Following the 6th Annual LUCA awards, hosted by the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) Barclays was awarded ‘Small Business Bank of the Year’ as voted by ICB members out of 9 other nominees including the British Business Bank, Lloyds and HSBC. The award was presented by HRH Prince Michael of...
UK micro-businesses owed £16.9 billion in outstanding payments Slow payment culture hurting UK’s most vulnerable businesses through increased borrowing and time wasted chasing invoices UK micro-businesses are owed over £16.9 billion by their customers, new research from Intuit QuickBooks. Micro-businesses – with up to ten staff - account for 96% of...
KPMG, the professional services firm, together with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), are pleased to announce a strategic partnership which will see the two organisations supporting the growth of UK exports of goods and expertise. Both organisations have signalled an intent to collaborate together offering support to what is a...
Business can ‘get it right’ but only when it is diverse, innovative, and looking at the longer term, according to last night’s Audit Quality Forum 10th Anniversary Debate. 350 delegates including the from business, finance and civil society attended the event, introduced by keynote speakers Dr. Vince Cable and...
It's been heartening to see ACCA take a clear stand on inequality in the UK, releasing its 'Who accounts for social mobility?' on the same day as the latest Social Mobility and Child Poverty (SMCP) report from Sir Alan Milburn. Few would take issue with the basic premise. Unlike many...
KPMG in the UK today announces the launch of KPMG Enterprise, a new strategic investment totalling £40m which will see the firm expand its service offerings to the growing network of 4.9 million privately-owned businesses across the UK. Included within KPMG Enterprise is KPMG's new Small Business Accounting service, which...
The origins of money date back to 9000 BC when man would barter goods they had in surplus for ones they lacked – creating the first business transactions which have evolved over the years. Huge developments in technology and society have meant that new and radical ways of exchanging...
Caroline shares her insights on why ethics and accountability are crucial in the wake of the financial crisis, and what it means to operate in the public interest today. Caroline Gardner is the Auditor General for Scotland and public member of the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA). Q. What...
FRC has issued an updated version of the UK Corporate Governance Code (the Code). This significantly enhances the quality of information investors receive about the long-term health and strategy of listed companies, and raises the bar for risk management. The FRC has confirmed proposals for boards to include a ‘viability...