Sara White

Sara White

Sara White is editor of Accountancy Daily, published by Croner-i Ltd, and is responsible for the Accountancy portfolio which includes monthly print magazine Accountancy, online and digital news service, email newsletters and social media at @accountancylive on Twitter. Any comment and feedback is always welcome so do not hesitate to get in touch by email

Insight / People in the news: RSM, Chiene + Tait, CBW, EY, Grant Thornton

In this week's accountancy career moves, we take a spin round the partner promotions, external hires and management changes 

Insight / Margate witnesses launch of Turner £20 note

The design for the new £20 polymer note featuring artist JMW Turner has been revealed by the governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, at the Turner Contemporary art gallery in Margate

Audit / BDO chief predicts 25% hike in audit fees by 2022

Audit fees could increase by up to 25% over the next three years as auditors come under regulatory pressure to provide higher quality audit to listed companies, warns Paul Eagland, BDO managing partner. Sara White reports

Tax / Ireland slaps 1.5% stamp duty hike on non-residential property

Ireland has increased the rate of stamp duty for non-residential property sales by 1.5% in the Irish Budget, effective immediately

Audit / Audit regulator shakes up leadership team

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has overhauled its leadership team with the appointment of Simon Dingemans and Sir Jon Thompson as chair and chief executive

Insight / BDO reports record £578m revenue post-merger

BDO has cemented its position as number five accounting firm reporting record revenues of £578m following the merger with Moore Stephens LLP earlier this year, reports Sara White

Insight / Essential tips for SMEs to get ready for Brexit

The government is ramping up its advice for companies as Brexit departure date looms with advice on employee status, professional qualification recognition and data requirements

Audit / Brydon criticises ‘shotgun’ approach to auditors over company collapses

Senior management and board directors, and not just the auditors, need to take some of the blame for the string of corporate collapses in recent years, says audit review chief  

Insight / People in the news: Mazars, KPMG, BDO, Price Bailey, WPP

In this week’s accountancy career moves, partner promotions at KPMG, Mazars, Armstrong Watson and BDO, and senior hires at Wilkes Partnership, Ted Baker and WPP

Tax / Climate change protesters spray red paint at Treasury

Activists from Extinction Rebellion have splattered the Treasury with red dye as they lost control of a fire engine hose during a demonstration in Whitehall today

Tax / Contractors using PSCs at risk over IR35 rule change

Freelance contractors are warning of a potential ‘domino effect’ as some of the UK’s largest companies stop using off-payroll workers in advance of the introduction of new IR35 rules in the private sector next April

Tax / Last chance to register for online self assessment tax return for 2018/19

The deadline to register for an online self assessment tax return for 2018/19 falls this weekend on Saturday 5 October, so taxpayers need to act quickly

Insight / HNH launches boutique M&A advisory firm in Edinburgh

Four senior advisers from Scotland’s leading accountancy practices have set up a corporate finance office in Edinburgh offering a director-led M&A service for SMEs

Tax / Jim Harra named head of HMRC on interim basis

Jim Harra is to take over from former chief executive Jon Thompson as the head of HMRC on a temporary basis

Audit / FTSE listed solar energy fund swaps auditor

Guernsey-based NextEnergy Solar Fund Limited (NESF) has changed Big Four auditors after five years with a move to KPMG from PwC