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Insight / Tougher tiered restrictions post-lockdown

England is to return to regional tiered approach to controlling the spread of coronavirus once national lockdown ends next week, with most of the country facing tough measures limiting social and business activity

Tax / Coronavirus: essential updates for accountants, tax advisers and auditors - Part 3

To assist accountants, tax advisers and auditors in dealing with the coronavirus crisis, all our related covid-19 coverage will be available here as soon as new announcements are made, plus expert analysis

Tax / Top five questions about furlough and zero-hours workers

Our employment law helpline, BrightAdvice, has received hundreds of calls about how furlough and zero-hours contracts work under the Job Retention Scheme extension. Alan Price, HR expert and CEO at BrightHR, answers five of the most frequently asked questions

Tax / Furlough rush not cause of fraud

The hasty implementation of CJRS may have led to mistakes, but more time would not have eliminated criminal claims, says Blick Rothenberg’s Fiona Fernie

Tax / Spending review: ‘economic emergency’ sees GDP fall 11.3%

In his November spending review, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has emphasised the UK currently faces an ‘economic emergency’, and revealed the economy is set to contract by 11.3%, the largest fall in over 300 years

Tax / Tougher criteria for third SEISS grant

With under a week to go until applications open for the third grant available of the self employment income support scheme (SEISS), HMRC has published guidance which includes new criteria claimants must meet regarding the impact coronavirus is having on their business

Insight / Covid winter plan published

Prime minister Boris Johnson has published the government’s Covid winter plan, warning of a ‘tougher’ tiered approach over the next four months to ensure no resurgence of the virus before a mass vaccination programme begins, but indicating life should return to normal by spring 2021

Insight / Taskforce to improve diversity at top of financial services

PwC and Deloitte are among the supporters of a new taskforce set up by the Treasury which aims to improve socio-economic diversity at senior levels in financial and professional services across the UK

Insight / Key issues of LLP conversion

Converting to a limited liability partnership can be attractive to professional services firms, but partners need to carefully consider objectives, preparation and the transfer of business, say CM Murray’s Zulon Begum and Pooja Dasgupta

Insight / People in the news: PKF Littlejohn, RSM, HW Fisher

In this week’s accountancy career moves, partner promotions at PKF Littlejohn and RSM, head of music royalty audits named at HW Fisher, and chairman elected at IECnet

Insight / Top executive teams becoming more diverse

FTSE 100 boards are becoming more diverse, taking on directors from a wider range of backgrounds and experience, but there is still a way to go until they are fully representational of all sections of society, according to two research reports

Insight / New CIOT President: tax avoidance schemes to be ‘stamped out’

The new president of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT), Peter Rayney, will state that tax avoidance schemes are going to be ‘stamped out,’ in his inaugural speech

Tax / Coronavirus: essential updates for accountants, tax advisers and auditors - Part 2

To assist accountants, tax advisers and auditors in dealing with the coronavirus crisis, all our related covid-19 coverage will be available here as soon as new announcements are made, plus expert analysis

Accounting / Andreas Barckow named new IASB chair

The trustees of the IFRS Foundation, who are responsible for the governance and oversight of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), have appointed Professor Dr Andreas Barckow to serve as the new IASB chair

Insight / Five furlough changes you need to know

The latest official Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme guidance published by the government includes ‘increase in flexibility’ and ‘further restrictions’, explains BrightHR’s, CEO, Alan Price as he highlights differences from the original scheme
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