Amy Austin

Amy Austin

Amy Austin is reporter, Accountancy Daily and Accountancy magazine, published by Croner-i Ltd, responsible for news and reporting, covering buy-to-let taxes, Brexit, careers and diversity, millennials and internships, and Making Tax Digital, as well as wider tax, audit and accounting issues. she was previously editorial assistant from May 2016 to March 2018. Before joining Accountancy, she worked for a number of publishers as an intern and studied journalism at University of Roehampton.

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Insight / People in the news: Clemence Hoar Cummings, Kellogg’s, Cowgills

In the latest accountancy jobs moves, Clemence Hoar Cummings appoints a graduate as corporate assistant, Kellogg’s hires an ex-KPMG auditor as finance director, Cowgills appoints its first head of people

Tax / 2019/20 tax year: personal tax rate changes and allowances

A roundup of all the personal tax changes which come into force from the 2019/20 tax year including, an increase to the personal allowance and higher rate threshold, changes to residential inheritance tax and capital gains tax regime for non-UK residents

Tax / Scrap metal company tops tax defaulter list owing £16.4m

HMRC’s latest list of major tax defaulters is topped by a scrap metal company owing £16.4m on £22.9m unpaid tax, followed by a restaurant owing £626,461, with a raft of takeaways and construction services also featuring

Tax / Council tax increases by 3% across Scotland

A report has revealed that all 32 councils in Scotland increased council tax by the maximum allowable 3% in 2018/19 for the first time since the council tax freeze was lifted

Tax / HMRC collecting individuals' data through Making Tax Digital software

Although people may not be using HMRC services directly, the tax authority can still collect individuals' data through tax advisers and Making Tax Digital software

Insight / Insolvency practitioner owes £744k compensation over breach of fiduciary duty

An insolvency practitioner has lost a High Court case after the judge ruled that there was a breach of fiduciary duty due to the defendant failing to act with single-minded loyalty to the company

Insight / FRC’s Mike Suffield to join ACCA in summer

Mike Suffield is leaving his role as acting executive director of audit and actuarial regulation at the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) to join ACCA as its director of professional insights in August 2019, after it was announced last week that the FRC would be disbanded to make way for a new audit regulator

Insight / Interserve faces administration as rescue talks fail

Outsourcing giant Interserve is expected to go into administration after the company’s shareholders voted against a rescue plan

Insight / Number of UK millionaires drops 16%

The number of people in the UK earning more than £1m per year has dropped from 19,000 in 2015/16 to 16,000 in 2016/17, with the introduction of the EU bankers’ bonus cap playing a key role, according to UHY Hacker Young

Insight / People in the news: BDO, Grunberg & Co, CFW

This week's news of professional moves in the sector includes four partner appointments at BDO across various teams and offices, a trainee joins Grunberg & Co and CFW chartered accountants appoints an equity partner and associate partner

Insight / BEIS to hold webinar on accounting and audit requirements post-Brexit

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is to hold a webinar on Tuesday 19 March at midday informing businesses of accounting and audit changes and how to operate legally in the EU in the event of a no deal Brexit

Tax / Spring Statement 2019: no Making Tax Digital extension for two years

Chancellor Philip Hammond has confirmed that Making Tax Digital will not be extended to buy-to-let landlords or businesses before 2021 at the earliest

Tax / Spring Statement 2019: draft legislation on capital allowance for non-residential buildings

As part of the Spring Statement, HMRC and the Treasury have published a consultation seeking views on draft legislation for non-residential structures and buildings capital allowance, which provides relief on eligible construction costs incurred on or after 29 October 2018

Tax / Spring Statement 2019: government to publish raft of consultations

The Spring Statement’s written ministerial statement outlines 13 consultations, draft regulations and call for evidence documents which are due to be published in the coming months, including regulations for maturing child trust funds and a consultation on extending private residence relief in capital gains tax (CGT)

Tax / Spring Statement 2019: apprenticeship levy reforms brought forward

In his Spring Statement, the Chancellor announced that reforms to the apprenticeship levy, announced at Budget 2018, will be brought forward a year and will now take place from 1 April 2019
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