Rob Munro

Rob Munro is a journalist specialising in finance, health and technology. He has worked for several major publishers, including Wiley, Wolters Kluwer and EMAP, and now writes on a freelance basis.

Insight / Moore Stephens' revenue up 13% in wake of merger

Moore Stephens LLP has grown revenue by 13% to hit £137.5m in the year to 30 April 2018, up from £121.4m in 2017

Insight / Average salary for accountants rises 9%

Remuneration for accountancy roles has reached a ‘record high’, according to research from CV Library, with average salaries growing 9% to reach £34,660

Tax / Tax collection help for developing countries proving effective

An international initiative that assists developing countries to effectively tax multinational businesses has met with considerable success in generating additional revenue

Accounting / FTSE 100 making progress on climate change reporting

More top UK companies are taking climate change reporting seriously with BT, Marks & Spencer and Unilever topping the annual Eco-Act Sustainability Reporting Performance of the FTSE 100 index

Insight / Consultation on tackling late payments

The department for business, energy and industrial strategy (BEIS) is consulting on strategies to tackle late payments for goods or services to smaller companies by larger firms

Insight / SMEs failing to prioritise governance

SMEs find it difficult to put good governance practices into place due to limited time and resources, research has revealed

Insight / FCA sets rules on pension transfer advice

Pension transfer advisers will be required to have specific qualifications in providing investment advice under new rules from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

Insight / PwC global revenues up 7% to hit $41.3bn

PwC global’s earnings have hit a record high with gross revenue reaching $41.3bn for the year ending 30 June 2018, a growth of 7% in local currency and 10% in US dollars

Tax / Contractors plan Judicial Review against HMRC over loan charge

A pressure group representing the self employed and freelancers plans to launch a judicial review against HMRC’s 2019 Loan Charge which will affect up to 50,000 contractors

Tax / AAT blames super-rich for UK housing crisis

Accountants have given their backing to the government’s plans to impose additional stamp duty on foreign buyers of UK properties, saying the ‘super-rich’ are exacerbating the UK’s housing shortage

Tax / Global corporation tax variance hard to predict for Irish companies

Estimating varying rates of corporation tax across numerous entities is proving a principal risk for almost two thirds of Irish companies, according to a new survey

Tax / Fuel duty freeze to continue

The government has frozen fuel duty for the ninth year in a row in a move that it says will make life easier for ‘hardworking families’

Accounting / FRC probes nearly half of company accounts reviewed

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has written to just under half the companies whose accounts it has recently reviewed, asking the boards for clarification on concerns around corporate reporting

Tax / Scotland rethinks introduction of tourism tax

The Scottish government appears to be softening its stance on the introduction of a tourist tax and plans to publish a consultation on the propsals

Tax / Treasury unveils reforms to apprenticeship levy

The government has raised the amount of the apprentice levy that larger companies can transfer to smaller firms in their supply chain from 10% to 25% in a bid to make the scheme more accessible