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With great power comes great responsibility - Budget pension changes

The 2014 Budget contained major changes to the way pension schemes provide their benefits. The 21 July consultation response provides details on how this will be implemented and KPMG can help employers and trustees decide what actions they need to take
Modified date: 21/07/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Weekly Tax Matters

Read KPMG's new weekly tax publication which provides tax and finance professionals with an overview of the latest tax developments and forthcoming issues every Monday.
Modified date: 18/07/2014
Business and industry issue; Publication series
 

Forecasting: the future of budgeting

KPMG’s John O’Mahony articulates why forecasting must be moved to the forefront of budgeting processes
Modified date: 18/07/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Budgets are redundant and must be replaced to drive long-term value in organisations

A KPMG Thought Leadership article outlining the pitfalls of the current budgeting process
Modified date: 17/07/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Current and future implications for regulatory reporting

The EBA published final Implementing Technical Standards (ITS) drafts in July 2013. The new reporting requirements will lead to significant challenges for UK financial institutions, now and in the coming years.
Modified date: 16/07/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Financial Conduct Authority (FCA): Client Assets key focus areas

After several high profile liquidations, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has increased its focus on firms’ ability to comply with the client assets sourcebook
Modified date: 16/07/2014
Business and industry issue
 

VAT place of supply rules change significantly from 2015

From 1 January 2015, the VAT place of supply rules are changing and the European Commission will implement a Mini One Stop Shop (MOSS) scheme designed to simplify VAT accounting for relevant supplies.
Modified date: 15/07/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Client Money Resolution – Court’s permission to enter into the settlement granted

Order allowing a settlement between the CMP and General Estate
Modified date: 08/07/2014
Business and industry issue
 

MF Global UK - Creditors and clients: claims process, letters, updates and FAQs

Letters and information for creditors and clients
Modified date: 08/07/2014
Business and industry issue
 

MF Global UK special administration

The latest updates from the special administrators of MF Global UK Limited
Modified date: 08/07/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Planning, budgeting and forecasting

A KPMG Enterprise Performance Management web page outlining their approach to best practice planning, budgeting and forecasting.
Modified date: 08/07/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Leadership and the perceived fear of budgetary failure

John O’Mahony expresses that not attaining budget numbers does not always mean outright failure
Modified date: 08/07/2014
Business and industry issue
 

A Pharmaceuticals sector response to Forecasting: The Future of Budgeting

A KPMG article on how Pharmaceuticals businesses need to evolve their planning, budgeting and forecasting processes.
Modified date: 08/07/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Whistleblowing – the Commission’s Report

Read a summary of key findings from the Report on the effectiveness of existing arrangements for workplace whistleblowing in the UK.
Modified date: 07/07/2014
Business and industry issue
 

KPMG at the 2014 Institute of Internal Auditors International Conference, London

KPMG in the UK is proud to be a Principal Partner and major sponsor at the 2014 IIA International Conference on 6 – 9 July 2014 at London’s ExCeL.
Modified date: 02/07/2014
Business and industry issue; Event
 

HMRC is focusing on the UK's wealthiest taxpayers

The announcement of the "recruitment" of 2,000 tax officers to investigate the tax affairs of the wealthiest people in the UK is an early warning signal that should not be ignored.
Modified date: 24/06/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Client Money Resolution – Evidence in Support of the Settlement

Client Money Resolution – Evidence in Support of the Settlement
Modified date: 19/06/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Dimensional Profitability

Companies are increasingly required to understand which parts of their business are profitable to make the most effective use of their resources.
Modified date: 18/06/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Country by Country Reporting

An overview and comparison of various country by country reporting frameworks including key requirements, current status and challenges to consider.
Modified date: 17/06/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Navigating the UK LDI Market

Our 2014 survey explores how the UK Liability Driven Investment market has involved, with investment now covering £157 billion of liabilities.
Modified date: 16/06/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Re-thinking the role of the annual report

Ask a member of the public – or indeed many investment professionals
Modified date: 10/06/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Audit reports - field testing a bold idea

KPMG UK Head of Audit Tony Cates reflects on how the new 'long-form' audit report is the biggest change in audit reporting he's seen in his career.
Modified date: 09/06/2014
Business and industry issue
 

MF Global UK - Employees

Information for employees of MF Global UK Limited (in special administration)
Modified date: 02/06/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Audit reports that make a difference

The new narrative section of UK audit reports is a big leap forward. It is without doubt the most significant advance in auditor reporting in decades.
Modified date: 02/06/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Tax Disputes Resolution

We enable clients to unlock value tied-up in unresolved tax issues during a time of increased pressure on tax receipts
Modified date: 22/05/2014
Business and industry issue
 

M-commerce: revolution, risk management and reward

Smart-phone technology is now impacting the way we think and act as consumers as well as how we do business, and is fuelling the rise of m-commerce.
Modified date: 19/05/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Taking the route to sustainable growth

Whether your growth strategy is based on increasing profitability, mergers & acquisitions, product innovation, exploiting new sales channels or entering new markets, KPMG can work with you to increase your business prospects
Modified date: 30/04/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Budget 2014 – New toolkit to help navigate the pensions changes

The 2014 Budget contained major changes to the way pension schemes provide their benefits. KPMG has developed a new toolkit to help employers and trustees decide what action they need to take.
Modified date: 25/04/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Changes to consumer credit regulation

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) became responsible for regulating consumer credit on 1 April 2014.
Modified date: 14/04/2014
Business and industry issue
 

The narrative's the key

I believe that narrative information should be subject to independent assurance.
Modified date: 14/04/2014
Business and industry issue
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