Accounting for charities

An overview of accountancy issues in the third sector. If you’re in charge of running a charity, you will know how it differs from operating a business and how its motives and goals vary. Non-profit organisations are treated very differently under the law, and managing a charity’s accounts can offer some unique challenges as a… Continue reading Accounting for charities

Making Tax Digital

More than a million VAT-registered businesses have now been mandated into the Government’s Making Tax Digital (MTD) programme, which came into force on 1 April 2019. Under the scheme, businesses that are registered for VAT with a turnover of more than £85,000 are required to keep digital records and submit their VAT returns using MTD-compatible… Continue reading Making Tax Digital

MPs call for break-up of Big Four’s accountancy services

The UK’s largest accountancy firms should be split into audit and non-audit businesses, according to recommendations from a Government committee. The Big Four accountancy giants conduct 97% of large companies’ audits, while also supplying those companies with other accountancy services. The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee published a report highlighting a potential conflict… Continue reading MPs call for break-up of Big Four’s accountancy services