Today’s news in brief – 1/3/2024
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by Cynera Rodricks
2d ago
MHA Moore and Smalley has reinforced its Liverpool tax team with two key appointments. Andy Disley, joining as a senior manager, specialises in international tax matters, particularly for owner-managed businesses and larger corporates, bringing significant experience from City Football Group. Paul Clough, a tax consultant, brings a decade of rugby league experience and financial planning knowledge, focusing on advising both corporate and private clients across the North West. Their expertise enhances MHA Moore and Smalley’s tax advisory capabilities, catering to a broad clientele in Liverpool ..read more
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Crowe UK named Risk Consultancy of the year for the fifth time
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by Cynera Rodricks
2d ago
Crowe UK has been named Risk Consultancy of the year by InsuranceERM for the fifth time. Overall, the judging panel were “impressed with the way Crowe UK has helped a wide range of clients transform their risk management”. They also “praised the variety of client testimonials as part of the consultancy’s entry submission”. Additionally, Crowe has been recognised for supporting industries and communities. For example, Crowe set up its sustainability risk function roundtable last year, recognising a trend for second line ESG specialists and supporting their development. Justin Elks, partner, hea ..read more
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Companies hope for greater training support in Budget, study finds
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by Corina Duma
2d ago
Businesses are hoping to see the government focus on investing in skills and training to support business growth in the Spring Budget on 6 March, according to Grant Thornton’s latest Business Outlook Tracker.  The firm’s latest Business Outlook Tracker, which surveyed 600 mid-sized businesses in early February, found that the policy areas they would most like prioritised by the government are greater access to investment in skills and training; improvements to infrastructure; and incentives for employers to invest in R&D.   Supporting skills development also topped the mid-m ..read more
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ACCA calls on Chancellor to deal with weak growth in Spring Budget
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by Sofia Floris
2d ago
In an open letter to the Chancellor, leading global accountancy body ACCA has highlighted key concerns flagged by their 98,000 UK members, and what they want to see addressed in the Spring Budget. This includes concerns over the UK’s economic strength and attractiveness for investment, the impact of inflation on small businesses, and the continued freezing or reduction of allowances and thresholds, including personal allowances, PAYE and VAT thresholds, savings allowance and the dividend Allowance.   Frozen allowances and thresholds are likely to add to an already stretched HMRC serv ..read more
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PwC UK appoints restructuring and insolvency specialist as partner
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by Liam J Moran
2d ago
PwC has announced the appointment of Sarah O’Toole as a restructuring and insolvency partner. She is a restructuring and insolvency specialist with more than 20 years’ experience advising companies in the North West of England needing turnaround and restructuring advice. At a time when there is an increase in restructuring activity, her appointment is central in continuing the firm’s efforts to guide clients through persistent financial pressures. O’Toole’s appointment bolsters an already extensive practice of more than 500 restructuring and insolvency specialists. O’Toole said: “I’m delighted ..read more
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BDO appoints two new partners  
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by Heather Sandlin
2d ago
BDO has invested further in its audit practice and continued to strengthen its advisory offerings with the hiring of two new partners.  Jeroen Basten joins BDO as a partner in the Midlands, having built up over 17 years’ experience in professional services.  He will take a lead role with the Digital Risk and Advisory team (DRAS), helping organisations navigate risks related to regulations and IT transformation programmes, including the design and implementation of digital controls and technology. He will be based in the firm’s Birmingham office and joins from Deloitte.   Me ..read more
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MHA Moore and Smalley appoints two to Liverpool tax team
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by Liam J Moran
2d ago
MHA Moore and Smalley has announced two significant appointments to its Liverpool tax team. Andy Disley has joined the firm as a senior manager in the tax advisory team and Paul Clough as a tax consultant. Disley will specialise in international tax matters for both owner-managed businesses and larger corporates. He brings significant experience in the property and sports industries, having joined the firm from City Football Group (owners of Manchester City FC) where he was a senior tax manager. Clough joins the firm from rugby league side St Helen’s where he won two Challenge Cup trophies and ..read more
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One in five councils at risk of financial failure, research finds
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by Corina Duma
2d ago
One in five councils in England will be at risk of financial failure in just 12 months, according to latest research from Grant Thornton, without additional income or further spending cuts.  The firm’s analysis has found that 30% of councils in the north are twice as likely to be “at risk” compared with those in the south (17%) and London (15%).  According to Grant Thornton, a combination of deprivation, levels of reserves and economic output are exacerbating existing issues within the local government funding system, resulting in a disparity in council resilience across the country ..read more
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Ballards LLP opens new Birmingham office
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by Sofia Floris
2d ago
Ballards LLP, a regional accounting and professional services firm, officially opened its new Birmingham city centre office.  Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, was on hand to cut the ribbon and deliver remarks praising Ballards’ investment in the local economy. Street said: “Ballards’ impressive new offices reflect the company’s continued growth and commitment to Birmingham. It also shows that market confidence in Birmingham as a financial and professional hub remains strong with the city fast becoming a key player in financial services for the UK. “I look forward to seeing Ballard ..read more
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The storied history of the ICAEW
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by Liam J Moran
2d ago
Few institutions wield as much influence and prestige in the history of accountancy as the Institute for Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). Established as a pioneering force in the realm of accountancy, the ICAEW has played an instrumental role in shaping global standards, professional ethics, and educational pathways in the field. Here we revisit the history of the storied body, the humble beginning of the institution and the important role it played in codifying the profession as well as the important regulatory role it now plays today. Birth and early growth The roots of th ..read more
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