Amy Austin

Amy Austin

Amy Austin is reporter, Accountancy Daily and Accountancy magazine, published by Croner-i Ltd, responsible for news and reporting, covering buy-to-let taxes, Brexit, careers and diversity, millennials and internships, and Making Tax Digital, as well as wider tax, audit and accounting issues. she was previously editorial assistant from May 2016 to March 2018. Before joining Accountancy, she worked for a number of publishers as an intern and studied journalism at University of Roehampton.

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Insight / FRC’s Mike Suffield to join ACCA in summer

Mike Suffield is leaving his role as acting executive director of audit and actuarial regulation at the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) to join ACCA as its director of professional insights in August 2019, after it was announced last week that the FRC would be disbanded to make way for a new audit regulator

Insight / Interserve faces administration as rescue talks fail

Outsourcing giant Interserve is expected to go into administration after the company’s shareholders voted against a rescue plan

Insight / Number of UK millionaires drops 16%

The number of people in the UK earning more than £1m per year has dropped from 19,000 in 2015/16 to 16,000 in 2016/17, with the introduction of the EU bankers’ bonus cap playing a key role, according to UHY Hacker Young

Insight / People in the news: BDO, Grunberg & Co, CFW

This week's news of professional moves in the sector includes four partner appointments at BDO across various teams and offices, a trainee joins Grunberg & Co and CFW chartered accountants appoints an equity partner and associate partner

Insight / BEIS to hold webinar on accounting and audit requirements post-Brexit

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is to hold a webinar on Tuesday 19 March at midday informing businesses of accounting and audit changes and how to operate legally in the EU in the event of a no deal Brexit

Tax / Spring Statement 2019: no Making Tax Digital extension for two years

Chancellor Philip Hammond has confirmed that Making Tax Digital will not be extended to buy-to-let landlords or businesses before 2021 at the earliest

Tax / Spring Statement 2019: draft legislation on capital allowance for non-residential buildings

As part of the Spring Statement, HMRC and the Treasury have published a consultation seeking views on draft legislation for non-residential structures and buildings capital allowance, which provides relief on eligible construction costs incurred on or after 29 October 2018

Tax / Spring Statement 2019: government to publish raft of consultations

The Spring Statement’s written ministerial statement outlines 13 consultations, draft regulations and call for evidence documents which are due to be published in the coming months, including regulations for maturing child trust funds and a consultation on extending private residence relief in capital gains tax (CGT)

Tax / Spring Statement 2019: apprenticeship levy reforms brought forward

In his Spring Statement, the Chancellor announced that reforms to the apprenticeship levy, announced at Budget 2018, will be brought forward a year and will now take place from 1 April 2019

Tax / Taxing cryptocurrency: does the guidance go far enough?

After four years in the making, HMRC decided to put out its updated cryptocurrency for individuals’ guidance at the end of 2019. Amy Austin, reporter at Accountancy Daily, gets industry reaction to see if anything has changed and whether the new guidance goes far enough 

Insight / People in the news: MHA MacIntyre Hudson, KPMG, Mayer Brown

This week's news of professional moves in the sector includes MHA MacIntyre Hudson appoints a partner to lead its transfer pricing service line, KPMG strengthens its legal services line with three hires, Mayer Brown gains two partners in its restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency practice

Insight / Called to account: March 2019

The latest scandals, convictions and penalties this month feature a £60m HIV cure tax fraud, a truck dealer’s VAT scam, a cash-burning bankrupt, and a forex-fiddling travel agent FD

Tax / HMRC sets out exemption process for Making Tax Digital for VAT

HMRC has issued updated guidance outlining the situations in which businesses and individuals can receive exemption from Making Tax Digital, although Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) is warning that VAT registered individuals and businesses have little time to apply for an exemption

Insight / Employers only use 9% of apprenticeship levy funds

In 2017-18 apprenticeship levy-paying employers only accessed £191m of an available £2.2bn in levy funds and government top-ups, despite these funds expiring after two years, reports Amy Austin

Insight / Dominic Roberts takes over helm at PKF Littlejohn

PKF Littlejohn has appointed Dominic Roberts as its managing partner, succeeding Carmine Papa who has held the position for six years and will remain a partner at the firm
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