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Facilitating access to equity finance – from trusted advisers to active intermediaries

Equity finance is still underutilised by small and medium sized businesses across Europe Considering the tightening bank lending environment and the reliance of the European economic recovery on the innovative, high growth firms, improving the SME access to equity finance will be crucial in ensuring European long term competitiveness …

Europe 28 Mar 2012

A streamlined Financial Reporting Council welcomed by global accountancy body

ACCA today welcomes the changes to the structure and operation of the Financial Reporting Council, announced jointly by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills and the FRC…

Global 28 Mar 2012

Regulatory board’s annual report presented at first Council meeting of the year

Regulatory board’s annual report presented at first Council meeting of the year…

Global 27 Mar 2012

A Budget for everyone? Time will tell, says ACCA

The Chancellor’s aims of closing tax loopholes and cracking down on tax avoidance is welcomed by ACCA today…

United Kingdom 21 Mar 2012
Global 21 Mar 2012

National Loan Guarantee Scheme – ACCA welcomes the way ahead

The government’s announcement today (20 March) of the National Loan Guarantee Scheme is welcomed by ACCA as it could provide an attractive option for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) looking to access finance for their business needs …

United Kingdom 20 Mar 2012

SME exports need a helping hand, says ACCA’s SME Forum

The Forum welcomed Boosting Finance Options for Business, the report of the Breedon Review into alternatives to bank finance, published Friday 16 March, which called for an industry-led Taskforce to be launched by July with the aim of making specific proposals on how to remove barriers on bank lending to support SME trade finance …

United Kingdom 19 Mar 2012

Issues need to be addressed with investment entities, says ACCA in response to proposals for change

The transparency of the accounts of investment entities will be improved if proposals to amend the way they present their investments are adopted However more work needs to be done to make the new rules easier to understand and implement, says ACCA…

Global 16 Mar 2012

Invitation to ACCA President's debate - The economic governance challenge in the EU: Striking the right balance between discipline, accountability, growth and solidarity

ACCA invites you to a high level event, where distinguished experts will discuss how to strike the right balance between discipline, accountability, growth and solidarity to meet the economic governance challenges ahead of us…

Global 13 Mar 2012

Taking Stock of Public Private Partnerships and Concessions in Europe: Are they value for money?

In the midst of the most significant financial crisis in decades, and in the context of severe budgetary constraints across Europe, member states are seeking new forms of financing to support sustainable public services Collaborations between public bodies, such as local authorities or central government, and private companies - known as Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) and Private Finance Initiatives (PFIs) - are at the heart of governments' attempts to revive their public services and have been widely adopted by countries across Europe to finance new infrastructure projects …

Europe 12 Mar 2012