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Insight / Treasury investigates barriers for women in business

The Treasury has launched a review into barriers for women in business after research found that they are half as likely as men to be involved in starting a business, and only a third of entrepreneurs are female

Insight / Data Protection Act 2018 enacts GDPR rules

The government has passed the Data Protection Act 2018, which ushers in major changes in the way companies handle and process personal data, under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) effective 25 May

Insight / Baldwins on acquisition trail in Scotland with Sinclair Scott

Baldwins accountancy group, the highly acquisitve member of CogitalGroup, is continuing on the merger trail, and has expanded its presence in Scotland after taking over an Ayr-based accountancy firm

Insight / ICAEW issues GDPR guidance for accountants

ICAEW has issued guidance and a quick checklist for accountants to ensure they comply with the General Data Protection Regulations, due to come into force on 25 May

Insight / Baldwins snaps up Rawlinsons LLP as targets east of England

Baldwins, part of CogitalGroup, has hit the acquisition trail again and is expanding into Cambridgeshire for the first time after merging with local firm Rawlinsons LLP

Insight / Milsted Langdon expands with Bristol acquisition

Regional accountancy firm Milsted Langdon has acquired Bristol based accountants and business advisory firm Houghton Stone, bringing all staff on board as part of the merger

Insight / Accountex Summit North set for 6 March

Accountex is launching a one-day accounting conference and exhibition in Manchester, Accountex Summit North, on 6 March 2018 for accountants and finance professionals

Insight / Prager Metis LLP snaps up Smallfield Cody

Accounting firm Prager Metis LLP has merged with Smallfield Cody & Co, a specialist firm based in London, which focuses on providing services to UK media and entertainment clients

Insight / Managing your accounting firm: lifestyle versus commercial approach

Choosing the optimimum way to manage and run an accounting practice is not a pure science, but there are two distinct approaches, either the commercially driven, revenue-led firm where fee income is a key driver to those who are looking for a more balanced lifestyle with shared responsibility for the business, says merger expert Keith Underwood

Insight / Treasury clarifies anti money laundering supervision rules

The Treasury will go ahead with the introduction of new regulations for anti-money laundering (AML) supervision, which include establishing a new body to oversee the 22 professional body AML supervisors in accountancy and law, which will come into force on 18 January 2018

Insight / Late payment of fees: tips and advice

Late payment of fees remains one of the most frequently encountered problems faced by accountants hired as expert witnesses. Dr Chris Pamplin of the UK Register of Expert Witnesses explains what you can do to minimise the risks 

Insight / Tips and advice: preparing your accounting practice for sale

When accounting firms look to sell their business, it is essential to profile and prepare the business ready for a sale, from the critical financial data to softer information about management structure, client base and staffing splits, advises Keith Underwood, managing director of merger experts Foulger Underwood

Insight / Raising finance for business: tips and advice

Lots of businesses want to raise funds and often they will turn to their accountant for help in the first instance. Clive Hyman FCA of Hyman Capital Services provides a brief overview of the issues to consider from identifying finance sources, financial modelling and business valuations

Insight / Wolters Kluwer sells CCH Information to Peninsula subsidiary Croner-i

Croner-i Ltd, a subsidiary of Peninsula Business Services Group, has acquired Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory following the sale of CCH Information, Accountancy magazine and Croner-i

Insight / Jon Davies Accountants sets up Liverpool practice

Established Merseyside accountant Jon Davies has set up an accounting practice based in Liverpool, with a team of four senior client managers