Sara White

Sara White

Sara White is editor of Accountancy Daily, published by Croner-i, and in her current role is responsible for the Accountancy portfolio, including the content and editorial direction of Accountancy Daily, daily and weekly e-alerts for accountants, tax advisers and auditors, as well as a tailored CPD offering for Accountancy Daily subscribers. Sara joined Accountancy in 2011 as Editor with a brief to relaunch the print version of Accountancy magazine and the associated website, now Accountancy Daily. Prior to joining Croner-i [Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory from 2011-17], she worked as Editor at a number of leading B2B print and digital titles, including Edge at the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), What to Buy for Business at Nexus Media, Editor of C&IT at Haymarket Publishing for 10 years, and various roles at Argus Business Press, including on Middle East Agribusiness and Asian Agribusiness, Her first reporter job was at CEI at Argus Business Press. For the latest breaking news stories and analysis, plus subscriber-only premium content and Q&As on dealing with covid-19, go to our dedicated Accountancy Daily Coronavirus News Hub, Not already signed up to the Accountancy Daily community and want to keep up to date with the incredibly fast-moving covid-19 situation, then please do register for our free 4pm news alerts and exclusive Accountancy Daily Covid-19 Weekly Alert, which is sent out at 4.45pm every Friday.  If you prefer to talk, simply call 0800 231 5199 to book a demo

Tax / Self-employed individuals call for delay to IR35 changes

The majority of the UK’s self-employed workforce is unprepared for the upcoming changes to off-payroll working rules - commonly known as IR35 - which come into law in April this year, according to new research from EY TaxChat

Tax / Fintech sector review calls for extension of R&D tax reliefs

An independent review has set out a plan for the UK to retain its global leadership in fintech by helping the country’s financial technology firms to scale up, access the talent and finance they need, and deliver better financial services

Tax / Accountants expect corporation tax rise in Budget

A rise in corporation tax of up to 3% and an extension of covid-related measures to support businesses until the release of lockdown are likely priorities in the Budget on 3 March

Insight / Covid-19 loan schemes shell out £73bn to businesses

The latest Treasury figures show that the banking and finance industry has provided almost £73bn in support to 1.6 million businesses through government-backed coronavirus lending schemes

Insight / People in the news: Moore Kingston Smith, CABA, Clyde & Co

In this week’s accountancy career moves, partner promotions at Moore Kingston Smith and Clyde & Co, trustees for CABA, and audit committee changes at British Land

Tax / Tax rules for UK residents temporarily working in Guernsey clarified

The Revenue Service is advising people who have chosen to temporarily work for their UK employer from Guernsey during the pandemic that basing themselves in the island may have implications for their personal tax situation

Insight / KPMG UK confirms governance changes and chief executive appointment process

KPMG UK has confirmed that it will split the role of chair and chief executive to bring it in line with industry practice and has announced that it will hold an election process for the chief executive position

Insight / 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

Insight / Draft pre-pack rules set out role of evaluator

The government has issued draft pre-pack legislation in a bid to improve stakeholder confidence in pre-pack administrations with the creation of new requirement for an evaluator

Insight / Duff & Phelps plans to rebrand company as Kroll

Duff & Phelps, the provider of services and digital products related to governance, risk and transparency, and a major UK restructuring firm, has announced plans to transition the company name to Kroll

Accounting / Guidance on holding company AGMs during Covid-19 pandemic

ICSA: The Chartered Governance Institute has published new guidance about company AGMs and the impact of Covid-19, which reflects the continuing impact of the coronavirus pandemic on companies’ ability to hold physical general meetings

Tax / BDO calls for targeted tax incentives to boost UK manufacturing

Two thirds of manufacturers (65%) would commit to greater investment in the UK if incentives for capital expenditure were increased, a new survey from BDO shows

Audit / SEC charges two former KPMG auditors for improper professional conduct

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has suspended two former KPMG auditors from practicing before the SEC in connection with settled charges against the two for improper professional conduct during an audit of a not-for-profit college

Tax / HMRC advisory fuel rates for company car users from 1 March

HMRC has published the latest advisory fuel rates (AFR) for company car users, effective from 1 March 2021, increasing mileage rates for 1400-2000cc petrol vehicles by 1p per mile

Insight / Third of FTSE board positions held by women

More than a third (34.3%) of FTSE 350 board positions are now held by women with numbers rising from 682 to 1,026 in five years, final Hampton-Alexander Review report reveals
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