital donation from accountancy firm "King's Foodbank does some great work in the Darlington area and we're proud to be able to help make a difference." Caroline Todd of King's Foodbank said: "This donation is going to go a long way to help people in need in Darlington.

The Advantages of Being a Sole Trader Starting a business and considering being a sole trader? Discover the advantages and challenges along with alternative options from expert accountants.

Accountancy firm targets eight-figure turnover following MBO Home / Yorkshire / News / Accountancy firm targets eight-figure turnover following MBO A management team at accountancy firm Haines Watts have completed of a management buyout at its Leeds office, bringing regional turnover to over £5m.

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