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  1. December 21, 2012

    2012 review: Tax evaders on the run

    The world got smaller and less safe for UK tax evaders in 2012 as HM Revenue & Customs’ (HMRC) campaign to raise an...

  2. June 4, 2012

    Heatwave brings Britons back to shops

    High street sales bounced back in May after April’s washout, as the brief heatwave prompted Britons to stock up on summer...

  1. May 18, 2012

    ICAP secures Plus exchange licence

    The quotations of about 150 of the UK’s fledging companies have been saved after ICAP agreed to buy the stock exchange...

  2. May 4, 2012

    Treasury must name undesirable giving

    From Mr Stephen Herring. Sir, As John Low of the Charities Aid Foundation indicates (Letters, May 2), there is very...

  3. April 18, 2012

    Killby & Gayford put into administration

    The builder that remodelled 10 Downing Street in 2008 has gone to the wall. Killby & Gayford, which also recently...

  4. March 23, 2012

    Should I expect a tax investigation?

    I always file UK tax returns using a reputable accountant, but I have just received a letter from HM Revenue & Customs...

  5. March 20, 2012

    Revised tax deal reached on Swiss accounts

    Switzerland and Britain have revised the landmark tax deal under which the UK aims to collect billions of pounds from secret...

  6. March 19, 2012

    Worldspreads fall sparks oversight plea

    Three of the UK’s largest spread betting companies have called for stricter oversight of their industry after the collapse...

  7. March 9, 2012

    Manufacturers’ hopes rise after euro shock

    Manufacturers’ expectations of output and orders over the next three months have rebounded strongly, a survey of more than...

  8. March 2, 2012

    Insolvency required to follow Uniq

    Companies seeking to escape some or all of their pension obligations will only be allowed to do so when it can be...

  9. February 21, 2012

    TNT Express to retreat from global aims

    Dutch delivery company TNT Express suffered a net loss of €173m in the fourth quarter of 2011 and will retreat from its...

  10. January 26, 2012

    PwC says E&Y tried to poach client bank

    In the sober world of auditing, discretion is key. But that has not stopped the UK arm of PwC from revealing an alleged...

  11. January 8, 2012

    Fraud losses rise from £1.4bn to £2bn in 2011

    The number of reported fraud cases rose steeply last year, with cash-strapped businesses keen to cut costs in the economic...

  12. January 3, 2012

    Turbulence threatens IPO pipeline

    Hundreds of companies including Facebook , the world’s dominant social networking site, Manchester United and Sinochem ,...

  13. December 29, 2011

    Council eyes loss of benefit for work-shy

    Persistent offenders or jobless people who fail to look for work could lose the right to council tax benefit under radical...

  14. November 30, 2011

    ‘Big Four’ accountants face audit reform

    The European arms of the four biggest accountants are being threatened with a break-up under sweeping European Commission...

  15. November 28, 2011

    BDO faces FRC watchdog investigation

    BDO, the auditing firm, is to be investigated by the Financial Reporting Council over its role in signing off the accounts...

  16. November 15, 2011

    33. Ruby McGregor-Smith

    Company: Mitie Group Last year’s position: 35 Age: 48 Nationality: British Sector: Support services Location: UK Ruby...

  17. November 1, 2011

    SFO launches whistleblowing hotline

    Companies face the prospect of having suspect practices reported to the UK’s fraud investigator by their staff or even by...

  18. October 21, 2011

    Will UK-Swiss tax deal affect me?

    I have lived in the UK for five years, but my parents are Swiss and I plan to return to Switzerland at some point. For tax...

  19. October 16, 2011

    PE managers ‘out of touch’

    Private equity houses have failed to grasp how unhappy investors are with the pricing of companies they bring to market,...

  20. October 11, 2011

    Should I fear a tax backlash from the IRS?

    I am a US citizen and have lived in the UK for the past ten years. I am aware that I am liable to pay tax on worldwide...

  21. October 10, 2011

    Retailers caught in ‘perfect storm’

    Retail sales suffered their steepest decline in two and a half years in September, as stores were forced to endure a...

  22. October 2, 2011

    Aim shows signs of trend reversal

    The number of companies arriving on the Alternative Investment Market is starting to outpace departures for the first time...

  23. September 26, 2011

    UK retailers set to survive autumn quarter day

    For retailers with cash flow problems, quarter days – when three months’ rent must be paid to shop landlords in advance –...

  24. September 26, 2011

    Big audit firms face Brussels onslaught

    The business model of the Big Four accounting firms is under attack from the European Commission, which is pushing for tough...

  25. September 5, 2011

    UK manufacturers upbeat on growth

    The main body representing manufacturers has scaled back its growth forecasts but insists that industry’s recovery has...

  26. September 4, 2011

    High street spending at two-year low

    August was the worst month for spending across the high street in more than two years as disruption from riots and looting...

  27. September 1, 2011

    Man Utd reduces debt ahead of IPO

    Manchester United has reduced its net debt by nearly £70m on the back of record full-year revenue ahead of the football...

  28. August 15, 2011

    Osborne urges global economic strategy

    George Osborne, chancellor of the Exchequer, is recruiting international support for his unyielding stance on deficit...

  29. July 18, 2011

    Amount lost by UK groups to fraud falls

    The amount lost by UK companies to fraud fell in the first part of the year, according to a new study. The report by BDO,...

  30. June 30, 2011

    20 questions: Jeremy Newman

    Describe your management style within 10 words. Decisive, organised, empowering while still having grasp of detail. Which...

  31. June 6, 2011

    UK high street spending falls in May

    After splashing out over April’s double bank holiday weekends, UK shoppers tightened their purse strings in May, with...

  32. June 1, 2011

    FSA censures BDO arm over Shore

    BDO’s corporate finance arm has become the first firm to be censured by the Financial Services Authority for failures in its...

  33. May 27, 2011

    Investors target BDO with lawsuit

    BDO, the accountant, is being sued for up to $7.2bn over audit and other work it is alleged to have carried out for parts of...

  34. May 20, 2011

    Anger at plan to split fraud agency

    Fraud experts reacted angrily to a report that the coalition government will split the powers of its white-collar crime...

  35. May 10, 2011

    Revenue set to recoup billions in amnesty

    Revenue & Customs said it was on track to collect billions of pounds from its amnesty with Liechtenstein, after statistics...

  36. May 9, 2011

    Concern over delistings amid lack of IPOs

    Romag, Eaga and Wellstream – suppliers of photovoltaic glass, domestic insulation and flexible pipelines – are all...

  37. May 9, 2011

    Holidays boost for high street

    Recent sunny weather and the series of bank holidays boosted high street spending in April, according to BDO, the...

  38. April 19, 2011

    Walmart taps into Silicon Valley expertise

    Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, has swung its bulk into the fast-changing world of social networks by acquiring a...

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