Almost two-thirds of organisations are struggling to fill vacancies for highly qualified staff, according to a new report from the CIPD and Hays. Those that do not adopt more innovative recruitment practices will miss out, it warns.
The Financial Reporting Council has revised some of its plans for new guidance on going concern following a recent consultation exercise on recommendations in the Sharman Report.
Employers are looking for internal auditors who can be consultative business partners, as well as offering assurance, according to the 2013 Hays Accountancy & Finance salary guide.
The latest fraud indicator by the National Fraud Authority highlights losses from fraud to the private sector, public sector, financial services industry, charity sector and individuals.
Risk and compliance specialists are less confident that their personal work adds value to their companies than projects managers, IT staff and lawyers, according to a recent survey by Robert Walters.
Research by Deloitte highlights renewed optimism and plans for investment in the UK's biggest companies. But the researchers warn the UK is underperforming in the fastest growing markets.
The OECD has welcomed 12 more countries as signatories to its Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters. which aims to prevent international tax crime and help countries to share tax information.
The National Audit Office has welcomed a new bill introducing the government's preferred model for the audit of local public bodies.
The approval of a draft regulatory standard for banking means that any banker earning over £500,000 will be deemed a material risk taker when the standard is adopted. PwC has warned that this could affect ten times more bankers than were affected under previous rules.
Targeted pricing can benefit consumers, however most people do not understand how businesses collect or use personal information – or how to opt out of collection. A new report from the Office of Fair Trading warns online retailers to be more transparent.