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The new EU Action Plan to strengthen the fight against tax fraud and tax evasion is a welcome and bold step, says ACCA

The global accountancy body supports the move towards enhanced administrative cooperation between tax authorities and better interactions with tax havens as well as tackling aggressive tax planning, but warns against implementation issues…

Europe 7 Dec 2012

Business confidence falls again as real economy takes a hit, reveals global survey of finance professionals

Confidence in the global economy fell in Q3 2012 according to a worldwide survey of 2,500 finance professionals 67% now believe that the global economy is stagnating or reversing Further analysis suggests that this latest fall in confidence is due almost entirely to changing business fundamentals – such demand, access to finance, prompt payment and inflation - as opposed to respondents’ sentiment The downturn is firmly focused on the real economy with small and medium sized enterprises being the worst hit…

Global 4 Dec 2012

Finance experts join ACCA in imagining the future of business finance

Financing Futures project begins in Romania…

Romania 29 Nov 2012

KPMG and ACCA report calls on standard setters and Islamic banks to work together to harmonise financial reporting

The rapid global growth in Islamic finance means that action must be taken to ensure that the way in which it is reported financially is harmonised and made more consistent, a report, based on a series of high level international roundtables, by KPMG and ACCA has concluded…

Global 26 Nov 2012

PwC UK Chairman uses speech at ACCA International Assembly to call for accountancy profession to be brave in helping to rebuild trust in markets

The accountancy profession has a fundamental role to play in re-building trust in the reporting and assurance of the information on which markets rely, but it needs to be prepared to talk more openly about its role and be brave about considering any necessary changes, Ian Powell, Chairman and Senior Partner of the PwC UK has told the International Assembly of ACCA in London …

Global 22 Nov 2012

ACCA urges local councils to think local first to support UK SMEs

New research shows local businesses are suffering at the hands of local councils…

United Kingdom 22 Nov 2012

Chancellor’s Autumn Statement unlikely to offer any early Christmas presents, says ACCA

ACCA looks ahead to what may be announced in the Autumn Statement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne…

United Kingdom 21 Nov 2012

MFF 2014-2020: more funds for competitiveness of enterprises, growth and jobs, says ACCA

ACCA hopes EU leaders will be able to find a reasonable agreement on the long-term budget – the so-called multi-annual financial framework (MFF) 2014-2020- during the forthcoming EU summit that will take place in Brussels on 22 and 23 November…

Europe 21 Nov 2012

Narrative reporting reform needs an integrated future says ACCA’s Global Forum

ACCA’s Global Forum for Business Law has urged BIS to work towards a coherent framework for the future structure of narrative reporting in the UK…

United Kingdom 20 Nov 2012

European awards success for ACCA Brussels manager

Cecile Bonino has won a prestigious award at the European Public Affairs Awards 2012 …

Europe 15 Nov 2012
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