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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

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

Accountants read signs of financial stress, stalling growth in latest SME Finance Monitor data

The Monitor figures paint a picture of falling demand and deleveraging businesses throughout the UK…

United Kingdom 5 Mar 2012

Taxing carbon footprints for a greener future and behaviour change in organisations?

“If a form of tax on carbon emissions is introduced to the UK, we need to be able to measure its impact fully” said Chas Roy-Chowdhury, head of taxation at ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)…

Global 2 Mar 2012

ACCA supports launch of Social Mobility Toolkit for the Professions

The Social Mobility Toolkit for the Professions, the first common framework to measure the progress of social mobility within the professions, has been launched today on behalf of Professions for Good…

Global 2 Mar 2012