• 25th November 2015

    George the Dragon Slayer?

    This was always going to be a tough Autumn Statement for Chancellor George Osborne, albeit perhaps not quite as tough as his first after the Coalition was formed, having been told by the outgoing Chief Secretary to the Treasury that ‘there’s no money left’.
  • 18th November 2015

    Financial Focus On...Christmas Gifts and Entertaining

    With the party season now in full swing, this month we have a timely reminder for how the taxmen view staff parties, gifts and entertaining.
  • 11th November 2015

    Pre-Autumn Statement comment

    This Autumn Statement will be an interesting one. It is the first with our new majority Conservative government no longer having the brakes applied by back-seat Liberal Democrat drivers. The Summer Budget produced a few surprises so perhaps there will be more to come in the Autumn Statement.
  • 2nd November 2015

    Online banking fraud - one easy step to reduce the risk to your organisation

    There has been an alarming increase in online banking fraud. The total reported in 2014 was £24m and in the first six months of 2015 the reported figure is more than double.
  • 15th October 2015

    Auditor under the spotlight

    KPMG International has recently announced that it will review the work carried out on FIFA by its Swiss branch, even though an official regulatory enquiry has not yet been announced. The proactive approach has probably been deemed necessary due to the widespread media coverage of the case and the ensuing press speculation about potential shortcomings in KPMG’s audits.