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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

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…

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

Barriers need to come down for small businesses across Europe, says ACCA

The full trading potential of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) is not being realised, especially when it comes to working internationally, findings in a new report from ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) reveal today…

Europe 29 Feb 2012

68 Welsh students complete their accountancy exams

Results from Welsh ACCA exams…

United Kingdom 22 Feb 2012

Thousands continue to choose ACCA qualifications in tough economic times

Results from the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) examinations in December 2011 show that there continues to be strong demand for a professional accountancy qualification in times of economic uncertainty More than 190,000 students sat papers, with over 6,000 taking a major step towards membership of the global body for professional accountants…

Global 16 Feb 2012

From Basel III to alternative sources of funding: Assessing the impact of financial regulation on access to finance for SMEs

The need for a new framework to increase the resilience of the financial system is commonly accepted by all However, many stakeholders, including regulators, the banking industry, as well as small businesses and their advisors, have warned that Basel III and its European version, known as CRDIV, requiring banks to hold more capital, is likely to have a disproportionately negative impact on small and medium sized enterprises' (SMEs) access to finance, even though this sector had little to do with the causes of the financial crisis…

Europe 15 Feb 2012

Businesses need to re-think risk, says ACCA

Businesses need to work harder to spread responsibility for risk management across the whole organisation, according to a new report from ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) The survey of over 2,000 ACCA members found accountants at the business coal-face have a vital role to play in successful risk management, and that they stand ready to do more…

Global 13 Feb 2012