Zak Jakubowski

Zak Jakubowski is a reporter at Accountancy Daily, published by Croner-i

Tax / 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

Tax / Capital gains tax changes self assessment taxpayers need to know

HMRC signals time is running out for anyone who sold a second home during 2019-20 to declare it on their self assessment tax return and pay the capital gains tax (CGT) that is due

Insight / People in the news: PKF Littlejohn, RSM, HW Fisher

In this week’s accountancy career moves, partner promotions at PKF Littlejohn and RSM, head of music royalty audits named at HW Fisher, and chairman elected at IECnet

Tax / Local authorities step up legal action over unpaid business rates

Property consultancy Colliers note rise in legal actions against businesses struggling to pay rate bills, as over 183,000 businesses ask for a reassessment of their rates due to the pandemic

Insight / New CIOT President: tax avoidance schemes to be ‘stamped out’

The new president of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT), Peter Rayney, will state that tax avoidance schemes are going to be ‘stamped out,’ in his inaugural speech

Tax / Coronavirus: essential updates for accountants, tax advisers and auditors - Part 2

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 / People in the news: Grant Thornton, Quantuma, Baines Jewitt

In this week’s accountancy career moves, partner promotions at Grant Thornton, tax technician appointed at Baines Jewitt, and director named at Quantuma

Audit / Big Four FTSE 100 audit fees hit record £726m

The UK’s top 100 listed companies have seen an 8% hike in annual audits fees to hit £726m, as Big Four dominance locks out challenger firms while investment and regulatory pressure drives up costs

Insight / HMRC burns runaway tobacco smuggler for £900k unpaid VAT

A Buckinghamshire man has been jailed for six years after he illegally imported more than two million cigarettes, stole hundreds of thousands of pounds in VAT and then fled the country to escape punishment

Insight / People in the news: Menzies, Haysmacintyre, Simmons Gainsford

In this week’s accountancy career moves, partner promotions at Menzies, Simmons Gainsford, MHA Moore and Smalley, Haysmacintyre, and Buchler Phillips, and head of corporate finance advisory named at Grant Thornton

Tax / £5m funding for organisations to help people with tax affairs

HMRC has secured £4.98m funding for 2021-2024, equating to £1.66m per year, to allocate to voluntary and community sector organisations to help them support taxpayers comply with tax obligations and claiming their entitlements

Insight / UK drops from fourth to seventh place for aerospace investment

UK is ranked seventh out of 100 countries in PwC’s global aerospace investment study, the top performing European nation, with Brexit and Covid-19 challenges playing a role in the drop from fourth position in 2019

Insight / People in the news: UHY Hacker Young, Haines Watts, Crowe

In this week’s accountancy career moves, partner promotions at UHY Hacker Young, Crowe, EY and Haines Watts, directors named at Foxley Kingham and Quantuma, plus nine director promotions at RSM

Insight / 670,000 CVS uploaded as furlough closes

Two thirds of a million UK workers (670,000) updated their online CV during the final weeks of the furlough scheme, according to job site Indeed, as 2m workers were still on furlough just days before the scheme closed

Insight / Covid-19: UK hits 96,000 new infections per day

The number of infections continues to rise across all regions of the UK, effectively doubling every nine days, according to findings from Imperial College London and Ipsos MORI
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