Accounting & Business

An expensive Cinderella: Accounting & Business

  Social care is frequently described as the ‘Cinderella’ service – unglamorous, out-of-sight and never given enough love and affection. But this Cinderella certainly isn’t cheap these days. Costs have risen to such a degree that they are the single biggest inflationary factor pushing at the budgetary doors of local authorities.   Something must be

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View from the front line: Accounting & Business

  The view from: George Black FCCA, chief executive, Glasgow City Council   What challenges do you face at Glasgow City Council?   Like other cities – improving levels of academic attainment and achievement, making the city cleaner and safer, improving the health and wellbeing of residents, improving the efficiency and effectiveness of services, preparing

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Standards change ‘could kill final salary pension schemes’: Accounting & Business

  Requiring companies to show pension scheme losses in their profit and loss accounts would deal a potentially fatal blow to final salary pension schemes, says a leading firm of pension consultants. Aon Consulting was responding to proposals contained in the International Accounting Standard Board’s latest IFRS Update.   In the Update, published at the

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Bad times – New opportunities: Accounting & Business

Despite a rising number of job losses in the firms, the credit crisis continues to offer opportunities for accountants. The latest is the UK Government’s Asset Protection Scheme. Dozens of accountants will work with Credit Suisse, Citibank and the Treasury to value UK banks’ securities and loans that the UK Government has agreed to underwrite

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